Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

This dog looks forward to daily play-time but is also eager to learn and please its owner. It is very affectionate and friendly making it an ideal family pet.

Breed Overview

This family-friendly dog originated in England in the 1800s. They were originally used for retrieving, assistance, and obedience competitions.  They are extremely obedient, good natured, intelligent, eager to please and eager to learn. Because Goldens are playful dogs and learn quickly, they make a great family pet.  Daily exercise is important for them to stay happy and healthy, so a good game of fetch or a run is great for these Retrievers. They are ideal companions for those who enjoy sports, hunting, the outdoors, and for suburban families.  Grooming upkeep requires brushing twice per week.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Male: 23-24"; Female: 21.5-22.5"
Weight: Male: 65-75 lb; Female: 55-65 lb
Lifespan: 10-13 years

Breed Traits

Companionate , Devoted, Playful, Sporting group,

Golden Retriever

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