Breed Group: Sporting
Weight: Male: 65-75; Female: 55-65 lbs
Height: Male: 23-24; Female: 21-22 inches
Colors: Various shades of gold
Golden Retriever Profile
Golden Retrievers are lovable, polite, and highly intelligent. They are the world’s foremost family pet and companion. They are always gentle and patient with children and other people including pets. However, they do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time or they will become mischievous and destructive.
The Golden Retriever requires daily exercise. They will do okay in an apartment dwelling provided they are sufficiently exercised.
Golden Retriever Care
The Golden Retriever requires daily and thorough brushing with a firm bristle brush because this breed is a heavy shedder. They should be dry shampooed regularly, and bathed only when absolutely necessary with a mild shampoo.
Golden Retriever Health
They are prone to hip dysplasia, cataracts, and skin allergies. It is important to not over feed the Golden Retriever, as they have a tendency to gain weight.
Golden Retriever Training
The Golden Retriever is one of the easiest breeds to train. They excel in obedience and are popular therapy and service dogs.