The Golden Retriever is a friendly pet. Here is your informative A-list of Golden Retriever. The Golden Retriever dog breed was originated from Scottish Highlands during the 1800’s. The Golden Retriever was cross between original Yellow Flat-Coated Retriever and Tweed Water Spaniel. Their first name was Golden Flat-coat. They were bred for hunting and tracking. This dog breed was mixed with Bloodhound, Irish Setter and more Tweed Water Spaniel in later picture. The Golden Retriever dogs were used as hunting dog, service dog, therapy dog and retriever. The Golden Retriever was recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1925. Today, Golden Retriever is a show dogs, field dogs, obedience competitor, narcotic detection dogs and popular family pet for us.

Facts about Golden Retriever

  • Temperament – Golden Retrievers are affectionate, charming, confident, energetic, friendly, gentle, loyal, polite, spirited, well-coordinated and well-mannered. They are devoted to family and do not leave them alone for long period. This Golden Retriever dog breed require a lot of love and attention from family. The Golden Retriever dog is friendly with everyone and other pets. They have strong protective instincts and they are good watch dog. If they feel there is a threat, Golden Retrievers will bark loudly at stranger. They are excel in obedience competition and perform tricks. Early socialization and obedience training is recommended for Golden Retriever puppies. They are easy to train. The Golden Retriever is a great swimmer. Do not overfeed this dog breed.
  • Appearance – The Golden Retriever has a well balanced medium-large size body. They have a broad head and they come with a pair of medium large dark eyes which set well apart. The nose color is either brownish black or black. The skull is broad and they have a straight muzzle. Golden Retrievers have a pair of short dropping ears. The neck is sturdy and long, it merge gradually into well laid back shoulders. The chest is wide and the ribs are well sprung. They have straight legs and the feet are well knuckled with thick pad. The tail is thick and straight. Golden Retrievers have a water resistant double coat. The outer coat is firm, straight or wavy. The under coat is dense and soft.

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Golden Retriever Breed Information

Size Medium to large
Height 56-61 cm (male) and 51-56 cm (female)
Weight 27 – 36 kg (male) and 25 – 32 kg (female)
Colour Various shades of gold
Group Gun Breed Dog
Life Span 10 – 12 years
Litter Size Average 6 – 8 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily and long walks is needed, let them run free and play around at fenced yard. Let them hunt and swim regularly
Grooming Requirements Brush regularly with bristle brush. Dry shampoo regularly and bath when necessary. This breed is an average shedder
Environment Indoor or medium to large fenced yard
Barking Average
Recognition CKC, APRI, DRA, NKC, AKC, ACR, KCGB, ANKC, NZKC, UKC


The Golden Retriever is prone to hip dysplasia, heart disease, congenital eye defects and skin allergies.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may adopt Golden Retriever from Golden Retriever rescue or looking for Golden Retriever for sale from Golden Retriever breeders.

Golden Retriever Breeders

Golden Meadows – Golden Retriever breeders is located in the State of California, USA.

Ridgeview Goldens – Golden Retriever breeders is located in the State of California, USA.

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