A wise and loyal family dog — playful and exuberant — and a hero search and rescue dog joyfully leading first responders at a disaster site. Goldens crave activity as a member of the Sporting Group.
A gorgeous, large, and energetic breed, Golden Retrievers are the embodiment of beauty and brains. They are the world’s foremost family pet and companion.
The Golden is perceptive and agile. Golden Retrievers are loveable, polite, and highly intelligent.
Golden Retriever Exercise
The Golden Retriever requires daily exercise.
Golden Retrievers can regularly run 3 to 8 miles, with the ability to run a full marathon—26.2 miles—with the proper training. Golden’s make excellent running partners with a need to please and sprinting speeds up to 35 miles per hour.
If running and bike rides don’t fit your lifestyle, Golden Retrievers are strong swimmers and love water.
Golden Retriever Training
Due to their intelligence and eagerness to please, the Golden Retriever is one of the easiest breeds to train.
Golden’s are often used as support dogs.
Golden Retriever Grooming
The Golden is a heavy shedder.
Golden Retrievers requires daily and thorough brushing with a firm bristle brush. The Golden’s double coat that is water repellent and weather resistant.
Golden Retriever Health Issues
Golden’s are also at high risk of Osteochondrosis of the Shoulder/Elbow, Portosystemic Shunts, Cancer, Entropion, Ichthyosis, Elbow Dysplasia, Sub-Aortic Stenosis, Cataracts, and Hip Dysplasia.