Golden Retriever

A wise and loyal family dog and a hero search and rescue dog, Golden Retrievers crave activity as a member of the Sporting Group.
Golden Retriever Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

HEIGHT

22-24 Inches

WEIGHT

55-75 Lbs.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

12–13 years

Golden Retriever Information

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

Up to 25% of Golden Retrievers suffer from Hypothyroidism — a thyroid condition. Hypothyroidism can contribute to obesity which affects 63% of Goldens.

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.

Breed Identification

COLORS

Various Shades Of Gold

HAIR LENGTH

Medium

Breed Care

GROOMING

More than once a week

EXERCISE NEEDS

More than an hour per day

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Osteochondrosis of the Shoulder/Elbow, Portosystemic Shunts, Cancer, Entropion, Ichthyosis, Elbow Dysplasia, Sub-Aortic Stenosis, Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism

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