Golden Retriever Information

Golden Retriever Breed

It would take a fool not to understand the universal appeal of the Golden Retriever. First off, there’s the jubilant, friendly personality that could melt even the iciest heart. Also, observe the adoring affection he gives to all those around him. Additionally, he is smart and easily trained. There’s a reason why this is a popular choice for guide and companion dogs! Last but certainly not least, the Golden Retriever features an adorable, sincere face and a glorious golden coat that sets him apart from all the other dogs.

Golden Retrievers make the ultimate family dog – they’re easy going, great with kids and other dogs, and do well with training. If you welcome this pup into your home, just remember they need lots of exercise and regular brushing.

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Golden Retriever History

The original breeding of the Golden Retriever comes from mid-19th century Scotland. water spaniels were bred with existing retrievers to make a breed that was more suitable for both land and water use. These dogs were used to hunt waterfowl across marshy lands and rivers.

Notable Golden Retrievers include US Presidential dogs Liberty, of Gerald Ford, and Victory, of Ronald Regan. The breed has also appeared in TV & Movies such as Air Bud, Full House, Homeward Bound, and Up.

Golden Retriever Grooming

The Golden Retriever will shed its longer hair once or twice a year. During this time it’s good to brush them daily if you want to keep the hair cleaned up. Otherwise their shedding will be more moderate. They need occasional baths to keep clean. Their ears and nails should be checked regularly.

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Golden Retriever Exercise

Goldens require a good amount of exercise as they are a sporting, hunting breed. They enjoy long runs or walks, playing fetch or going to the dog park. They are trainable to participate in various dog sports.

Golden Retriever Training & Temperament

Golden Retrievers are loving and always looking to please. This makes them very easy to train. It’s a good idea to start early with training and socialization to get a well mannered dog. They make great family pets and are good with children.

Golden Retriever Health

Goldens are healthy dogs. It’s important to watch for elbow and hip issues and avoid putting too much stress on them, especially as they get older. They should have their teeth brushed often and ears checked & cleaned to prevent infection.

Breed Stats

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 9in - 2ft 0in     Weight: 55-75lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 12 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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