Golden Retriever Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:Yellow Retriever
  • Size:Large
  • Ease of Training:High
  • Grooming:Medium
  • Shedding:High
  • Exercise Needed:Daily Walk
  • Energy Level:Medium
  • Protection:Low
  • Good with Children:Yes
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF, vWD, SAS
  • Weight:Male: 65-75; Female: 55-65 lbs
  • Height:Male: 23-24, female: 21.5-22.5 inches
  • Coat Colour:Various shades of gold

Golden Retriever Coat

The Golden Retriever has a double coat that is water repellent and weather resistant. The outer coat is firm, resilient, and can be wavy or straight. The tail and legs are feathered with longer hair. The under coat is dense and soft in texture. The coat color is rich, lustrous, and varies in shades of cream to gold. The Golden is a heavy shedder.

Golden Retriever Character

The Golden Retriever is a gorgeous, large, and energetic breed. They are the world's foremost family pet and companion. They are sturdy, well proportioned, and are well known for their hunting capabilities on land and in the water. The Golden is perceptive and agile.

Golden Retriever Temperament

Golden Retrievers are loveable, polite, and highly intelligent. They exude charm and confidence. They are sweet, eager to please, and devoted family companions. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time or they will become mischievous and destructive. They have a tendency to be overly exuberant and distractible. They are always gentle and patient with children. They are friendly with other pets. In fact, they are friendly with everyone. They tend to bark as a form of greeting. The Golden Retriever is not well suited for a two career family as they require an inordinate amount of human interaction and companionship.

Golden Retriever Care

The Golden Retriever requires daily and thorough brushing with a firm bristle brush. They should be dry shampooed regularly, and bathed only when absolutely necessary with a mild shampoo. 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 Activity

The Golden Retriever requires daily exercise. They enjoy play sessions with their family, retrieving balls and other toys. They will do okay in an apartment dwelling provided they are sufficiently exercised. Golden Retrievers are moderately active indoors and does best with a medium to large sized securely fenced yard.

Golden Retriever Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Golden Retriever is around 10-14 years, and there are a number of health problems that have been linked to this breed. This includes cataracts, entropion, allergies, thyroid problems, cancer, epilepsy, OCD, HD, and vWD. Parents of the Golden Retriever puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.

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House - Female Golden Retriever Photo

House - Female Golden Retriever

  • Carmarthenshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

14-07-22 House has come to us from a breeder along with other unsold Goldie pups. These pups are terrified of people and have no idea what to expect from human interaction as yet. When tehy are togeth

Thrifty - Female Golden Retriever Photo

Thrifty - Female Golden Retriever

  • Carmarthenshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

14-07-2022 Thrifty has come to us from a breeder. She very scared and shutdown who cowers when approached and try to pretend you are not there. Thrifty will need an adult only and very experienced hom

Mango - Female Golden Retriever Photo

Mango - Female Golden Retriever

  • Wiltshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

09-07-2022 We have called this lovely lady Mango. She is a typical retriever girl who has the sweetest nature. Mango is missing her left ear flap but this doesn't detract from her beauty - she is a ve

Vanessa - Female Golden Retriever Photo

Vanessa - Female Golden Retriever

  • Carmarthenshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

08-07-2022 Vanessa is a really beautiful retriever and although will allow us to put a harness on her she is very scared and will need some time to learn about walking on a lead. Vanessas needs an adu

Hawk - Female Golden Retriever Photo

Hawk - Female Golden Retriever

  • Carmarthenshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

14-07-22 Hawk has come to us from a breeder along with other unsold Goldie pups. These pups are terrified of people and have no idea what to expect from human interaction as yet. When tehy are togethe

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