"English" Golden Retrievers
About the Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog bred as gun dogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties, and were named 'retriever' because of their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged.
The Golden Retriever is popular as a disability assistance dog such as being a guide dog for the blind and a hearing dog for the deaf. In addition, they are trained to be a hunting dog, a detection dog, and a search and rescue participant. The breed's friendly, gentle temperament means it is unsuited to being a professional guard dog, but its temperament has also made it the third-most popular family dog breed (by registration) in the United States. Golden Retrievers are rarely choosy eaters, but require ample exercise (of two or more hours a day) The breed is fond of play but also highly trainable.
Temperament: Reliable, Friendly, Kind, Confident, Trustworthy, Intelligent
Life Span: 10 – 12 years
Average Weight: Male 65-75 lbs., Female 55-71 lbs.
Average Height: Male 22-24 in., Female 20-22 in.
Colors Available: Light Golden, Golden, Dark Golden, Cream
Things To Consider:
Daily exercise and mental stimulation is a must.
Training should start early as these puppies love to chew.
They require heavy grooming and can carry an odor.
Things You’ll Enjoy:
Having a cheerful, tail-wagging buddy!
Having a running partner or "fitness-motivator."
Being able to train easily!
Their super sweet temperament and loving demeanor.