"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.
TRIUMPHANT• CHEERFUL • BRILLIANT • LIVELY
Cheerful, easy to train and eager to please, the Golden Retriever is what you see in the dictionary when you look up “Perfect Family Dog.” Goldens love everyone, especially children, and get along well with new people and strange dogs. They draw admiring looks – and usually loving pats – from almost everyone they meet.
The dogs we own and breed are primarily from British and European lines. We occasionally cross our pedigrees with American lines. The English-type Golden Retriever has a lovely strong head, a typically wide back-skull and thick muzzle, with a deep stop, well angulated shoulders and rears. English Goldens have beautiful jet-black pigment and dark eyes. Coat color can range from cream to medium gold. A wave in the topcoat is not uncommon. Most importantly, they possess a very laid-back and gentle temperament.
Our mission at Outback Valley Acres, is to raise successfully, the English-type Golden. English Goldens are loving family companions, and can be weekend hunters, therapy dogs, show and obedience competitors. We strive to produce a dog that is structurally sound, excelling in true Golden temperament.