Whether you are seeking a devoted companion or a hunting dog, the Golden Retriever is a multi-skilled animal that does it all! This versatile Gundog is great with children, loyal, eager to please and easy to train. Golden Retrievers are social dogs that love spending time with people. Whether in the home or out and about in the community, the Golden Retriever has a friendly disposition. As with all puppies, it is important to socialize your dog early. Golden Retrievers require daily exercise. This powerful large dog breed is quite energetic and does well in obedience training. The Golden Retriever is renowned for being eager to please, and learns well. The Golden Retriever’s intelligence, combined with its adaptability and self-confidence mean this medium-large breed is easy to train. It is these personality traits that have made this large dog breed successful as assistant dogs the world over.
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The AKC disqualifies Golden Retrievers weighing outside 65-75 pounds and bitches 55-65 pounds.
23 to 24 inches (58.4 to 61 cm)
65 to 75 pounds (29.6 to 34.2 kgs)
10 to 12 years
Scotland. The Golden Retriever was developed by Lord Tweedmouth in the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800s, who crossed his original "Yellow Retriever" with the Tweed Water Spaniel. Lord Tweedmouth wanted to create a superior retriever suitable for hunting. The breed as we know it today includes a mix of Irish Setter and Bloodhound.
Energy Level:The Golden Retriever is quite energetic and easily bored.
Exercise Needs:The Golden Retriever needs a long daily walk or run of at least an hour.
Training Compatability:The Golden Retriever is quite Easy to train. Doesn't take long.
Popular Golden Retriever Cross-Breeds:
Australian Retriever – Golden-Retriever X Australian-Shepherd
Basset Retriever – Golden-Retriever X Basset-Hound
Beago – Golden-Retriever X Beagle
Golden Boxer – Golden-Retriever X Boxer
Golden Irish – Golden-Retriever X Irish-Setter
Goberian – Golden-Retriever X Siberian-Husky
Goldmaraner - Golden Retriever X Weimaraner
Golden-Pei - Golden Retriever X Shar Pei
Gollie – Golden-Retriever X Collie
Golden Mountain Dog – Golden-Retriever X Bernese-Mountain-Dog
Petite Goldendoodle, Goldendoodle – Golden-Retriever X Poodle
The Golden Retriever is:
Grooming:Your Golden Retriever will need to be groomed once a week.
Coat Length:The Golden Retriever grows a thick coat.
Shedding:The Golden Retriever is a heavy shedder.
Although the Golden Retriever is a seasonal shedder, this dog breed is a very heavy shedder, making it an unsuitable choice for people suffering from allergies.
Cancer, Cataracts, Congenital Eye Disease, Hip dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Night Blindness), Tumors, Von Willbrand's Disease
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