The Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever

This is one of America’s most popular dog breeds and with good reason. No one can deny that these dark friendly eyes are really hard to resist. Golden retrievers are outgoing, loyal, and easy to train.

They are very active dogs and excel in performance sports. On the other hand, if they don’t get enough exercise, they will most likely get into trouble. Goldens make excellent family dogs, and they really enjoy the noise and commotion of a house full of kids.

  • Life expectancy: 10 – 12 years
  • Weight: Female: 55–71 lbs (25–32 kg), Male: 65–75 lbs (30–34 kg)
  • Colors: Dark Golden, Cream, Light Golden, Golden
  • Temperament: Intelligent, Kind, Friendly, Reliable, Trustworthy, Confident
  • Height: Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm), Male: 22–24 inches (56–61 cm)
  • Did you know: Golden Retriever is the fifth-most popular dog breed by registrations (92,994)

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