Golden Retriever

golden retriever
The Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

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

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

Here are 6 Quick Facts:

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

Fun Facts:

According to Embrace Pet Insurance, quite a few celebrities and presidents have had Golden Retrievers:

Two Presidents enjoyed Golden Retrievers as pets while in the White House. Both President Ford and President Reagan enjoyed Golden Retrievers while in office. President Reagan’s Golden Retriever, Victory, was one of six dogs the president owned. Reagan also enjoyed a stable full of horses at his ranch.

President Ford had a Siamese cat and a mixed-breed dog in addition to Liberty the Golden Retriever and Liberty’s puppy, Misty.
Goldens are also popular as celebrity pets. Celebs who own Golden Retrievers include Miranda Lambert, Jimmy Fallon, Emma Stone, Adam Levine, and Oprah.

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