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Golden Retriever

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Dog Breed Group
Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Scotland as a hunting dog 
Life Expectancy
10 to 15 years 
Color
Gold 
Coat
Straight or wavy, dense outercoat with water repellant undecoat. 
Exercise Needs
Moderate energy level. Does best with two daily exercises totalling 2 hours. 
Temperament
Very trainable and excels in obedience training classes. They possesses a personality that is eager, alert and self-confident. 
Good with Children
Excellent with children and other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Moderate Shedder. Should be brushed 3 times per week. 
Average Size - Male (in)
23 - 24 
Average Size - Female (in)
21.5 - 22.5 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
65 - 75 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
55 - 65 
Health Issues
Hip dysplasia, hereditary cataract and epilepsy.v
Living Conditions
Adjusts well to all environments. Not a watchdog. 

Breed Description

Golden Retrievers are a powerful, active dog, sound and well balanced. An ideal sportman's companion, family pet, an excellent gundog, guide or service dog. Golden's love to swim and should be allowed to do so whenever possible. Though he will adapt well to a kennel environment, he prefers human companionship and is not happy in solitude.

Breed Infobits

The Golden Retriever makes an ideal family pet.
The Golden Retriever is said to be a cross between a Tweed Water Spaniel and a yellow retriever.

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