Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever breed information

Other names Golden, Goldy, Goldie

Adult size Medium, Large

Variants None

Coat type Medium hair, Long hair

Weight 27 - 34 kg

Height 51 - 61 cm

Life expectancy 11 - 14 years

Required daily excersie 30-60 minutes

Good with small children Yes

Non-shedding No

Hypoallergenic No


The Golden Retriever is a sturdy and athletic dog, with one of the sweetest temperaments you’re likely to come across. Whether it’s retrieving game for hunters, assisting police in sniffing-out narcotics, or simply playing fetch with their family, the Golden Retriever excels in all aspects. It should come as no surprise that the intelligence and eager-to-please nature of this breed make it one of the most popular amongst pet owners. Its double-coat is one of the hallmarks of the Golden Retriever, this consisting of a thick, weather-proof top coat, and a dense, soft undercoat. The adult coat of a Golden Retriever may range in colour from cream to dark gold, and the darker Golden might have a lighter feathering.

Lifestyle and Living Environment

Golden Retrievers should ideally live in a home with a garden as they require a reasonable amount of exercise. They love to be involved in family life and thrive in homes where they are not left alone too often. Extremely tolerant and kind-natured, these dogs are perfect for families with young children as they will never exhibit any form of aggression whatsoever. It should be noted that the Golden Retriever sheds regularly throughout the year and quite heavily in the spring.

Common Health Issues

Golden Retrievers are prone to: Hip Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Muscalar-Skeletal Issues.

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