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Golden Retriever


Breed Description

A medium to large breed dog with a medium length waterproof coat. Colours ranging from light cream to dark gold and the fur being straight or wavy. With a lifespan of 10 – 13 years and an average weight of 25kg – 35kg. They are an active, loyal, playful and gentle breed who is very eager to please! They love swimming, a good long game of fetch and they make fantastic family dogs, they get along well with other dogs and pets and do very well with kids! They are the perfect dog for an active water loving family!

Additional Information


Golden Retriever

Life Expectancy

10 – 13 Years


Medium to Large




Moderate Shedder














The Golden Retriever known for its beautiful water-resistant coat that can be flat or wavy and gold to cream in colour with extra feathering on the neck, legs, thighs, belly and tail. They have a strong and muscular body and a deep chest with a broad head, floppy ears and a square muzzle with a black nose. They have muscular legs and an overall athletic build.


Golden Retrievers can have straight or wavy coats ranging in colour from light cream to mahogany. The medium-long length waterproof coat requires brushing at least twice a week, although more is needed during shedding season. Bathing can be done once a month if needed. Hygiene grooming can be done, and regular nail clipping, ear and teeth cleaning is required.


For an active breed like Golden Retrievers a high quality, nutrient-dense dog food specifically formulated for active large breeds would do best. It can be supplemented with fresh fruits, vegetables, protein rich meat and additional supplements such as omega 3 oil and calcium. Be sure to feed puppies large breed puppy food to decrease chance or severity of hip dysplasia in adulthood. Golden Retrievers tend to become overweight, be sure to feed the appropriate amount to avoid it.


An active breed with an eagerness to please. Being retrievers and water-loving dogs, their absolute favourite form of exercise would be retrieving a toy or ball from water such as a dam or the beach! They require a fair amount of exercise to keep healthy and require not only physical stimulation but mental stimulation. Daily walks and interactive play sessions help with mental stimulation as well as physical. Socialization and obedience training are highly recommended. They do very well with reward-based training.


Golden Retrievers are an overall healthy breed but can develop certain health concerns. Common health issues in Goldens are hip & elbow dysplasia, skin allergies, cancer and heart disease. Regular vet check-ups, proper diet and regular exercise can decrease the risk of health issues and make for a long and happy life.


Goldens need a large space to run around and play! They're an active breed and absolutely love a very, very long game of fetch, even better if it’s in water! They make for a calm house dog if they receive adequate exercise and stimulation. They do great in most weather conditions and make for a great hiking partner!


A medium maintenance breed, requiring weekly brushing, daily exercise and playtime, a high-quality food and regular vet visits. Obedience training is recommended. Golden Retrievers are eager to please and a pleasure to be around!


An affectionate, intelligent and playful breed with an eagerness to please. They make fantastic guide, service and hunting dogs. They are friendly towards strangers and gentle when need be. They love retrieving and swimming and gets along well with other pets and dogs. Truly a very loving and gentle breed. They are overall a very happy breed. Golden retrievers do great with reward-based training and do very well in obedience competitions! They are a very hard-working dog and enjoy working.

Family Life

Golden Retrievers do great with young kids and are extremely trustworthy. They are known for being gentle and kind. They get along very well with other dogs and pets. Very much a family dog but not much of a guard dog as they don't often bark and are rarely hostile towards strangers. A happy go lucky breed with an eagerness to please their owner. They make fantastic service animals as well as guide dogs and search and rescue.

Fun Facts

-Golden Retrievers love carrying things around in their mouth however they have a "soft" mouth <br />
– Golden Retrievers are ranked 4th in the dog intelligence list<br />
– They make great search and recue dogs as well as contraband detecting dogs thanks to their keen sense of smell<br />
-The oldest Golden Retriever grew to be 20 years and 11 months old, her name was August or Augie

Breed History

Golden Retrievers were bred in Scotland in the mid 1800's by one Lord Tweedmouth as a waterfowl hunting dog. After mixing and breeding a few dogs together like the Wavy-Coated Retrievers, Tweed Water Spaniels, Setter and a Bloodhound, Tweedmouth bred a dog that was strong, a great swimmer, hardy enough to withstand the cold weather, able to track wounded game and gentle enough to retrieve waterfowl without hurting them. Originally in England they were seen as a yellow variety of Flat-Coated Retrievers but changed the name to Yellow or Golden Retrievers in 1927. They rose to popularity in the 1970's as the perfect family dog with their sweet and gentle nature, but also some of the most successful guide/assistance dogs as well as search and rescue dogs.


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