Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever
Size
Large
Height
Males – 23 to 24 inches at the withers, Females – 21.5 to 22.5 inches at the withers
Weight
Males – 65 to 75 pounds, Females – 55 to 65 pounds
Coat
Medium
Color
Golden
Energy
Medium
Activities
Conformation, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Tracking, Narcotics Detection, Agility, Conformation, Therapy, Service Dog

One of the most popular breeds in the U.S., the Golden Retriever is a sturdy, athletic dog known for his intelligence and eager-to-please attitude. The Golden Retriever is patient, kind and loves everyone. His keen nose makes him an excellent hunting companion, and his gentle nature suits him well for therapy work or being a service dog for the disabled. The Golden needs daily exercise and regular grooming.

Did you know?

The Golden Retriever was developed in the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800s by Lord Tweedmouth, who crossed a “Yellow Retriever” with a now-extinct Tweed Water Spaniel found on his estate. Later, the Irish Setter and Bloodhound were integrated into the breed. Three Golden Retrievers were the first dogs to achieve an AKC Obedience Champion title.

Training Golden Retrievers

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