About Golden Retrievers
Height (to shoulder blade): Males 23 to 24 inches tall; Females 21 1/2 to 22 1/2 inches tall
Weight: Males 65 to 75 lbs; Females 55 to 65 lbs
Color: Shades of Golden
Origin: British Isles
Coat: Medium length, dense, water-repellent, feathering on the back forelegs and underbody
Temperament: Reliable, friendly and trustworthy
Life Expectancy: 10 to 12 years
Is a Golden retriever the right dog breed for you?
Golden retrievers are a friendly, eager to please breed originally used in hunting game and fowl. They are intelligent and quick to learn, require a lot of exercise, and do best with rigorous training. They may do an “alarm bark,” but generally aren’t watch dogs. They require a lot of human attention and affection as well as mental stimulation and play to keep them happy. Grooming is generally straightforward.
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