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Golden Retriever Info

Golden Retriever Breed Information

Learn all about Golden Retrievers at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Golden Retriever, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Golden Retriever breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 10-13 years Height: 21-24" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 7-8 pups
Group: Sporting Weight: 55-75 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Golden Retriever is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 55 lbs that can reach 75 lbs. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC. Some critical information for potential owners. The Golden Retriever breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 13 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Golden Retriever should know that the average litter size is between 7 to 8 puppies.

Golden Retriever Breed Characteristics

Group Sporting Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin Scotland Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs medium
Intelligent yes Grooming Requirements daily
Barks minimal Dangerous no

Golden Retriever Temperament

devoted, responsible dog breed. Gentle and easy to train, this sporting dog enjoys retrieving and is superb with children.

Health Problems

skin allergies, thyroid problems, cataracts and other eye problems and hip dysplasia

Golden Retriever Coat

Golden Retriever Dog Colors

Varying shades of gold

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