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Golden Retriever

A working dog which ,as it name suggests, was bred as a retriever of game. As a popular family pet it is affectionate, active, playful and fond of people. They are good with children and other pets.
Active and playful, enjoys swimming.


Dog Group - Kennel Club: Gundog
Coat: Flat or wavy with a dense water-resisting undercoat. 
Grooming: Moderate grooming required
Average Height: 52-62 cms. 20-24 ins.
Average Weight: 27-37 kgs. 60-82lbs.
Colour: Can be any shade of cream or gold
Temperament: Kind nature not aggressive, intelligent 
Exercise:  Lots
Average Lifespan:  12-13 yrs.

Possible disadvantages.
Can carry mud and dirt on its long coat and leg feathers after walks and outside play.
Some strains may show aggressive and possessive traits.


Read much more about Golden Retrievers in one of these excellent books.....

  • Golden Retriever Care and Training
    Golden Retriever Dog Book on choosing, caring for and training your Golden Retriever. Golden Retriever puppy training and obedience training as well as grooming and health care.

  • How You Can Keep Your Golden Retriever Healthy, Happy and Obedient!