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Description:

Golden Retrievers are intelligent dogs which are good as field sport dogs or family pets. Originating from England, they are loveable, intelligent animals.

 

Size:

Golden Retriever Dogs:

Shoulder Height: 56-61cm (22-24 Inches)

Weight: 60-80 Pounds (27-36kg)

Golden Retriever Bitches:

Shoulder Height: 51-56cm (20-22 Inches)

Weight: 55-70 Pounds (25-32kg)

 

Coat and Grooming:

The coat is a smooth wavy coat which can be golden or cream. Requires regular grooming and dry shampooing. Golden Retrievers are average shedders.

 

Ease of Training:

Golden Retrievers are intelligent dogs which will learn quickly. Sensitive dogs, they tend not to respond to well to overly strict training.

 

Temperament:

Golden Retrievers have an accommodating temperament and are generally gentle and well-behaved around children. An excellent family dog, Golden Retrievers normally get on well with other dogs and children. If left alone for long periods of time, these dogs can become bored and mischievous.  Most of them love swimming and retrieving items and enjoy and perform well at obedience competitions.

 

Health Issues:

Golden Retrievers can be prone to hip dysplasia and congenital eye defects. Parents should also be checked for Von Willebrand's disease and heart problems. Skin allergies can be common in Golden Retrievers.

 

Exercise:

Golden Retrievers require daily exercise and like retrieving balls and other toys.

 

Life Expectancy:

10-12 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

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