The Golden Retriever, with its intelligence and eager to please attitude, is one of the most popular breeds in the United States according toAKC registration statistics. The working ability that has made the Golden Retriever such a useful hunting companion also make him an ideal guide, assistance and search and rescue dog. The golden-colored coat is the hallmark of this versatile breed, and can range from light to dark gold. Want to know some interesting facts about the Golden Retriever, click here!
The Golden Retriever originated in the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800s and was used predominantly for hunting. He crossed his original “Yellow Retriever” with the Tweed Water Spaniel (now extinct) found on his estate. Later integrations of Irish Setter, Bloodhound, and more Tweed Water Spaniel produced the retriever we know today.
This active and energetic Sporting breed can adapt to many different living situations but requires daily exercise. His water-repellant double-coat sheds seasonally and needs regular brushing. With his friendly temperament and striking golden color, this breed is both beautiful to look at and a joy to own. The Golden Retriever is great with children and other pets. They have an average lifespan of 10-12 years.
Sporting Group; AKC recognized in 1925.
Average size: from 55 to 75 pounds.
Devoted companions, hunting dog.
Apartment is ok.
Moderate activity indoors.
Daily moderate exercise.
Love interaction and games.
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