Golden Retrievers are a classic American family pet. According to the American Kennel Club, Golden Retrievers are the third most popular dog breed. Golden Retrievers are a loyal and obedient dog, making them perfect choices for Seeing Eye dogs or family companions.
Golden Retrievers are a large-sized dog breed. Adult female Golden Retrievers typically weigh between 55 and 65 pounds, males 65 and 75 pounds. The average adult Golden Retriever height runs between 21.5 and 24 inches.
Golden Retrievers are an energetic dog breed and belong to the sporting dog group. Your Golden Retriever will need to be exercised daily and benefits most from being with people who lead active lifestyles. This athletic dog breed lives to retrieve and will love playing fetch with you and your family.
You will need to brush your Golden Retriever once a week in order to keep their coat shiny and healthy. Golden Retrievers will shed seasonally and may require additional grooming during these times. Golden Retriever fur coats are typically straight or wavy.