Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. The breed’s friendly, tolerant attitude makes them great family pets, and their intelligence makes them highly capable of working dogs.

Golden Retrievers excel at retrieving game for hunters, tracking, sniffing out contraband for law enforcement, and as therapy and service dogs. They’re also natural athletes and do well in dog sports such as agility and competitive obedience.

 

These dogs are fairly easy to train and get along in just about any home or family. They’re great with kids and very protective of their humans. If you want a loyal, loving, and smart companion, consider adopting one of these pups into your pack.

Vital Stats

Dog Breed Group

Sporting Dogs

Height

21 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

55 to 75 pounds

Life Span

10 to 12 years

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Breed Characteristics

Adaptability

3/5

All-Around Friendliness

5/5

Health And Grooming Needs

4/5

Trainability

4/5

Physical Activity

4/5