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Golden Retriever

Also referred to as Yellow Retriever

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Golden Retriever

All About the Golden Retriever

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Average Height & Weight

The Golden Retriever is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 23 to 24 inches.

Weight: 65 to 75 pounds.

Females – Height: 21.5 to 22.5 inches.

Weight: 55 to 65 pounds.

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Golden Retriever


Typical Coloring

Golden Retrievers are gold, though the coat may turn white as the dog ages.





Golden Retrievers are very playful and affectionate dogs. They are extremely friendly, both to humans and other dogs and animals. They’re an energetic breed and can get distracted easily. Because of this, they can be difficult to train.




Activity Level

Golden Retrievers require a moderate amount of activity!

They are athletic, strong and fairly good swimmers. Without daily exercise these dogs tend to get into mischief.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

10 to 13 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Golden Retrievers include canine hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and cataracts. Entropion, distchiasis, cardiomyopathy and trichiasisare are less common but still occur within the breed, while gastric torsion and epilepsy are seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Golden Retrievers have a medium tolerance for both hot and cold climates.



Golden Retriever


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Golden Retrievers are ideal pets for families because of their playful, loyal nature. They are also very friendly to other dogs and pets.




Fun Facts  


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