Quick Facts

Lifespan – 10 to 12 Years.

Activity Level – Moderate to Very. Close to 60 percent of Golden retrievers consider their dogs moderately active. Over 35% percent consider their Golden Retrievers to be very active.

Potential Height – 21 to 24 Inches Tall. Females Golden Retrievers will be shorter than the males.

Potential Weight – 55 to 75 Pounds. Females will range from 55 to 70 pounds when full grown while males will weigh up to 75 pounds.

Barking – Moderate to Rarely. Golden Retrievers only bark when necessary. They are not known to be dog that bark often. However, they still make great watchdogs because they will bark to alert owners of danger.

Shedding – Heavy. Golden Retrievers are heavy shedders. They should be brushed daily. A quality dog brush will be your best friend when you own a Golden Retriever.

Family Friendly – Yes. A Golden Retriever is one of the best dogs for a family. They are an incredibly conscientious breed. They are very good at reading people and situations An incredibly intelligent dog that will adapt to young children with ease.

Pet Friendly – Yes. Golden Retrievers enjoy the company of another dog. They are highly active so they enjoy having a buddy to help keep them entertained.

Furry Facts

Breed Origins – The Golden Retriever was first bred in Scotland during the 19th century. They were once only owned by the elite and wealthy. The Golden Retriever was a very popular breed because they were great for retrieving water fowl and game birds. They were able to retrieve birds without damaging the birds. They are still used for the same purpose today.

Important Breed Information – Golden Retrievers do not like being by themselves. They get separation anxiety easily. Golden Retrievers are highly active so they really need to get daily exercise. They are ideal for those who enjoy spending time outside each day. Additionally, they are ideal for runners and those who like to go on walks.

Fur Real Famous

Celebrity Owners – Oprah, Nick Jonas, Betty White, Conan O’Brien, James Marsden, and Emma Stone.