Golden Retriever Breed Profile


Among the qualities of a Golden Retriever is that they are well mannered, loving, intelligent, great charm, easily trained, loyal, confident, active, sweet and eager to please.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is an excellent breed of dog with children. This breed of dog is great with family as well.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of a Golden Retriever is around 10 to 12 years. However with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 55 to 80 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to hip dysplasia, eye defects, Von Willebrands Disease, and skin allergies.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is average, brush every other day with a firm bristle brush.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. These dogs crave human interaction and will become neurotic if ignored. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. This breed of dog is very athletic.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,700+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog is not usually aggressive unless they have been abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog.

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