Golden Retrievers can easily be defined as the golden, all-American dog. Known for their immense intelligence and aptitude for learning, the Golden Retriever is a dog of beauty and brains.
Golden Retrievers are friendly and affectionate dogs who get along well with children and other dogs. They range from 21.5 to 24 inches tall and 55 to 65 pounds. Their life expectancy is 10 to 12 years.
Golden Retrievers were originally bred as hunting dogs and now serve as guide dogs, service dogs, and search and rescue dogs, as well as beloved family pets. Golden Retrievers are a high-energy breed and require daily walks and outdoor playtime for their physical and mental health. They are very intelligent and do well in canine sports and as hunting dogs. Their silky golden coats moderately shed and require regular brushing and bathing.