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Golden Retriever

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Golden Retriever
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Golden Retriever
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UK KC Classification Gundog
Country of Origin UK
Date of Origin 1800s
Height 51 - 61 cm (20 - 24 inches)
Weight 27 - 36 Kgs (60 - 80 lbs)
Life Expectancy 13 - 15 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Golden Retrievers are powerfully built, medium sized dogs. Their coat is flat or wavy and they are cream or golden in colour.


Golden Retrievers are bright, kind, confident and friendly dogs.


If you are considering a Golden Retriever as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for urban living
They are usually ok with children
They thrive in cold climates
They are easy to obedience train
They usually get on well with other dogs

Interesting Facts

Golden Retrievers are also known as:
Yellow Retriever


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