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Pet Guide: Golden Retrievers

Pet Guide: Golden Retrievers



Everything you need to know about these beautiful little golden retrievers before getting one for your little child…


Vital Stats

Dog Breed: Sporting dog

Height: 1 foot, 9 inches to 2 feet tall at our shoulder

Weight: 55 to 75 pounds (25kg to 34kg)

Life Span: 10 to 12 years






The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds around the world.  These beautiful dogs are gentle, friendly, and tolerant.  These exact same attitudes make them fabulous family pets.  Their intelligence makes them effective around children.



These wonderful little dogs are highly athletic and love to play.  This makes them perfect companions for little ones.  Their curiosity mirrors that of children and can be a great support for your little child.  They love looking for things and fetching them too! Wonderful for playing with the ball at the beach!




Golden retriever puppies are pretty easy to train.  Their congenial nature helps them get along just about in any home.  They are over protective with little children and can be relied on as a guard dog too! These little puppies are wonderfully loyal, loving and intelligent.


How easily can the adapt to change?

Apartment living: 2/5

New dog owners: 3/5

Sensitivity: 5/5

Tolerates being alone: 1/5

Cold weather: 3/5

Hot weather: 3/5




Affectionate with children and family: 5/5

Friendly with other dogs: 5/5

Friendly towards strangers: 5/5


Health and Grooming

Shedding: 5/5

Drooling: 4/5

Easy to groom: 2/5

Overall health: 2/5

Weight gain potential: 5/5

Size: 3/5



Training Ease

Easy to train: 5/5

Intelligence: 5/5

Mouthiness: 5/5

Prey Drive: 3/5

Tendency to Bark and Howl: 3/5

Wanderlust: 2/5


Need to Exercise

Energy level: 5/5

Intensity of Exercise:2/5

Playfulness: 5/5


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