Golden Retriever Dog Breed
Golden Retriever Dog Classification:
Golden Retrievers are classified as gun
dogs or retrievers.
Other Names: Yellow Retriever,
Russian Retriever, Goldens, Golden Flat
Retriever in Foreign Languages:
Navajo: lééchaa'í bil nida'azheehígíí
Origins: Golden Retrievers originated
in Scotland and were initially bred to
retrieve game from both water and land.
Description: Golden Retrievers
are medium to large sized dogs they have
a solid, athletic build. Goldens have
a squarish muzzle, with a black nose and
ears that lay flat.
Size: Golden Retrievers weigh
between 60 to 75 lbs, they stand 21.5
to 25 inches tall at the shoulder.
||65 to 75 lbs
||23 to 25 inches tall
||60 to 70 lbs
||21.5 to 22.5 inches
Coat: Golden Retrievers have thick
straight or moderately wavy, silky, double
coats that come in any shades of gold
or cream. Golden Retrievers have moderate
feathering down their legs and tail.
Disposition: Golden Retrievers
take delight in pleasing their "masters".
Golden Retrievers are trustworthy and
reliable. Golden Retrievers require regular
Type Dog: Golden Retrievers are
classified as gun dogs or retrievers.
Litter Size: Golden retrievers
give birth to litters of 6 to 10 puppies.
Behavior: Golden Retrievers are
laid-back, friendly dogs, that are kind,
and affectionate. Goldens have become
popular family pets.
Traits: Responsive, alert, trustworthy,
playful, reliable, affectionate,
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Life Span: Golden Retrievers typically
live 10 to 12 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC (UK)