The Golden Retriever is a beloved dog breed known for its friendly, intelligent, eager to please temperament and dense, water-repellent coat. Classified as a sporting breed, the Golden Retriever is a large dog with an average weight of 55-75 pounds and a height of 21.5-24 inches.
This breed typically has a 10-12 year life span and requires high amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Golden Retriever has moderate grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Golden Retriever’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Golden Retriever Breed Information
Breed Group: sporting
Average Weight (lbs): 55-75
Average Height (in): 21.5-24
Life Expectancy (years): 10-12
Daily Sleep: 10-12 hours
Golden Retriever Appearance
Coat Type: dense, water-repellent
Coat Colors: cream, golden
Golden Retriever Temperament and Personality
Temperament: friendly, intelligent, eager to please
Trainability: eager to please, highly trainable, responds well to praise
Exercise Needs: high
Grooming Needs: moderate
Golden Retriever Health
Common Health Issues: hip and elbow dysplasia, cataracts, heart disease
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.