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Intro to the Golden Retriever


Country of Origin: Scotland

Date of Origin: 1870’s
Original use: Hunting
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Weight: 30-34 kg (male), 25-32 kg (female)
Height: 56-61 cm (male), 51-56 cm (female)


Friendly, reliable, and trustworthy the Golden Retriever is the 3rd most popular dog breed on the American Kennel Club rating. A symmetrical, powerful, active dog, sound and well put together, not clumsy nor long in the leg, displaying a kindly expression and possessing a personality that is eager, alert and self-confident. Primarily a hunting dog, he should be shown in hard working condition. Dense and water-repellent with good undercoat. Outer coat firm and resilient, neither coarse nor silky, lying close to body; may be straight or wavy. Their coats are untrimmed and naturally rough; moderate feathering on back of forelegs and on underbody; heavier feathering on front of neck, back of thighs and underside of tail. Coat on head, paws, and front of legs is short and even. The colour is rich, lustrous golden of various shades. Feathering may be lighter than rest of coat.


Information brought to Pups of Sydney by the American Kennel Club


Images courtesy of Krispy Golden and Woodielicious


Meet the Breed

Golden Retriever