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Golden Retriever

Friendly and affectionate, the gentle Golden Retriever is one of the worlds most popular family dogs.

About the Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers make fantastic family pets, but they’re also versatile sporting and working dogs.

In sports they excel in disciplines as varied as obedience and agility; they also serve as search-and-rescue and guide dogs; not to mention their outstanding ability as trackers and retrievers on the hunt. Golden Retrievers have a host of qualities to justify their worldwide popularity.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 8, AKC Sporting Group
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
10–13 years

Intelligent / Even-tempered / Lively / Loving / Friendly / Confident / Loyal

Key facts

  • Makes a great family dog
  • Makes a versatile working dog
  • Needs moderate training
Puppy Golden Retriever

Preparing for your new Golden Retriever puppy

Getting a new puppy soon? Golden Retriever puppies are affectionate and gentle nature well suited for families. Learn how to care for your new Golden Retriever with our puppy guide. Make sure you have all the essentials before bringing it home. Give your puppy a healthy start to life.

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Discover our puppy range

Looking to buy premium food for your puppy? Royal Canin has developed a range of dog food formulas to support your puppy's growth and development. Learn more about our puppy range and our Golden Retriever puppy diet.

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