Up to 15 months
Golden Retriever puppy
Golden Retriever puppies are intelligent, loving and friendly, with a naturally energetic nature. Care must be taken in their first year to set ground rules and fully socialise a Golden Retriever puppy so they can grow into well-rounded adult dogs.
From 15 months
Golden Retriever adult
Golden Retrievers are highly versatile, excelling as working and service dogs in many areas throughout their adult life. They’re also a popular family dog, famed for their energy, friendliness and patience with children and other animals.
Golden Retriever health and ageing
Golden Retrievers are considered to be ageing dogs when they reach eight years old. With age, your Golden Retriever may experience some hearing loss and vision impairment.
This is common in older dogs but will impact their lifestyle and how much they are able to do. You may also notice reduced motivation to exercise, often due to stiffer joints, so it is important to make sure your ageing dog is kept comfortable to ease any joint pains.