Golden Retriever adult black and white

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

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United Kingdom
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FCI Group 8, AKC Sporting Group
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Large
Avg life expectancy
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Intelligent / Even-tempered / Lively / Loving / Friendly / Confident / Loyal

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  • Makes a great family dog
  • Makes a versatile working dog
  • Needs moderate training
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