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Goldretr.jpg (8977 bytes) These are lovable, well-mannered, intelligent dogs with a great charm.  They are easily trained, and always patient and gentle with children.   Loyal, confident, sweet and eager to please. It is active, loving and an outstanding family dog.
Breed: Golden Retriever
Country of Origin: England
AKC Group: Sporting
Function: Hunting and retrieving
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Strong, muscular
Color: Golden
Coat Type: Dense, water resistant
Grooming: Regular brushing, nail trimming, and bathing
Height: 21-24 inches
Weight: 55-75 pounds
Activity Level: Medium-high
Watch Dog: Average
Protection: Very good
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Excellent
Good With Pets: Very good
Good With Strangers: Very friendly
Character: Friendly, not loyal, family dog
Home Environment: Fence, daily exercise, needs companionship
Best Owner: Active, sociable
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Most destructive as puppies
Physical: Hip, shoulder, and elbow dysplasia, skin problems
Recommendations: Early socialization and obedience training