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Golden retriever

Posted on January 19th, 2017

Looking for a Golden retriever? Read the information about the Goldens

Golden retriever

Information

Country of Origin:

Great Britain

History:

The Golden Retriever was developed in the late nineteenth century from a cross of flat- and wavy-coated retrievers, tweed water spaniels, and red setters. It was bred by British aristocrats as a retriever and companion. The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular companion dogs, but is also used for a variety of work, including hunting, search and rescue and assistance work.

Physical Description:

The Golden Retriever is a medium to large-size, athletic dog. It has a broad head with small drop ears, brown eyes, and a black or brownish black nose. The double coat has a soft, dense undercoat and a thick, straight or wavy outer coat in various shades of gold. There is a ruff around the neck and feathering at the legs, chest, belly and tail. The coat is shortest at the head, ears, paws and front of legs.

Height:

21.5 to 24 inches

Weight:

55 to 75 pounds

Temperament:

The Golden Retriever is very outgoing, friendly, playful, and even-tempered. It gets along with almost everyone, including children and other dogs.

Activity Level:

Moderate to high

Best Owner:

It does best with an active family in a suburban or rural home.

Special Needs:

Exercise, grooming.



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