Golden retrieverPosted on January 19th, 2017
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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.
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.
21.5 to 24 inches
55 to 75 pounds
The Golden Retriever is very outgoing, friendly, playful, and even-tempered. It gets along with almost everyone, including children and other dogs.
Moderate to high
It does best with an active family in a suburban or rural home.