The Golden Retriever has been a beloved family pet for generations. This sporting breed has a reputation for being sweet, gentle, and willing to go the distance to please its person or its people. On the mid to larger scale, Golden Retrievers weigh in between 55-75 pounds and stand up to 24 inches at the shoulder.
Golden Retrievers are known as a perfect family pet, however, don’t expect them to protect your home from invaders as they are more likely to roll over for belly scratches rather than guard your home. These pups are cheerful, playful, smart, and easy to train which makes them great for families with children or as single owner companions.
As their name implies, Golden Retrievers will fetch balls as long as you are willing to throw them, and their loyalty and easy-going personalities are sure to bring you years of bonding and joy. This breed was created as a working dog, which means it needs a lot of activity and mental stimulation. When Golden’s get lazy, they tend to gain weight which creates unhealthy conditions.
Most Golden Retrievers prefer to be part of a pack and enjoy the company of other dogs or pets. They will eagerly go on a walk or jog with you for exercise and can live well in an apartment, suburban or other settings provided they continue to get regular exercise.
The Golden Retriever can come in two forms, the well known fluffy and snuggly lighter dog and the darker, leaner, more athletic version, both making great companions. However, if a Golden Retriever is left alone for long periods without proper mental and physical stimulation, it can be prone to biting.
Making room for a Golden Retriever in your life is sure to be a positive experience as these dogs work hard to please their people.
* Coats are dense and thick, water-resistant
* Needs companionship and attention
* Enjoys activities as well as snuggles
CHARACTERISTICS CHART (1 lowest- 5 highest)
Apartment Living 2
Tolerates Being Alone 2
Child Friendly 5
Dog Friendly 5
Grooming Needs 4
General Health 4
Prey Drive 2
Exercise Needs 5
Energy Level 4
Bringing home a happy and healthy Golden Retriever puppy is of utmost importance to ensure a positive experience. Central Park Puppies takes pride in providing clients with the highest quality of standards with our in-depth breeder background checks and expert veterinarian evaluations of all of our puppies. We are dedicated to working with clients in finding their perfect puppy match through our transparent services and expert knowledge of breeds.