The Golden Retriever is a medium-large gun dog that retrieves shot waterfowl, such as ducks and upland game birds, during hunting and shooting parties. The name "retriever" refers to the breed's ability to retrieve shot game undamaged due to their soft mouth. This sporting breed has a sweet, gentle, people-pleasing personality. A well-bred Golden Retriever does not have strong guarding instincts, so don’t expect him to protect your home from burglars. He will, however, make friends with them and show them where the treats are.
Life expectancy: 10 – 12 years
Colors: Dark Golden, Light Golden, Golden
Temperament: Intelligent, Reliable, Kind, Trustworthy, Confident, Friendly
Grooming: Provide regular brushing with a quality bristle brush, and if necessary, an undercoat rake during seasonal shedding periods. We like to use a slicker brush.