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Golden Retriever
Dog Breed Information, Facts & Advice

The Golden Retriever's history as a gundog means the breed is popular as a guide dog, and also as a member of search and rescue teams because it's soft mouth can pick up and carry things gently. With a friendly, fun-loving temperament and willingness to please, these dogs make reliable family pets and are very easy to train. Interested in owning a Golden Retriever? Here's what you need to know.

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Size: Large, most adult Golden Retrievers are between 51-61cm, weighing 25-34kg.
Coat: Although thick and resilient, a Golden Retriever's coat is reasonably easy to clean. Groom at least once a week to keep it in top condition.
Exercise: 2+ hours a day for adult dogs
Life span: 10+ years. Healthy Golden Retrievers can reach 16 or 17
Breed group: Part of the gundogs group, bred to flush out, locate or retrieve game shot down by hunters. They are usually highly trainable, keen to please and have a balanced, pleasant temperament.
Size 51cm
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61cm
Coat thick
coat
Exercise 2+ hrs Life span 10+years

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