A naturally intelligent, gentle and fun-loving family friend who’s always full of energy.

With a friendly, playful temperament and willingness to please, we can see why these dogs are family favourites. The Golden Retriever's history as a gundog means this highly intelligent breed is popular as a guide dog, and also as a member of search and rescue teams.

Vital Stats

Size: Large
Coat: Double coat, requires weekly grooming
Exercise: 2+ hours a day
Life span: 10+ years
Breed group: Gundog
Temperament: Reliable, loyal, kind
Size 51cm
Coat thick
Exercise 2+ hrs Life span 10+years

Golden Retriever Temperament & Personality

Naturally intelligent with a soft side, these dogs are a consistently popular family pet.

Golden Retriever Training & Exercise

Always ready to play, with an instinctive love of water, Golden Retrievers make an ideal companion on a country or park walk.

Golden Retriever Grooming

Golden Retrievers are known for their lustrous double coat, comprising a thick undercoat and a water-repellent top coat – so they need to be brushed regularly.

Golden Retriever Nutrition

What do Golden Retrievers eat? Most things, given half a chance! During their hunting days, Golden Retrievers needed lots of food to fuel their active work, and their love of eating still endures.

What to know before you buy or rehome a Golden Retriever

Considering buying or rehoming a Golden Retriever? Before you find a puppy or adopt, here are a few important things to remember.

Golden Retriever insurance considerations

Golden Retrievers can sometimes suffer from gastrointestinal disorders and may to prone to genetic conditions such as elbow or hip dysplasia which can lead to arthritis. As some of these conditions are lifelong, it’s important that when choosing dog insurance, that you check for any limits in your cover and understand how long conditions will be covered for.

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