Golden retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States.
They were originally bred to work with hunt parties and retrieve shot game and fowl. They could do this without any damage as their mouths are so soft.
How much do Golden Retrievers weigh?
The average weight for males is approximately 66 to 74 pounds (30 to 34 kg).
Females weigh around 55 to 70 pounds (25 to 32 kg).
Golden retrievers are known for their love of water as their coats have a double layer, one for water resistance and one for protection.
Due to their high level of intelligence, they can be trained to obey an array of different commands.
This is why they often work best as assistance dogs, drug-sniffing dogs, and search and rescue.
Golden retrievers don’t like to be left alone and it is said that they can become sad or even depressed if left alone for long periods of time.
All dogs need to bite as a basic need but golden retrievers even more so, therefore they need lots of toys and bones they can sink their teeth into as well as lots of play time.
A golden retriever has a lifespan of 10 to 12 years on average.
There are 3 main types of Golden retriever American, English, and Canadian.
~ Fun Fact ~
The Golden Retriever is the 3rd most popular dog breed according to the AKC.