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Golden Retriever Breed Information
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 Golden Retriever - Breed Information
Golden Retriever puppy

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Overview:  The Golden Retriever has a great personality and is easy to train, making this one of America�s favorite family pets. They are good hunting companions and also great with kids.
Breed Group:  Gun Dog
AKC Breed Group:  Sporting
Weight: male: 65-75, female: 55-65 (Lbs.)
Height: male: 23-24, female: 21-22 (Inches.)
Color(s):  Various shades of gold.
Coat:  Hair is smooth and wavy and the undercoat is weather-resistant.
Character:  Golden Retrievers are very self-confident and intelligent. These dogs can be quite sensitive and adaptable; they bark infrequently.
Temperament:  This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and most household pets. They are often aggressive with unknown visitors, however.
Care:  The Golden Retriever requires regular grooming with a brush and comb, with special care given to keeping the ears clean.
Training:  This breed should attend obedience classes. They are sensitive to harsh treatment, so take a gentle approach. They are very intelligent and have a great memory for their lessons learned.
Activity:  Golden Retrievers needs a lot of exercise, although they will adapt themselves to your family's activity level.
Country of Origin:  Scotland
Health Issues:  This breed is prone to hip dysplasia and congenital eye defects.
Life Expectancy:  10-12 (Yrs.)

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