Golden Retriever

A.K.A. : Yellow Retriever
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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: Sporting
Weight (lbs): male: 65-75, female: 55-65
Height (in): male: 23-24, female: 21-22
Colors: 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 Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia and congenital eye defects.
Life Expectancy: 10-12
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