Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: Scotland
Hypoallergenic: No
Height: Female: 51–56 cm, Male: 56–61 cm
Weight: Female: 25–32 kg, Male: 30–34 kg
Color: Cream, Golden, Dark Golden, Light Golden
Life Expectancy: 10 - 12 years
Temperament: Reliable, Intelligent, Trustworthy, Friendly, Confident, Kind
Litter Size: 1 - 5 puppies
Health Problems: Slightly prone to hip dysplasia, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) and flea allergies.

Did you know: Golden Retriever is the fifth-most popular dog breed by registrations (92,994) worldwide.

Brief info: Originating in the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800s, the Golden Retriever was developed by Lord Tweedmouth, by crossing the original yellow Flat-Coated Retriever with the now extinct Tweed Water Spaniel. He later crossed in the Bloodhound, Irish Setter and more Tweed Water Spaniel. The dogs were called the Golden Flat-Coat and only later were they given the name Golden Retriever.

The Golden Retriever is a beautiful, sturdy, well-proportioned dog with a feathered, medium-length, cream to golden-colored coat. (The coat is not suppose to be red.) The outer coat is water-repellent and the undercoat is dense. The head is broad, with a tapering, but wide, powerful muzzle. It has a scissors bite and a clear frontal stop. The nose is black and the kindly eyes are brown with dark rims. The ears are medium-sized and pendant. Its neck and thighs are muscular and the chest is broad. The tail is long, but never curled.