Golden Retrievers originated in Scotland in the 19th century. Yellow Retrievers were crossed with the extinct Tweed Water Spaniel and afterwards with Bloodhounds and Irish Setters.
Golden Retrievers are kind and friendly. They are friendly with people, children, and other pets, making them good family dogs.
Golden Retrievers rank high in intelligence and trainability. They learn quickly and are eager to please, making them good obedience candidates.
Golden Retrievers excel at retrieving. They are great hunting and sporting dogs since they naturally hold goods delicately in their teeth.
Golden Retrievers are versatile. They serve as guide dogs, search and rescue dogs, therapy dogs, and service dogs for disabled people.
Golden Retrievers have a strong, water-repellent double coat that ranges from pale cream to dark golden. Maintaining their beautiful coat requires regular care.
Golden Retrievers shed moderately to heavily, especially during seasonal fluctuations. Regular brushing reduces shedding and maintains their coat.
Golden Retrievers are playful and enthusiastic. They love fetch, swimming, and jogging, making them great companions for active families.
Golden Retrievers adore water. Strong swimmers with webbed feet help them retrieve stuff from water.
Golden Retrievers live 10–12 years. Some may live longer with adequate care, food, and veterinary checkups.