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   It's no surprise that the Golden Retriever is one of the top ten most popular dogs in the U.S. It's all good with the Golden: he's highly intelligent, sociable, beautiful, and loyal.    

  • Activity Level: High
  • Grooming Level: Moderate
  • Trainability: High
  • Adaptability: High
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: Often
  • Average Size: Medium
  • Average Lifespan: 10-12 Years

Golden Retriever Facts vs Fiction

  • Black Golden Retrievers – Myth
  • Miniature Golden Retrievers – Myth
  • Golden Retrievers make great pets – Fact!

·         Golden Retrievers were sporting dogs

·         A Baron had a hand in creating the breed

·         They were originally from Scotland

·         Goldens were bred from Spaniels

·         Golden Retrievers are still sporting dogs today

·         Golden Retrievers love to play fetch

·         Golden Retrievers today can be divided into three types –   English, American and Canadian!

·         Golden Retrievers are generally a friendly breed

·         Golden Retrievers have webbed toes

·         Golden Retrievers are great swimmers

·         Goldens have a double coat

·         Goldens shed a lot

·         Fourth most intelligent dog breed

·         Golden Retrievers are easy to train

·         Golden Retrievers make great seeing eye dogs

·         They rock as service dogs in general

·         Golden Retrievers help in the military and police too!

·         Golden Retriever fur darkens with age

·         Golden Retrievers come in lots of shades:  white Golden Retriever , English Cream, dark red

·         Presidents have loved Golden Retrievers too

·         Golden Retrievers love company

·         Golden Retrievers really are brainier than cats…

·         First 3 AKC obedience champs were Goldens

·         A Golden Retriever broke the ground for Instagram

                      The first image ever uploaded to Instagram was a picture of a Golden Retriever in 2010!

·         A Golden holds the record for the loudest bark at an incredible 113.1 decibels

·         A Golden Retriever can hold five tennis balls