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
· 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