Golden retrievers live about 10 to 12 years. Golden retrievers are gentle with children, obedient, intelligent and devoted, and they are considered one of the most desirable breeds of dog.Know More
The golden retriever is known for its dense, golden double coat with feathering on the neck, the tail, the hind legs and the underside. As the dog was bred to retrieve waterfowl, the coat resists water. Despite this, the dog is easy to groom.
Male retrievers stand about 22 to 24 inches high at the withers, while females are a little smaller. The dog usually weighs between 60 and 80 pounds while the female weighs a few pounds less on average.Learn more about Dogs
The top 10 most intelligent dog breeds include Shetland sheep dogs, doberman pinschers, golden retrievers, border collies and poodles, according to Women's Day. Other dogs Women's Day listed in the top 10 based on intelligence include rottweilers, German shepherds, labrador retrievers, Australian cattle dogs and papillons.Full Answer >
Adult golden retrievers should eat 2 to 3 cups of premium dog food per day. Look for brands high in animal proteins with the primary source of fats coming from animal fats and low or minimal amounts of grains. Avoid dog food that contains animal byproducts and artificial additives. Apples, carrots and broccoli can be fed as snacks.Full Answer >
Labrador retrievers are smart, energetic dogs, so most tips for training a puppy relate to channeling their energy and keeping them engaged. Otherwise, Labrador puppies need the same basic care as other puppies.Full Answer >
Well-groomed golden retrievers should get frequent brushing, baths, haircuts and pedicures but should never be shaved. Because golden retrievers have a double coat that sheds significantly during the spring and summer, the best way to reduce shedding is to regularly brush the retriever's coat with a bristle brush or an undercoat rake regularly. This also keeps the dog cooler during hot weather.Full Answer >