how are golden retrievers

Golden Retriever - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Page semi-protected

** Golden Retriever **

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Golden Retriever (disambiguation).

Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever Carlos (10581910556).jpg
Country of origin Scotland
Weight Male average 65-75 lbs (29-34 kg)
Female average 60-70 lbs (27-32 kg)
Height Male 23-24 in (58-61 cm)
Female 21 1/2-22 1/2 in (55-57 cm)
Coat straight or moderately wavy
Color any shades of gold or cream
Life span average 10-12 years

Classification / standards
FCI Group 8 Section 1 #111 standard
AKC Sporting standard
ANKC Group 3 (Gun dogs) standard
CKC Group 1 – Sporting dogs standard
KC (UK) Sporting dog standard

Dog (/Canis lupus familiaris/)

The *Golden Retriever* is a large-sized breed of dog bred as gun dogs to
retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting
and shooting parties,^[1] and were named 'retriever' because of their
ability to retrieve shot game undamaged. Golden Retrievers have an
instinctive love of water, and are easy to train to basic or advanced
obedience standards. They are a long-coated breed, with a dense inner coat
that provides them with adequate warmth in the outdoors, and an outer coat
that lies flat against their bodies and repels water. Golden Retrievers are
well suited to residency in suburban or country environments. Although they
need substantial outdoor exercise, they should be housed in a fenced area
because of their instinctual tendency to roam.^[2] They shed copiously,
particularly at the change of seasons, and require fairly regular grooming.

The breed is a prominent participant in conformation shows for purebred
dogs. The Golden Retrievers' intelligence makes them a versatile breed and
allows them to fill a variety of roles – common ones being guide dog
for the blind, hearing dog


© 2005-2019