Golden Retriever

Fast Facts

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Large
  • Trainability Accommodating

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Large
  • Trainability Accommodating
  • Overview

  • Few dog breeds are as iconic or as recognizable as the Golden Retriever.

    Intelligent, friendly and loyal to a fault, it’s easy to see why Golden Retrievers continually rank amongst the most popular dog breeds in the United States, and across the globe.

    Characteristically gentle, intelligent, and eager to please, the capable breed is both easy to train and incredibly devoted to their owners. The Golden Retriever’s highly sociable temperament and affectionate personality make them a great decision for first-time dog owners, and dog owners with children.

    Initially bred as “gun dogs” for the purpose of finding and retrieving game, the breed is well adapted to its role of retriever. In fact, Golden Retrievers are known to sometimes retrieve items throughout the house without command, like slippers or even the morning paper.

    The Golden Retriever is one capable pooch. The breed is so versatile that the very term “Golden Retriever” is synonymous with guide dogs, therapy dogs and service dogs of all kinds.

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