From Puppies to Adults
- Female Golden's give birth to litters of puppies. Puppies can leave their mothers after twelve weeks. These medium sized dogs weigh 55 to 75 pounds full grown. Female Golden's are 21.5 to 22.5 inches tall. It takes them about a year to get that big. Golden's live to be ten to thirteen years old. As goldens grow older their coat can become light or darker.
Caring for your Golden Retriever
If you want a golden retriever you need to care for it. Owners should brush their Golden's coat everyday. Brushing removes dirt and dead hair. Golden's also need lots of exercise and training. Golden Retrievers need to be bathed every two months.
Golden Retrievers Help Others
Golden Retrievers are often used as guide dogs for people. They are really good at following commands. Some people use Golden's as hunting dogs. This breed is also used for water rescues. The first three dogs to ever achieve the AKC Obedience Champion title were Golden Retrievers.
Golden Retrievers are known for their coats. Their fur is like silk and can be cream to a dark red color. They are also known for their friendly eyes and long, wagging tails. They have long and floppy ears.
The History of Golden Retrievers
The Golden Retriever was originally bred in Scotland in the mid-19th century. The Golden retriever is the 3rd most popular dog breed. Golden Retrievers have an instinctive love of water. Golden retrievers are used successfully in field trials. Golden Retrievers are smart and loyal dogs.