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Golden Retriever Dog Breed Information | Kellyville Pets

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Thinking of getting a Golden Retriever Puppy? Get all the information you need in our dog breed guide to see if a Golden Retriever is the right dog for you.

Fast Facts:

How long will my Golden Retriever live? 10-14 years

What will my dogs energy levels be like? High

How big will my Golden Retriever grow? 27-35kg 

Will a Golden Retriever be suitable for my family? Golden Retrievers are suitable for most families

What size housing is recommended for my Golden Retriever? Large backyard required

Golden Retriever Temperament

The Golden Retriever is a gentle dog with high intelligence and a loving nature, making them an ideal family dog. They adore children and love to be involved in all family matters, both indoors and outdoors.

Golden Retrievers enjoy pleasing their masters, so they often excel in training and obedience, and good behaviour should be rewarded with positive reinforcement and small treats. They are a friendly breed, known to happily greet and play with any dog or person they meet. As they are an intelligent breed, it is important to provide them with lots of toys and activities if you are not at home, otherwise they will resort to finding their own means of entertainment which will usually result in digging and chewing.

Golden Retriever Health Issues

Hip Dysplasia: A common disease where a malformation in the hip joint results in the joint rubbing and grinding. This can lead to irritation, pain and impaired walking ability.

Arthritis: A painful inflammatory condition that is generally characterised by deterioration of the cartilage between the joints.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): A group of retinal degeneration diseases that worsens over time and can lead to impaired vision or even blindness.


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CARE GUIDE © Copyright 2016 Kellyville Pets - All information found in this care guide is based upon our own experience. The information provided is not the only information available. In any medical situations,  you should always consult your vet, including questions regarding your pet's diet.