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The Golden Retriever is a well-known, much-loved breed that has been a favorite among families for many years. They are known for their friendly and affectionate personality, love of play and their ability to be trained to perform various tasks.


The breed originated in Scotland in the late 19th century and was developed to retrieve game birds during hunting trips. They quickly became popular as family pets due to their friendly and obedient nature. The breed was first recognized by the AKC in 1925 and has since become one of the most popular breeds in America.

Physical Characteristics

Golden Retrievers are large dogs with a muscular build, weighing between 55-75 pounds. They have a thick, shiny coat that comes in various shades of gold and a sturdy tail that is often used to express their emotions. They have a friendly expression with a slightly wrinkled forehead, droopy ears and a wide nose.

Personality and Training

Golden Retrievers are known for their friendly and outgoing personality. They are eager to please their owners and are highly trainable. They are intelligent dogs that are quick to learn and are often used in service and therapy work due to their ability to be trained for specific tasks. They are also excellent family pets, as they are gentle and affectionate with children and other pets.

Health and Care

Golden Retrievers are generally healthy dogs, but they can be prone to certain health conditions such as hip dysplasia, ear infections, and eye problems. It is important to provide regular exercise and a balanced diet to maintain their health. They also require regular grooming to keep their coat healthy and shiny.


Golden Retrievers are a wonderful breed that make excellent family pets. They are friendly, intelligent, and affectionate dogs that are sure to bring joy and companionship to any household. They are also highly trainable and are often used in service and therapy work due to their ability to be trained for specific tasks.

Life With A New Puppy

A Golden Retriever puppy can bring a lifetime of love and joy to your home. If you are interested in getting a Golden Retriever puppy, check out our Available Pups page to see if we have any Golden Retrievers currently available. We get new puppies every Friday. Contact us here if you would like to set up an appointment to meet a dog.

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