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Golden Retriever

Price range

$3000.00 - $3500.00

Common names

Alsatian, Basset



Dog group

Sporting Group

Coat length



Extra high

Kid friendly

Extra high

Life expectancy

10 to 12 years

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What does an Golden Retriever look like?

General Appearance of the Golden Retriever

Symmetrical, balanced, active, powerful, level mover; sound with kindly expression.

The Golden Retriever is a large dog with medium-length fur, floppy ears and a long muzzle. Their flowing coat is water-resistant and comes in various shades of golden, from light cream to red tones.

Available in these colours

What colours do Golden Retriever come in?

Golden Retriever come in a variety of colours, including Cream, Golden, Red Golden, Wheaten, White, Wheaten.

All about the
Golden Retriever.

Dudley Marjoribanks, the Lord Tweedmouth, is the most influential figure in the Golden Retriever's early history, having raised the breed in the Scottish Highlands under Victoria's rule. Tweedmouth maintained meticulous records of breedings effected to establish a perfect gundog for use at his Guisachan estate in the Highlands, Inverness-shire, Scotland, for the 50 years between 1840 and 1890.

Male Golden retrievers stand between 58.4 and 60.96 cm tall and weigh between 29.4 and 34 kilograms. Females are usually 53.3?55.8cm tall and weigh 24.9?29.4kg. Golden Retrievers achieve their peak height and adult weight at one year and two years of age, respectively. The Golden Retriever is a big dog who can weigh between 51 and 61 cm at the withers. Female dogs are supposed to be a little bigger than male dogs. This applies to the British breed, which is more athletic and has a lighter coat than its American and Canadian counterparts.

If you ask someone about the Golden Retriever's distinguishing trait, they will always say temperament. The Golden is known for his gentle, eager-to-please demeanour. He yearns for love and will work it out in strangers as well as his own family.

All about the Golden Retriever adult stats


Low 25.00 KG

High 32.00 KG


Low 51.00 cm

High 56.00 cm


Low 30.00 KG

High 34.00 KG


Low 56.00 cm

High 61.00 cm

Golden Retriever.

Characteristics & Tendencies:

Exercise needs
Grooming needs

Care and Maintenance


How much do
Golden Retriever eat?
2.00 to 3.50 cups of food a day


How much
exercise do they need?
40 to 90 Mins


Are they kid friendly? Golden retrievers are great with kids


Do they need a lot of space? The good news is that golden retrievers can live almost anywhere, but they'll need some space in your home to move around freely

Frequently asked questions about the Golden Retriever.

In the winter and summer, Golden Retrievers shed fairly, and in the spring and fall, they shed heavily. You'll have to get used to a fair amount of dog fur in your home and on your clothing if you deal with a Golden. However, they fall into the mild category because they lose an average amount of fur for most of the year and significantly more a couple of times per year when they ''blow coat.'' This is because they are a double-coated breed.

Once or twice a year, goldens shed their heavy, water-repellent double coat heavily, and they even shed more lightly regularly. A thorough brushing out with a slicker brush once or twice a week will usually clear much of the dead hair until it falls onto the furniture.

Brushing sessions become regular affairs during periods of heavy shedding. Baths aid in the removal of dead fur, but the dog must be fully dried before grooming. Goldens, on the other hand, only need intermittent baths to stay clean. The Golden's claws, like those of all dogs, can be clipped daily.

Goldens, like most Sporting dogs, need a lot of daily exercises. Whether a Golden receives little exercise, he or she is more likely to indulge in undesirable conduct.

Goldens make excellent running and biking partners, but a veterinarian should be consulted before beginning any strenuous or high-impact exercises that can add stress to the dog's bones and joints. Many Goldens enjoy going on hunting trips or competing in field trials, and playing in canine competitions like agility, obedience, and tracking.

Goldens are relatively stable dogs, and conscientious breeders can scan their breeding stock for diseases such as elbow and Hip Dysplasia, juvenile cataracts, pigmentary uveitis, and progressive retinal atrophy, as well as some heart diseases such as subvalvular aortic stenosis. The ears of the Golden should be examined for signs of illness once a week, and the teeth should be cleaned often.

Golden Retrievers make excellent family pets, mainly because they are careful with kids. They are not ''lone wolves'' and are usually friendly to outsiders as well as family members.

The Golden Retriever is a friendly breed with wisdom and a calm demeanour, making it an ideal dog to have as a family member. They adore children and enjoy being interested in all aspects of family life, whether inside or out. The golden retriever is a calm, intelligent, and loving dog. Golden retrievers are friendly, playful, and sweet with children and other pets and strangers.

Early socialization and dog training courses are recommended for all breeds. Between the ages of seven weeks and four months, gently introducing the dog to a vast range of individuals, environments, and circumstances can help the Golden mature into a well-adjusted, well-mannered adult.

Puppy care courses assist the trainer with recognizing and correcting any negative behaviour emerging as part of the socialization process. Obedience training helps to reinforce the relationship between dog and trainer since a Golden Retriever only wishes to satisfy his person.

Golden Retrievers are quick to train because they are outgoing, obedient, and willing to do your bidding.

Every small dog breed will get along with a golden retriever. Golden retrievers are very sociable animals. When a golden is left alone for an extended period, it will get lonely and even depressed. Getting your dog a new friend might be the answer, and it usually doesn't matter how much smaller the new dog is. When it comes to other breeds, the Golden has a ''the better, the merrier'' attitude. He enjoys being with other dogs and can be trusted around cats, rabbits, and other animals with the proper introductions and training.

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Optional Extra Benefits

During the application process You will be provided with the option to include Optional Extra Benefits that cover certain conditions and Treatments which are not otherwise covered under the Policy.


The Optional Extra Benefits are:

Alternative Therapies, Behavioural Problems, and Dental Illness.


Examples of Alternative Therapies: Acupuncture, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy

Examples of Behavioural Problems: Excessive licking, fur pulling, pacing and destructive


Examples of Dental Illnesses: Dental diseases, gingivitis, periodontal disease.