Care

You'll need to take special care if you're raising a Golden puppy. These dogs grow very rapidly...

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Overview

Originally bred for the physically demanding job of retrieving ducks and other fowl for hunters

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The History

The breed originated from a series of matings carried out by Lord Tweedmouth from 1864 onwards.

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Photo Gallery

A new best friend. View our Golden Retrievers in action. You will fall in love with them.

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Welcome to life with a Golden Retriever

It's no surprise that the Golden Retriever is one of the top ten most popular dogs in the world!  It's all good with the Golden: he's highly intelligent, sociable, beautiful, and loyal. He's also lively. The Golden is slow to mature and retains the silly, playful personality of a puppy until three to four years of age, which can be both delightful and annoying. Many keep their puppyish traits into old age.

Originally bred for the physically demanding job of retrieving ducks and other fowl for hunters, the Golden needs daily exercise: a walk or jog, free time in the yard, a run at the beach or lake (Goldens love water), or a game of fetch. And like other intelligent breeds who were bred to work, they need to have a job to do, such as retrieving the paper, waking up family members, or competing in dog sports. A tired Golden is a well-behaved Golden.