Golden Retriever: Personality & Health Issues
Golden Retriever:

The friendly and popular Golden Retriever is a hardy, well-built dog with a golden, wavy coat.  It was bred to retrieve water fowl.  A truly superior hunting dog, the Golden Retriever has a highly developed scenting ability and great intelligence which makes it easy to train. (It is one of the top 10 intelligent dogs) It retrieves as naturally as it breathes, and will leap eagerly into water to recover downed birds.  It is happiest when fetching and carrying and, in a show of affection, it will look for an opportunity to bring things to its master.  The Golden Retriever is also an effective gun dog which can systematically track prey in the field.  Its calm, gentle and loyal nature makes the Golden Retriever an ideal family companion that exudes seemingly infinite patience with children.  It is one of the most affectionate and playful dog breeds.

Average Lifespan Of The Golden Retriever:
12-15 Years
Average Weight: 60-80lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:


PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
CRA (Central Retinal Atrophy):
Similar to PRA, affecting the center of the retina.
Extra Lashes


Hip Dysplasia
Golden Retriever
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 5/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 5/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:

Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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