Explore some photos of our Golden Retrievers, learn some facts about the breed and meet our parent dogs.
About the Breed
The Golden Retriever is one of America's most popular dog breeds. They are an intelligent, hardworking breed often trained as service animals, therapy dogs and for competition. Originally bred as hunting dogs, they are still recognized as a member of the AKC Sporting Group.
The Golden Retriever is a sturdy, muscular dog of medium size with a broad head, short ears, and straight muzzle. Goldens are outgoing, trustworthy, and eager-to-please family dogs, and relatively easy to train. They take a joyous and playful approach to life and maintain this puppyish behavior into adulthood. These energetic, powerful gundogs enjoy outdoor play. For a breed built to retrieve waterfowl for hours on end, swimming and fetching are natural pastimes.
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Growth and Health
Goldens are a typically healthy breed. Typical Males grow to be 70-80 pounds, and females 60-70. They have an expected lifespan of 10-12 years.
We screen our Parent dogs prior to joining our breeding program. All of our parents have genetic DNA screenings, Cardiac evaluations, Eye evaluations, elbow, hip and knee x-rays to check for signs of dysplasia or patellar luxation.
The most common health concerns are ear infections and oral health.
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Grooming, Training and More...
Goldens have a thick double coat that requires frequent brushing. Due to their double coat they have moderate to heavy shedding. Baths will help to loosen and remove the dead hairs, but Goldens typically don't require frequent baths. As with all breeds their nails should be trimmed regularly.
In addition, due to breeds propensity for ear infections, make sure to frequently check for waxy buildup and clear of water during bathing.
Like most Sporting breeds, Goldens need plenty of daily exercise. A Golden who doesn't get enough exercise is likely to engage in undesirable behavior. Goldens make great companions on long runs, hiking, bike rides and swimming. Most Goldens happily get their exercise on field trials, as well as by participating in canine sports such as agility, obedience, and tracking.
Obedience training strengthens the bond between dog and owner. Goldens wants nothing more than to please their human. Golden Retrievers are outgoing, loyal, and eager to do your bidding, which makes them very easy to train. They're an intelligent breed, paired with their people pleasing personalities makes them exceptional service animals or trained for specialty events and jobs.
Goldens are well known for their healthy appetite. Because of this, they can become overweight easily. Choosing an appropriate food based on their daily life and age is essential. Goldens can be prone to certain skin conditions which can be affected by their diet. Seafood based foods with Omega Fatty Acids are a great way to maintain a healthy, shiny coat. Goldens tend to develop food allergies, mainly to poultry based foods such as chicken which can lead to skin irritation.