Love water

Big Dog

Grooming

Active Dog

Intelligent

Hunting Dog

Hunting Dog

They were bred to retrieve game and still enjoy doing so. They have a soft mouth but like to have things in their mouths and carry things around, they have a strong desire to chew on things including your hands - you will need to provide them with lots of chew toys and teach them what is and what isn't appropriate to chew on. 

So is a Golden Retriever the right dog for you? 

Don't get a Golden if you have a small home, must keep your home immaculately clean, prefer a sedentary lifestyle or are short on time or money. They shed a lot of hair all year round, require a lot of time for exercise and are a 10 to 15 year commitment of your time and money. Golden Retrievers are adorable in their looks, temperament and personalities. The are a great family pet, life companion and friend, but you need to know and be prepared for what is involved with owning a Golden Retriever.