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Golden Retriever

One of the most intelligent breeds!

Country of Origin: Scotland

Dog Group: Gundog

Origin of Name: This magnificent canine was first intended to be created as just a retriever-type dog but since then it has been transformed into a highly intelligent and lovable pet dog. During breeding the color of the dog coat came out golden in color, thus the breed got its name as Golden Retriever


A bit high

Monthly keeping cost

Rs. 7,000
Rs. 3,000



Tendency to Bark:

Very less

Breed Info

Life Span: 11 to 12 years

Availability: Easy to get

About Golden Retrievers:
These retriever dogs are also known as Goldens’. They are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. They are highly intelligent dog breed and are very easy to train. They are a perfect family dog. They love to make their human companions happy and keep them pleased. Perfect pets for first time dog owners.

This breed originated in 1860 in Scotland and was used by hunters as retrievers. Hunters used to send these dogs to retrieve shot down birds during hunting. Baron Tweedmouth is responsible for bringing this breed to life. He bred retriever and water spaniel and gave this breed a soft mouth to retrieve hunted birds without damaging the flesh with their teeth.

The most loved dog breed in India

Golden retrievers are perfect family pets with lowest ranking as barkers. They don’t have bad breath and make amazing indoor pets. They are great with kids and the elderly. Due to their higher intelligence level, they get trained quickly and are highly obedient.


Grooming: Medium attention required

Bath: Regular

Drooling: No

Climate adaptability: They love cold weather and can also endure moderate to warm climate.

Exercise Requirement: They need lots of exercise

Hair & Coat

Outer-Coat - Yes (Water resistant)

Under Coat - Yes (Thick)

Color - Golden

Coat Type - Flat or Wavy

Hair Length - Flowing

Hair Density - Dense


They are a pretty healthy dog breed and require less frequent visits to vet. They like to eat and have a tendency to get overweight which might cause common Health problem :-

Joint problems

Hip dysplasia

Mast cell cancer

Skin allergies

Ear Allergies


Perfect family dog and best choice for a first time owner! This dog loves to make friends and crave attention. They love humans and cannot stay away from them for a long time.


Highly playful

Amazing with kids

High-energy dog

Not good guard dogs.

Training & Intelligence
They can be easily trained due to heightened intelligence and they love humans and their companionship. They can even outsmart humans at certain situations. Basic training should include easy commands such as 'sit', 'down', 'come' and 'stay'. They need to be taught basic in-house and outdoor manners. They can be easily trained with reward style training.

They can give birth to around 6 to 9 puppies

Complication in Breeding - No

They attain sexual maturity somewhere between 6 to 9 months. But it is advisable to breed only after they reach the age of 2 years. A golden retriever takes approx. 18 months to reach full height and structure. Take your dog to your vet for breeding purpose, if you are a first time owner. Vet care is advised!

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