Family: gundog, retriever
Area of origin: England
Original function: retrieving
Average size of male: Ht: 23-24, Wt: 65-75
Average size of female: Ht: 21.5-22.5, Wt: 55-65
Other names: yellow retriever
Golden Retriever Dog Temperament
Everybody's friend, the golden retriever is known for her devoted and obedient nature as a family companion. She is an apt sporting retriever as well and yearns for a day in the field. Ignoring her active nature and powerful physique can lead to behavior problems, and she needs daily physical and mental exercise. She tends to be overly exuberant and boisterous, and her enthusiasm for everything often distracts her during training; however, she is eager to please and enjoys learning. The golden's achievements in competitive obedience are remarkable. She especially enjoys games that involve retrieving and loves to carry items in her mouth.