Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers have broad head, with its friendly and intelligent eyes, short ears, and straight muzzle, is a breed hallmark.

They have royal gait, and the movement of the tail is often referred as “merry action”. they are outgoing, trustworthy, and eager-to-please family dogs, and relatively easy to train.

 They take a joyous nature towards life and maintain the puppyish behaviour for life.

General Stats




Life span


58-62 cms

29-32 kgs

10-12 years


54-58 cms

20-25 kgs

10-12 years

Health Issues

Hip dysplasia is most common among Golden Retriever. In severe cases in young adult’s surgery can correct the disorder but the costs can be anywhere between 1-3 lakhs. Cancer rates in Golden Retrievers is unfortunately high and most of them due to some kind of cancer. Skin conditions due to thick coat and some cardio complexity can be seen as a result of unregulated calorie intake.


Goldens can become overweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. Giving treats for training purpose is fine but don’t let it become a habit.

  • Baby dog (0-2 months): Ultra-Digestible Protein, Omega Fatty Acid, Essential Vitamins, Antioxidants
  • Puppy (2-15 months): At least 22% Protein Content, 5–8% Fat Content, Calcium and Phosphorus
  • Adult (above 15 months): 18% Protein Content, 5% Fat Content, High in Fibers, Vitamin C
  • Senior (above 8 years): Omega Fatty Acid, Fish Oil (Omega 3), Additional Vitamins and Minerals

Grooming and shedding

Requires just brushing once or twice a week to remove loose hairs. During times of heavy shedding, these brushing sessions turn into daily affairs. Occasional Baths also help in losing some dead hair. It should be taken care of that the hair should not be brushed until completely dry. Trimming nails is also necessary.

Fur type

There are three types Golden Retrievers and they are mostly distinguished by the colour of their coats. The first, English golden has a creamy coloured coat. While the Canadian and American ones have a more golden shade.  Golden Retrievers have a dense, water-repellent outer coat with a thick undercoat. Some coats are wavy, some are straight. The fur feathers on the back of the front legs and underbody, with heavier feathering on the chest, back of the thighs, and tail.



They come in three different colors light golden, golden and dark golden.


The history of Golden Retriever’s date back to 1835 and takes us to the beautiful island of Scotland. The name Golden Retriever comes from the status they owned as the retrievers in the game of hunting. They were used for retrieving the pray after the game of hunting. Some say the strong sense of smell was a due to this age old practice. They also helped in fishing which contribute to their swimming skills

Interesting facts about Golden Retriever

  1. They are known to take care of other animals, even cats.
  2. Golden Retrievers are known to become sad and even depressed when left alone for long periods of time. Experts say they shouldn’t be left alone for more than seven hours.
  3. Golden retrievers can be a great addition to the life of virtually impaired
  4. Presidents Ford and Reagan both had Golden Retrievers as pets while in office.