Golden Retriever: Size, Features, Expectations


Weight Range:
Male: 65-75 lbs.
Female: 55-65 lbs.

Height at Withers:
Male: 24 in.
Female: 22 in.



Length: Medium
Characteristics: Straight
Colors: Golden in various shades
Overall Grooming Needs: Moderate


Exercise Requirements: >40 minutes/day
Energy Level: Average
Longevity Range: 10-13 yrs.

Tendency to Drool: Low Tendency to Snore: Low
Tendency to Bark: Moderate
Tendency to Dig: Low Social/Attention Needs: High


Floppy ears (naturally)

Male Golden Retrievers average 23 to 24 inches in height and 65 to 75 pounds in weight (29 to 32 kilograms).

Females are approximately 21 to 22 inches tall and 55 to 65 pounds (25 to 29 kilograms).

The golden retriever has a water-repellent, golden to cream-colored, wavy, or flat coat. This breed's feathering on its neck, legs, thighs, and tail is one of its most beautiful characteristics.

The head of the dog is robust and broad. The ears are not particularly enormous, but they are perched high on the head and hang just below the jawline. 

The body is balanced and the chest is deep. Golden retrievers usually live between 10 and 13 years.

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