The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog bred. Golden Retrievers have an instinctive love of water, and are easy to train to basic or advanced obedience standards. The Golden Retriever is a sturdy, muscular dog of medium size, famous for the dense, lustrous coat of gold that gives the breed its name. A Golden Retriever is friendly, calm, compliant and compatible with people and other dogs. Goldens are particularly good with children.
- Dog Breed Group: Sporting group
- Height: 20 to 24 inches
- Weight: 55 to 75 pounds
- Life Span: 10 to 12 years
- Other Names: Yellow Retriever