Everything you wanted to know about Golden Retrievers

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Country of Origin:  Great Britain

History:  The golden retriever was developed in the late nineteenth century from a cross of flat- and wavy-coated retrievers, tweed water spaniels, and red setters.  It was bred by British aristocrats as a retriever and companion.  The golden retriever is one of the most popular companion dogs, but is also used for a variety of work, including hunting, search and rescue, and assistance work.

Physical Description:  The golden retriever is a medium to large-size, athletic dog.  It has a broad head with small drop ears, brown eyes, and a black or brownish black nose.  The double coat has a soft, dense undercoat and a thick, straight or wavy outer coat in various shades of gold.  There is a ruff around the neck and feathering at the legs, chest, belly, and tail.  The coat is shortest at the head, ears, paws, and front of legs.

Height:  21.5 to 24 inches

Weight:   55 to 75 pounds

Temperament:  The golden retriever is very outgoing, friendly, playful, and even-tempered.  It gets along with almost everyone, including children and other dogs.

Activity Level:  Moderate to high

Best Owner:  It does best with an active family in a suburban or rural home.

Special Needs:  Exercise, grooming

Possible Health Concerns:  Cataracts, ectropion, entropion, heart disease, hip dysplasia, PRA, cancer

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