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Ellwood Park Animal Hospital

Golden Retriever

Girl Hugging Golden Retriever

Height: 20-30"

Shedding: Heavy

Activity: High

Life Span: 10-13 Years 21 – 24 inches (55-61 cm)

Weights: Males 65-75lb (29-34 kg); Females 60-70 lb (27-32 kg).

They have a dense, shedding coat that may be straight or wavy with heavier feathering on the front of neck, backs of legs and underside of the tail. 

Doctor's Advice

Also prone to elbow and hip dysplasia. Trustworthy, loyal, and great with kids, Goldens flourish with close human companionship. This is not a “backyard” dog that can be left alone.