Golden Retrievers fall into the category of one of America’s most popular breeds. They live between 10-12 years and are wonderful family dogs.1

These dogs were originally bred for retrieving for hunters. This history means they are the kind of dog that loves having a job to do and needs a decent amount of exercise to keep them happy. Walking, jogging, fetch, or dog sports like agility will keep them happy and focused.2

Goldens are definite family dogs and love to be around their family at all times.2 They’re good around strangers, children, and other dogs. Because they love pleasing their owners, they’re easy to train.1

However, because they love everyone, they’re not very good alarms – so don’t expect them to be guard dogs. They’ll just end up making friends with whoever is breaking in.3

These dogs do shed quite a lot, so be prepared to brush them a couple of times a week.1 Overall, these dogs are quite adaptable to many situations, making them great dogs for new dog owners.3

Do you have a Golden Retriever at home?

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All the best,
Chris & the WERC Team