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Breed Info


65-75 pounds (male) 55-65 pounds (female)


23-24 inches (male) 21.5-22.5 inches (female)

Life Expectancy

10-12 years

Care and Feeding

Maintenace of this breed, in terms of shedding and drooling is very moderate. They do not drool that much. Shedding is very moderate throughout the year. It is only during their twice-yearly shedding season where there is more. During these “molting periods, they usually last only 2-3 weeks. One way to minimize the shedding is to brush your Golden 3-4 times a week and give monthly baths. During the molting period, its best to brush daily and bathe the dog during the midst of the shedding period. Goldens are very energetic, athletic and full of great stamina. Regular exercise is part of their daily living. 

Being very active and a larger breed, Golden Retrievers love food. It’s highly recommended that owners monitor their Golden’s calorie intake. Mature dogs should be eating 1,700 calories or 3.5 cups of food per day. Puppies get about half that. 


Golden retrievers are shedders since they have double coats so their fur requires attention. To keep their shedding under control, it is essential to brush them often (your couch and pup) will thank you. Bristle brush and undercoat rakes are best. This helps when they shed their coats as the weather gets warmer. NEVER shave your golden, their hair is that way for a reason. Even in warmer weather, they need their double coat to keep them cool. This protects them from the sun and bugs. Try to keep their hair around their feet and pads trimmed up so they don’t develop into slippers. Nails trimmed are also a great thing to maintain. This breed has a tendency to get ear infections so its important to have them cleaned regularly using a keto ear flush.


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Exercise Requirements: at least 40 minutes/day

Energy Level: Average

Tendency to dig: Low

Social/Attention Needs: High

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