Smart, good-natured, and eager to please, the Golden Retriever excels as a family companion and working dog.
Vital Stats
Height: 21.5 to 24 inches at shoulder
Weight: 55 to 75 pounds (males average 70 pounds, females average 60 pounds)
Coat: dense; straight or wavy
Life span: 10 to 12 years or more

Summary
The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. The breed’s friendly, tolerant attitude makes him a fabulous family pet, and his intelligence makes him a highly capable working dog. Golden Retrievers excel at retrieving game for hunters, tracking, sniffing out drugs, and as therapy and assistance dogs.

They’re also natural athletes, and do well in dog sports such as agility and competitive obedience. Full Golden Retriever profile on DogTime.com

Dog friendly:
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Ease of training:
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Energy Level:
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Playfulness:
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Sensitivity:
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Vigor:
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Easy to groom:
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)
Wanderlust:
2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)