The Golden Retriever is a medium-sized dog that measures up to 61 cm (24 in) and can weigh up to 34 kg (75 lbs). It lives on average between 12 and 14 years.
This dog breed needs to exercise daily. When it comes to the Golden Retriever’s health, it has a predisposition for hip and elbow dysplasia. It is also susceptible to eye and bone problems. Often, these problems are genetic. Other than that, the Golden Retriever is a healthy dog.
The Golden Retriever is a dog very well-adapted to family life. First of all, it gets along very well with children. This breed knows how to be gentle and can soothe children in many situations. It is a dog that will never be aggressive. It should be known that a Golden Retriever should be trained in a positive way, through play and rewards. This dog is very sensitive, intelligent, and rather obedient, so you will be able to train it very quickly by being diligent and consistent.
The Golden Retriever prefers to live in the country, although it can adapt to city life if its daily outing needs are met.