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Have you ever met an unhappy person with a golden retriever? Yup, that's their golden charm! 

Golden Retrievers, known for unbridled affection, boundless energy, and endless desire to live the best life, were originally bred in the 1800s to retrieve water birds shot by hunters, a.k.a their parents, which explains their love for water and desire to retrieve. Over the years, these perfect pooches have grown to become versatile family dogs for both experienced and novice dog parents.

Have you ever met an unhappy person with a golden retriever? Yup, that's their golden charm! 

Golden Retrievers, known for unbridled affection, boundless energy, and endless desire to live the best life, were originally bred in the 1800s to retrieve water birds shot by hunters, a.k.a their parents, which explains their love for water and desire to retrieve. Over the years, these perfect pooches have grown to become versatile family dogs for both experienced and novice dog parents.

Average Adult Size and Life Expectancy

Size

Large

Height

54 - 62 cm

weight

25 - 34 kg

Life Expectancy

10 - 12 years

Average Adult Size and Life Expectancy

Size

Large

Height

54 - 62 cm

weight

25 - 34 kg

Life Expectancy

10 - 12 years

Breed Traits and Characteristics

Shedding Level

Heavy shedders (Hair Everywhere!)

Easy To Groom

Moderate Maintenance (Weekly Groom)

Drooling Level

Less likely to drool

Activity Level

Need For Mental Stimulation

Needs a job/activity

Easy To Train

Easy Peasy - Eager to please!

Child-Friendly

Best suited for a family

Good With Other Pets

They love all other pets

Breed Traits and Characteristics

Shedding Level

Heavy shedders (Hair Everywhere!)

Easy To Groom

Moderate Maintenance (Weekly Groom)

Drooling Level

Less likely to drool

Activity Level

Need For Mental Stimulation

Needs a job/activity

Easy To Train

Easy Peasy - Eager to please!

Child-Friendly

Best suited for a family

Good With Other Pets

They love all other pets

Puppies (2 to 12 months)

The best food for golden retriever puppy is one that is breed-specific, wholesome, nutritious, balanced, and complete - all of which aids optimum growth whilst ensuring your puppy stays healthy even in adulthood. Golden retriever food for puppies is fortified with essential nutrients for healthy growth and development. It also prevents diseases that Golden Retrievers are prone to as they grow older, such as arthritis, cataracts, cardiovascular disease, obesity, skin infections, and bloat. Golden Retriever puppies are fed anywhere between 3 to 5 times a day depending on their age, activity level, and as advised by a veterinarian.

Adult Dogs (1 to 9 years)

During adulthood, Golden retrievers need food that helps them maintain a healthy weight and ensures they receive maximum nutrition every day. At this stage, golden retrievers require satiety, palatability, and all-round nutrition. Adult golden retrievers are fed 2 or 3 times a day, as advised by a veterinarian.

Senior Dogs (Above 9 years)

Feeding a senior dog diet, alongside frequent veterinary checkups and regular mental and physical exercise helps keep most diseases at bay. Senior golden retrievers are fed 2 or 3 times a day, as advised by a veterinarian.

A Golden Retriever's coat is more prone to matting, which is why they require daily brushing. In addition to this, it is recommended that you bathe them once in fourteen days, clean their ears once a week, trim their nails and brush their teeth once a month, and take a trip to a professional groomer every three months.

Golden retriever grooming can go from being super easy to a dreadful nightmare, and it all depends on whether or not you stick to a grooming routine alongside using the right golden retriever grooming supplies.

These furry bundles of boundless energy are sure to let you know when they need to let out steam. The question is - are you listening? Golden retrievers thrive on exercise - not just to expend their energy but to also keep them at a healthy weight and ensure they're calm indoors, thereby preventing boredom-based destructive behaviour. Destructive chewing, digging, mouthing, unnecessary barking etc., often seen in Goldens, stems from lack of physical and mental exercise.

Adult Golden Retrievers need a minimum of 2.5 hours of daily aerobic exercise in the form of brisk walks, fetch, swimming, light jogging, and agility. In addition to this, they also benefit from 3 - 4 hours of mental stimulation through puzzle toys, scent work in the form of treasure hunts, and obedience training.

Puppies (2 to 12 months)

The best food for golden retriever puppy is one that is breed-specific, wholesome, nutritious, balanced, and complete - all of which aids optimum growth whilst ensuring your puppy stays healthy even in adulthood. Golden retriever food for puppies is fortified with essential nutrients for healthy growth and development. It also prevents diseases that Golden Retrievers are prone to as they grow older, such as arthritis, cataracts, cardiovascular disease, obesity, skin infections, and bloat. Golden Retriever puppies are fed anywhere between 3 to 5 times a day depending on their age, activity level, and as advised by a veterinarian.

Adult Dogs (1 to 9 years)

During adulthood, Golden retrievers need food that helps them maintain a healthy weight and ensures they receive maximum nutrition every day. At this stage, golden retrievers require satiety, palatability, and all-round nutrition. Adult golden retrievers are fed 2 or 3 times a day, as advised by a veterinarian.

Senior Dogs (Above 9 years)

Feeding a senior dog diet, alongside frequent veterinary checkups and regular mental and physical exercise helps keep most diseases at bay. Senior golden retrievers are fed 2 or 3 times a day, as advised by a veterinarian.

A Golden Retriever's coat is more prone to matting, which is why they require daily brushing. In addition to this, it is recommended that you bathe them once in fourteen days, clean their ears once a week, trim their nails and brush their teeth once a month, and take a trip to a professional groomer every three months.

Golden retriever grooming can go from being super easy to a dreadful nightmare, and it all depends on whether or not you stick to a grooming routine alongside using the right golden retriever grooming supplies.

These furry bundles of boundless energy are sure to let you know when they need to let out steam. The question is - are you listening? Golden retrievers thrive on exercise - not just to expend their energy but to also keep them at a healthy weight and ensure they're calm indoors, thereby preventing boredom-based destructive behaviour. Destructive chewing, digging, mouthing, unnecessary barking etc., often seen in Goldens, stems from lack of physical and mental exercise.

Adult Golden Retrievers need a minimum of 2.5 hours of daily aerobic exercise in the form of brisk walks, fetch, swimming, light jogging, and agility. In addition to this, they also benefit from 3 - 4 hours of mental stimulation through puzzle toys, scent work in the form of treasure hunts, and obedience training.

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Beagle

Boxer

Daschund

Dobermann

German Shepherd

Indie

Labrador Retriever

Pug

Rottweiler

Shih Tzu

Siberian Husky

Bengal Cat

Himalayan Cat

Indie Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Persian Cat

Siamese Cat