The 25 Most Popular Dog Breeds In The United States


Like the German Shorthaired Pointer, the Golden Retriever was also bred as a hunting dog, primarily to retrieve ducks and other game birds that had been shot. Because of this, Gold Retrievers still have a fondness for water and a coat with the ability to repel water.

The average life expectancy for a Golden Retriever is about 12 years though obesity is a real danger with this breed. Their typical full grown size is between 65 and 75 pounds and they can come in any shades of cream or gold, hence their name.


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