Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are a popular breed all over the world, often featuring in the list of ‘Top 10 Pet Dog Breeds’. This is thanks to their friendly nature, love of children and as they are usually easy to train. They are well-known for their beautiful golden colour and wavy double coat.

Breed History

Originally bred in Scotland in the 1800’s by the first Lord of Tweedmouth , the Golden Retriever was developed to hunt waterfowl such as ducks and game birds.

General appearance

The Golden Retriever is a gorgeous looking gun dog with a broad head, soft eyes, short ears and a straight muzzle. They are known for their beautiful golden, wavy double coats. Reaching up to 61cm tall and weighing in at up to 34kg, this medium to large sized breed makes an excellent family pet.


Golden Retrievers are a very kind and friendly breed, making them the ideal family pet. They are great with children, but as with every dog, care and supervision should always be taken with dogs around small children. They are a cheerful and trustworthy breed and make excellent companions for first time dog owners.



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