It’s not surprising that the Golden Retriever breed is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. Along with being exuberant and friendly, they are strong dogs and hard workers. Find out more information about our favorite breed below!

POPULARITY

The Golden Retriever is the 3rd most popular breed of dog registered by the AKC.

HISTORY

Golden Retrievers were officially recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club in 1925.

WORKING

Golden retrievers are one of the three most common breeds used as guide and service dogs.

SPORTING GROUP

These dogs were originally bred as hunting companions, and are overall hard-workers.

PRESIDENTIAL

Two United States presidents had golden retrievers as family pets: Gerald R. Ford and Ronald Reagan.

HEALTH

Golden retrievers are generally considered a healthy breed, and live 10-12 years on average.

Energy, Size, and Happiness

Energy
Size
Happiness

At a Glance

Personality: Intelligent, friendly, and devoted.
Energy Level: Active; needs exercise daily
Good with Children: Yes
Good with other Dogs: Yes
Shedding: Seasonal
Grooming: Periodic grooming needed
Trainability: Easy to train
Height: 21.5-24 inches
Weight: 55-75 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Barking Level: Minimal