Golden Retriever FAQS

What is a Golden Retriever?

The Golden Retriever needs little introduction. As one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States, the Golden Retriever is friendly, social, intelligent, highly trainable, and the ultimate family pet.

 

What Colors are Golden Retrievers?

Golden Retrievers range from English Cream (white/cream) to dark gold.

 

What Size are Your Golden Retrievers?

50-80lbs.

 

How Often Will My Golden Need to be Groomed?

Goldens shed moderately to heavily, depending on the time of year. Goldens need to be brushed frequently to prevent tangling and need to be bathed at least once monthly.

 

What is the Difference Between Males and Females?

Males in any litter usually grow to be slightly larger than the females. Temperament and personality depends more on the individual dog than the gender. Here at Hunnington Farms, we find the females to be more independent and to mature more quickly than the males, which sometimes make them easier to train in their early life. On the other hand, the males are more goofy, affectionate, but a little slower to develop. However, these differences are minimal and either will make a fantastic addition to your home. The idea that males or females make better pets is a myth.

 

Do Golden Retrievers Make Good Service Dogs/Therapy Pets?

Golden Retrievers are noted as one of the BEST breeds for guide and hearing dogs, therapy dogs, seizure alert dogs, and physical assistance dogs.

 

What is the Life Expectancy of the Golden Retriever?

10-12 years