|Coat||Flat or wavy with good feathering|
|Colour||Any shade of gold or cream|
|Lifespan||Approx. 13 years|
|Activity level||High – enjoys long walks and games|
Characteristics & Personality
Key attributes – relaxed, friendly and confident.
A popular family dog for good reason, Golden Retrievers are good-natured, playful, and kind. These dogs are people enthusiasts and are happy around people and other dogs. They are the sixth most popular dog breed in Australia. They live up to their ‘golden’ name and shine through with their personality as well as their looks.
Compatibility with …
Owners Affectionate, biddable 5
Children Patient 3
Other Pets Good 3
Strangers Friendly 4
Unfamiliar Dogs Friendly 4
(Scale: 1 = caution – 5 = excellent)
Active, affectionate, sociable families who enjoy energetic walks and playing with their dog.
Things to watch out for
Some dogs may display problematic possession guarding as they are protective by nature.
19 Feb 2017