Golden Retriever information and lifespan

The golden retriever life span on average is 10-12 years but some live much longer depending on their health. The beautiful often semi long honey colored hair Golden retriever is well known for being very social. The dog is happiest at your side on a walk or when you are sitting in your recliner. The Golden Retriever stands about 24 inches at the shoulder on average, as an adult.

The Golden Retriever has been a favorite of dog owners for a long time. The popular breed has been around since the middle of the 18th century. The Golden Retriever was originality breed to fill the need as a hunting retriever dog with great swimming attributes in Scotland. In 1925 the breed was recognized here in the United States by the American Kennel Club, and the dog became an instant favorite. Owning a Golden Retriever can be very rewarding experience for someone single or the entire family.

The beautiful semi long honey colored hair Golden retriever is well known for being very social. The dog is happiest at your side on a walk or when you are just hanging around. These medium sized dogs live on average have a life span of 10-12 years but some live much longer depending on their health. The Golden Retriever stands about 24 inches at the shoulder on average, as an adult.

The Golden Retriever fills many lives with joy in the role as a therapy dog. Therapy dogs visit hospitals and give love and enjoyment to many recovering patients. It is a role the gentle Golden Retriever pulls off better than most dogs of their size. Owning your own therapy Golden Retriever takes classes and special training but what a way to show off the breed to people in need and make friends.

The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dogs in the world, and there is a reason for that. The breed is very intelligent and easy to train if done in the proper manner. There love is unending and they will be at your side through it all, the good and the bad. Golden Retrievers are gentle with kids and love to play. They can reward you with years of enjoyment and even carry that enjoyment to those in need with a bit of training.