Because Golden Retrievers dogs are so friendly and tolerant, they are one of the most popular breeds in the U.S. They are very versatile, excelling in retrieving activities for hunters, tracking and sniffing. They do well in therapy dog positions as well as agility and obedience. They are known to be great with kids and families because they are so easy going. Overall, they are incredibly friendly dogs. They get along well with other dogs, strangers, and kids. Golden Retrievers are high energy dogs that need a good amount of exercise. They are incredibly smart and easy to train.
Goldens stand anywhere from 1 -2 feet tall and weigh 55-70 pounds. Like other large dog breeds, they are expected to live to be anywhere from 10-12 years old.