This weeks dog is the Golden Retriever. They are one of the most popular dogs in the United States. Golden Retrievers are medium sized dogs, about 55 to 75 pounds and approximately 1 foot 9 inches to 2 feet tall at the shoulder. They have a lifespan of about 10 to 12 years. Golden’s make great family pets and are also great therapy dogs, hunters, they are good at agility and obedience. These dogs require at least 40 to 60 minutes of intense physical activity per day. Golden retrievers shed a lot, especially during the Spring and Fall and will require daily brushing. They love to eat and will easily become overweight if their food is not monitored and measured out.
“Golden Retriever Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts.” Dogtime. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2017.