Life span: 10-12 Years
Height: 22 – 24 inches (male), 20 – 22 inches (female)
Weight: 65 – 75 lbs. (male), 55 – 70 lbs. (female)
The Golden Retriever was developed as a gun dog and, of course, a retriever, however, it is also used as a guide dog for the handicap. It is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, especially in the United States. The Golden Retriever has an irresistibly friendly attitude which makes it perfect around children. As the name suggests, the Golden Retriever has a golden colored coat with shade variations ranging from light to dark.