Golden Retriever

General Characteristics:

Renowned to be loyal and intelligent, the golden retriever is a family dog. Playful, yet gentle golden retrievers get along well with other pets and strangers. These dogs are eager to please and respond well to obedience training. This breed is not recommended as watchdogs. Being active, golden retrievers love a good game of fetch or a swim. If exercise is provided daily, golden retrievers can adapt to any type of home, even if it is a city apartment. Golden retrievers are considered average shedders. 

Avg. Weight Male:
30 - 35 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
25 kg - 30 kg
Average Lifespan:
10 - 12 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Joint Problems Diabetes Hypothyroidism Skin Problems

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