Dog Breeds

  • Golden Retriever

    Golden Retrievers are symmetrical, powerful, balanced dogs. Their eyes offer a friendly, intelligent expression.

  • Group: Sporting
    Lifespan: 10–12 yr
    Height: 20–24 in
    Weight: 46–80 lb

  • Care

    Golden Retrievers need to be brushed about two times a week. Twice a year, they shed their thick undercoats. During these periods, you will likely need to brush more frequently. Trimming nails, cleaning ears, and brushing teeth should also be part of every dog's grooming routine, regardless of breed.

    To meet a Golden Retriever's nutritional needs, you should feed a high-quality food that's appropriate for their life stage (e.g., puppy, adult, senior.) They will benefit from diets formulated for large-breed dogs. In particular, large-breed puppy diets keep them from growing too fast, which may decrease the incidence or severity of hip dysplasia as they age.

  • Disorders

    Elbow dysplasia - O C D of the elbow, Hip dysplasia Retinal dysplasia Subaortic stenosis
    Atopy, Cataracts, Corneal dystrophy, Diabetes mellitus, Entropion, Eyelash abnormalities, Histiocytosis, Hypo-/dysmyelinogenesis ("shaking pup") Hypothyroidism, Idiopathic epilepsy, Portosystemic shunt, Progressive retinal atrophyvon Willebrand's disease, X-linked muscular dystrophy
    Cervical vertebral instability ( Wobbler syndrome)ichthyosis Familial kidney diseasesebaceous adenitis

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.