Golden Retrievers are known as being playful, intelligent, family-friendly dogs who are affectionate and loyal. Originally bred to retrieve hunted birds, these dogs excel at swimming, fetching, and outdoor play.
With a thick double coat, Golden Retrievers benefit from regular brushing to keep their long locks from getting tangled. They only require occasional baths otherwise.
Goldens shed their coat twice a year, and shed moderately year-round.
As sporting dogs, Golden Retrievers benefit from regular exercise to prevent them from getting into trouble.