Golden Retriever Dog Breed

Golden Retrievers

It is known that in developing the Golden Retriever a Tweed Water Spaniel was used. Also, a small, lighter-built Newfoundland. There were other crosses - Irish Setters, other water spaniels.

This dog is active, strong, and well built. Neither clumsy nor long-legged, he is kind, eager, self-confident, and alert. A medium-size dog.

Height - males 23 to 24 inches at the withers; females 21 1/2 to 22 1/2 inches.

Weight - dogs 65 to 70 pounds; bitches 60 to 70 pounds.

Coat type - dense and water repellant with good undercoat. The quality of the coat and the wealth of free-flowing feathering are essential for the golden.
In color the breed is rich, lustrous golden in various shades.

Training Information

Golden Retriever Club of America (M)

Secretary, Linda Willard, P.O. Box 20434, Oklahoma City, OK 73114

Breeder Contact, Anne McGuire, (281) 861-0820


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