For a dog and its owner to be a perfect fit, you have to have matching energy and personalities. While there are some variations among each golden retriever, you can expect the general characteristics of this breed to be:

  • Intelligent and trainable
  • Children friendly
  • Medium to large in size with a coat and tail to match
  • Sheds year round unless groomed short
  • Wants to be part of every activity
  • Thrives on petting and cuddling
  • Medium energy and loves the outdoors and exercise
  • Requires a moderate time commitment to be happy