There Are Pros And Cons To Owning A Golden Retriever

The American Golden has a slightly darker coat than the British Golden
The American Golden has a slightly darker coat than the British Golden

The Golden Retriever. It’s debatable whether all blondes have greater fun. However, this popular and beloved golden retriever breed is a strong argument. Golden Retrievers live every day like they just found a pool with tennis balls and bacon. While this sunny disposition is attractive, there are some things you should consider before bringing one these golden retrievers into your home.


  • You’re probably more nice than your grandma. This happy-go-lucky stereotype isn’t a myth. This breed is incredibly kind-natured.
  • It is smart and simple to train. They are a great animal to train because of their size, speed, agility, intelligence, and intelligence. You can train them for tricks such as slow-dancing to Adele and for service-specific skills.
  • Likes both large families and small children. This is not the case with half your friends. This breed is happy to be part of a “pack”, both inside and outside the house.
  • Perfect sibling. With a more-the merrier mentality, Golden Retrievers are able to adapt to other pets, such as cats and rabbits.
  • The eternal puppy. This breed is energetic and loves to play.
  • It’s not barky. Not bitey. It’s still dreamy.


  • They are big and hungry. This breed is large (55-75 lbs) and can be feigned to grow larger if fed too much.
  • Dogs need vigorous exercise and lots of it. Daily exercises lasting between 40-60 minutes are essential for this breed. They can become anxious, restless, overweight, or chewy if they don’t have it. This may not be a lifestyle that suits you.
  • Holy shed. This breed is full of hair. It sheds twice a year, in spring and fall, but there is always hair. Everywhere. A Golden Retriever is a dog that has lint brushes.
  • It is not a great idea to be all by yourself in an apartment. This breed is a lover of companionship and lots of space to play. They won’t be satisfied with a Top Chef marathon while you’re at the office.
  • Some health issues are possible. Hip dysplasia is a common condition in GRs. They also suffer from the following health issues: Subvalvular Aortic Stepsis, Osteochondrosis dissecans, cataracts, Progressive Retinal Atrophies, Subvalvular Aortic Steem, Osteochondrosis and Allergies. Ask for the health clearance paperwork if you are going to a breeder. Health insurance is mandatory for this breed.