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Golden Retriever

They are friendly which makes them great family pets, but they are also intelligent enough to be highly capable working dogs.

Origin:
Scotland

Average Size:
Medium to Large

Weight Range:
Male: 30 - 34 kg

Female: 25 - 32 kg

Height Range:
Male: 56 - 61 cm

Female: 51 - 56 cm

Lifespan:
10 - 12 years

Bred For:
They were originally bred to retrieve ducks and upland game birds while hunting and shooting.

Characteristics:
They are highly intelligent, sociable and loyal.

Compatibility With Pets/Children:
They are friendly with children and enjoy the companionship of other pets.

Health Risks:
Hip dysplasia, cancer, cardio and respiratory conditions, skin conditions

Grooming Requirements:
They require regular brushing and nail clipping.

Exercise Requirements:
They require 40-60 minutes of hard exercise every day. They also enjoy swimming.

Nutritional Requirements:
Protein, fat and carbohydrates.

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