Golden Retrievers originated in Scotland as popular gun-dogs, and that popularity has lasted, as they are one of the most popular breeds in the US today.
Goldens are medium to large sized dogs with a long coat, that is typically a shade of gold that can range from a dark red to a bright cream. Thanks to these luscious coats, routine grooming is a must including weekly brushing and monthly baths.
These dogs also make for an excellent family pet as they are easy to train, loveable, loyal, and have playful and fun-loving attitudes. Goldens are energetic dogs and need proper exercise and training to ensure they don’t become destructive. Their energy levels and trainability make them great sport dogs and service dogs.