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Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever derives its ‘retriever’ name from its ability to retrieve shot game without any damage as a result of its soft mouth. It is a large-sized gun dog used in retrieving shot waterfowl during hunting and shooting parties. The Golden retriever tends to mature slowly and maintains its puppy-like personality even after it’s grown. Discover more about our Golden Retriever puppies for sale below!

Breed History

The Golden Retriever is believed to have originated from the Russian tracker dog which has now gone into extinction. 

It has its origin from Scotland, United Kingdom and originally bred in Scotland in the mid-19th century. As of then, wildfowl hunting was a quite popular sport amongst the Scottish elite. 

The retriever breeds as of then were inadequate in retrieving the games from both land and water and as a result, the best water spaniels as at then were crossed with existing retrievers which is how the Golden Retriever came to being.


The Golden Retriever is best described as a kind, friendly and confident which is why it makes a really good family pet. It also has an eagerness to always please its family. In addition, it is a very active and fun-loving animal with a well-mannered temperament.


This breed is well suited to rural environments and homes that have yards, it can also easily adapt to a cold environment because it possesses a lot of hair. 

Although it loves the outdoor life, it still remains a family dog that requires regular family interaction. The Golden Retriever can do well both indoor and outdoor if it is properly trained and stimulated.


A Golden Retriever requires exercise at least twice a day in order to avoid boredom and hence destructiveness. Golden Retrievers in a working field will require more exercise than non-working Retrievers but on average, the Golden Retriever should be exercised for at least one hour twice a day.


This breed requires regular baths and grooming, in order to prevent ear infection, it needs its ears cleaned regularly. With frequent grooming, the amount of hair shed by the Golden Retriever is minimized. However, excess shedding in the Golden Retriever is an indication of an underlying health issue.

Our Golden Retriever puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Golden Retriever puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Golden Retriever puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Golden Retriever puppies.


Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Golden Retriever

How big can the Golden Retriever get?

A healthy male Golden Retriever weighs between 65 to 75 pounds while growing up to 23 to 24 inches tall. A female weighs between 55 to 65pounds and can grow up to 21.5 to 22.5 inches tall.

How long does it take a Golden Retriever to reach its full size?

For Golden Retrievers, full physical maturity takes one to two years. Once this is attained, its bones become fully grown and can perform the same amount of physical exercise as an adult dog.

Do Golden Retrievers smell?

Golden Retrievers often smell bad because of its thick water-resistant coat. You can, however, maintain its cleanliness to control its bad odor.

How can you keep a Golden Retriever healthy?

There are several ways to keep this dog healthy few of which are high-quality food, providing it with plenty of clean and freshwater, developing a good feeding schedule, etc.

How many times a day should a Golden Retriever be fed?

The required food for a Golden Retriever is dependent on its age, activity level, size and built. Vets recommend about 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food per day for two meals.

How much exercise does a Golden Retriever need?

This dog is a sporting breed and therefore requires a whole lot of exercise when fully grown, high-intensity exercise is very beneficial to it. However, high-intensity exercise shouldn’t be forced on a Golden Retriever until about 18 months old to avoid damaging its growing joints.

 Is it alright to get a Golden Retriever in a hot climate?

The Golden Retriever can thrive well in hot climates; all it requires is a shaded and aerated area with lots of water. However, it should not be allowed to exercise too much in the heat.

What age can a Golden Retriever Puppy be brought home?

A puppy Retriever should not be taken from its mother earlier than when it is 8 weeks old. This is because up until that age, it gets important socialization and learns important skills from its mother and siblings.

Should a Golden Retriever be left indoors or outdoors?

A Golden Retriever naturally wants to be with its family, if its family is indoor, you will find it right there with them. 

Does a Golden Retriever bark a lot?

The Golden Retriever is not one to bark a lot except in cases of boredom or mental stimulation.

If you need a reliable, intelligent, friendly and trustworthy dog, the Golden Retriever is a great choice.

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