Golden Retriever

Collection of drawings of a Golden Retriever in various standing and sitting positions

Golden Retrievers are a medium to large breed of dog bred for sporting uses. Named retriever because of their ability to retrieve ducks, birds, and other game shot by hunting parties for sport, the Golden Retriever is a friendly, intelligent, and devoted dog that is easy to train. Golden Retrievers are known for their water-resistant long-coats of flat golden hair and their propensity for play. Often trained to serve as disability assistance dogs as well as guide, hunting, and search and rescue dogs, Golden Retrievers are consistently one of the most popular and iconic dog breeds around the world.

The average Golden Retriever has an overall height of 28.5"-31.5" (72-80 cm), withers height of 21.5"-24" (55-61 cm), and body length of 37.0"-42.0" (94-107 cm). A typical Golden Retriever weighs between 55-75 lb (25-34 kg) and has a lifespan of roughly 10-12 years.

How big is a Golden Retriever?
Golden Retrievers stand roughly 32” | 81 cm tall with males having a withers (shoulder) height of 23"-24" | 58-61 cm and females with a height of 21.5”-22.5” | 55-57 cm. Males weigh between 65-75 lb | 29-34 kg while females weigh in the range of 55-65 lb | 25-29 kg.
How long does a Golden Retriever live?
Golden Retrievers have an average life expectancy of 10-12 years.
What is the temperament of a Golden Retriever?
Golden Retrievers are a friendly, intelligent, and devoted dog breed that is easy to train.


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28.5"-31.5" | 72-80 cm
37.0"-42.0" | 94-107 cm
Withers Height:
21.5"-24" | 55-61 cm
55-75 lb | 25-34 kg

Height (Withers): 23"-24" | 58-61 cm
Weight: 65-75 lb | 29-34 kg

Height (Withers): 21.5”-22.5” | 55-57 cm
Weight: 55-65 lb | 25-29 kg

Size: Medium to large
Color: Lustrous flat golden coat
Temperament: Friendly, intelligent, devoted
Uses: Sporting, guide, disability assistance, search and rescue

Breed Size:
10-12 years


Drawings include:
Golden Retriever side elevation, front (standing), front (sitting), side (sitting), laying down (side)

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