The golden retriever’s temperament is a defining characteristic of the breed, and it’s described in breeding terms as “kindly, friendly and confident”. These are good family pets, and are particularly patient with children, especially if they’re properly socialised and trained since birth.
These aren’t one-man dogs, and in general are equally friendly with strangers and those they already know. Their trusting, friendly nature makes them bad guard dogs.
A typical golden retriever should be calm, naturally intelligent and docile, with an exceptional desire to please. The breed is distinguished by its intelligence: puppies learn quickly if they’re trained with patience and consistency.
The dog is also known for its intelligence. The breed is catalogued in fourth place (of 131 breeds analysed) in Stanley Coren’s dog intelligence classification, just after border collies, poodles and German shepherds, due to its capacity for to be trained and obey commands.
Source: Golden Retriever – Wikipedia
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|Size||51 – 61cm height at withers|
|Weight||Males: 32 – 37kg. / Females: 27 – 32kg.|
|Coat type||Straight or wavy, with good fringing and a dense, impermeable undercoat|
|Colour||Any tone of gold or cream|