Coat: May be golden or cream-colored. Coat is smooth and wavy and the undercoat is weather-resistant.
Overview: Goldens are strong and easy to train, but their most outstanding trait is their character. They are outgoing and devoted companions, good-natured and trusting. They make fantastic hunting companions.
Character: Goldens are characterized by high self-confidence, sensitivity, intelligence, and a willingless to adapt. Barking is infrequent.
Temperament: This dog gets along well with children, other dogs, and any household pets. It should be noted they are also typically suspicious of unknown visitors.
Care: Regular grooming with a brush and comb is required. It is particularly important the ears be kept clean.
Training: Obedience classes are recommended. They are very sensitive to harsh treatment, so excessive strictness is not recommended. Golden Retrievers remember what they learn for the rest of their lives.
Activity: Golden Retrievers have above-average need for exercise, although they will adapt themselves to the exercise habits of your family.