About the BreedThe Golden Retriever is very noble, self-confident, sensitive, intelligent, and adaptable. They are one of the world's most popular pets and make great companions. Golden Retrievers are sturdy, strong, and kind, known for their adeptness at hunting and their strength of character. Golden Retrievers bark infrequently, but do bark when startled, making them poor guard dogs.
Golden Retrievers easily get along well with their friends and companions, but can be belligerent with unknown visitors. They get along especially well with children, with whom they are gentle and patient. They are also friendly with other dogs and other household pets. The Golden Retriever is very devoted to family, and eager to please. The Golden Retriever is simply loving and loveable!
Golden Retrievers have above average needs for exercise, although they will adapt themselves to the exercise habits of your family. The Golden Retriever requires frequent human interaction. It should be challenged with obedience lessons or allowed to retrieve or play active games. Golden Retrievers tend to be more active in the morning and at night than in the middle of the day.