Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever, or ‘Goldie’, was originally a working gun dog that retrieved game in the hunting field. The Retriever has adapted to many roles, including being a guide dog for the blind and other types of an assistance dog. He is a popular family pet but requires proper socialisation as a puppy. As a largish hunting dog, he needs plenty of opportunities for long walks and off lead exercise. He has a thick coat which sheds and will need grooming at least twice a week.