Description: The Golden Retriever is a beautiful, powerful, sturdy, well-balanced, well-proportioned dog with a feathered, medium-length, cream to golden-colored coat. It is loyal, sweet, and eager to please. This dog is gentle with children; it enjoys the endless attention children provide. Though it will adapt well to a kennel environment, it prefers human companionship and is not happy in solitude. This breed is very active, makes an ideal companion to a sportsman.
Colors: Any shades of gold or cream.
Coat: Flat or wavy with good feathering, dense, water-resistant undercoat. The smooth, medium-haired double coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, paying particular attention to the dense undercoat. Dry shampoo regularly; bathe only when necessary. This breed is an average shedder.
Temperament: The Golden Retriver is a lovable, well-mannered dog with a great charm. It is very intelligent and responsive. It is always patient and gentle with children. The Golden Retriever makes an outstanding family dog; enjoys pleasing its masters, so obedience training can be fun.