Golden Retrievers are quintessential family pets known for their loyal and gentle nature. Originating from Scotland, their athletic build makes them perfect for active roles in search and rescue operations and assistance work. Goldens display a beautiful range of coat colors from light cream to rich gold, with water-repellent, dense fur that requires regular grooming. Golden Retrievers are intelligent, friendly, and tolerant dogs, ideal for families with children and other pets. Being active and fun-loving, they need consistent exercise and mental stimulation to stay healthy. They excel in obedience training due to their strong desire to please.
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