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is a golden retriever right for you?

big dog

Goldens aren’t small

They are a big dog and with that happy, swishing tail that is just coffee table height they can seem a lot bigger. A golden typically weighs between 28 – 40 kilograms and they between 20 -24 inches tall at the withers (the highest point of a dog’s shoulder blades).

This means that there’s a lot of dog to brush, they take up a lot of room on the couch, in the bed or in the car and you can’t just pick them up if you want to take them somewhere. But it also means there’s more dog to snuggle with (goldens are the best snugglers).

So if a big dog sounds like a lot of work to you, or an inconvenience then maybe a golden retriever isn’t the right breed.

You need room in your home for a golden retriever, they are a people loving dog and this means they follow you everywhere around the home. Always wanting to be by your side, which in a small space can become annoying for some people.

do you want a big dog?

Golden retrievers when fully matured, will reach around 30kilos or more. With big paws, comes big responsibilities when it comes to taking care of them. If you are considering opening your home and heart to a golden consider the following

big dogs cost more to look after than small dogs.

you need space for a large dog

big dogs never live long enough

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