Golden Retrievers

Breed Information

Traits & Characteristics

The Golden Retriever has a wonderful golden coat, which is how they earned the first part of their name. 


They come in golden of various shades, we specialize in the beautiful dark red variation of the Golden Retriever. 

According to AKC, the Golden Retriever’s broadhead, with its friendly and intelligent eyes, short ears, and straight muzzle, are hallmarks of the breed. 


Their friendliness and intelligence make them both a popular family pet and an excellent working dog for roles such as a service dog, therapy dog, or search and rescue. A golden retriever will be your best friend, your cuddle partner, and light up your life. 



10 to 12 years


Medium - Large





Key Facts







What to Expect With A Golden

With all breeds, early socialization and puppy training classes are recommended. Gently exposing the puppy to a wide variety of people, places, and situations between the ages of 7 weeks-4 months will help the golden develop into a well-adjusted, well-mannered adult. However when doing so, we recommend that the puppy not be on a public surface such as a pet store floor, vet floor, or places other dogs frequent as they are not fully protected until they have all their puppy vaccinations. Puppy training classes serve as part of the socialization process and help the owner learn to recognize and correct any bad habits that may be developing. We recommend either doing in person training classes with an AKC certified trainer or using Baxter and Bella’s online training forum to strengthen your bond as your puppy matures. Obedience training strengthens the bond between dog and owner. A golden wants nothing more than to please his human. Golden Retrievers are outgoing, loyal, and eager to do your bidding, which makes them very easy to train.

We recommend your Golden Retrievers get plenty of exercise. If not exercised regularly, they may develop undesirable behaviors and gain excess weight. These dogs make great hiking and cycling companions. Golden Retrievers love to be active alongside their favorite people. Due to their strong retrieving instinct, when being exercised outside of a fenced-in yard, your pup may need to be kept on a leash to avoid distractions. Running with your dog is a great way to help them get the exercise they need but this is only acceptable after the age of 2 when they are fully developed! Also please be mindful to your puppy, when they stop playing they are tired and make sure to not push them past their limit so they do not get injured.

Golden Retrievers require a substantial amount of grooming in order to maintain their thick and lustrous coat. Daily brushing will help prevent knots and tangles and will reduce the amount of fur that accumulates around your home. We recommend a professional groom every 4 to 6 months to make sure you are removing all of the dead undercoat and for a good bath. Your puppy’s nails will require regular trimming if they are not worn down naturally through outside play and activity. We recommend trimming nails every 4 to 6 weeks as necessary

All of our adults and puppies are fed Purina Pro Plan Sport 30/20 All Life Stages. Feeding a high quality, balanced, and AAFCO food is essential to making sure to provide the best for your new fur friend. It is recommended to follow the feeding guidelines on the back of the bag to make sure you are feeding the correct amount as they grow and develop so that your new baby maintains a healthy weight for a long life with you. Extra weight can affect your puppy throughout their entire life and even shorten their lifespan. So to make sure they get the best in life and a long life with you we recommend that you follow the guidelines and recommendations of your veterinarian. Under no circumstances should you feed grain free food unless recommended by your veterinarian as it can lead to the development of cardiomyopathy.