Country/Region of Origin: Scotland
Life span: 10 – 13 years
Weight: 60 – 75 pounds (27.2 – 34kg)
Gestation: 61 – 65 days.
Health issues in Golden Retrievers:
- Cancer is the number one killer in Golden Retrievers
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Heart disease (sub-valvular aortic stenosis and cardiomyopathy)
- Lupus (Autoimmune disease)
- Cataracts in older dogs.
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
- Skin diseases
Interesting Facts on Golden Retrievers:
Golden Retrievers were bred in Scotland by Lord Tweedmouth in the nineteenth century.