Golden Retriever

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Our collection of Golden Retriever images features many champions and best of breed. Whether you are a specialist looking for stock images of breed examples, a designer looking for a striking picture, or you're simply a Golden Retriever fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

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Golden Retriever overview

The Golden Retriever is on of the most popular breed around the world. They are mostly biddable, faithful and affectionate, although some can be headstrong and willful. They make good family pet, can live in most homes but best in the country. Requires regular grooming and exercise. Classically used as first cross with Labradors to produce guide dogs. 

Other known names for Golden Retriever

Yellow ​Retriever,​ ​Golden ​Flat ​Coat

Golden Retriever foreign names

Cobrador Dorado (Spanish)


United Kingdom (Scotland)

Breed Group

Gundog Group

Biological data

Male: 54.9–65 lbs.
24.9–29.5 kg.
Female: 65–75 lbs.
29.5–34 kg.
Male: 21–23 inches
55–57 cm.
Female: 23–24 inches
58–61 cm
Colours, markings and patterns
Any shade of gold or cream, neither red nor mahogany.
A few white hairs on chest only is permissible.

Golden Retriever links we are happy to endorse

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Golden Retriever – Breed standard

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Golden Retriever references and further reading

Golden Retriever Club 


Golden Retriever Club of America  
Golden Retriever Club of America National Rescue Committee  
Top Golden Retriever Sites

The Golden Retriever Club
Golden Retriever Breed Council
Golden Retriever Rescue Cymru
Northern Golden Retriever Association
The Golden Retriever Club of Wales

Please get in touch

If you are an animal photographer, an expert on Golden Retriever dogs or a breeder, we would love to hear from you. We strive to have all the latest, most helpful and accurate information on our website, but nobody is perfect, so we do ask for your feedback if we can improve our website.

Please get in touch 
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Featured image

AP-ZFJE1K - Three golden retrievers
Photo © Animal Photography, Barbara O'Brien

Golden Retriever puppies

AP-1G0NCZ - Golden Retriever puppies
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson

Golden Retrievers indoors

AP-1B0ZVA - Golden Retriever indoors
Photo © Animal Photography, Karin Newstrom

Golden Retrievers outdoors

AP-0JOHOO - Golden Retriever outdoors
Photo © Animal Photography, Barbara O'Brien

Golden Retrievers retrieving

AP-MUWTC4 - Golden Retriever retrieving
Photo © Animal Photography, Andrew Howells