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How Long Do Golden Retrievers Live? Facts You Need to Know

by Lina Nguyen Advice: Health , Food, Grooming for Pets
Lina Nguyen Advanced Advice: Health , Food,...
Do you want your dog to live longer? How long do Golden Retrievers live? Learn more about your dog, and you’ll know. Read on to find out the answer
Aug 4th 2018 02:14


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With the latest findings, the lifespan of a Golden Retriever is an average of 11 years. Comparing with other dog breeds like Huskies and Labradors, they significantly live shorter. Of course, depending on how you take care of your dog, it may live longer or not.
Golden Retrievers are some of the most popular dogs both in the US and worldwide, thanks to their beautiful appearance and their nice characters. But having a dog is a long-term responsibility (10 to 12 years in this case), and you need to make sure you’re ready to share your home with a Golden Retriever before getting a puppy.

You must make room for your dog and her hair
Golden Retrievers are medium-large dogs. A male Golden is about 23-24 inches tall (58-61 cm) and weighs between 60 and 80 pounds (27-36 kg). Females are smaller, but they still need space to move, being 20-22 inches tall (51-56 cm) and weigh between 55 and 70 pounds (25-32 kg).

You’ll have to give your dog enough room to move freely around the house. Having a yard can be helpful, but as Goldens are very social dogs they’ll prefer staying inside with their families rather than running around by themselves outdoors. So be sure your house or apartment is large enough to host such an active and intelligent dog, even if you’ve got a yard.

The dog isn’t the only thing you’ll see around the house all day. Free your schedule for cleaning up hair as Golden Retrievers shed all year, becoming heavier in spring and autumn. The easiest way to reduce the amount of lost hair is by brushing your dog 3-5 time a week, for about 15 minutes. However, you’ll still need a powerful pet hair vacuum cleaner to remove the mess from your carpets and sofa.

You shouldn’t leave your Golden Retriever alone for more than 4-5 hours a day
Goldens create strong bonds with their owners, meaning they’re great family dogs. They’re willing to please their humans and love being around children of all ages because kids are always ready to play.

Leaving your Golden by herself all day will only make her suffer, which in time can generate depression, separation anxiety, and in some cases destructive behavior.

Hiring a pet walker or taking your Golden to dog care during the day can help, but none of these solutions replaces your presence. Only buy or adopt one of these dogs if you or other family members have time to play with her every day.
Aug 19th 2018 23:32   
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