Golden Retrievers are a breed of dog that originated in Scotland in the 1800s, bred specifically for retrieving game birds during hunting expeditions.

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They are one of the most popular breeds of dogs in the world, known for their friendly and affectionate nature, intelligence, and loyalty.

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Golden Retrievers are medium-sized dogs, typically weighing between 55-75 pounds, and standing 21-24 inches tall at the shoulder.

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They have a thick, water-repellent double coat that comes in shades of gold, ranging from pale cream to deep red.

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Golden Retrievers are highly social animals and thrive on human companionship. They make great family pets and are especially good with children.

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They are highly intelligent and trainable, and are often used as service dogs, therapy dogs, and search and rescue dogs.

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Golden Retrievers are known for their love of water and are excellent swimmers. They were originally bred to retrieve game from the water, and their webbed paws and water-resistant coat make them natural swimmers.

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They have a life expectancy of 10-12 years, and are prone to certain health problems such as hip dysplasia, cancer, and heart disease.

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Golden Retrievers require regular exercise and mental stimulation to stay healthy and happy. They love to play fetch and are highly trainable in agility and obedience.

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The breed has been immortalized in popular culture, with several famous Golden Retrievers appearing in films, TV shows, and books, including the beloved literary character, "Marley" from the book and movie "Marley & Me."

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