The Golden Retriever requires regular grooming with a brush and comb at least twice a week. The ears should always be kept clean. The Golden Retriever should not be kept outdoors.
The Golden Retriever has a shoulder height of 51-61 cm (20-24 in) and weighs 25-34 kg (55-75 lbs). Golden Retrievers have a broad, rounded skull, short ears, round feet and thick, flat tails.
Golden Retrievers easily get along well with their friends and companions, but can be belligerent with unknown visitors. They get along especially well with children, with whom they are gentle and patient.