Golden Retriever puppies are the perfect size when they come home to meet your family. However, you need to keep in mind that they are not going to stay that size forever! Having a good idea of how big your dog will grow can help you make a better match for your family and better evaluation of all the things that go into getting a dog.
Golden Retriever Growth
Remember, your Golden Retriever might stray from the average heights and weights listed. Just like humans, dogs are their own unique individuals! Dogs below or above the average size can still be in the healthy range.
Due to the nature of the breed, Golden Retrievers
tend to grow quickly. They typically can grow anywhere between 5% and 10% each week.
These dogs generally stop growing taller between 9 and 12 months. Golden Retriever height usually caps out at this point, but the dogs continue to fill out and reach their full size between 1 and 2 years old. It is important to keep in mind that growth can be influenced by genetics, sex, age and whether the dog was spayed or neutered.
Like all dogs, Golden Retrievers are measured standing up from the ground to the shoulder.
Height of Standing Adult Female
Fully grown female Golden Retrievers are often smaller than males. Whatever their size, these dogs can still be happy, healthy companions for your family. Here are the average heights for adult female Golden Retrievers:
- Shoulder: Between 21.5 and 22.5 inches tall
- Overall: Average of 28.5 to 31.5 inches tall
Height of Standing Adult Male
Fully grown male Golden Retrievers are generally taller than females, and they tend to weigh around 10 pounds more. These are the average heights for adult male Golden Retrievers:
- Shoulder: Between 23 and 24 inches tall
- Overall: Average of 32 inches tall
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The Golden Retriever is a medium to large dog that makes a great household pet. With a devoted attitude, friendly feel, and a desire to train, Golden Retrievers are one of today's most popular dog breeds. These dogs, like any, can vary in their size, but averages are a good way to understand their overall size before you bring a new puppy home!
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