A golden retriever female
Golden Retrievers vary widely in color.
Golden Retrievers were bred to retrieve from the water.
Most Goldens are high energy and need plenty of exercise, such as dog agility.
Golden retriever puppy jumping to catch a treat.
Newborn Golden Retrievers
A golden retriever at 15 years old.
A Golden Retriever Dock Jumping.
Hunting dogs can be divided into four main categories of hounds, terriers, cur type dogs, and gun dogs. Many combine skills of hunting, flushing, and retrieving.
Apartment-friendly dogs are the best pick for owners who do not have a spacious play area for their dog. The lower a dog's energy level, the more apt it may be for apartment-life.
Family-friendly dogs are breeds that interact well with children. These dogs remain good-natured even when subjected to a child's poking and grabbing.
Higher-requirement dogs tend to need more frequent play time in larger areas, while minimal-need dogs can be left alone more often.
Heavy-shedding dogs sometimes include thick and heavy double-coated breeds. Dogs that are adapted for a cold climate are often heavy shedders.