Place of Origin:
Sporting & Companionship
Height from Shoulder:
23-24 Inches (Male), 21-22 Inches (Female)
65-75 Pounds (Male) 55-65 Pounds (Female)
Golden Retrievers are extremely friendly dogs who get along with pretty much everyone – from kids to seniors and even cats. Though they do often show their excitement by jumping up on those they find interesting, so it’s important to train them early.
With their outgoing nature, it’s very important to socialize your Golden Retriever and keep them occupied. A bored dog can be a scary thing, and your furry friend will let you know by chewing up shoes, furniture – even drywall!
They’re also heavy shedders and have a thick undercoat that requires frequent brushing to maintain. A good grooming routine is essential for Golden pet parents whether you do it yourself or find a professional groomer.
As pure breed dogs, Golden Retrievers are at a higher risk for certain health and genetic conditions. Heart problems and cataracts are two of the most common issues to plague this pet.
Golden Retrievers are more susceptible than other breeds to issues with their hips and elbows. Whether they are born with the disorders or caused by an injury or illness, these conditions are usually treated with alternative therapies, ongoing medications, and surgery; all covered under our dog insurance plan.
Goldens are also infamous for having issues with their eyes including entropion (where either the top or bottom eyelid rolls into the eye) that is very painful if left untreated, as well as cataracts (when the ocular lens becomes cloudy). Keep up with routine vet visits and feed your Golden a high-quality diet to prevent some of these common conditions.
Boeing the Golden Retriever was on a family trip that landed him in the hospital. Check out how Embrace helped Sheri cover Boeing's emergency hospital stay and medication.
Vet Bill: $2,642.80
Embrace Reimbursed: $2,378.52
Risk Factors and Costs for Common Golden Retriever Health Issues
From hip dysplasia to ichthyosis, here are some common Golden Retriever health issues. Information based on Embrace claims data.
|Condition||Risk Profile||Cost to Diagnose and Treat|
|Osteochondrosis of the Shoulder/Elbow||Medium||$2,000-$4,000|
Estimates based on claims paid by Embrace Pet Insurance.
Average Cost to Insure Your Golden Retriever
For comprehensive accident and illness coverage, the majority of our Golden Retriever pet parents pay between $39 and $86 per month.*
Pet insurance may cost more or less depending on where you live, your dog’s age, and what policy parameters you choose.
Policies for Goldens can cost more than those for mixed breed dogs because they are much more likely than mixed breed dogs to make claims for hereditary conditions that are expensive to treat.
When happy-go-lucky, energetic Oliver wasn't himself, his pet parent, Kaitlyn, knew something was wrong.
Check out how Embrace helped Kaitlyn cover Oliver's multiple emergency visits and diagnostic tests. Vet Bill: $1,837.42
Embrace Reimbursed: $1,069.94
*Insurance cost based on a 3-year-old male Golden Retriever with a $10,000 annual maximum, $500 annual deductible, and 80% reimbursement rate.