Golden Retrievers have held the number three slot of the “most popular dog breed” list for many years – for good reason. These dogs are great family pets, smart, beautiful, friendly and excellent retrievers. Goldens Trainability is Very high they are Devoted, eager to please and very intelligent. Average Height 21-24 inches and Weight: 55-75. Life Expectancy average around 10-13years.
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Please understand that an English Cream Golden Retriever is still a Golden Retriever. They are not a separate breed.
Cardiac Evaluation by a board certified cardiologist. Congenital heart disease in dogs is a malformation of the heart or great vessels.
Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist.
Hip Dysplasia free certified with PennHIP or OFA Evaluation.
RA 1&2 Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
is a category of genetic mutations that cause vision loss and blindness. Both GR-PRA1 and GR-PRA2 are inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. This means that a dog must inherit a copy of the mutation from each parent to be affected by the disorder.
DM Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)
is a progressive neurological disorder that affects the spinal cord of dogs. The disease often begins with an unsteady gait, and the dog may wobble when they attempt to walk. As the disease progresses, the dog's hind legs will weaken and eventually the dog will be unable to walk at all.
is an autosomal recessive genetic mutation that affects the skin of Golden Retrievers. The mutation prevents the outer layer of the epidermis from forming properly, resulting in skin that becomes darkened and thick, with excessive flaking.
NCL Neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinoses (NCLs) are a class of inherited neurological disorders. This neurologic disease becomes apparent at approximately 13 months of age. Often the first sign of disease is a subtle loss of coordination that is more apparent when the dog is excited. The extent of the incoordination gradually increases. The dog may begin pacing or circling when 15 months old and seizures often start before 18 months of age. Visual impairment and behavioral changes also start at that time. The neurologic deficiencies slowly but relentlessly increase and affected Golden Retrievers are often euthanized due to deteriorating quality of life when 30-to-35 months old.
All these Genetic tests are very important. We must be sure we are not breeding two affected or two carrier animals together.