The best dogs I have ever had. They do whatever you ask of them, they are affectionate and loving, good around people and other dogs, playful, and beautiful. These dogs are instinctive fetchers, and love the water and cold weather as well. Goldens are usually between 50-65 lbs for females and 60-75 lbs for males, but the male golden I have now is only 55 lbs and the one I had before him was 96.
loyal, friendly, protective, total family dog, great w/ lil' kids(i have several, kids & goldens) Cons: don't mature til about 3yrs old- so patience is needed- like a teen that thinks they know everything. but grows out of it... eventually.