How much do Golden Retrievers cost?
We found Golden Retriever prices to range between $1,000 and $6,500 in Australia.
To get these costs, we looked at over 40 prices from breeders across Australia on sites including Gumtree, My Golden Retriever Puppies and Trading Post.
How much does pet insurance cost for a Golden Retriever?
Pet insurance for a Golden Retriever is likely to cost you between $49.58 and $325.90. This is relatively similar to other healthy dog breeds.
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The Golden Retriever is a large-built dog with a distinctive, thick golden coat of wavy fur. However, the Goldie’s beautiful fur doesn’t come without its drawbacks, as the breed is prone to heavy shedding.
The Golden Retriever has a long, symmetrical body, a friendly demeanour and intelligent eyes. Because Golden Retrievers are big eaters, they can easily go overboard and put on too much weight. It is important to manage their diet and give them plenty of exercise.
Be prepared to spend at least 2 hours a day playing fetch with your pup and letting it run around outdoors, as Golden Retrievers have seemingly boundless energy and need to burn it off. They also love to swim, but keep a close eye on them when around questionable waters.
One thing to keep in mind: Golden Retrievers are extremely friendly toward strangers, so they don’t make the best guard dogs.
Health problems Golden Retrievers can experience
As with many pure breeds, some undesirable hereditary traits can be passed down through the lineage due to early inbreeding. These usually manifest themselves as health problems. The Golden Retriever has avoided many of these problems, but there are still some health issues you need to watch out for. These include:
- Hip/elbow dysplasia and other joint conditions
- Cataracts and other eye diseases
- Blood clotting
- Subaortic stenosis
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