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Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers can cost over $6,000 but they're trustworthy and are great dogs for families.

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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Budget Direct

$49.58$49.58$50.64$54.37$58.11Get quote
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Medibank

$165.14$179.05$188.04$202.04$325.90Get quote
PD pet insurance

PD

$105.01$106.31$109.56$111.55$121.26Get quote
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Knose

$133.85$145.42$154.95$168.56$182.17Get quote
Coles pet insurance

Coles

$76.10$81.33$86.76$96.31$112.57Get quote
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Vets Choice

$83.54$74.94$78.97$87.64$100.94Get quote
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Pet Insurance Australia

$116.02$123.89$128.33$136.38$206.21Get quote
Kogan Pet Insurance

Kogan

$109.41$116.89$172.43$183.53$201.36More info

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Characteristics

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.

Temperament

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
  • Allergies
  • Blood clotting
  • Subaortic stenosis
  • Bloat
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cancer

Get pet insurance for your Golden Retriever

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Name Product Accidental Injury Illness Paralysis Tick Yearly Sub-Limit Maximum yearly benefit Reimbursement rate Reimbursement Rate
Medibank Pet Max Cover with Extra Care
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$30,000
$30,000
90%
90%
⭐Finder Exclusive: Get your 1st month’s premium free when you choose Medibank Pet Insurance. Sign up using promo code FINDERONE. Offer ends 29 April 2024. T&Cs apply.
Everyday Comprehensive Plus Cover
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$3,000
$30,000
80%
80%
Everyday Pet Insurance customers get 10% off their monthly Woolworths shop. T&Cs apply.
PIA Major Medical Cover
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$3,000
$30,145
80%
80%
Covers specified accidents and illnesses, with Routine Care Cover included. Get 2 months free when you sign up using the code PIA202. T&Cs apply.
Budget Direct Pet Insurance
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$1,500
$12,000
80%
80%
Apply online and get 15% off your first year's premium. T&Cs apply.
Coles Premium Cover
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$2,500
$15,000
80% or 100%
80% or 100%
Earn 10x Flybuys points per $1 spent on pet food at Coles Supermarkets. T&Cs apply.
PD Deluxe Plan
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$15,000
$20,000
100%
100%
Apply online and get your first 1 month free. T&Cs apply.
Fetch Pet Insurance
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$30,000
$30,000
80% or 90% or 100%
80% or 90% or 100%
Get dental, physio and behaviour cover included and skip wait periods by following our in-app journey.
Pet Circle Dog Cover
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$10K or $17.5K or $30K
$0
70% or 80% or 90%
70% or 80% or 90%
Get 2 months free when you sign up using the code PCI2FREE. T&Cs apply.
Vets Choice Elite Cover
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$2,500
$15,000
80% or 100%
80% or 100%
Get a 5% discount when you insure more than one pet.
Guardian Platinum Accident & Illness Cover
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$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
Lifetime cover for cats and dogs, up to 80% covered.
Petsy Custom Cover
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$5000 or $10,000 or $25,000
$0
80% or 90%
80% or 90%
⭐ Finder Exclusive: Enjoy 30% off your first month of pet insurance, plus receive a custom pet tag. Sign up using the code FINDER. T&Cs apply.
Real Premium Accident & Illness Cover
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$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
Claim up to a maximum of $12k per year, with no excess to pay.
RSPCA Ultimate Plus Accident and Illness Cover
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$20,000
$20,000
80%
80%
Comprehensive cover for your pet, including the option of routine care. Get 1 month free for the first year of new policies. T&C's apply.
Australian Seniors Top Accident & Illness Cover
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$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
Benefits include overseas cover when in NZ or Norfolk Island for your pet, plus an optional routine care add-on.
Knose Pet Insurance
Finder AwardExclusive
Knose Pet Insurance
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tick
$25,000
$25,000
90%
90%
⭐Finder Exclusive: Get 10% off your first year. Sign up using promo code FINDER10. T&C's apply.
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    NatalieAugust 28, 2018

    How much does it cost to desex a female golden retriever?

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      JhezelynAugust 28, 2018Finder

      Hello Natalie,

      Thank you for your comment.

      As per checking, Desexing female dogs will cost you at around $200 – $220 for small dogs and can go up to $400 or more for large dogs (60kg plus). The typical cost for desexing female dogs weighing 10 – 20 kg is around $250.

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      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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