About the Breed


Dog Training Articles by Connie Cleveland

Connie authored articles about how dogs learn, raising a new puppy, starting your older dog in obedience, and much more. Browse her various articles to learn more about Golden Training! Learn more now!

Grooming Your Golden (Joanne Lastoka)

Start with a clean and dry dog, if not already bathed, thoroughly brushed. Actually for show grooming, I prefer trimming the dog before bathing, then doing any touch-up work after the bath and blow drying. Learn more now!

Effects of Early Spay or Neuter in Golden Retrievers (Purina)

Among the concerns associated with spaying or neutering prior to sexual maturity are increased risks of hip dysplasia and torn cruciate ligaments, possibly decreased life span, some evidence for increased incidence of hypothyroidism, hemangiosarcoma and osteosarcoma. On the flip side is concern that intact bitches are at risk for mammary cancer.   Learn more now!

What Goldens Do – Photo Essay

Check out the GRCA Photo Essay that visually shows you what goldens do. Everything from working,  to competing, to companionship – the Golden Retriever does it all! Learn more now!

Field Training Articles

Please explore our recommended field training articles covering the perfect hunting/field puppy, puppy aptitude testing, an introduction to field training, selecting a field trainer, handling tips, and much more. Learn more now!

British-Style Golden Retrievers Today

A Golden Retriever is a Golden Retriever regardless of where it’s born or whether it’s called field type, British-style, or North American. There has always been a range of shades of color in the breed, and photos from Guisachan over almost 40 years show both dark and light Golden Retrievers. Read Article

What Exactly is an “English” Golden Retriever

All Goldens descend from the same foundations that originated in Scotland in 1868 and were further developed throughout the United Kingdom (UK). However, in the United States and parts of Canada, the breed…Learn more now!

English Cream Golden Retrievers

In recent years there has been a sharp increase in internet marketing strategies aimed at specifically promoting cream-colored Golden Retrievers. Often called ‘English Cream Golden Retrievers’. Learn more here!

Goldendoodles – GRCA’s Position

The Golden Retriever Club of America is dedicated to the health and welfare of the Golden Retriever breed while conserving the original breed function – that of a “working retriever.” Learn more here!

Want a Puppy?

Puppies at Auctions and Raffles

Golden Retriever breeders can send a response to a request for them to donate a puppy, or by a local club or individual wishing to educate an organization regarding auctions and puppies. Learn more here!

Therapy Dog

Touched by the Peacemaker

In his distinctive blue uniform vest, he walked steadily down one of the most forlorn and desperate corridors in America – the Death Row cellblock of Louisiana’s infamous Angola Prison… Learn more now!