Golden Retriever

Breed: Golden Retriever

Family: Stop dogs

Nationality: Great Britain

Weight (kg): 27 - 36
Size (cm): 51 - 61
Hair type: flat or corrugated

Color Standards: All shades of cream and gold. Red, red or mahogany are not accepted colors.

Origin and history: Cross between a flat-coated retriever and a water spaniel, with subsequent introduction of Irish setter, labrador, and St-Hubert

Personality: sensitive, soft, resistant, vigorous, active, player. Not a good guard dog, but is a good swimmer.

Known health problem: Obesity, eye and skin disorders, cataracts

Note: Until 1920, it was called golden flat-coat

Hereditary illness

• Dysplasia (developmental anomaly) of the hip and elbow
Patellar dislocation (patella)
• Progressive atrophy (degeneration) of the retina
• Hemophilia A
• Spectrin deficiency
• von Willebrand disease
• Ichthyosis / primary cornification defect
• Axonopathy (axon disease) sensorimotor
Predisposition to diseases

• Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) allergic
• Hypothyroidism (decreased hormone production by the thyroid gland)
• Distichiasis (row of supernumerary eyelashes that point to the cornea)
• Cataracts
• Epilepsy (convulsions)
• Hemangiosarcoma
• Lymphoma (cancer of lymphocytes)
• Iris cyst
• Mastocytoma (mast cell tumor)
• Aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve)
• Seborrhea (overproduction of sebum)
• Dilation / gastric torsion
• Panosteitis (inflammation of the interior of the bones)
• OCD (osteochondritis dissecans)
• Osteosarcoma (bone cancer)
• RLCC (rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament)
• Uveitis (inflammation of the uvea)
• Glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
• Dysplasia (developmental anomaly) of the retina
• Hypertrophic osteodystrophy (bone growth disorder)
• Sarcoma (cancer) histiocytic / histiocytosis
• Malignant oral melanoma (cancer of the mouth)
• Idiopathic Horner Syndrome (neurological disease of the eye)
• Juvenile renal dysplasia (developmental abnormality)
• Mega esophagus
• Myasthenia gravis
• Cricopharyngeal dysfunction
• Idiopathic pericardial effusion (accumulation of fluid around the heart of unknown cause)
• Intracranial meningioma (meninges tumor inside the skull)
• Brain tumor of the choroid plexus
• Lingual fibrosarcoma (tumor of the tongue)
• Limb melanoma (tumor in the eye)
• Leukemia (cancer of white blood cells)
• Thyroid cancer