The second most popular dog in America, according to AKC statistics, is the Golden Retriever.
This loyal, fun-loving dog enjoys family life, is patient with children and even friendly with strangers and other pets. It is intelligent, easy to train, and social.
A healthy Golden Retriever has an average lifespan of 10 to 13 years.
They tend to be healthy dogs that, when purchased from a responsible breeder, can live out their lives without major medical problems.