— Golden Retrievers —

"Poche cose mi danno un senso di consolante sicurezza come la fedeltà del mio cane." 

Konrad Lorenz


Morbido, amichevole, fiducioso e confidenziale, Facilmente addestrabile ma anche amante della semplice vita in famiglia. E' un principe, in tutte le sue sfumature, elegante ma allo stesso tempo possente. Ama il suo padrone e lo cerca ma sa anche godere dei momenti di solitudine che usa per ricaricarsi dormendo profondamente. Il branco per lui è fondamentale. 


Breed Standard

The Standard is the guideline that describes ideal characteristics, temperament, color and ensures functions suitable for the breed.

General Apparance

Symmetrical, balanced, active, powerful, level mover; sound with kindly expression.

Temperament

Kindly, friendly and confident.

Head and Skull

Balanced and well chiselled, skull broad without coarseness; well set on neck, muzzle powerful, wide and deep. Length of foreface approximately equals length from well-defined stop to occiput. Nose preferably black.

Eyes

Dark brown, set well apart, dark rims.

Ears

Moderate size, set on approximate level with eyes.

Mouth

Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Neck

Good length, clean and muscular.

Forequarters

Forelegs straight with good bone, shoulders well laid back, long in blade with upper arm of equal length placing legs well under body. Elbows close fitting.

Body

Balanced, short coupled, deep through heart. Ribs deep, well sprung. Level topline.

Hindquarters

Loin and legs strong and muscular, good second thighs, well-bent stifles. Hocks well let down, straight when viewed from rear, neither turning in nor out. Cow hocks highly undesirable.

Feet

Round and cat like.

Tail

Set on and carried level with back, reaching to hocks, without curl at tip.

Movement

Powerful with good drive. Straight and true in front and rear. Stride long and free with no sign of hackney action in front.

Coat

Flat or wavy with good feathering, dense water-resisting undercoat.

Colour

Any shade of gold or cream, neither red nor mahogany. A few white hairs on chest only, permissible.

Size

UK e FCI Standard= Height Males: 56 - 61 cm; Bitches: 51 - 56 cm.


Health 

The health checks highly recommended for this breed by the English KennelClub are:

  • BONE PATHOLOGIES: - Hip Dysplasia HD - Ellbow Dysplasia ED 
  • EYE PATHOLOGIES: Annual eye examination and Gonioscopy every 3 years.
  • DNA TESTS: Eye Pathology PRA PRA1 PRA2 and Dermatological Patology ICT-A (Ichtyosis)