Muscular and powerful dogs. A thick, Short coated dog that is medium sized. The colours vary from red, gold to brown.
These dog have been known to suffer from eye problems such as PRA, Hip dysplasia, umbilical hernias and ear infections.
Cataract problems with the eye has been reported.
A willful and intelligent dog. Can behave quite independently yet still have an affectionate nature. They do love children but can play rough so supervision is always advised. They like to have company, be it with other dogs or humans. They grow up to be protective by nature.
They are good eaters but with all healthy appetites, they need to be watched as to not overfeed them.
Long daily walks recommended. They can develop behavioral problems if not exercised enough. They love water and retreiving.
Once a week should keep this breed healthy.
An American dog that was developed using British dogs. Developed by settlers to work in water retrieving fowl and game.
Average Dog Size
23 - 26
Average Dog Weight
70 - 75
Average Bitch Size
21 - 24
Average Bitch Weight
60 - 65
Average Litter Size
Average Life Expectancy
9 - 15