Golden Retrievers shed heavily during the winter and summer months. Golden Retrievers shed moderately in the fall and spring. Owners can help reduce shedding with proper grooming.
Golden Retrievers have a top coat and an undercoat. The top coat is water-repellent, and the undercoat is very thick. It is best to brush Golden Retrievers with a bristle brush on a regular basis to help remove loose or shedding fur. Another way to reduce shedding is by brushing the undercoat with an undercoat rake. The Daily Puppy recommends brushing Golden Retrievers at least once a week to minimize shedding. Regular bathing can also help minimize shedding.