According to the American Kennel Club, adult male golden retrievers weigh between 65 and 75 pounds and females weigh between 55 and 65 pounds. The height of a golden retriever is between 23 and 24 inches tall up to its withers for males and 21.5 to 22.5 inches tall for females.
Golden retrievers are one of the most popular breeds in the United States due to their tolerant attitudes and friendly dispositions. These characteristics alone make the golden retriever an excellent family pet. These dogs are also excellent hunters and are natural athletes, so they require a lot of exercise to stay healthy.