Golden retrievers are friendly, intelligent, and devoted dogs that are categorized in the sporting group. Golden Retrievers can be found to come in three general colors. Those colors are light golden, golden, and dark golden. Golden Retriever sheds lightly throughout the year, as with every double-coated dog, he sheds his undercoat in large quantities twice a year. They are considered to be medium sized dogs with their height ranging from 23-24 inches for males and 21.5-22.5 inches for females. The average weight for the dogs is 65-75 pounds for males and 55-65 pounds for females. Their life expectancy is 10-12 years.