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The Differences Between Male And Female Golden Retrievers

The Differences Between Male And Female Golden Retrievers

You might be wanting to get a golden retriever puppy but are quite unsure if you should go for a male or a female one.

So, what are the differences between the male and female Golden Retrievers?

Here are the most important differences:

Height and Weight

A male Golden Retriever should ideally weigh between 65 to 75 pounds and should be 23 to 24 inches in height
A female Golden Golden Retriever should ideally weigh between 55 to 65 pounds and should be 21.5 to 22.5 inches in height. Female Golden Retrievers are a bit smaller in size than males.

Estrus Cycle

Female Golden Retrievers go through the normal Estrus cycle once in every six months which is when they are in ‘heat’. The dog is then fertile and can also have puppies.

The Estrus cycle causes the female golden retriever to attract males and the dog may even bleed during this time. If this are things you want to avoid you can always desex your female dog if your don’t wish to mate her.

Temperament

According to a zoological study, male Golden Retrievers worship their pack leaders. This is an ancestral survival trait can be seen in your dog’s concern for your feelings and mood.

Keep in mind that female Goldies are affected by your mood and feelings. However, they aren’t devoted to you to the extent male dogs are.

According to zoologists, while females do love you, the male Golden Retrievers are in love with you.