Would a male or a female puppy be a better choice for me?

One of your first considerations when selecting a male or female puppy should be the weight and height of an adult Golden Retriever. Males measure about 23 – 24 inches (58-61 cm) in height at withers (shoulder) and weigh approximately 70 to 85 lbs. Females stand 21-1/2 – 22-1/2 inches (55-57 cm) at the withers and weigh approximately 60 to 70 pounds at maturity.

The difference in temperament of a male and a female is rather subtle. Your best option when considering this question is to visit with us as we are willing to spend time having you meet individual males and females of various ages, allowing you to decide for yourself what personality will meld with your lifestyle best.