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Golden Retrievers are one of the popular breeds for families as they are are known to have such a gentle temperament, incredibly loving and caring and great with kids. Being eternal puppies, they are always up for play and learning new tricks. 

With great intelligence and kindness, it's no surprise that these dogs are so popular. Eager to please, the golden retriever will do anything for their human friends! Also, they are unlikely to bark loudly and are friendly towards children. 

They are commonly used as guide dogs or rescue dogs, highlighting their unique intelligence and ability to be trained well. Adult Golden Retrievers usually weigh 25kg to 34kg and live between 10 and 12 years.  

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Common conditions that our Golden Retriever customers claim for:


Average claim payment

Osteoarthritis (osteoarthrosis, degenerative joint disease (DJD))


Cruciate ligament rupture – caudal and cranial


Hip dysplasia, developmental


Atopy finding


Lameness finding


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Did you know...

  • 37% of our Golden Retriever owners made a claim in their first two years with us. Fortunately, we pay 98% of all the claims we receive*.
  • 82% of the claims we received for Golden Retrievers were for illness, with only 17% for injury*. Many of those claims were for lifelong conditions.
  • Our highest payment for a Golden Retriever in the last 12 months is £12,065 for Portosystemic shunt disorder.
  • The oldest Golden Retriever we currently insure is a 16-year-old named Jakara. Now, there’s a loyal companion!

* Based on all Agria Pet Insurance claims received between May 2023 and October 2023

Common Health Problems for Golden Retrievers

  • Joint issues

    Golden Retrievers can quickly get overweight and be at high risk for hip and elbow dysplasia, which is when the joint ball and socket do not fit correctly and get inflamed. Consider limiting your puppy's time on hard surfaces, as it may affect their bone development later in life. Hip dysplasia can easily result in the dog being less able to walk normally, leading to chronic pain; therefore, visiting your vet immediately is essential.  

  • Tumours

    Tumours are common in Golden Retrievers, so you'll want to regularly check your dog's body during your grooming routine. Luckily, the tumours usually cause no damage, but they may require removal if they impact your dog's mobility. If you notice anything strange on your dog's body, it's a good idea to get your vet to have a look as soon as possible.  

  • Hot Spots

    Golden Retrievers are at high risk for having hot spots, which is when parts of the skin get infected, usually from bacteria. As this breed enjoys swimming and has a thick coat, moisture can easily get trapped by their skin, especially when the weather is humid. The hot spots can result in discomfort as they spread and become inflamed. See your vet if you notice any signs of hot spots, as medication can fix the condition.  


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With high energy levels, you'll most likely have to exercise your Golden Retriever over two hours daily, depending on their age and condition. As you may have guessed, they enjoy retrieving things and you may find them with your shoe in their mouth! It's a great idea to play plenty of fetch as it's one of their favourite activities.


Golden Retrievers were originally bred to retrieve game during hunting operations; therefore they have an excellent sense of smell and are used by police for drug detection. It's worth noting that they make poor guard dogs as they are way too nice. Despite being poor guard dogs, they have unique qualities to be trained as fantastic guide dogs and mountain rescue dogs. 


Your Golden Retriever will grow incredibly fast; they are often fully grown after only 12 months. They often overeat and will quickly get overweight, so measuring and recording how much you feed them is a good idea. 


Golden Retrievers shed hair regularly, and you'll likely get fur all over the house. You'll probably need to brush your Golden Retriever often to keep away loose hairs and keep their fur soft and clean.

Golden Retrievers are beautiful, gentle dogs but not without health issues. We see conditions such as drop hip dysplasia that may require long-term treatment. Only a lifetime insurance policy will help with the costs for as long as necessary

Robin Hargreaves

Agria Vet Panel Lead, Veterinary Surgeon for 30 years and former British Veterinary Association President.

Robin Hargreaves, veterinarian - Agria Pet Insurance

Why more and more Golden Retriever owners are insuring with Agria

With Agria, it's lifetime, every time

At Agria, we believe pet insurance should last your pet’s lifetime. Our policies provide lifelong vet’s fees cover for illnesses and injuries. This means that, provided your policy is renewed each year, your maximum benefit will be refreshed, providing cover for ongoing conditions.

So, whatever happens throughout your Golden Retriever life, we’ll always be there for you and your dog!

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