It is very important for a healthy Golden Retriever to get plenty of exercise. They adapt very well to people and family life but it is necessary to take it out on walks and be social with other dogs and keep it occupied or active.
Golden Retrievers tend to shed heavily at the beginning of the summer or late spring months although they shed moderately all year round. Grooming and bathing every one or two weeks is ideal and brushing its coat every day will help minimizing the shedding.
Like other breeds, hip dysplasia is common and because of careless breeding, other genetic disorders may affect them like ocular problems, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus and epilepsy.