Retrievers are sporting dogs bred to retrieve game birds

They are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and athleticism

Include the Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, and Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Energetic and need plenty of daily exercise.

Excellent swimmers and love to play in the water.

Gentle with children and make great family pets.

Used as working dogs in search and rescue, guide dogs for the visually impaired, and therapy dogs.

Relatively easy to groom but shed seasonally.

Healthy dogs but are prone to certain health conditions, such as hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia.

Loving, loyal, and playful dogs that make great companions for families.