Personality. The Golden Retriever is the classic family companion. They are obedient, playful, intelligent, well-mannered, great with kids, and kindly to strangers. They are good watchdogs, but make lousy guard dogs as they love people far too much to be effective.
Q. My Golden Retriever is unbelievably hyper. ... A. Golden Retrievers are working retriever dogs, which means they have a high energy level that needs to be released through productive outlets, otherwise that energy will be expended in less desirable ways, such as jumping up, counter surfing and chewing on furniture.Dec 6, 2012
Golden Retrievers are also noted for their intelligence. The breed ranks fourth in Stanley Coren's The Intelligence of Dogs – following the Border Collie, Poodle, and German Shepherd – as one of the brightest dogs ranked by obedience-command trainability.
No, they are two different dog breeds. They are both retrievers, which means that they were bred for hunting. ... Here's a picture of a Golden Retriever. It does look a little similar to the yellow lab, but you can see that the fur is longer and fluffier.