The average in the US for a Golden is around 12 years. Cancer is the leading cause of death. It is not uncommon for a Golden to live until 14 though. Genetics and environmental factors mainly determine longevity. When selecting a Golden make sure that the very least your breeder is doing for you is giving you copies of the health certifications of the parents. The Morris Foundation is doing a major study on Golden Retrievers during their lifetime that you can be a part of with your Golden. This is a wonderful breed that is very versatile and giving of their heart.
Answered by mgeels - 4/2/2013 1:58:12 PM