How to Take Care of Your Golden Retriever’s Coat: Step-by-Step

One of my favorite things about Golden Retrievers are their gorgeous fur coats.  If you’re thinking of getting a Golden Retriever or if you already have one, then you need to know exactly how to care for their beautiful coat.

The best way to take care of your Golden Retriever’s coat is by brushing it regularly and keeping it clean. In addition to this, a well-balanced diet is essential to the health of your dog’s coat.

Golden Retrievers possess what’s called a double-coat.  This double-coat consists of a thick undercoat, covered by a dense outer coat.

Do Golden Retrievers Have Hair or Fur?

Golden Retriever Shedding

In the spring, Golden Retrievers shed their heavy undercoats to make ready for the warm summer months ahead.  A lighter undercoat forms in the place of the heavier undercoat.  They will then shed this lighter undercoat in the fall to so that a thick winter undercoat can grow in its place.

It is a good idea to brush your Golden Retrievers coat a minimum of 3 – 5 times each week.   This will reduce shedding and helps to eliminate or reduce tangling and matting of their fur.

Tiny leaves and stems can become entangled in your Golden Retriever’s fur and lead to mats of hair, which you may find hard to remove. Check your pup after every walk because it’s easier to remove leaves and stems when they first become entangled.

How to Keep Your Golden Retrievers Coat Clean

Give Importance to Brushing and Bathing Your Golden Retriever

While Golden Retrievers shed all the year-round, they shed more in the fall and spring when their coats change.  As a matter of fact, you need to brush your pooch every day to improve shedding.


Golden Retrievers shed hair throughout the year. Regular grooming, bathing, and balanced nutrition can keep your Golden Retriever’s coat healthy and lustrous.

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