Comfort Retriever

Canis lupus

Last updated: May 4, 2023
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Comfort Retrievers can carry an egg in their mouths without breaking the shell because they have very soft mouths.


Comfort Retriever Scientific Classification

Scientific Name
Canis lupus

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Comfort Retriever Conservation Status

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Comfort Retriever Facts

Group Behavior
  • Social
Fun Fact
Comfort Retrievers can carry an egg in their mouths without breaking the shell because they have very soft mouths.
Other Name(s)
Miniature Golden Retriever
Gestation Period
63 days
playful and loving
Litter Size
4-12 puppies
  • Social

Comfort Retriever Physical Characteristics

  • Beige
  • Golden
Skin Type

Comfort Retriever as a Pet:

General Health
Energy Level
Tendency to Chew
Family and kid friendliness
Yappiness / Barking
Separation Anxiety
Preferred Temperature
Average climate
Exercise Needs
Friendly With Other Dogs
Pure bred cost to own
Dog group
Male weight
25-45 lbs
Female weight
25-45 lbs

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The Comfort Retriever was created to give people the characteristic traits and overall appearance of a Golden Retriever but in a smaller size. The Comfort Retriever is made up of a mixture of a Golden Retriever and a Miniature Poodle giving the Comfort Retriever its name.

Their beautiful appearance will steal your heart, along with having entertaining personalities, as their funny traits will definitely keep you laughing for days.

The Different Types Of Breeds Similar To A Comfort Retriever

The Goldendoodle. They have a mixture of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. They are known to be very affectionate and have a playful side. In addition, they are very friendly and get on well with people; surprisingly, they have a great bond with cats.

However, even though these two breeds share the same personality traits, their hair texture and coat color are entirely different.

The Comfort Retriever has a fine, fluffy texture with a light golden cream color compared to the Goldendoodle, which has more of a wavy hair texture and can come in a variety of colors which consists of black, copper, or golden cream tones.

Fun Facts About The Comfort Retriever Dog

  • Comfort Retrievers like to communicate through barking and body language. For example, when wagging their tails and using a loud vocal bark, this is their way of wanting to interact with either people or other animals.
  • They are speedy runners, and their top speed is 35 mph.
  • Comfort Retrievers can carry an egg in their mouths without breaking the shell because they have very soft mouths.
  • They are excellent therapy dogs because they are known to provide people with unconditional love and attention.

History Of The Breed

The comfort retriever, also known as the miniature golden retriever, is a relatively new breed, that started in the 2000s. They are a mix of the golden retriever and the miniature poodle or the cocker spaniel. As such a young breed, there is not much history but its parent breeds go back further.

The golden retriever originated in the Scottish Highlands in the 1800s and was developed by Dudley Marjoribanks, who later was known as Lord Tweedmouth.  The poodle originated in Germany, although many believed it to be from France, and it can be traced back to the 14th century. The poodle was intended as a water-hunting dog and the name poodle comes from the German word pudel which means to splash in water. The cocker spaniel originated in Spain as far back as the 14th century. They were divided into two groups by the 1800s – the toy group and the hunting group – and were officially recognized in England in the late 1800s.

Pros And Cons Of Owning A Comfort Retriever Dog

Smaller in size: they are half the size of a Golden Retriever.Anxiety and depression: they can be prone to experience anxiety if they don’t get enough exercise and mental stimulation.
Loving Personality: their affectionate and cheerful nature will bring so much happiness into your life when owning this breed. Let’s not forget about their comedic traits, as they will keep you and others around very entertained.Health issues: due to the Comfort Retriever’s highly demanding nature, breeders can become irresponsible and not follow the correct breeding regulations. These dogs will experience health issues and have a shorter lifespan.
Great pets for children: these dogs absolutely love children. Comfort Retrievers are known to be very loyal and protective. In addition, because these dogs are very active, they share the same amount of energy and playfulness as children; this makes the Comfort Retriever the perfect friend for your little ones.Costly: The Comfort Retriever has become popular because of their smaller appearance making them more expensive to purchase. The price can range anywhere from $1500-$6000.

The Best Dog Food For The Comfort Retriever Dog

Their active lifestyle requires food that is rich in nutrients and easily digestible because they can experience bloating. Avoid adding too much:

  • Salty foods
  • Large amounts of dairy
  • Foods that contain a lot of sugar

Provide good quality kibble containing protein, healthy carbohydrates and fats to maintain energy throughout the day. Fruit and Vegetables can also be added to their diet, such as:

  • Carrots
  • Bell peppers
  • Green beans
  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Bananas
  • Apricots

Because Comfort Retrievers love to eat, make sure not to overfeed them as they are prone to picking up weight quickly. Keep portions balanced and limit snacks.

Weight And Size

Mini Golden, "Comfort Retriever"

These dogs have a small to medium build and when fully grown, have an average weight of 2-45 pounds.

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Their build is small to medium in size. Both males and females are usually 14-20 inches tall. When fully grown, they have an average weight of 20-45 pounds.  

Health Issues

Comfort Retrievers are generally healthy, but because they are mixed with three types of other breeds, they can inherit their specific health issues as they share certain genes from each dog. These health issues consist of:


Their loveable and friendly nature is what makes this dog so beautiful. They will never pass up on an opportunity to give affectionate cuddles and are very loyal to their owners.

They enjoy mingling with other dogs and taking part in fun activities. However, the Comfort Retriever tends to bark a lot and can display destructive behavior such as chewing and digging.   

How To Take Care Of A Comfort Retriever Dog

Comfort Retriever

Comfort Retrievers are excellent therapy dogs because they are known to provide people with unconditional love and attention.


Introducing a well-balanced diet and regular exercise will keep your dog healthy and prevent them from getting sick.


These dogs have fine, textured hair strands with a double-layered coat, which causes a lot of knots and shedding. Comfort Retrievers require brushing once a week to prevent matted fur.

Bathing can be determined by how smelly or dirty they get, so when it’s time to wash those golden locks, use a moisturizing shampoo to assist with tangles and nourish the skin.

Teeth can be brushed daily, and nails should be trimmed monthly to prevent claws from curving.


This breed of Retriever is very intelligent, making training an easy task. Comfort Retrievers learn very quickly and respond well to commands.

Training should be introduced from a young age as it teaches your dog to learn socializing skills and prevent any problematic behaviors. Choose a controlled area and use positive training techniques when training your Comfort Retriever.


In addition to their high energy, they need at least 2 hours of exercise per day. Their daily routine can include the following:

  • Walking
  • Running
  • Playing catch with Frisbees and balls
  • Agility training

Exercise will keep your dog healthy and maintain a longer lifespan.


Comfort Retriever puppies are energetic, mischievous, and rambunctious, but they are tons of fun and will keep your family entertained for hours.

Female Comfort Retrievers give birth to a litter of approximately 4 to 12 puppies. Depending on the breeder’s reputation, location, and pedigree, these adorable pups can cost anywhere from $1000 to $3500.

Comfort Retriever Dog And Children

Their loving traits can form a special bond with children making them excellent companions. They always want to play and join in on activities matching the same energy levels as children.

The Comfort Retriever is the perfect fit for an active household and guardian of your children.

Dogs Similar To The Comfort Retriever Dog


The Beagle is a happy and relaxed breed. In addition, they are pretty goofy and provide their owners with hours of entertainment. These adorable dogs originated in England in the early 1800s and were used to trail and hunt rabbits.

Beagles are most content when they are allowed to follow their noses, but sometimes it gets them into trouble! In addition, they are a muscular breed, medium in size, most known for their droopy eyes and floppy ears.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This is a small breed with a wavy coat and can come in an array of colors, including:

  • Chestnut and white
  • Black
  • White
  • Tan

They differ from King Charles Spaniels because of their domed skulls and small stature. These Spaniels hail from a line of hunting dogs but now make great companions thanks to their compassionate nature and are often referred to as “comforter spaniels.”

English Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniel originated in Brittain in the 1800s and was used as a gun dog that helped hunters retrieve woodcocks.

But today, they are lovable and loyal companions with excellent temperaments and are highly intelligent.

They are medium-sized dogs that need a lot of exercise, so they are not suited for inactive families with small yards.

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About the Author

Kayeleen Parsons is a writer at A-Z Animals that thoroughly enjoys writing about animals of all types. She has a love for many animals, but her Cocker Spaniel dog holds a special place in her heart. In addition to being a writer, she's also an English teacher, sharing her knowledge to help her students become excellent in the language and literature. When she's not busy writing, Kayeleen enjoys reading and spending quality time with her family in her homeland of Cape Town.

Comfort Retriever FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

What are the different Comfort Retriever sizes?

They are medium in size. They have an average weight of 20-45 pounds.

What colors can a Comfort Retriever be?

Their colors range from white and cream color tones to a reddish-golden color.

How much do Comfort Retrievers cost?

They can cost anywhere from $700-$6000

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