Ok I thought that golden retrievers get to be about 60 lbs or so but the vet said no they can get 75 lbs and over! How big do MALE golden retrievers get to be about? I don't know much about the breeding but I know the mother is 6 years old and is about 60 lbs and we don't know who the father is but we're going with he is purebreed. Elwood has really big paws though and he's 17 lbs, from what I can tell from our scale and he was born January 25th. He's the smallest of the litter as well. Does anyone know how big they are breeding goldens these days?