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Golden retrievers typically live to about 12 to 14 years of age. There is no widely known reliable source that has a listing of the oldest living Golden retriever. However, some dog owners have reported their Golden retriever to be alive at 17 years of age.
For some interesting statistics on the lifespan and common causes of death in Golden retrievers, you can visit the website of the Golden Retriever Club of America at www.grca.org.