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Golden Retriever


Other Names

Goldie

History

Golden Retrievers were used for hunting and retrieving in the 1800s in Scotland. It was a cross between a Yellow Retriever and a Tweed Water Spaniel.

Appearance

Powerful, a kind and eager expression, hard working condition, balanced with not too long legs.

Color and Coat

Double coated, waterproof under coat, not coarse or silky, colors are shades of golden.

AKC Group

Sporting

Height

21-24 inches

Weight

55-75 lbs

Activity Level

High

Tempermant

Intelligent, eager to please, devoted companion, energetic, self-confident, friendly, reliable, trustworthy

Other Facts

One of the most popular breeds in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Golden Retrievers make good guide dogs, hearing, hunting, and search and rescue dogs. A couple of notable Golden Retrievers can be seen in the movies Air Bud and Homeward Bound.
 
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