You’ll rarely see a Golden Retriever without a smile on their faces!

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You’ll rarely see a Golden Retriever without a smile on their faces!

Golden Retriever

At a Glance

Big, tall, active dogs
Loves walks
He loves fun and play, and will want to look after you all.
Always alert and taking notice.

Famous Owners

Musician Jimmy Buffet (his Golden Retriever’s name was Cheeseburger)
Professional Golfer Jack Nicklaus (dog’s name: Cali)
Author Dean Koontz (his dog’s name was Trixie)
Actress Jane Seymour (dog’s name: Crispin)
Actress Mary Tyler Moore (dog’s name-Dash)
Comedic Writer Dave Barry (dog’s name: Earnest)
U.S. President Gerald Ford (dog’s name: Liberty)
Actress Renee Zellweger (dog’s name-Woof)

Breed History

This popular breed originated in Britain during the 1800s. A major contributor to the breed was Lord Tweedmouth of Inverness-Shire, Scotland, who kept records of his efforts to create the breed between 1835 and 1890. Other accounts tell us how occasionally gol-en yellow puppies would occur in litters of black retrievers. All in all, the breed began as a mix of the now extinct Tweed Water Spaniel and several other breeds, including small Newfoundlands, Irish Setters, Bloodhounds, and other water spaniels.
Golden Retrievers were developed for use as hunting dogs — a purpose they still fulfill today. Nowadays they excel in many roles, famously as guide dogs for the blind, as working gundogs, rescue dogs, and sniffer dogs. And they still make first-class family dogs and companions!

Today, Golden Retrievers

Generally, between 21 and 24 inches, these are large, friendly dogs; the males are slightly bigger than the females. Their coats are of medium length, with feathering at the legs and tail. The breed can be any golden color, ranging from light cream to an RK gold. Most Goldens become lighter in color with age and experience graying around the eyes and on the muzzle. They do need regular grooming to keep the house free of hair.

Personality and the Perfect Owner

In a pageant, a Golden Retriever would take the “Miss Congeniality” award paws down! They’re friendly, confident, and eager. You’ll rarely see one without a smile on their face. They’re versatile too, performing functions ranging from hunting dogs to therapy and guide dogs.
If you like a dog that can go for a run in the park and then go home and play jovially with your toddler, this might be the perfect dog for you. Ideally matched to a house with a big yard or country life, they can still adapt to life in an apartment if you’re willing to take regular walks. What better way to keep fit? Better break in those walking shoes!

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Written by Amma

Pugs-a lot of dogs in a small space!