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Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is a fairly modern and very well-liked breed of a dog. It was developed as a retrieving dog to use while hunting wild fowl. nowadays it is one of the most common family dogs as. It is easy to handle, very patient and does not require very much of the owners, other than regular exercise, food and veterinary check-ups.///

It is often affectionately known as a Golden or "Yellow Retriever". Golden Retrievers are observed to to be highly compatible with people and other dogs, though after the seclusion from dog life it may develop human qualities and then may not be fond of other dogs. It will bark when startled but other than that it makes a poor watchdog due to its friendly nature. Golden Retrievers are particularly valued for their high level of sociability towards people.

 

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Comment "Rudy my goldie doesn't do retrieving. I throw a Frisbee, he'll watch where it goes and then walk off in the other direction "

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Golden Retrievers reach their full height around one year of age and full weight around age two, though many owners comment that their dogs retain their puppyish nature for life. This is a large breed very similar in appearance to the yellow Labrador Retriever, especially when young. The most obvious difference is the Golden Retriever's luxuriant coat.

Coat

The AKC standard states that the coat is a "rich, lustrous golden of various shades", disallowing coats that are extremely light or paradoxically; extremely dark. This leaves the outer ranges of coat colour up to a judge's discretion when competing in conformation shows. Judges may also disallow goldens with brown noses, though these are very rare. The Golden's coat can also be what people call a 'mahogany' colour, or what people see as 'redheads' in people. Also people think that their coat is red but their coat is never red, the darkest it can get is dark blonde.

Picture of Trio sent in by Stefan - Many Thanks

Trio - a fun loving and caring dog
Hi,  this is a picture of my best friend trio who I lost on 18/3/2008 to a tumour he was only 5 years old, he was fun, loving, caring, picked me up when i was down, I miss him so much  and he isn't replaceable. R.I.P  TRIO xx. Sadly missed and was loved by all 

Temperament

Goldens are active and fun-loving but also exceptionally patient, as befits a dog bred to sit quietly for hours in a hunting blind. Other characteristics related to their hunting heritage are a size suited for scrambling in and out of boats and an inordinate love for cool water.

They are noted for their affection for people, and their tolerance of children. They are natural clowns, which characterizes them as great dogs to use in hospitals or retirement homes. Golden Retrievers make great pets for young children due to their nurturing instincts and gentle nature. The other side of this is that they require lots of companionship to be happy. They do well in obedience trials and make excellent guide dogs; however, like people, not all of these dogs are this way. While they might not do quite as well in field trials as Labrador Retrievers, they are excellent hunters that are famous for their outstanding scenting abilities. They are exceptionally eager to please their owners.

The Golden Retriever loves to retrieve. Retrieving a thrown stick, tennis ball, or flying disc can keep a Golden occupied and entertained for hours, particularly if there is also water involved.

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Today's Golden Retrievers fall into two groups: show dogs and field dogs. The Goldens in the show group are generally bigger boned, longer, and heavier. The champagne color and long flowing coat are highly prized in the show ring. On the other hand, field Goldens tend to be smaller, longer legged, and be redder golden. These two strains derive from famous goldens from the 1960s. Gold Rush Charlie moved the show Goldens toward their present characteristics, while Holway Barty greatly affected the field group. Presently, many breeders are attempting to unite these two strains into the all-Purpose Golden Retriever.

History

The breed was originally developed in Scotland, at "Guisachan", near Glen Afric, the highland estate of Sir Dudley Majoribanks (pronounced "Marchbanks"), later Lord Tweedmouth. For many years, there was controversy over which breeds were originally crossed; especially popular was a romantic story concerning the purchase of a whole troupe of Russian sheepdogs from a visiting circus. In 1952, the publication of Majoribanks' breeding records from 1835 to 1890 removed all doubt.

Rolo - The playful Golden Retriever

hi, I love golden retrievers and mine is quite reddish in colour I think it makes her stand out and people always comment on her gorgeous reddy golden shade.
 
She is called 'Rolo' because she rolls around constantly and is slightly like the colour of the caramel in Rolos, she hardly ever barks and has such a good temperament but we always seem to get quite a loud greeting when we return home even if we were only gone 5 minutes, she will roll over want tickling and squeak at us. She has even started to make an odd sound that sounds just like purring if we stroke her. We joke that she has caught this off the cat.
 
Rolo is always up for playing and wants a walk constantly but understands that we don't always have the time. When she does go for a walk she leaps and bounds through the long grass and loves to swim in the river and when she's wet always shakes right near me!.

Rolo is such a softie on night she wants constant attention strokes and scratches and nudges us if we stop. She is sooo cute when she is on the sofa and half asleep always looking so peaceful.
 
She is quite obedient and well trained but can be cheeky sometimes. She is extremely good with people and would never intentionally hurt or frighten anyone. 
 
I hope you like the picture of her it was the only one we could find.

Thanks Emily for your story of ROLO

 

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omg. your dog looks the exact same as my dog. his a golden retriever but looks like a red setter colour.

I love Goldens... This story is constantly in my mind... I love it!

The original cross was of a yellow-coloured dog, Nous, with a Tweed Water Spaniel bitch, Belle. The Tweed Water Spaniel is now extinct but was then common in the border country. Majoribanks had purchased Nous on 1865 from an unregistered litter of otherwise black wavy-coated Retriever pups. In 1868, this cross produced a litter that included four bitch pups. These four became the basis of a breeding program which included Red Setter, sandy-coloured Bloodhound, St. John's Water Dog of Newfoundland, Springer Spaniel, and two more wavy-coated black Retrievers. The bloodline was also inbred and selected for trueness to Majoribanks' idea of the ultimate hunting dog. This vision included a more vigorous and powerful dog than previous retrievers but that would still be exceptionally good with people and thus gentle and trainable. Russian sheepdogs are not mentioned in these records, nor are any other working dog breeds. The ancestry of the Golden Retriever is all sporting dogs, in line with Majoribanks' goals.

Golden Retrievers By Lyn Anderson available from Amazon.co.uk ""Golden Retrievers" covers the origins of the breed and seeks to interpret the Breed Standard. Choosing and rearing a puppy is fully explained, as is feeding, grooming and general management, eye-examination and hip x-ray procedures are covered in detail, together with various activities for dog and owner to share."

Golden Retrievers were first accepted for registration by the Kennel Club of England in 1903, as 'Flat Coats - Golden'. They were first exhibited in 1908, and in 1911 were recognised as a breed described as 'Retriever (Golden and Yellow)'. In 1913, the Golden Retriever Club was founded. The breed name was officially changed to Golden Retriever in 1920.

The Hon. Archie Majoribanks took a Golden Retriever to Canada in 1881, and registered Lady with the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1894. These are the first records of the breed in these two countries. The breed was first registered in Canada in 1927, and the Golden Retriever Club of Ontario, now the Golden Retriever Club of Canada, was formed in 1958.

The AKC recognized the breed in 1932, and in 1938 the Golden Retriever Club of America was formed.

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Samson the Golden Retriever
Hi, this is me with Samson, he will be 2 on December 29th,he is a fantastic dog & the kids love him to bits. A family round the corner from us also have a golden retriever & when i asked where they got her from it was from the same place we got Samson & its his sister. They often meet & go for a run together.

Rescue efforts

The breed's prominence and prevalence has produced high demand for purebred Golden Retrievers. As an unfortunate consequence, many Goldens are abandoned each year by owners who can no longer care for them. These dogs, many of which are old or in need of medical support, arrive in animal shelters. Puppy mills, large-scale commercial breeding operations sometimes shut down for their notoriously poor conditions, are another source of orphan Golden Retrievers.

In response, many volunteer organizations work to rescue, care for, and adopt abandoned Golden Retrievers. These rescue groups usually accept dogs from owners and establish agreements with local animal shelters to ensure that dogs will be transferred to their care rather than euthanized. Once rescued, Golden Retrievers are placed in foster homes until a permanent home is found. It is common for rescue groups to screen prospective adopters to ensure that they are capable of providing a good home for the dog.

Golden retriever rescue groups have relied heavily on the world wide web to raise funds and advertise rescued goldens to adopters. In 1996, breed enthusiast and rescue pioneer Helen Redlus founded Golden Retrievers in Cyberspace, a website that sold merchandise to fund rescue operations. Many local groups continue in this tradition, and rescue organizations can be found in most regions of the United States and throughout the world.

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Cassie the Golden Retriever
This is Cassie she is a lovely golden retriever, Cassie loves to go walking and she hates chasing sticks. - Zoe

Famous Golden Retrievers

  • Alex from Stroh Brewery Company ads

  • Air Bud

  • Brandon, companion of Punky Brewster

  • Shadow from the novel The Incredible Journey (and Homeward Bound, a film adaptation)

  • Tugboat, pet of Tyler Hamilton

  • Liberty, pet of Gerald Ford

  • Duke, from Bush's Baked Beans commercials

  • Comet from Full House

  • Speedy from The Drew Carey Show

  • J.D. from Dead Like Me

  • Shelby AKA 'Krypto' from Smallville

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Holway Rosetta. Doing what they should & enjoying it. - Regards - Julie  

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Golden Retrievers Bella & Bond
Hi, here is a picture of Bella & Bond.  Bella is 1.5yrs and bond is 1yr old.  They are both loving pets and show dogs.  I also use Bella for picking
up on the local shoot. Kind Regards Shauna
Golden Retrievers Bella and Bond on the beach playing
Golden Retriever on the beach

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Shellie our golden retriever was the love of our lives but she never retrieved anything in her life!

Rudy my goldie doesn't do retrieving. I throw a Frisbee, he'll watch where it goes and then walk off in the other direction

Its so important how to take care of your dog and how to take communicate with them. Because that you will get in return from them as well.

Amazing. Very cute and huggable dogs. We only have normal dogs at home, but they are good too. Nice to have dogs around.

i have a golden retriever  and he is very handsome i love him very much and they are my favourite kind of dogs great nature and great around kids and adults my dog is a great companion to me

hi, i love retrievers, my family has 2, & they are so loving

Goldens win your heart! I truly understand what their saying from just a look in the eyes...

es muy linda esta pagina, me encantan los golden retriever y tengo una preciosa llamada LUNA

(Roughly Translated from Spanish ~ This site is very nice, I love my golden retriever and a beautiful call MOON)

i think that golden retriever are very loving dogs but i also recommend a rough collie

I LOVE GOLDEN RETRIEVERS!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE VERY CUTE...

hello i like golden retrievers too!! :P:P:D:D:)

they are very cute and the best

Thanks For the Info I LOVE GOLDEN RETRIEVERS SO MUCH

woo hoo goldens rule! i have 8

 !! I LOVE YOU GOLDENS!!

golden retrievers are the best

Thanks this information, it is a work of art, from now on the golden retriever is my kind of dog


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