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Golden Retriever

Personality:Intelligent, friendly, and devoted.

Coat & Grooming:The Golden’s thick coat, which can be wavy or straight, needs to be brushed twice a week.

Energy Level:Very Active; This dog is active and energetic, and needs daily exercise.

Originally: Scotland

Nicknames: Golden

Size: Medium

Meet the Golden Retriever

​It’s not surprising that Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. Along with being exuberant and friendly, they are strong dogs and hard workers. Goldens are good at whatever they do, be it hunting, serving as guide dogs, working search-and-rescue, or being devoted companions. Though they are serious about their work, they also enjoy being downright silly!

What's Their Story?

​Golden Retrievers were developed in the Scottish Highlands over 100 years ago by a man whose name was Lord Tweedmouth (seriously). Lord Tweedmouth wanted to create a breed that was perfect for the rainy climate and rugged terrain of the area, so he crossed his “Yellow Retriever” with a breed that is now extinct, the Tweed Water Spaniel. Irish Setter and Bloodhound were also added to the mix. Though they were bred for hunting, they can happily adapt to many different living situations.

What are they Like?

​Golden Retrievers are outgoing, loyal and eager to please, which makes them easy to train and a great part of any family. They have a joyful, playful approach to life and maintain this childlike behavior for longer than some other breeds. They are the Peter Pan of dogs! They love to play outdoors and need plenty of exercise, which makes them favorites of hunters as well as fans of playing fetch.

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