Developed in Victorian times on the Scottish Highlands estate of Lord Tweedmouth, the Golden is incredibly versatile, working as gundog, assistance dog and sniffer dog. But it is as a pet that this dog really shines, provided their exercise and training needs are met.
Most people. With looks, brains and a fabulous personality, the Golden Retriever is a complete package.
People who don't like 'wet dog' smell in their car. The Golden was developed with a good dollop of Tweed Water Spaniel and unsurprisingly they love the wet stuff. Wherever they are, they'll find water – even if it's just a muddy puddle they can lie down in! On the plus side, dirt falls off from the coat easily once dry.
Large - but would still fit in a small car
High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!
Jacket and skinny trousers
Any feathering can get knotty. Some coats self-clean by depositing mud all over the kitchen floor.
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!
MEET SOME OF OUR GOLDEN RETRIEVER BREEDERS
I have always lived with dogs. My first being a Border Collie X called Toby who was my constant companion from age 5. We then had a Shetland Sheepdog called Rusty. After my marriage we got a lovely Border Collie that I did Obedience with. In the mid 80s I started to show and breed Golden Retrievers and had my first litter in 1986. I moved on to show and breed Lhasa Apso .The Lhasa and Goldens all live together with us as treasured members of the family. I am a Kennel Club Assured Breeder and member of Breed Clubs. I am Breed Education Co-ordinator for South East Lhasa Apso Society.
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