Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever
America's favorite dog, the Golden Retriever is one of the friendliest and lovable animals on Earth. The Golden Retriever breed was developed largely in Scotland in the mid-to-late 1800s. Lord Tweedmouth at Inverness-Shire, Scotland played a key role in breeding this type out of a Yellow Retriever crossed with the now obscure Tweed Water Spaniel, Irish Setter and even some Bloodhound.

A Golden Retriever was first shown in England in 1908. The first Golden was registered in the U.S. in 1925.
The Golden Retriever is known to be obedient, loyal, and eager to please. Although they are large dogs and need plenty of space and exercise, they make wonderful pets. Easily trained and hard working, they are used, not only as hunitng dogs, but in many other occupations including as guide or assistance dogs for the physically, visually or hearing impaired and as drug sniffing dogs in law enforcement.

After the AKC introduced their Obedience Champion title in 1977, the first three winners of the title were Golden Retrievers.

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