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.