The Golden Retriever originated in the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800s and was used predominantly for hunting. The breed was developed by Lord Tweedmouth, whose goal was to create a superb retriever suited to the Scottish climate, terrain and available game. He crossed his original “Yellow Retriever” with the Tweed Water Spaniel (now extinct) found on his estate. Later integrations of Irish Setter, Bloodhound, and more Tweed Water Spaniel produced the retriever we know today.
This active and energetic Sporting breed can adapt to many different living situations but requires daily exercise. His water-repellant double-coat sheds seasonally and needs regular brushing. With his friendly temperament and striking golden color, this breed is both beautiful to look at and a joy to own.
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Average size: from 55 to 75 pounds.
Devoted companions, hunting dog.
A symmetrical, powerful, active dog, sound and well put together, not clumsy nor long in the leg, displaying a kindly expression and possessing a personality that is eager, alert and self-confident. Primarily a hunting dog, he should be shown in hard working condition. Overall appearance, balance, gait and purpose to be given more emphasis than any of his component parts.
Faults–Any departure from the described ideal shall be considered faulty to the degree to which it interferes with the breed’s purpose or is contrary to breed character.
Males 23-24 inches in height at withers; females 21½ - 22½ inches. Weight for dogs 65-75 pounds; bitches 55-65 pounds.
Shine is a 2-year old light golden retriever. She weighs in at about 55 lbs. She has completed both her Junior hunting title and her Senior title. She is working on getting her Master title by the end of next summer. She has a great temperament, great with kids. She will even smile for you if you want her too. She has an awesome personality.
Sadie is a medium golden. She is very laid back and extremely affectionate, loving, friendly, excellent temperament. She is a great all around dog.
Sugar is a fantastic Golden, we love her ability, looks and demeanor.
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Mia is a dark golden retriever. Mia comes in weighing about 80-85 lbs. She is large, blocky head golden. Her father is a Master hunter. She has a great hunting and retrieving instinct. Very laid back, gentle, calm, great with kids and other pets.
Twilight is a light golden born in October of 2012. She is the daughter of Shine. All of her features are like her mother. She is very gentle and smart. Her mother is working for her Master hunter title this year and is hoping to go to Master Nationals. Her is dad is a Master hunter dog and went to the Master National test in October 2012.