Golden Retriever History
The golden retriever is a breed of dog originated in Scotland in the mid-19th century. It is thought to be descended from a mix of water spaniels, Irish setters and other retrievers. The breed was originally used as gundogs to help hunters retrieve downed game birds such as ducks and upland game birds like pheasants.
In 1908, the first golden retrievers were registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC). Since then, this popular breed has become one of the most beloved family pets due to their intelligence and loyalty.
They are an energetic yet gentle breed and are easily trained for activities such as search-and-rescue operations, tracking and retrieving competitions and agility trials. Golden retrievers also make excellent therapy dogs due to their upbeat personality and friendliness towards strangers.
Golden Retreiver Characteristics