Original Name : Golden Retriever
Type : Braccoid
Other Names : Golden
Male size : 22-24 inches
Female size : 20-22 inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
Golden Retrievers have all the qualities needed to justify their worldwide popularity: friendly and affectionate, their proverbial gentleness explains their success as a family dog, which shows no sign of waning.
Balanced, well chiseled with broad skull lacking in coarseness, well set on the neck.
Balanced, with level topline, strong, muscular, short loins, deep brisket.
Any shade of gold or cream, not red or mahogany, some white hairs are permitted on the chest.
Medium sized and set just about at eye level.
Set and carried level with the back, reaching the hock but not curled at the tip.
Flat and wavy with good feathering; dense, water-resistant undercoat.
While the Labrador is the undoubted star of the retriever family over all, in some countries it has to bow to the supremacy of the Golden Retriever. The origins of the breed go all the way back to a yellow retriever by the name of Nous, bought by Lord Tweedmouth in 1865 and subsequently crossed a number of times, notably with a now defunct breed, the Tweed Water Spaniel. The breed club was formed in 1913 thanks to the dynamism of a certain Mrs. Charlesworth.
Golden Retrievers are loved and trusted family dogs around the globe, but they are also versatile sporting and working dogs. In sports they excel in disciplines as varied as obedience and agility; they also serve humans as search and rescue, and as guide dogs; and they are outstanding trackers and retrievers on the hunt.