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Golden Retriever

Playful, friendly and loyal, the Golden Retriever is one of the world’s most beloved dog breeds. It’s calm temperament, and happy-go-lucky nature has made the golden retriever one of the most popular dog breeds in the word. In fact, the Golden Retriever is the eighth most popular dog breed in the UK and the fifth most popular dog breed for families in the USA.

History

The Golden Retriever was bred in Scotland, during the 1800s. They were originally bred for retrieving game and waterfowl, during hunting and shooting events. These large-sized, gun dogs were first bred by Lord Tweedmouth, who sought to breed a dog that would be able to safely retrieve shot prey, without damaging it, and would be well suited to the Scottish climate and terrain.

Characteristics

The Golden Retriever is large sized dog breed, which features a gold or cream coat. The breed’s coat is very dense and wavy, which allows it to repel water. The average male weighs between 65 to 75 pounds, and measures 58 to 61 centimetres in height. The average female golden retriever...

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