The coloration of this retriever has helped to make it one of the most popular of all breeds. The coat can vary from shades of cream to gold, but must not be red. The Golden Retriever is a responsive dog to train, and provided it receives plenty of exercise it makes an excellent family companion.
History of Golden Retriever
Although it has been suggested that this retriever evolved from Russian circus dogs, it is more likely it was bred from crossings that started with a yellow Flat-coated Retriever and a Tweed Water Spaniel, with Irish Setter, Labrador, and Bloodhound introduced later.
Until 1920 it was known as the Golden Flat-coat.
Other Names of Golden Retriever: Yellow Retriever or Russian Retriever.
Identification keys of Golden Retriever
well-spaced, brown eyes
broad skull and powerful muzzle
ears level with eyes
black nose preferred
straight, wellboned forelegs
round, rather cat-like feet
good feathering on tail
Field Spaniel The Field Spaniel has a long body in relation to its height, and a silky, flat coat. The breed was originally divided into two categories, the lighter of which became the Cocker Spaniel.
History of Field Spaniel
After the Field Spaniel was separated from the Cocker in 1892, crossings […]
Irish Water Spaniel Standing taller than any other breed of spaniel, and with a unique coloration showing a purplish hue described as puce liver, this breed has a powerful presence. The coat is comprised of tight ringlets and is naturally oily and water-repellent. The first 10cm (4in) of tail has curly […]
Chesapeake Bay Retriever The broad skull, wedge-shaped forehead, and powerful jaws of this breed make it ideal as a retriever, and its very dense coat serves to protect it from the cold waters of the Chesapeake Bay region of the USA, where it was first developed. The oily texture of the hair gives this retriever […]
Clumber Spaniel This large, bulky spaniel is not as speedy in the field as some of its more streamlined relatives, but it is vigorous and works well, especially in areas of heavy cover. The Clumber has a large, wide head, a pronounced stop, and deep-set eyes. Its attractive, pure-white, silky coat is […]
Labrador Retriever The tail is the most distinctive feature of this intelligent, short-coated retriever. It has a thick base, tapering along its length, with no signs of feathering. A short-coupled, solid dog, it has a broad skull, wide nose, and powerful neck.
History of Labrador Retriever
The Labrador […]