Originally bred in Scotland in the 19th century, the Golden Retriever was used in hunting, particularly to ‘retrieving’ shot ducks or game birds. This is due to their soft mouth, which doesn’t damage the game.
Characteristics: Intelligent, reliable, friendly, trustworthy, confident, kind.
Size: Female: 20-22 in, Male: 22-24 in
Lifespan: 10-12 years
Colors: Dark golden, golden, cream, light golden.