Breed and Characteristics
Golden Retrievers were originally bred to assist hunters as bird dogs. They would be used to retrieve shot game birds and other such as waterfowl and ducks, from hunting activities. It is believed that they might come from a cross between yellow Flat-Coated Retriever, light-coated Tweed Water Spaniels, Setters, Newfoundlands and even the Bloodhounds.
As to their characteristics, Golden Retrievers’ fur is always golden with slight variation in shade, some darker, some lighter. Their tails are long and have a lot more hair (yea hair, since it’s long) than Labradors, for instance. Since we’ve mentioned their hair/fur, we should also mention that it is a long shaggy hair with a water repellent coat that might require a little grooming, but they do not shed much.
After the pictures, you’ll surely conclude that this might be the worst breed ever to own, especially around other animals, kids, family. If you want a truly devoted companion, this breed will certainly fail… Golden Retrievers are awful dogs. 😉