JUST FOR FUN
FIELD WORK / HUNTING
ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR GOLDEN RETRIEVER
Goldens are cheerful, kind, and gentle dogs. They are alert, intelligent and very trainable. Goldens
are also muscular and strong. They are energetic and can play for hours. It would be a good thing to
walk your Golden every day even if he has a yard.
Golden Retrievers can work as assistance dogs for people with disabilities, as search and rescue
dogs, as retrievers in field trials, and more.
In addition to going on playing retriever games and swimming, you and your Golden Retriever might
enjoy the following activities:
Here are some pictures of the VVDOC Golden Retrievers enjoying their favorite activities !
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The Golden Retriever, with its intelligence and eager to please attitude, is one of the most popular
breeds in the United States according to AKC® registration statistics. The working ability that has
made the Golden Retriever such a useful hunting companion also make him an ideal guide,
assistance and search and rescue dog. The golden-colored coat is the hallmark of this versatile
breed, and can range from light to dark gold.
A Look Back
The Golden Retriever originated in the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800s and was used
predominantly for hunting. The breed was developed by Lord Tweedmouth, whose goal was to create
a superb retriever suited to the Scottish climate, terrain and available game. He crossed his original
"Yellow Retriever" with the Tweed Water Spaniel (now extinct) found on his estate. Later integrations
of Irish Setter, Bloodhound, and more Tweed Water Spaniel produced the retriever we know today.
Right Breed for You?
This active and energetic Sporting breed can adapt to many different living situations but requires
daily exercise. His water-repellant double-coat sheds seasonally and needs regular brushing. With
his friendly temperament and striking golden color, this breed is both beautiful to look at and a joy to
Did You Know?
- The first registration of a Golden Retriever by the American Kennel Club was in November
- The most complete records of the development of the Golden Retriever are included in the
record books that were kept from 1835 until about 1890 by the gamekeepers at the
Guisachan (pronounced Gooeesicun) estate of Lord Tweedmouth at Inverness-Shire,
Scotland. These records were released to public notice in Country Life in 1952, when Lord
Tweedmouth’s great-nephew, the sixth Earl of Ilchester, historian and sportsman, published
material that had been left by his ancestor. They provided factual confirmation to the stories
that had been handed down through generations.
- Golden Retrievers are used successfully in field trials, hunting, obedience, and as guide dogs
for the blind.
- The first three dogs of any breed to achieve the AKC Obedience Champion title, first available
in July 1977, were all Golden Retrievers. The first (Ch. Moreland’s Golden Tonka) was a bitch,
the others were males.
- Golden Retrievers were first shown in England at the Crystal Palace show in 1908, and were
listed as Flat Coats (Golden).
- Goldens are among the most popular breeds in America and are familiar faces from numerous
media spots, including the movie "Air Bud" and the TV Show "Full House."
Sporting Group; AKC recognized in 1925.
Average size: from 55 to 75 pounds.
Devoted companions, hunting dog.
© The American Kennel Club, Inc.
The Golden Retriever Breed Standard - www.akc.org/breeds/golden_retriever/
History of the Golden Retriever - www.akc.org/breeds/golden_retriever/history.cfm
National Breed Club - Golden Retriever Club of America - www.grca.org
|NOVEMBER 2011 BREED OF THE MONTH
The GOLDEN RETRIEVER
||Field Work / Hunting
||Search and Rescue
|" CODA "
Spirit's song of RamRoc CD RA NAP NJP
Having fun in agility class
|" ROCKET "
Webshire's Full Speed Ahead FD FDX FDCH-Gold
|Choctaw's Copper Penny MH WCX
|" TRIO "
Webshire's Beyond Fantastic BN RN
|" MOLODETZ "
Krasavetz Molodetz CD GN RAE
Marina and Molodetz earning a Rally title
|Pam and Rudy navigating the Rally course
|Yes - Golden Retrievers are water dogs !
|Dutchman’s Pocketful of Miracles BN RN
Pam and Roxy earned their Beginner Novice
Shoreland's Rock and Roll UD
Buckshot's Yukon Bontonbeau
|Molodetz and Mishka
Taking a hiking break
A tired puppy after her first
day in the pool
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