General about Golden Retrievers
The Golden Retriever is a medium-sized breed of dog. They were historically developed as gundogs to retrieve shot waterfowl
such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties. As such, they were bred to have a soft mouth to
retrieve game undamaged and have an instinctive love of water. The golden retriever has a dense inner coat that provides it
with adequate warmth. The outer coat is sleek and water repellent, and lies flat against the body. The official colour of the
breed is the varying shades of gold that are most often seen. These dogs are well suited to suburban or country environments.
They need lots of outdoor exercise but should be kept fenced in because of their instincts as hunting dogs.
The breed's intelligence and versatility suit the dogs well for a variety of roles including guide dog for the blind, hearing dog for deaf people, hunting dog, illegal drug detector, and search and rescue participant. Because of their loyal and gentle temperament, golden retrievers are also popular family pets.
Golden Retrievers possess a friendly, eager-to-please demeanour, and are the fifth most popular family dog breed (by registration) in the United States, the fifth most popular in Australia, and the eighth most popular in the United Kingdom.