black Wavy-coated retriever sometime produces a few yellow pups
and it is believed the golden Retriever originated from the cross
breeding of these yellow retrievers with an old type of water spaniel
and later with an Irish Setter, a Bloodhound and some black retrievers.
In many countries the Goldens are now much sought after as working
ans show dogs. Appearance,
Head with broad skull, broad, not too lond muzzle, marked stop,
Eyes dark, Ears moderately large and ahnging flat. Neck rather long.
Body short, deep chested and well sprung ribs. Legs moderately long,
with heavy bones. Feet round. Tail long. Coat long, smooth or wavy
and well feathered, with a dense undercoat.
Character, intelligent, gentle, friendly, willing. Goldens are used
as therapy and guide dogs amongst other working uses.
Easily trained and good with children - excellent family dog. These
dogs love to swim, and the muddier the water the better!