Bold, intelligent, friendly, and personable, the Golden Retriever is popular with both young and old alike, very much enjoys the company of children, and is eminently suitable as both a pet dog and as a working animal too. If you love Golden Retrievers in general or are thinking about owning one, read on to learn seven interesting facts and pieces of information on these gorgeous, friendly dogs!
1 For decades, apocryphal stories were floating around that the Golden Retriever was descended from Russian circus dogs.
2 This theory was debunked when the records of Lord Tweedmouth of Inverness, Scotland were released. In 1864, Lord Tweedmouth purchased a “yellow retriever” named Nous and bred him to a liver-colored Tweed Water Spaniel named Belle.
3 As sporting dogs, Golden Retrievers need lots of exercise. They’re always ready for action, whether its a game of fetch, hiking, swimming, or other exercise.