The golden retriever was developed in Scotland and England in the late 19th century for the purpose of retrieving wildfowl on land and water. Its physical characteristics and its willing, adaptable, trainable nature have also fitted it for usefulness in many other positions, such as service dogs, guide dogs for the blind, therapy dogs and search and rescue. While the golden is an ideal family dog, it requires training and exercise. Persons wanting to purchase a golden retriever puppy should learn about this breed and purchase only from a reputable breeder.
Learn more about the Golden Retriever in the WKC Best of Breed Minute