The Golden Retriever was developed as a waterfowl and game dog in the 19th Century. Hunters in the northern areas of England and Scotland needed a large strong dog that had intelligence, an affinity for the water, the will to work, and a soft mouth for retrieving. The Golden Retriever is symmetrical in appearance. It is a powerful, eager, and active dog with a kindly expression. It is alert, cheerful, and self-confident. The untemperamental Golden likes everyone and so is not usually used for guarding. However, it is a very popular guide dog for the disabled. The breed is gentle, sensitive, responsive, and good with children.

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Golden Retrievers at The Land of PureGold
Follow the Golden Brick Road for information and to learn about every service field and humanitarian effort of this breed.
Breed Standard
Facts and information from the American Kennel Club.
Canadian Golden Retrievers
Links to breeders, rescue, homepages, goods, health issues, and clubs. E-mail list, weekly poll, and message board available.
Champdogs
Features a guide to breeders in the United Kingdom.
EverythingGolden
An online magazine for competition Golden Retrievers. Monthly issues.
Golden Retriever Forum
Designed for all enthusiasts of the breed. Features include a chat room and photo gallery.
The Golden Retriever Weekly Web Magazine
News articles, pedigrees, and general information.
Golden Retrievers in the Netherlands
Links and information with Club Nederland (GRCN) standards, breeding policy, buying a puppy, puppy test, showing, working and hunting. [Dutch and English]
Goldendogs
Message board, chat room, litter listings, and a photograph gallery.
Standfast
A database of English pedigrees and championship show records continuous from 2004. [registration required]

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