The Golden Retriever's ancestors were Spanish water dogs and Bloodhounds. Other Names: Yellow Retriever, Goldie. Important Dog Breed Statement. More Information.
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The Kennel Club
The Great Pyrenees was once known as the royal dog of France and, with his stunning white coat and imposing presence, is considered to be one of the most beautiful breeds. His heritage is that of a flock-guarding dog in the Pyrenees mountains of France and Spain. Rather than herding sheep or other livestock, it was his job to protect them from predators such as wolves. The job called for a large, powerful, brave, and wary dog.
A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance including the correct colour of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function. Absolute soundness is essential. Breeders and judges should at all times be careful to avoid obvious conditions or exaggerations which would be detrimental in any way to the health, welfare or soundness of this breed. If a feature or quality is desirable it should only be present in the right measure. However if a dog possesses a feature, characteristic or colour described as undesirable or highly undesirable it is strongly recommended that it should not be rewarded in the show ring.
If you have a new Golden Retriever puppy, you may be questioning if your puppy develops and grows at an ideal pace. Since each breed of dog varies in regards to height and weight requirements, it is useful to see a golden retriever growth chart. The chart should begin with the average birth weight and illustrate how the puppy will progress during its first year. Puppies are like children, they tend to do better when raised in a nurturing environment and handled carefully from an early age.