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We traveled to Hutto, Texas to the annual Lone Star Sieger Show
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The Golden Retriever......
The Golden Retriever is a medium-sized breed of dog. The Golden Retriever has its roots in Scotland. In the mid eighteenth century, wildfowl hunting was very popular among the rich. In Scotland a dog was needed that could retrieve from water and land because it was covered in ponds and rivers. Early retrievers were crossed with the best of water spaniels giving birth to the dog we know as the Golden Retriever.They were historically developed as gundogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties.They were named retriever from their ability to retrieve game undamaged and have an instinctive love of water.Golden retrievers have a dense inner coat that provides them with adequate warmth and a water repellent outer coat that lies flat against their body.The official colour of the breed is the varying shades of gold that are most often seen. These dogs are well suited to suburban or country environments. The Golden retriever’s intelligence gives them the ability to be versatile and play a variety of roles including guide dog for the blind, hearing dogs for deaf people, hunting dogs, illegal drug detector, and search and rescue dogs participant. The temperament of the Golden Retriever is a hallmark of the breed and is described in the standard as kindly, friendly and confident.Golden Retrievers are great family pets and get along great with children. They are not a; one man dogs and are generally equally amiable with both strangers and those familiar to them. Golden Retrievers are also noted for their intelligence, being one of the brightest dogs ranked by obedience command trainability. These dogs are also renowned for their patience with children. Because of their loyal and gentle temperament, golden retrievers are also popular family pets. Golden Retrievers possess a friendly, eager-to-please demeanour, and are the fifth most popular family dog breed (by registration) with AKC in the United States.
English or British type Golden Retriever
Some variations do exist between the British type Golden Retrievers that are prevalent throughout Europe and Australia,and those of American lines; these differences are reflected in the breed standard. The muzzle of the British type of dog is wider and shorter, and its forehead is blockier. It has shorter legs, with a slightly deeper chest, and shorter tail. Its features make it generally heavier than the American type. Males should be between 56–61 cm (22–24 inches) at the withers and females slightly shorter at between 51–56 cm (20–22 inches). Their weight, however, is not specified in the UK standard. The KC(from England) standard calls for a level topline and straight hindquarters without the slight rear angulation found in American lines.The eyes of the European type are noted for their roundness and darkness as contrasted with the triangular or slanted composition of their American counterparts. A Golden Retriever of British breeding can have a coat colour of any shade of gold or cream; however, red or mahogany are not permissible colours. Originally cream was not an acceptable colour in the UK standard; however, by 1936 the standard was revised to include cream. It was felt this exclusion was a mistake as the original "yellow" retrievers of the 19th century were lighter in colour than the then current standard permitted. As with American lines, white is an unacceptable colour in the show ring.The British KC standard is used in all countries with the exceptions of the USA and Canada. Some breeders of this type in America may import their dogs to improve the temperament and health noted in those bloodlines . Golden Retrievers have a muscular body with great endurance built for hunting.
...... taken from wikipedia.org ..........
Our English Golden Retriever Results!!!
2012 Lone Star Sieger Show
GoldWynns Alluring British Charm (Britt)
GoldWynns Alluring Irish Clover(Chloe)