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The Breed of the Day is the GOLDEN RETRIEVER.  These are very playful dogs and as their name gives away they love to play catch.  These dogs are great outside and love it but are very well adjusted to staying indoors as well.  They are wonderful pets and are very popular in the United States.  I enjoyed learning about this breed and I hope you have learned something from this article as well.

Accourding to petMD.com,

The Golden Retriever, part of the sporting group of dogs, was originally bred as a hunting companion for retrieving waterfowl, and continues to be one of the most popular family dogs in the United States. Affectionate, obedient, and loyal to a fault, the fun loving Retriever makes an ideal pet for the whole family to love.

Physical Characteristics:  The Golden Retriever is a bit longer than it is tall. Meanwhile, its strong, athletic build is accentuated by its well-developed hindquarters and forequarters. This gives the Golden Retriever a powerful, smooth gait. The Retriever is also characterized by its strong neck and a broad head. Its coat, generally found in various shades of gold, is dense and waterproof, and may be straight or wavy.

Personality and Temperament:  The Golden Retriever is very playful. Not surprisingly, it lives up to its name as a great retriever, reveling in games of catch and carrying objects around in its mouth. And while it enjoys its active time outdoors, the Golden Retriever is calm indoors — making it a great household pet for any type of family.  This breed is highly regarded for its love of human companionship. Faithful and obedient, the Retriever is also amongst the easiest to train.

History and Background:  Lord Tweedmouth, often credited for the development of the Golden Retriever, lived along the Tweed River, north of the Scottish border, during the mid-19th century. To accomplish this, he crossed a Wavy-Coated Retriever with a Tweed Water Spaniel. The result was four puppies with excellent bird-hunting abilities. Later, the yellow Wavy-Coated Retriever was cross-bred with Bloodhounds, black retrievers, setters, and Tweed Spaniels. This crossbreeding produced dogs with similar characteristics but with a distinct yellow flat coat.  This breed has since gained much popularity in America.

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