Goldens trace their lineage to 19th century Scotland, where they were bred to retrieve both water and land fowl.
Although they have been around for nearly 200 years, they were not officially recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club until the early 1925.
Shadow, from the classic family film Homeward Bound, is probably the most famous golden retriever, but Liberty,
Gerald R. Ford’s pooch, was definitely the most presidential one!
Golden Retrievers are gun dogs.