1. also known as Lord Tweedmouth, developed the breed in Scotland during the late 19th century.
2. The officially recognized Golden Retrievers as a breed in 1925.
3. They are considered to be the (behind border collies, poodles, and German shepherds).
4. They're the .5. There are actually (field/hunting Golden, American golden, and the English cream/British white Golden). They vary in color and size.
6. They have water-repellent double coats that shed seasonally.
7. And they also instinctively love to swim. They're always up for a game of fetch in the lake.
8. Presidents Ford and Reagan both had golden retrievers as pets while in office.
9. They are known to take care of other animals, even cats.
10. They also make great .
11. Golden retrievers can become sad and even depressed when left alone for long periods of time. Some experts even say for more than five to seven hours.
12. They are often used on because of their keen sense of smell and tracking abilities.
13. Goldens are a popular choice to star in movies and television shows because they are easy to train. (, anyone?)