Breed Standard per GRCA & AKC
Male: 23 - 24 inches at withers, 65-75 lbs
Female: 21 1/2 - 22 1/2 inches at withers,
Coat: May be straight or wavy, dense and water repellent, not excessive length or heaviness of coat, good undercoat.
Rich, lustrous golden of various shades
Temperament: Friendly, reliable & trustworthy
The Lord is my strength ....
Quality Golden Retrievers since 1999
Located in NE Washington
Golden Retrievers began in the mid-1800's as the ideal hunting and companion dog. They began as a 'specialist' retriever, good swimmer,
very obedient, strong athletic type, good nose and a soft mouth but with less interest in ranging far afield to hunt on its own.
Tweedmouth of Scotland (Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks), an avid sportsman, worked to breed such a dog which would meet this criteria
and thus emerged the Golden Retriever. The beginnings combined a golden-coated retriever and Tweed Water Spaniel initially. Later,
a Red Setter and a Bloodhound were added to satisfy the affluential sportsmen. With it's easy temperament for the family, natural
ability and desire to help the 'master' return with the bounty of birds-- whether field or fowl, the Golden Retriever was confident
and capable in either arena. (additional information)
Today the Golden Retriever is one of the most favorite dogs
"The Ideal Golden Retriever":
5 key elements by James B. Spencer
of his key points)
1. Retrieving instincts --- instinct to carry objects
Trainability --- intelligence and desire
3. A good nose
4. Marking ability --- ability to locate items to retrieve
or eagerness --- having fun or 'style'
"The Golden Retriever News",
July/August 2009 pgs. 72-75 edition
NEXT planned breeding Spring 2019.