Breed Standard per GRCA & AKC 

Male: 23 - 24 inches at withers, 65-75 lbs

Female: 21 1/2 - 22 1/2 inches at withers, 55-65 lbs

Coat: May be straight or wavy, dense and water repellent, not excessive length or heaviness of coat, good undercoat.

Color: Rich, lustrous golden of various shades

Temperament: Friendly, reliable & trustworthy
The Lord is my strength ....
AWREY GOLD
Quality Golden Retrievers since 1999
Located in NE Washington
Golden History
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.

Lord 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 for ownership.
  "The Ideal Golden Retriever":
        5 key elements by James B. Spencer 
                   (summary of his key points)
        1.   Retrieving instincts --- instinct to carry objects
 
        2.   Trainability  --- intelligence and desire
 
        3.   A good nose
 
        4.  Marking ability ---  ability to locate items to retrieve
 
        5.  "Birdiness" or eagerness --- having fun or 'style'
 
 "Gun Dog Magazine"  June/July 2009 & September 23, 2010 
       editions   
          
  "The Golden Retriever News",  July/August 2009 pgs. 72-75 edition
              
 
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NEXT planned breeding Spring 2019.