The Golden Retriever has Aristocratic Origins
The Golden Retriever is an extremely popular pet. They can charm your socks off! One of my good friends had one and the only problem was he wanted to crawl up in my lap constantly. Cute but a little too large for my lap. His master used him for hunting birds, a job most goldens love.
The hostorical story goes that a Scotsman named Lord Tweedmouth, bought a yellow retriever from a shoe repairman who had received this dog as payment for a debt. Tweedmouth named this dog Nous back in the mid 1800s. Lord Tweedmouth found Nous could excel at retrieving birds. Nous sired a new breed developed just for working gundogs.
Nous was later mated to a Tweed Water Spaniel Belle and they produced 4 pups. One of the sons of Lord Tweedmouth later took the first Golden to America, to a Texas ranch. Did you already know this history of the golden?