The golden retriever in the shooting field tends to have exactly the same duties as the labrador. Like the lab, it was developed in Britain to meet the demands of driven game shooting.

 

The "goldie" is perhaps a less suitable dog for the beginner as they tend to be slower to mature than labs but that factor does not detract from the enthusiasm that owners have for the breed. It is also maybe less suited to being a general purpose gundog as its long luxurious coat is not ideal for hunting in dense thorn patches or retrieving ducks and geese from the mud of coastal estuaries.

 

 

 

 

 

Like the labrador, the golden retriever can make an ideal family pet for a person with a large house and the time to give this breed the exercise that it requires.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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