The Golden Retriever is a medium sized breed of dog. They were historically bred as gundogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and game birds. They were bred to have a soft mouth to retrieve game undamaged and have an instinctive love of water.
The breeds intelligence and versatility suit the Golden Retriever well for a variety of roles including guide dog for the blind, hearing dog for the deaf, hunting dog, illegal drug detector and search and rescue. The temperment of the Golden Retriever is a hallmark of the breed and is described in the standard as "kindly, friendly and confident". Because of their loyalty and eagerness to please, Goldens are one of the most popular family pets.
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