Golden Retrievers originated
in the 1860s in Great Britain from foundation stock developed at the Scottish country estate of Lord Tweedmouth. To begin the breed, Lord Tweedmouth mated a yellow wavy-coated retriever, the only yellow in a litter of
blacks, to a Tweed Water Spaniel (a breed now extinct). The resulting litter
produced four bitches who, with a limited number of outcrosses, produced the foundation stock from which all of todays Golden
Retrievers descend. Goldens were first brought to North America in the late 1890s.
Goldens can adapt to virtually any living situation, they need considerable daily exercise to maintain physical and mental
fitness. Your Golden should never be allowed to run free. Time spent in the companionship of people indoors and should be complemented with time spent on daily walks
or playing in a secure fenced area.