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5 Golden Retriever Facts You Probably Didn't Know

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 08/07/14 9:08 AM

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  1. There are actually 3 distinct types of Goldens - American, British, and Canadian. British have a wider, shorter muzzle and are shorter in height. American are taller than British with a leaner appearance. And Canadians like Hockey....j/k! Canadian Goldens have a thinner coat and are the tallest of the 3 types

  2. Golden Retrievers ranked 4th in dog intelligence in one major study focused on obedience and command training

  3. The Golden Retriever breed as we know it today originated in Scotland in the mid 1800s. The breeds that were part of that cross were the Standard Retriever and a Tweed Water Spaniel

  4. The two dogs originally bred to "make" the first Golden were named Belle and Nous

  5. We count 22 major, modern Hollywood movies in which the Golden Retriever was either the star or played a major part. How many can you name?

  6. Have a Golden Retriever? Tell us what makes yours so smart, interesting, fun, or lovable! Use the comments below or tweet at us: @HotDogCollars