Did you know your Golden Retriever is British?
During the 1800’s a man by the name of Lord Tweedmouth (yes, Tweedmouth) decided he needed a dog unlike any other. He needed a dog that was loyal, energetic, had a love for the water, and would be great at retrieving water fowl which Lord Tweedmouth was fond of hunting.
He knew that a dog such as this could not be found throughout all of Britain, but he was not discouraged. He found dogs of different varieties and began to create the dog of his dreams.
Through breeding the now extinct Tweed water Spaniel with many other varieties of dogs, such as, the Flat-Coated Retriever, the Newfoundland, the Irish Setter, and a few others, Lord Tweedmouth was able to produce one of the greatest dogs of all time. The wonderful Golden Retriever.
With Love & Curiosity,
The NSG Dog Blogger