Retriever Dog Breed
It is known that in developing the Golden Retriever a Tweed Water Spaniel was used. Also, a small, lighter-built Newfoundland. There were other crosses - Irish Setters, other water spaniels.
This dog is active, strong, and well built. Neither clumsy nor long-legged, he is kind, eager, self-confident, and alert. A medium-size dog.
Height - males 23 to 24 inches at the withers; females 21 1/2 to 22 1/2 inches.
Weight - dogs 65 to 70 pounds; bitches 60 to 70 pounds.
Coat type - dense and water repellant with good undercoat.
The quality of the coat and the wealth of free-flowing feathering are essential
for the golden.
Golden Retriever Club of America (M)
Secretary, Linda Willard, P.O. Box 20434, Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Breeder Contact, Anne McGuire, (281) 861-0820
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