10 facts about golden retrievers

Golden retrievers were bred in Scotland in 1864 to retrieve waterfowl for hunters, thanks to their golden, water-resistant coats.

1. Origin

They have gentle mouths, a result of selective breeding, which makes them excellent for retrieving without causing harm.

2. Gentle Mouths

Golden retrievers are one of the most popular breeds in the United States, known for their versatility as guide dogs, therapy pets, and more.

3. Popularity

Some golden retrievers have achieved Guinness World Records, including one for the loudest bark.

4. World Records

These dogs are great swimmers due to their history as waterfowl retrievers and webbed feet.

5. Skilled Swimmers

Golden retrievers love to eat, so owners need to monitor their diet to prevent obesity-related health issues.

6. Love for Food

They've appeared in numerous movies and TV series, becoming famous in the entertainment world.

7. Hollywood Stars

Golden retrievers may not use their floppy ears for communication but express themselves through other gestures.

8. Expressive Features

They mature more slowly, retaining their playful nature well into adulthood, making them great companions for all ages.

9. Youthful Energy

Some may develop "snow nose," a cosmetic condition in which their nose changes color, usually harmless.

10. Snow Nose