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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 04:25 PM

Mass gathering of golden retrievers in Highlands

The 150th anniversary of the founding of the golden retriever has been celebrated at the breed's ancestral home in the Highlands.

The breed was created at Tomich near Glen Affric in the 1800s by landowner Dudley Marjoribanks, also known as Lord Tweedmouth.He crossed a wavy-coated retriever called Nous with Belle, a Tweed water spaniel, on his Guisachan Estate.

Lord Tweedmouth had wanted a dog that was capable of swimming significant distances to retrieve wildfowl that had been shot.The Golden Retriever Club of Scotland organised this week's mass gathering of the golden retrievers and their owners at the estate.

Four years ago a group, Friends of Guishachan, founded by American Joy Viola unveiled a statue to mark the founding of the golden retriever breed.




More photos at the link: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-44898115

Yay puppies!!

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Reply Mass gathering of golden retrievers in Highlands (Original post)
iscooterliberally Jul 2018 OP
Glorfindel Jul 2018 #1
TEB Jul 2018 #2
Ohiogal Jul 2018 #3
gristy Jul 2018 #4
Duppers Jul 2018 #5
samnsara Jul 2018 #15
Duppers Jul 2018 #17
Hamlette Jul 2018 #6
GeorgeGist Jul 2018 #7
OregonBlue Jul 2018 #8
colorado_ufo Jul 2018 #9
samnsara Jul 2018 #13
colorado_ufo Jul 2018 #14
samnsara Jul 2018 #16
sellitman Jul 2018 #10
librechik Jul 2018 #11
samnsara Jul 2018 #12
RocRizzo55 Jul 2018 #18
Judi Lynn Jul 2018 #19

Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 04:28 PM

1. Dudley Marjoribanks, Lord Tweedmouth

Nobody does names half as well as our British cousins! Hurrah for the golden retrievers, and hurrah for their owners!

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 04:39 PM

2. Ok we're celebrating

On the couch hugging our golden he is a snuggle guy. Thanks for posting here itís a day to celebrate we never knew.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 04:43 PM

3. Cheers to Golden's everywhere!

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 05:51 PM

4. So many very light coats

Our family's Golden when I was growing up was darker. Almost as dark as the darkest pup on the right in the photo.

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Response to gristy (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 06:40 PM

5. Was thinking the same thing. Most Goldens in US

Have somewhat darker coats than this group but they all are so gorgeous.






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Response to Duppers (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 12:53 PM

15. i get mine from a breeder on the East Coast.. hers are English Cream.. my last one was white!

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Response to samnsara (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 04:09 PM

17. Beautiful. Please post a pic.

Would love to see your kid(s).

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 07:33 PM

6. best dogs in the world

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 08:43 PM

7. I love me some Goldens.

Happy Birthday

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 09:49 AM

8. All those Goldens and it's not a huge dog fight. Proof that they are the mellowist dogs

you can own. I had only one retriever, a Black Lab and she was so sweet. I've know many Goldens and they are the sweetest, most loyal, well mannered dogs I can think of.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:37 PM

9. Awesome and adorable!

I miss our Sarah so much.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 12:50 PM

13. i had a Sara!!!

...and have an Emma and a Sylvia... Sara is at the Bridge now ...miss her every day.

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Response to samnsara (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 12:52 PM

14. I hope our Sara(h)s are romping and playing together, while they wait for us!

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 12:54 PM

16. and her litter mate brother Sam! Im sure they are ;)

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 03:01 PM

10. Awwwwwww

Had a Black Lab for 15 years. Golden, Black or Brown the breed is the most popular for a reason.

Miss my friend every day.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 11:06 PM

11. Canine gingers-how cute!

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 12:49 PM

12. i have Goldens and have taken them to gatherings like this...its HARD to find yours!

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 10:19 PM

18. Imagine

The amount of drool that was there. Good that it was on a lawn. If it was indoors, there might have been a drool flood.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 03:37 AM

19. A person could sit/stand and watch these angels all day. So much heaven in one spot. n/t

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