Posts with tag Golden Retriever


Age Is a State of Mind – Readers Choice

Dateline: Deland, Florida From time-to-time, Best In Show Daily checks in with handlers to see the world from their eyes. We’ve been following a young lady that’s been turning heads in Florida. This week, we put the Spotlight on Emily Cloudman, a golden retriever handler recently returned from the Golden Retriever Club of America’s National…. read more

Many people purchase – or rescue – a puppy as a precursor to parenthood. Photo by Stephanie Swartz/Dreamstime.

Pooch Popularity: Babies, Buddies and Bodyguards

The AKC dog registration statistics for 2012 represent 175 breeds and varieties of purebred dogs, ranked in order of popularity from most registered (Labrador Retriever) to least (English Foxhound). Although the nation’s oldest purebred dog registry no longer publishes figures for the total number of dogs and litters registered, its latest list still makes it… read more


Westminster and Crufts BIS Breeders Speak Out, plus Goldens and Cancer Research

If there’s anything we dog people feel more strongly about than health in our beloved pets, I don’t know what it would be. Last week’s article, “Inbreeding: A Force for Good — or a Skeleton in Our Closet?” generated a lot of response, both to the website and via emails sent directly to me. They… read more


Breeder Buzzwords – The Golden Retriever

In the early 19th century, gundog enthusiasts began combining various Old and New World breeds in an effort to create a dog that could reliably find and bring back dead and wounded game. Pointers and Setters of the day were often trained to retrieve, although their true inclination was to wander far afield. Likewise, Spaniels… read more