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2012-02-28 08:53:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Also Remains America's Most Popular Breed While the Beagle and Rottweiler Make Strong Gains -- NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Labrador Retriever is San Francisco's top dog according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2011 ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. "The people of San Francisco must think the Vizsla is one terrific dog," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Bred as a hunting...

2012-02-28 08:52:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed While the Beagle and Rottweiler Make Strong Gains -- NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Yorkshire Terrier defied the nation by surpassing the Labrador Retriever to remain NYC's top dog according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2011 ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. "The French Bulldog made strong gains on its quest to overtake the Yorkshire Terrier as top dog...

2012-02-28 08:51:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Also Remains America's Most Popular Breed While the Beagle and Rottweiler Make Strong Gains -- NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Labrador Retriever is Dallas' top dog according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2011 ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. "Rottweilers rule in Dallas," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Mirroring the national trend, this intelligent and hardworking breed broke into Dallas'...

2012-02-28 08:50:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Also Remains America's Most Popular Breed While the Beagle and Rottweiler Make Strong Gains -- NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Labrador Retriever is Northern NJ's top dog according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2011 ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. "It's not surprising that the Yorkshire Terrier is Northern New Jersey's second most popular dog," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Much like...

2012-02-28 08:50:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed While the Beagle and Rottweiler Make Strong Gains -- NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Bulldog is Los Angeles' top dog according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2011 ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. "For the third year in a row, the Bulldog is top dog in Los Angeles," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "The Labrador Retriever ranks third most popular, for...

2012-02-28 08:49:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Also Remains America's Most Popular Breed While the Beagle and Rottweiler Make Strong Gains -- NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Labrador Retriever is Washington, D.C.'s top dog according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2011 ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. "The nation's capital loves the Havanese," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "This small, yet sturdy breed jumped five places last year...

2012-02-28 08:49:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Also Remains America's Most Popular Breed While the Beagle and Rottweiler Make Strong Gains -- NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Labrador Retriever is Kansas City's top dog according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2011 ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. "Both the Shih Tzu and the Miniature Schnauzer fell out of Kansas City's top 10 last year," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Their places...

2012-02-28 08:49:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Also Remains America's Most Popular Breed While the Beagle and Rottweiler Make Strong Gains -- NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Labrador Retriever is Raleigh's top dog according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2011 ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. "The Maltese entered Raleigh's top 10 by jumping 12 spots to tie the Shih Tzu for ninth place," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "This fearless breed...

2012-02-28 08:49:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed While the Beagle and Rottweiler Make Strong Gains -- NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The German Shepherd defied the nation by surpassing the Labrador Retriever to become Buffalo's top dog according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2011 ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. "Proving the people of Buffalo make their own trends, the German Shepherd overtook the loveable Labrador...

2012-02-28 08:49:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Also Remains America's Most Popular Breed While the Beagle and Rottweiler Make Strong Gains -- NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Labrador Retriever is Baltimore's top dog according to the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2011 ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. "Boxers and Bulldogs are on the move in Baltimore," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Both breeds jumped three spots last year,...


Latest Golden Retriever Reference Libraries

Tweed Water Spaniel
2013-06-19 12:34:24

The Tweed water spaniel, also known as the Tweed spaniel or the Ladykirk Spaniel, is a breed of domestic dog that went extinct in the nineteenth century. This breed is thought to have been developed near the River Tweed, close to the borders of Scotland, and was most likely created by breeding the St. John's water dog with local dogs, although this cannot be proven. This breed is known for helping develop the golden retriever and curly coated retriever breeds. The Tweed water spaniel was a...

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2008-05-24 22:07:54

The Golden Retriever is a hunting breed developed in Scotland during the 1800s. The breed was created due to a need for a specialist retriever following improvements to guns which left birds being downed at distances too far for most dogs to track. It loves water, and is excellent at retrieving killed waterfowl as well as upland game. Today it is not only used for hunting, but also for narcotics detection, search and rescue, guiding, as well as for companionship. Today, it is one of the most...

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2008-05-24 14:36:57

The Flat-Coated Retriever is a British gundog. It was bred to retrieve both in the water and on land, flushing game and marking birds. The breed originated in the 19th century and may have come from stock of the St. John's Water Dog, which may be an ancestor to other retrievers, such as the Labrador and the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. The breed was recognized by the AKC in 1915 and became popular in America around the same time. World War II nearly caused extinction for the breed, but in the...

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2008-05-21 11:54:03

The Curly Coated Retriever is a breed of dog developed in England to hunt waterfowl. It is easily distinguished from other Retrievers by its height and its curly coat. The Curly Coated Retriever is slightly longer than it is tall, yet still appears to have incredibly long legs. It typically stands from 23 to 27 inches high and weighs 50 to 90 pounds. The curly coat can be either solid black or solid liver colored. The eyes of the breed should be black, brown or amber, and its nose the same...

Chesapeake Bay Retriever
2008-05-21 10:41:37

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a breed that originated with two Newfoundlands rescued from a ship in Maryland in the 1800s. The Newfoundlands were bred with various dogs to create the breed. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an extremely resilient hunting dog, which can hunt under the most adverse conditions. The breed is also an excellent guard dog; it is very protective of its owner and its home. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a strong body with a very large, powerful chest. The head of...

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