Guisachan House in Scotland is the seat of the origin of the Golden Retriever Breed. In August 2006 a 'gathering' of over 180 Golden Retrievers was held, organized by the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland. The photo is taken by Eileen Caisley of the Standfast kennel.



The Golden Retriever originated in the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800s and was used predominantly for hunting. The breed was developed by Lord Tweedmouth, whose goal was to create a superb retriever suited to the Scottish climate, terrain and available game. He crossed his original "Yellow Retriever" with the Tweed Water Spaniel (now extinct) found on his estate. Later integrations of Irish Setter, Bloodhound, and more Tweed Water Spaniel produced the retriever we know today.


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