Golden Retriever Day

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February 3rd is Golden Retriever Day! This special day was started in by iheartgoldenretrievers.com celebrating the founding golden retriever’s birthday – Quincey. It was first started in 2012 and it is going strong to celebrate the best dog breed out there! (Sorry I am slightly biased since our fur baby is a golden retriever).

5 Fun Facts About Golden Retrievers:

  • The Guinness Book of World Records for most tennis balls a dog can fit in their mouth is held by Augie, a golden retriever from Dallas. She was able to fit five tennis balls in her mouth at once. (1)
  • The loudest bark by a dog was recorded at 113.1 dB by a golden retriever named Charlie from Australia. (2)
  • Scotland is the birthplace of golden retrievers started by Lord Tweedmouth in 1868. (3)
  • They are the 3rd most popular dog breed behind the German Shepard and Labrador Retriever. (4)
  • The breeding of Golden Retrievers and Poodles started gaining popularity in the 90s to make the Goldendoodle. (5)

How are you celebrating Golden Retriever Day? Share it with us in the comments!

Resources:

  1. Guinness World Records 
  2. Guinness World Records
  3. PBS
  4. AKC
  5. Golden Doodle Association

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