Brief History of the Golden Retriever
The MGRP is proud of the Golden Retriever’s rich heritage and invites you to share it with us. All pictures on this site have been obtained from the Golden Retriever Club of America Archives.
Origin of the Yellow Retriever
The name yellow retriever was the original name of the breed, but this has been largely superseded in later years by that of golden retriever, one coined by the late Lord Harcourt
Early Ancestors of the Golden Retriever
After the founding of the Golden Retriever Club of England, in 1911, the British Kennel Club granted official recognition to the yellow retrievers as a separate variety, classifying them as “Yellow or Golden”.
Mrs. Stonex was a pioneer in researching facts relating to the origin of the breed, research that continued even after the publication of her book The Golden Retriever in 1953
The Origins of the Golden Retriever Revisited
Golden Retrievers have become on of the most popular breeds in the United States during the last decade yet there are many who are still confused as to the true origins of the breed.
Historical Golden Retriever Kennels
The kennel names that appear on this list have been designated as Historical by GRCA. They represent breeders who had significant impact on the breed in either conformation or performance
Golden Retriever Firsts – KC Events
There have been many note-worthy Golden Retriever firsts at KC events. Review them by using the links for agility, conformation, field, general, obedience, rally, and tracking!