Honoring our Gracie…and 361 more!
This was the 150th year since the Golden Retriever became one of the best and most loved dogs on the planet. They are gentle, trainable and great with children. They also serve as comfort dogs… going to visit hospitals and the elderly who are made happier because they come to be loved and adored. Many of them worked hours in rescue during 9-11 and in other emergencies. They are simply the best.
It seemed a fitting time to blog about our own most loved Golden Retriever, Gracie, who was with us for 14 years. She would have loved the romp with 361 other dogs…if she was still alive and we could have made the trip to Scotland. Well, we don’t know how Lord Tweedmouth did it when he founded this breed…but we are certainly happy he did!
What was this all about in Scotland?
“The Golden Retriever Club of Scotland hosted a “Guisachan Golden Gathering” to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Golden Retriever breed.
It is believed that the breed was first created at the Guisachan House in 1868 after a breeding experiment by Lord Tweedmouth. According to Friends of Guisachan, the breed began by breeding a Wavy-coated Retriever and a Tweed Water Spaniel. On Thursday, (July 19, 2018) 361 golden retrievers gathered in the Scottish Highlands to celebrate the special anniversary.” (Taken from Sunny Skyz)