The Golden Retriever is a very popular breed of dog.
It was developed as a retrieving dog to use while hunting wild fowl.
Today it is one of the most common family dogs as it is easy to handle, very tolerant and does not require very much from the owner(s), other than regular exercise, food and veterinary check-ups.
It is often affectionately known as a Yellow Retriever or a Golden.
Golden Retrievers are usually compatible with people and other dogs.
It will bark when startled but other than that it makes a poor watchdog due to its friendly nature.
Golden Retrievers are particularly valued for their high level of sociability towards people.