Golden retrievers are medium-sized, intelligent, and friendly dogs with a honey-colored coat. The golden retriever, one of the most popular dog breeds, has a long history. The credit for the development of this breed is due to Lord Tweedmouth, who wanted to breed a strong, but gentle dog. Golden retrievers are the perfect family dog and need only daily exercise and sufficient attention. These sociable and sporty dogs have a friendly character. They like to swim and carry things in their mouths - take care where you put your shoes!