A grand gathering: Hundreds of Golden Retrievers celebrate their 150-year heritage in Scotland

A grand gathering: Hundreds of Golden Retrievers celebrate their 150-year heritage in Scotland
Gathering of the Goldens in Scotland. YouTube

[Ed. – Now that’s some Highland Games.]

The 150th anniversary of the founding of the golden retriever has been celebrated at the breed’s ancestral home in the Highlands.

The breed was created at Tomich near Glen Affric in the 1800s by landowner Dudley Marjoribanks, also known as Lord Tweedmouth. …

The Golden Retriever Club of Scotland organised this week’s mass gathering of the golden retrievers and their owners at the estate.

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Four years ago a group, Friends of Guishachan, founded by American Joy Viola unveiled a statue to mark the founding of the golden retriever breed.

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