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Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds of dogs and families all over the world love Goldens. The Golden Retriever is recognized by the American Kennel Club in the US. The Golden Retriever is popular as a disability assistance dog such as being a guide dog for the blind and a hearing dog for the deaf.

In addition, they are trained to be a hunting dog, a detection dog, and a search and rescue participant. The breed’s friendly, gentle temperament means it is unsuited to being a professional guard dog, but its temperament has also made it the third-most popular family dog breed in the United States.