Author Archives: Wendy

Wendy is a self-employed beauty therapist, mother of two, life-long pet parent and lover of dogs who somehow manages to squeeze in the time to satisfy another of her loves - writing. Wendy is the founder, main contributor to and editor of TotallyGoldens.
Dog Drives - a golden retriever laying in a field of flowers

Dog Drives and How They Affect Your Golden Retriever

Due to many, many thousands of years of evolution, all animals are born with a set of natural instincts and drives that compel them to actions essential for surviving in life. A dogs instincts are skills and abilities they’re born with so they can undertake a particular task without first having to be shown or learn how. For example, a ...

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The Golden Retriever Breed Standard

A breed standard is a blueprint that describes how an ideal dog of a particular breed should look, how it should move and carry itself and it’s temperament and personality. It’s a set of rules made to try to ensure that a breed has consistency, stays true to it’s origins and is fit for the purpose for which it was ...

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Golden Retriever History - A Golden laying in the grass

The History Of The Golden Retriever

In comparison to many breeds, the history of the Golden Retriever is relatively new, originating from Scotland as recently as the mid to late 19th century. The hunting of wildfowl was highly popular among wealthy Scottish Gentry at the time. But due to the prevalent hunting grounds being very marshy and peppered with ponds, streams and rivers, existing breeds of ...

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