Golden Retrievers are described by the American Kennel Club as “intelligent, friendly, devoted.” Corky had all those attributes.
Originally bred to retrieve waterfowl shot by hunters, today Goldens are probably most recognizable as guide dogs for the blind. (Details on the history of the breed can be found at the web site of the Golden Retriever Club of America.) Goldens are about 24 inches in height at the withers and weigh about 65 pounds. They are one of the smartest dog breeds as well as one of the most popular for families, as Corky was for us.
Golden have also found fame. According to udemy blog the list of famous golden retrievers includes: Buddy from the Air Bud movies, Comet from Full House, Shadow from Homeward Bound, Duke (the talking retriever from the Bush’s Baked Beans commercials), and Liberty, President Gerald Ford’s dog.
If you want to read 15 fun facts about Golden Retrievers and see some great pictures of them, check out Country Living.