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Published on October 31st 2023
Celebrating Golden Retrievers

One of the world's most popular dogs, golden retrievers are loving and playful, yet gentle and so intelligent, that many become service dogs.

In celebration of these beautiful, tennis ball chasing, roll-over on command gentle giants, this year the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland held the 155th five-day summer festival for them.

Held from July 10 to July 14 at the Guisachan Estate, the birthplace of the original 1868 litter, 500 golden retrievers and their humans arrived from many parts of the world to hold a love fest.

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Kelly and Tim Sisco are golden retriever breeders in Fair Grove, Missouri, and have 11 of these big snuggle bugs of their own.

Hearing of this festival over 4,000 miles away, "we decided we were going to go," Kelly told The Washington Post.

Kelly and Tim Sisco and some of their Goldens Photo: buffaloreflex.com

"To know that the first golden retrievers ran on these grounds, practiced on these grounds and trained on these grounds is nothing short of incredible for those of us who are so invested in this breed," she added.

What began in 2006, this golden retriever festival is now held every five-years to honor the offspring of a flat-coated retriever and a tweed water spaniel.

Their puppies Crocus, Cowslip and Primrose were the first of a breed that craves human attention and human relationships.

Ollie Sheppard saw a photo of the 2018 festival with hundreds of golden retrievers gathered on a field of green. This year he drove eight hours to be there.

Ollie Sheppard and Michelle Potter with their dog Margo Photo: pressreader.com

"It was great energy," he said. "It was brilliant."

Deborah Robbins of Yorkshire, England drove nine hours, with her golden retrievers Molly and Maggie. She had such a good time, that for the 2028 festival,

"I'll be booking it as soon as it's announced," as many others will as well.

Editor's Note: To learn more washingtonpost.com and goldenretrieverclubofscotland.com/

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