Golden Retriever

Temperament: Intelligent, friendly, and devoted. Very active and needs daily exercise. Sheds seasonally and needs occasional grooming.

Height: 21.5-24 inches

Weight: 55-75 pounds

Life Span: 10-12 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.27

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: -0.02

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.02

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Sierragold Midsummer Serenade F0.280.050.02
2 Chablisse Pure Bliss Serenade F0.42-0.00-0.18
3 Chablisse Pure Bliss Unbridled Joy M0.340.04-0.11
4 Sandspur It's Easy To Be Me F0.26-0.030.02
5 Ambermist Harvest Odyssey M0.230.03-0.01
6 Tigana Cairngorm Blessed Thistle M0.320.000.03
7 Shadycove Boomerang Louie M0.260.04-0.11
8 Giddygold Pure Magic Of Cinnamon M0.47-0.170.39
9 Yellows Yellow-Watermelon-Yippee M0.230.020.13
10 Sansue Blue Sparkle F0.38-0.080.21

The Golden Retriever was developed in Scotland around 1850 in order to create a specialist retriever that was capable of retrieving over rough terrain. Indigenous retrievers at the time were crossed to a tweed water spaniel (now extinct) for the original cross then to other breeds such as Irish Setters, sandy-colored Bloodhounds, the St. John's water dog of Newfoundland, and wavy-coated black retrievers. The progeny of these breedings were then inbred to set the breed type and consistency. The Golden Retriever was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 and the breed was first registered in Canada in 1927. Currently Golden Retrievers fill a diverse role worldwide from seeing eye dogs to search and rescue.

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One of the most prevalent issues in Golden Retrievers appears to be cancer at a young age. This is indicative of derailment of the immune system.

Analysis of Golden Retrievers shows the majority are clustered in one area genetically, however there is the presence of genetic outliers. Breeders could seek out genetic outliers to redistribute their genetic diversity. Internal relatedness (inbreeding) comparison to village dogs showed loss in diversity from village dog ancestors, however not as much as some other breeds that have been thus far investigated.

Golden retrievers have 3.462 effective alleles (alleles most represented) versus an overall average amount of alleles of 7.455. The overall average number of alleles indicates Golden Retriever Breeders could work to redistribute their rare alleles to maintain the diversity they still have within the breed.

Analysis of Golden Retrievers shows the majority are clustered in one area genetically, however there is the presence of genetic outliers. Breeders could seek out genetic outliers to redistribute their genetic diversity. Internal relatedness (inbreeding) comparison to village dogs showed loss in diversity from village dog ancestors, however not as much as some other breeds that have been thus far investigated.

20 different STR-associated DLA Class I and 19 DLA Class II (Table 6) haplotypes were found among 226 Golden Retrievers tested. DLA class I haplotypes 1066, 1069 and 1071, and class II haplotypes 2045, 2046, 2047, 2048, 2049, 2050 are unique to Golden Retrievers among the breeds that have been tested to this time. Only 44% of the DLA types contribute to most of the diversity.

The follow includes dogs with birthdates listed in the database.

Golden Retrievers have a decent amount of genetic diversity maintained but should strive to redistribute the diversity they have among the population. By doing so, this may help decrease complex genetic disorders. This is achieved by breeding for greater than average OI (.26) and less the average AGR (-.01). Also, seek for an IR below breed average (.01) as this will reduce in incidence recessive component diseases. In terms of DLA, select for two different types at each locus, to create a diverse immune system, paying particular attention to the uncommon DLA to increase them in the population.

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Abby's Cimmaron FlameF0.28-0.030.04
2Ambermist Harvest OdysseyM0.230.03-0.01
3Aureate Maurgold Spiritus TrysF0.22-0.020.04
4Blazen's Reasonable RequestF0.150.000.12
5Blazen's TX TwisterM0.150.00-0.03
6Calliope Tigana Cream TangerineM0.33-0.03-0.08
7Casey Aquaria MachenF0.21-0.000.04
8Chablisse Peace Pipe Up At FarawayF0.350.020.00
9Chablisse Pure Bliss SerenadeF0.42-0.00-0.18
10Chablisse Pure Bliss Unbridled JoyM0.340.04-0.11
11Chadwicks Desert Guide H AggieF0.28-0.040.09
12Chadwicks Desert Guide H SargentM0.38-0.02-0.01
13Chadwicks Desert Guide H TheiaF0.32-0.02-0.12
14Chadwicks Desert Guide I DanM0.25-0.020.04
15Chadwicks Desert Guide J HeidiF0.31-0.03-0.10
16Chadwicks Desert Guide J ShephardM0.280.03-0.11
17Clark's Aureate Inverness QuestM0.13-0.030.09
18Desert Guide AutumnF0.180.020.14
19Ducat Watermark Thnkful 4 Teddy BearM0.33-0.100.14
20Gaylan's Desert WindM0.22-0.040.10
21Gaylan's DreamcatcherF0.30-0.07-0.11
22Gaylan's Hole In OneF0.20-0.010.02
23Gaylan's Take Me HigherF0.36-0.06-0.14
24Giddygold Pure Magic Of CinnamonM0.47-0.170.39
25Glenbrier Sympathy For The DevilM0.220.02-0.09
26Glenbrier's Book of DaysF0.37-0.140.11
27Glenbrier's Something WickedF0.30-0.050.05
28Golden Romance Hot TangoM0.29-0.050.14
29Gu84U HazelF0.20-0.050.18
30High Time's Wild TurkeyM0.18-0.030.14
31Honora's Fabulous Lil Deuce CoupeM0.200.02-0.16
32Hyegold Midsmr Knights DreamM0.190.01-0.07
33Jacaranda Trinity's Sea StormM0.320.04-0.07
34JK Shalimar's Foreign AffairF0.150.010.13
35Kali Amazing AdrianF0.270.03-0.10
36Lycinan Rowdy RascalM0.24-0.00-0.12
37Machen Golden Dream of BlakeM0.30-0.110.11
38Maywood's Daydream BelieverF0.260.01-0.14
39Maywood's First Shootin StarF0.220.050.01
40Maywood's Sweet Spice Of LifeF0.220.05-0.07
41Pine Run's Kiowa Picture ThisM0.280.00-0.02
42River's Dirty Girl ScoutF0.21-0.00-0.00
43Sandspur It's Easy To Be MeF0.26-0.030.02
44Sansue Blue SparkleF0.38-0.080.21
45Shadycove Boomerang LouieM0.260.04-0.11
46Shyan's Final Lap Around ShalimarF0.090.050.09
47Sierragold Midsummer SerenadeF0.280.050.02
48Sir Kremling of the Colorado RockiesM0.23-0.03-0.06
49Skyefire All That GlittersF0.200.010.08
50Sonza White ImageF0.30-0.040.06
51Sonza Wind In The WillowsF0.28-0.020.16
52Spiritlodge Sporting ChanceF0.360.020.04
53Sunfire Aureate SpellboundM0.190.06-0.17
54Sunshine After The Storm IIIM0.25-0.010.13
55Sunshine One Toke Over the LineF0.27-0.02-0.06
56Sunshine's Sweet Irish CreamF0.26-0.030.19
57Tashel Tairis New Light in my LifeF0.290.02-0.18
58Tigana Cairngorm Blessed ThistleM0.320.000.03
59Tigana's Triple ExultationM0.340.03-0.16
60Yellows Yellow-Watermelon-YippeeM0.230.020.13
61Zanira Nerf BlasterM0.22-0.000.03

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