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: 0.25

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: -0.03

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.02

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No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 HighRoller Bubba-Licious M0.32-0.03-0.03
2 Grapevine's I'm No Vintage F0.25-0.060.15
3 Zomarick Lady Starkist F0.29-0.030.02
4 Highroller Lady Marmalade F0.250.00-0.07
5 Goldpaw's Figment of my imagination@MGM F0.13-0.020.04
6 Oregon's Summer Breeze Thru Willows F0.32-0.040.00
7 Sawyer M0.25-0.030.07
8 Laurell N Meirzah's Golden Ticket F0.160.04-0.06
9UKC CH Valor's Phoenix Rising At Meirzah F0.20-0.03-0.01
10 Teddy Mahoney M0.36-0.100.00

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.

Breed Standard coming soon!'

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.

DLA Haplotypes in the Breed

The Dog Leukocyte Antigen or DLA is the region in the canine genome that controls the immune system, among other things. There are three classes or areas, and the VGL Canine Diversity Test genotypes or records the two regions with the most variation. Because it is an area that mutates more rapidly than others, the method VGL uses is ideal for identifying specific combinations of DNA, and not merely showing whether a dog inherited two of the same sets of genetics from its parents or two different ones.

"Haplotype" is a generic name for a set of genes that are bound together and inherited as a set. The DLA Class I and Class II haplotypes are very tightly bound and represent about 2 million base pairs of DNA - a sizeable chunk. These two haplotypes together make an extended haplotype that is nearly always passed from parent to puppies as a pair. We therefore have two tables below showing both the combinations of DLA found in this breed and how often they appear, and also how often they appear individually.

Remember that frequency percentages do not show how many dogs carry them, but rather how many of these haplotypes exist in the breed as a whole. Every dog has two sets of DLA haplotypes, one inherited from dam, and one inherited from sire. These almost never recombine in new generations.

DLA Class I/Class II Combinations :

Class I HaplotypeClass II HaplotypeFrequency in the Breed

DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I10039.20%
Class I10061.20%
Class I10080.40%
Class I10146.40%
Class I10162.00%
Class I10627.20%
Class I106526.40%
Class I106633.20%
Class I10672.00%
Class I10685.20%
Class I10696.00%
Class I10700.80%
Class II20019.20%
Class II20031.20%
Class II20050.80%
Class II20071.20%
Class II20173.60%
Class II20217.20%
Class II20370.40%
Class II20456.00%
Class II204632.80%
Class II20471.20%
Class II204824.80%
Class II20490.80%
Class II20506.00%
Class II20510.40%
Class II20520.40%
Class II20534.00%

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Abby's Cimmaron FlameF0.24-0.020.04
2Ambermist Harvest OdysseyM0.180.01-0.01
3Artic Mercer of Knife RiverM0.34-0.070.03
4Aureate Maurgold Spiritus TrysF0.22-0.040.05
5Blazen's Reasonable RequestF0.130.010.12
6Blazen's TX TwisterM0.130.01-0.03
7Calliope Tigana Cream TangerineM0.30-0.03-0.08
8Casey Aquaria MachenF0.180.000.03
9Chablisse Peace Pipe Up At FarawayF0.330.000.00
10Chablisse Pure Bliss SerenadeF0.36-0.03-0.18
11Chablisse Pure Bliss Unbridled JoyM0.300.00-0.11
12Chadwicks Desert Guide H AggieF0.28-0.040.09
13Chadwicks Desert Guide H SargentM0.32-0.05-0.01
14Chadwicks Desert Guide H TheiaF0.26-0.05-0.12
15Chadwicks Desert Guide I DanM0.24-0.030.04
16Chadwicks Desert Guide J HeidiF0.29-0.05-0.10
17Chadwicks Desert Guide J ShephardM0.24-0.01-0.11
18Clark's Aureate Inverness QuestM0.13-0.020.09
19Cross Creek Seven ElevenM0.48-0.140.18
20Cydney's Urban DelightF0.29-0.03-0.15
21Desert Guide AutumnF0.15-0.010.14
22Ducat Watermark Thnkful 4 Teddy BearM0.32-0.110.14
23Gallo Gold What's 1 More At WakemupF0.22-0.100.22
24Gaylan's Born ReadyF0.18-0.020.06
25Gaylan's Desert WindM0.20-0.010.10
26Gaylan's DreamcatcherF0.28-0.05-0.11
27Gaylan's Hole In OneF0.200.000.03
28Gaylan's Miss GreenF0.170.01-0.03
29Gaylan's Miss PinkF0.130.040.09
30Gaylan's Miss PurpleF0.26-0.03-0.04
31Gaylan's Miss RaspberryF0.210.02-0.07
32Gaylan's Miss RedF0.170.010.15
33Gaylan's Mr BlackF0.24-0.010.01
34Gaylan's Mr BlueM0.27-0.030.02
35Gaylan's Mr GoldF0.22-0.050.14
36Gaylan's Mr RustM0.180.040.03
37Gaylan's Mr TealM0.190.02-0.06
38Gaylan's Ready for the StarsM0.23-0.010.03
39Gaylan's Take Me HigherF0.30-0.03-0.14
40Gaylan's Two-Millimeter ShiftF0.19-0.020.02
41Giddygold Pure Magic Of CinnamonM0.45-0.200.38
42Glenbrier Sympathy For The DevilM0.180.02-0.09
43Glenbrier's Book of DaysF0.36-0.130.11
44Glenbrier's Something WickedF0.29-0.070.05
45Golden Romance Hot TangoM0.28-0.070.14
46Goldpaw's Figment of my imagination@MGMF0.13-0.020.04
47Goose Ridge OO BrownF0.35-0.04-0.07
48Goose Ridge OO Light BlueF0.25-0.03-0.14
49Goose Ridge OO PinkF0.15-0.050.06
50Goose Ridge OO PurpleF0.32-0.070.03
51Goose Ridge OO RainbowF0.17-0.020.19
52Goose Ridge OO RedF0.21-0.05-0.01
53Goose Ridge OO YellowF0.26-0.05-0.04
54Gracie's Goldens Jolly June BugF0.18-0.030.16
55Grapevine's I'm No VintageF0.25-0.060.15
56Gu84U HazelF0.18-0.060.18
57Henri Noir Du Pomme de Terre RiviereM0.25-0.030.08
58High Time's Wild TurkeyM0.15-0.050.14
59HighRoller Bubba-LiciousM0.32-0.03-0.03
60Highroller Lady MarmaladeF0.250.00-0.07
61Honora's Fabulous Lil Deuce CoupeM0.200.02-0.16
62Hyegold Midsmr Knights DreamM0.190.01-0.07
63Jacaranda Trinity's Sea StormM0.260.00-0.08
64JK Shalimar's Foreign AffairF0.100.010.13
65Kali Amazing AdrianF0.230.01-0.10
66Kiss of CreamF0.32-0.05-0.01
67Laurell N Meirzah's Golden TicketF0.160.04-0.06
68Lycinan Rowdy RascalM0.22-0.01-0.12
69Machen's Golden Dream of BlakeM0.26-0.070.11
70Maywood's Daydream BelieverF0.190.02-0.14
71Maywood's First Shootin StarF0.170.020.01
72Maywood's First Star in the SkyM0.150.040.08
73Maywood's First Wish Upon A StarM0.17-0.030.23
74Maywood's Harmonic ResolutionM0.150.03-0.07
75Maywood's Mark of MagicM0.20-0.050.19
76Maywood's Sweet Spice Of LifeF0.190.04-0.07
77Maywood's Treasure ForetoldF0.230.03-0.04
78Morgen's Lil' Bit of SkyefireM0.210.00-0.03
79Onedrdogs Wings Over WaterM0.22-0.090.06
80Oregon's Summer Breeze Thru WillowsF0.32-0.040.00
81Pine Run's Kiowa Picture ThisM0.29-0.01-0.02
82Red Plum Akari of Chrysus SpiritF0.33-0.06-0.04
83River's Dirty Girl ScoutF0.180.000.00
84Rusty Creek Next Chapt'r at SkyefireM0.27-0.05-0.01
85Sandspur It's Easy To Be MeF0.24-0.030.02
86Sansue Blue SparkleF0.36-0.110.21
88Shadycove Boomerang LouieM0.240.02-0.11
89Shyan's Final Lap Around ShalimarF0.080.040.09
90Sierragold Midsummer SerenadeF0.280.020.02
91Sir Kremling of the Colorado RockiesM0.21-0.02-0.06
92Skyefire All That GlittersF0.160.020.08
93Sonza White ImageF0.29-0.080.06
94Sonza Wind In The WillowsF0.27-0.070.16
95Spiritlodge Sporting ChanceF0.28-0.020.03
96Spirits Bad Habit At WakemupF0.21-0.030.03
97Sunfire Aureate SpellboundM0.160.05-0.17
98Sunshine After The Storm IIIM0.200.000.13
99Sunshine One Toke Over the LineF0.25-0.01-0.06
100Sunshine One Too ManyF0.35-0.02-0.14
101Sunshine's Sweet Irish CreamF0.18-0.060.19
102Tashel Tairis New Light in my LifeF0.270.01-0.18
103Teddy MahoneyM0.36-0.100.00
104Tesla Fowler's LandM0.38-0.140.17
105Tigana Cairngorm Blessed ThistleM0.25-0.040.03
106Tigana PJ BlazeF0.36-0.060.18
107Tigana PJ MarigoldF0.32-0.010.00
108Tigana PJ MontyM0.31-0.03-0.07
109Tigana PJ SkyeF0.330.04-0.10
110Tigana PJ WillowF0.30-0.01-0.01
111Tigana PJ ZumaF0.220.06-0.12
112Tigana's Triple ExultationM0.27-0.01-0.16
113Toasty's Don't Fight The FedM0.28-0.080.12
114Valaurah's Velma Snoopicums from River HeightsF0.29-0.05-0.09
115Valor's Phoenix Rising At MeirzahF0.20-0.03-0.01
116Vapra Elysian SavantF0.39-0.05-0.06
117Wakemup Easy MoneyM0.25-0.100.14
118Wakemup Wild Night Out M0.30-0.110.06
119Yellows Yellow-Watermelon-YippeeM0.18-0.020.13
120Zanira Nerf BlasterM0.170.000.03
121Zomarick Lady StarkistF0.29-0.030.02

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