golden retriever


Definition of golden retriever 

: any of a breed of medium-sized retrievers having a flat moderately long golden coat

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Paula Godwin treated her golden retriever Todd to a hike Friday morning in Anthem, Arizona. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Golden retriever bitten by rattlesnake protecting owner while on hike," 1 July 2018 Investigators later discovered a golden retriever, who appeared to have been chocked and beaten. Fox News, "New Hampshire man out on bail strips naked, breaks into apartment and chokes golden retriever, police say," 21 June 2018 Guy, a former therapist who now breeds cream golden retrievers, had balked at paying Broughton $1,000 to help prepare a puppy for pickup from a customer. Stephanie Ebbert,, "Vietnam service may keep veteran from facing assault charges," 9 June 2018 Once the group reached the State House, their ranks had dwindled to eight marchers and Randa’s golden retriever. Emily Williams,, "Marchers recall how Robert F. Kennedy touches their lives still," 7 June 2018 Labs remain the country’s most popular purebred dog for a 27th year, while German shepherds and golden retrievers have hung onto the second and third spots in new American Kennel Club rankings released Wednesday. Washington Post, "Labs still lead but French bulldogs leap in popularity in US," 28 Mar. 2018 Warren and her husband previously were parents to another golden retriever, Otis, who died five days before she was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. Dialynn Dwyer,, "‘He’s a sweetie’: Elizabeth Warren gets a new puppy," 2 July 2018 Customers bring their dogs, who say hello to Ramirez’s golden retriever who likes to sit behind the checkout desk. Gustavo Solis,, "How do you run a surf shop when sewage spills constantly close the beach?," 27 May 2018 Ruthie, a golden retriever, is not your average comfort dog. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Therapy Pup Receives "Dog of the Year" Award for Heroism During Sandy Hook Shootings," 15 Nov. 2016

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of golden retriever

: a type of dog that has long yellowish-brown fur

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