golden retriever


Definition of golden retriever

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

Examples of golden retriever in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Upon acceptance into the program, Lebruska was introduced to Orbit, a 3-year-old Labrador/golden retriever. Jan Goldsmith, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Someone San Diego Should Know: Lorilei Lebruska," 17 Dec. 2020 The last one was Aubrey, a golden retriever who had vanished from her home in Gainesville on the Fourth of July, apparently spooked by fireworks. Dana Branham, Dallas News, "‘The perfect layer of support:’ How a North Texas pet detective helps reunite missing animals with their owners," 29 Nov. 2020 In both Full House and Fuller House, the Tanner Family has a pet golden retriever (Comet on Full House and Cosmo on Fuller House), so all of the actors have spent lots of time with the breed. Kelli Bender,, "Full House Cast Reunites For Music Video Celebrating Golden Retrievers," 22 Sep. 2020 Irwin now has a German shepherd and a golden retriever, Casey, who has been a therapy dog for the past eight years. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan woman tackles the pain of pet loss head on with support group," 30 Nov. 2020 Yang first learned about guide dogs in 2008 -- when a golden retriever led Ping Yali, a partially blind long jumper who won China's first Paralympic gold medal, into the opening ceremony to relay the torch for the Beijing Paralympic Games. Nectar Gan, CNN, "China has 8 million blind people, but only 200 guide dogs," 23 Nov. 2020 Bill Schneider of Annapolis, Md., once had a golden retriever who was not very large. Washington Post, "The name game: For these pets, inspiration came in many forms," 23 Nov. 2020 Heartbreakingly, one of those golden retriever siblings passed away on Thursday, October 22. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, and More Stars Rally Around Miranda Lambert After News of Her Dog's Death," 24 Oct. 2020 The Full House cast is filled with golden retriever owners in its own way. Kelli Bender,, "Full House Cast Reunites For Music Video Celebrating Golden Retrievers," 22 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of golden retriever

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Golden retriever.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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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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