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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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 For years, commercials for Bush's Beans have featured an official 'spokesdog' golden retriever named Duke. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Golden retriever who played Bush's Beans' 'Duke' dies after battle with cancer," 3 July 2018 The Cleveland Cavaliers spent some time with an incredible 3-year-old golden retriever named Remington, who serves as a therapy dog for the UNC baseball team, during a visit to Charlotte back in March. Nick Schwartz, For The Win, "How an adorable golden retriever is helping the Cavs in the playoffs," 23 May 2018 The puppies — mostly golden retriever but mixed with something else — had all been abandoned by some railroad tracks. Scott Fowler, charlotteobserver, "Oh baby, wait until you hear real story behind these viral puppy photos | Charlotte Observer," 16 May 2018 The 2-year-old Labrador-golden retriever mix is the newest addition to the cancer center's team and UC Davis Health's first facility dog. Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "Four-legged friend named Huggie helps young patients cope at UC Davis Cancer Center," 19 June 2018 The mom of Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6, also has a golden retriever named Birdie. Dana Rose Falcone,, "Jennifer Garner Shows Off Her 'New Pets' — and They’re Ants!," 22 May 2018 Luthy is training Lola, a golden retriever puppy at home, to take over the job at Lowe's, and Charlotte will eventually move on to comfort people at hospitals and nursing homes. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "A Lowe's Store in Texas Hired a Disabled Veteran – And His Service Dog," 6 Dec. 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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occurring twice a year or every two years

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