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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His targets: Fox himself, a security guard, a woman walking a golden retriever and a man who hadn't tied his tie yet, Fox told his newspaper. Brian Ries, CNN, "This photographer went to cover a trial. He came face to face with a gunman instead," 18 June 2019 Fox said Clyde fired from the parking lot across the street toward him, another man, a security guard and a woman who was walking a golden retriever. Jennifer Emily, Dallas News, "Gunman shot dead after opening fire on federal courthouse in downtown Dallas," 17 June 2019 Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest recently saved four golden retrievers from the dog meat trade and brought the canines to the U.S. Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest (RAGOM) believes every cloud has a golden lining. Kelli Bender,, "Minnesota Rescue Saves Golden Retrievers with 'Sadness in Their Eyes' Stuck in Dog Meat Trade," 12 June 2019 The rest of the 5,000-square-foot space—which Prupas and Leverty share with their 10-year-old daughter, eight-year-old son, and two golden retrievers—conveys a similar elegance. Shoko Wanger, House Beautiful, "What It Takes to Create a Mountain Home That's Bright, Light and Modern," 17 Apr. 2019 Some kissing guidelines apply to basically everyone who doesn’t have a few very specific kinks. Don’t lick someone’s entire face in the manner of an excitable golden retriever. Gigi Engle, SELF, "We Asked 14 People How to Make Kissing Even Better," 28 Mar. 2019 Other exhibitors include As Good as Gold golden retriever rescue group, Lake Forest Kennel Club, Paws Chicago, Whispers of Love dog communication expert, and dog trainer Deana Noonan. Annie Alleman,, "Gortor Center Dog Day returns June 23," 13 June 2018 Their visit also involved a cute interaction between Prince Harry and a golden retriever. Zoe Weiner, Glamour, "Happy Thursday: Prince Harry Just a Kissed a Royal Fan," 4 Oct. 2018 Anybody who owns a golden retriever or Lab or Chihuahua is absolutely sure the pet that curls up with them on the couch is the greatest dog in the world. Ben Walker, The Seattle Times, "What to watch at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show," 10 Feb. 2019

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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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