Loyal Friends: Retrievers

Hugely popular in both the field and the home, retrievers exude a friendly and tolerant vibe that has made them long standing family members in the UK and the US for generations. Their job appears simple; to fetch the fallen game, although they must exhibit the utmost patience and resist surrounding temptations whilst also accurately marking the shot location and enduring lengthy and often complex retrievals. This requires skill, brains and is also physically demanding.

Labrador

downloadOne of the most adored breeds in existence, the Labrador has excelled on the hunt, in the home and also in services, such as search and rescue, drug detection and aiding those with disabilities. Fantastic with children, an expert swimmer, calm and devoted, this true all-rounder makes the perfect companion or co-worker.

Golden Retriever

Another family favorite, this wonderful breed shares many characteristics with its close relative, the Labrador. Perhaps the only distinction being its glossy, golden coat and smiling expression. Always willing to please, the Golden combines its high intelligence with a friendly, forgiving temperament and excellent retrieval skills.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

This mouthful hails from the Nova Scotia region of Canada and was originally bred to lure ducks into nets. Recognized for its drive, high energy and sharp natural instincts, the Toller, as it is affectionately known, can be a valuable asset in the field and a rewarding pet for experienced dog owners.

Curly Coated Retriever

With its distinctive curly coat and excellent all-round hunting expertise, this unique breed makes for a great working companion and an attractive family member. Capable in the water and able to retrieve almost any game, the Curly Coated boasts intelligence, endurance and plenty of strength.

Flat Coated Retriever

Handsome and happy, the Flat Coated Retriever is a welcome addition to any working pack or household. With its beautiful black coat, soft expression and constantly wagging tail, this sociable canine adores human contact and thrives on attention.

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