World record number of Golden Retriever dogs celebrate 150 years of breed

Must See 26/07/2018

Ever wondered what it's like to stare at a field with 361 happy dogs?

The largest ever gathering of Golden Retrievers met up in Scotland, and had the best, most playful day ever.

Celebrating 150 years since the birth of the breed, the 361 Golden Retrievers had a party organised by the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland.

Dudley Majoribanks, also known as Lord Tweedmouth, bred the first litter of Golden Retrievers on July 19th, 1868.

The Scottish lord reportedly wanted to breed a dog that could swim longer distances so they could retrieve water foul. So the Golden Retriever breed was created by crossing a wavy-coated retriever with a tweed water spaniel.

Ashleigh Baird, one of the gathering’s attendees, told website : “It was a fantastic day, lovely to see all the Goldens playing and having fun together.”

“We were so surprised that people had travelled from all over the world to be there, but that made it all the more special,” she added. “We tried to pet and cuddle all 361 goldens and it was heaven.”

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