The Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is gentle and loving, but loves to play. Golden Retrievers are a very healthy breed with a solid gene pool. Most of the hybrid vigor of the Golden Irish can be attributed to the Golden Retreiver. We have found the ideal Golden Retriever for a Golden Irish is
The Importance of Loyalty
The Golden Retriever was originally bred to have a very soft bite and a fondness for water. The result was a tender companion ideal for a family. Golden Retrievers tend to be less one-person-dogs than Irish Setters and the family loyalty in the Golden Retriever tends to be inherited by the Golden Irish making them a superb family friend.
The Importance of Inteligence
Golden Retrievers are famous for their wizened demeaner. The Golden's calm makes an excellent counterpoint to the Irish Setter's quirkiness. The Golden's calm nature should be expressed in the Golden Irish especially as the Golden Irish matures.
The Importance of Caring
Nature is important but so is nurture. The Golden Retriever is one of the best mothers of any dog we've ever seen. Gentle, loving, and kind Golden Retriever mothers are one of the reasons Golden Irishes are disproportionately well adjusted family members. They get an excelente start from their mothers. The ideal Golden Irish should be raised by a well adjusted and experienced Golden Retriever Mother. An experienced mother will produce happier pups every time.