Everyone knows the Golden Retriever. A lovable family pet that is happy to be sitting in front of the fire, swimming in a lake or sleeping in your arms or at the foot of your bed, the Golden is the ultimate family companion. They are smart, lovable, and loyal, and they look to their owners for guidance. Almost more than any other dog, Golden's crave a purpose and function. They want to please you and love to be a part of the family. These are not dogs that go hang out by themselves on the porch; they will follow you dutifully though life.