Dogs are some of the best creatures on earth. If you need some proof just look at some of our past examples. Whether it’s service dogs hanging out at Disneyland, or these smart puppers breaking their toddler human sister out of her crib to get them treats there’s no doubting that they are the superior pet. Don’t @ me on Twitter if you think it’s cats or ferrets or some weird animal. The only animal that may come close to a dog is a sugar glider.
Anyways, the more the dogs the more the fun, and that means this past week in Scotland was the most fun time ever.
361 times the fun to be exact. 361 golden retrievers gathered with their owners at the estate of the 19th century aristocrat Lord Tweedmouth. They were celebrating the breed’s inception which happened 150 years ago.
Here’s how the story goes according to the Friends Of Guisachan site:
“In 1868, Nous, a Wavy-coated Retriever, and Belle, a Tweed Water Spaniel were bred together by Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks, later known as Lord Tweedmouth.
From that breeding he kept two yellow females, Primrose and Cowslip and gave one male, Crocus, to his son, Edward Marjoribanks.
For many decades it was thought that there was a fourth puppy, Ada, but that was subsequently determined to be erroneous.
Ada was from a second mating of Nous and Belle and was given to Lord Tweedmouth’s nephew, the 5th Lord Ilchester, beginning the famous Ilchester line of retrievers. Thus it was the offspring of Nous and Belle that became the foundation of the breed subsequently known as, and now universally loved as, the Golden Retriever.”
I’m not sure what the previous amount of golden retrievers held the record, but this recent gathering too over that world record with over 300 golden boys in attendance.
Doreen McGugan who is a chair of the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland said this to Today:
“It’s such a popular breed. And it was the 150th anniversary, which is very special. Not one bark in these dogs. It was quite exciting.”
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One person on Twitter said that they felt that this is what heave would look like. I mean if it is, I wouldn’t be complaining!
McGugan went onto say the pups weren’t the only happy ones:
“It was a lot of pet owners who came just to join the fun. People didn’t realize that it all went back to this and that there is a place to go to commemorate (their golden retrievers).”
She concluded with saying:
“I’m so grateful to everyone who came. I hope they enjoyed themselves.”
Okay yeah I’m super jealous could I get an invite next time?
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