Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Featured Breed: Golden Retriever
In the 1800s great improvements were being made in weapons technology, and with better guns we needed better dogs to find the stuff we'd killed. Step up Golden Retrievers who were developed (seems like weird wording to me, but that's what it said on Wikipedia) in Scotland to scout out dead birds and drag them back to your horse, so you could eat it, or hang it on a rack, or whatever these horrible haughty people do with the stuff they slayed.
I can't bring myself to say much more on the subject, since I'm a little sad they didn't work in mines.