Each year, thousands of Golden Retrievers descend into historic downtown Golden, Colorado where dogs and humans alike celebrate "Goldens in Golden", the largest gathering of this happy, family-friendly breed of canines in the country. Coincidentally this year, the event also happens to fall on National Golden Retriever Day -which is Saturday February 3rd - where there will be "pup cups"(a fun little whipped cream treat for the doggies) abound, along with all sorts of giveaways, vendors, and mini-events throughout Golden - especially the epic photo shoots that take place every half hour at 11am, 12 noon, and 12:30pm, under the famous "WELCOME TO GOLDEN" sign with all the beautiful pups and their families gathered under the beloved arch on the main drag. If you're a lover of Golden Retrievers, be sure to put this one on the calendar! The event runs officially from 11am-2pm, but I'm guessing you'll run into doggies all day long in downtown Golden.
YoColorado, which is based in Golden, will be partnering with the City to proudly provide the official merchandise - and benefit local non-profits Foothills Animal Shelter and Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies - with a portion of merchandise proceeds, and will have merch tents set up at Parfet Park near Clear Creek as well as right next to the main event on Washington Ave., just in front of our retail store at 805 12th Street. You can also grab some fantastic Golden Retriever-related apparel and accessories on our website at https://yocolorado.com/collections/goldens-collection
Here a 6 fun and interesting facts you may not have known about Golden Retrievers:
• Golden Retrievers, known for their friendly demeanor, are descendants of a breed developed in the Scottish Highlands in the late 19th century.
• These versatile dogs not only make excellent family pets but also excel as therapy dogs due to their gentle nature and empathetic instincts.
• Golden Retrievers have a water-resistant double coat, making them exceptional swimmers. Their love for water is deeply rooted in their history as they were originally bred to retrieve waterfowl for hunters.
• With their intelligence and eagerness to please, Golden Retrievers are often trained as guide dogs for the visually impaired, showcasing their adaptability and trainability.
• Known for their “soft mouths,” these dogs can carry delicate items, like eggs, without breaking them, a trait that originated from their retrieving purpose where they had to bring back game undamaged.
• Golden Retrievers have made their mark in popular culture, starring in movies such as “Air Bud” and “Homeward Bound,” solidifying their status not just as beloved pets but also as canine celebrities.
We hope to see you all there for one "doggone" good time!!