Originally bred in the Scottish Highlands as hunting dogs, Golden Retrievers were intended to be dogs well suited to the area and climate of Scotland. Their breed was achieved by Lord Tweedmouth who crossed a Tweed Water Spaniel and a Yellow Retriever. The breed known as the Golden Retriever today was achieved by integrating the Bloodhound, Irish Setter and Tweed Water Spaniel. The dogs are a Sporting breed and typically energetic, needing plenty of exercise. They are also known for their companionship, making them a popular choice for families. This Golden Retriever might be a part of a show where the dogs are supposed to not be easily distracted, but this active and lovable pup can't seem to focus on the goal.