|Library of Congress, 1850-51|
|A happy Setter|
The label on this photo indicates it was taken in North Dakota, about 1890. Although the dog looks like a Golden Retriever it's a Setter. (Having lived with 8 English Setters, I'd know that face anywhere.)
But the contented dog in this portrait is definitely a Golden Retriever. The date seems right. The bow on the little boy's outfit dates the photo to about 1910.
And there is no other breed that has an angelic face like this. Definitely a Golden.
Doctor Barkman's Golden Retriever, Ruth. Unlike her more generous retriever relatives, Ruth believed it was better to receive than give. Here she explains her position to roommate, Kate.