Brief History of the Golden Retriever

Bibliography & Recommended Reading


Bauer, Nona Kilgore. The World of the Golden Retriever; a dog for all seasons. Neptune City, NJ: TFH Publications. 1993.

Charlesworth, W. M. The Book of the Golden Retriever. London: The Field. 1933.

Fischer, Gertrude. The New Complete Golden Retriever. 2 nd Ed. NY: Howell 1984.

Foss, Valerie. Golden Retrievers Today. NY: Howell. Don Mills, Ont.: Maxwell Macmillan. 1994.

Schlehr, Marcia R. The New Golden Retriever. NY: Howell. 1996.

Stonex, Elma. The Golden Retriever. n.p. 1953. Reprinted by The Golden Retriever Club ( England) 1987.


Earl of Ilchester. “Origin of the Yellow Retriever”. Reflections of 1985. Golden Retriever Club of America. 1985. pp. 28-31. Originally published in Country Life Magazine, July 25, 1952.

Elliott, Mrs. Mark D. “Early Ancestors of Golden Retrievers”. Yearbook. Golden Retriever Club of America. 1964.

Elliott, Rachel Page. “Elma Stonex”. Reflections of 1985. Golden Retriever Club of America. 1985. p. 31

Pepper, Jeffrey. “The Origins of the Golden Retriever Revisited“. Reflections of 1985.Golden Retriever Club of America. 1985.

Electronic Resources

Fraser, Donald. “A History of Guisachan”. 1990. click on History

Video that does include an overview of the History and Origins of the Golden Retriever: GRC043- GRCA Video by Rachel Page Elliott: