Our beloved commentator Smiles owns a golden retriever. After more than two decades of indiscriminate proliferation – instead if proper breeding – the golden retriever got the reputation of being the ‘blonde’ among dogs. Friendly, but stupid and easy.
Yet most people forget, originally the retriever was an excellent hunting dog. Here is a prime example:
(from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLfx4Mv7YHE)
This, maybe slightly older, golden retriever places bread directly under its nose on the water surface as bait for fish. And then catches the fish. The intelligence, patience, endurance, and quickness is stunning.
Still not retrieving any gold though.