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Meet Henry! He’s an avalanche dog in Vail, Colorado. Henry keeps people on the mountains safe.

A golden retriever is one of the most popular breeds in America. As one of the most beloved breeds, they show up in movies and TV quite often. Pizza Dog was a hit in Marvel comics and the Hawkeye television show. Shadow leads his furry friends on an adventure in Homeward Bound. Buddy might be the most famous Hollywood hound. He is the lead in five Air Bud films.

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If you had a golden retriever, what kinds of tricks would you want to teach it?


Have you read any books about other retrieving dogs? If so, how were those dogs similar to or different from the golden retriever?


Why do you think the golden retriever is one of the most popular dogs in the United States? Explain your answer.

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