Do you know where the golden retriever got her name? Golden retrievers were historically used during waterfowl hunting: after a duck or bird was shot by the hunter, retrievers would "retrieve" the game for their owners. It is for this reason that golden retrievers love playing in the water. Golden retrievers are affectionate and love to work, making them equally ideal as guide dogs, search and rescue dogs, and family dogs. Color in this cute retriever and give her a name!