Joined: June 2006
|If a robodog is created by human intelligence; it's possible that the retriever also was created by an intelligence, he said.|
And he's right isn't he. Retrievers were created by an intelligence - humans.
Am I missing his point? Dogs were created from wolves by man originally. And most of the retriever breeds seem to originate from the 19th century.
Using IDers favourite research tool (ie Google),
The Golden Retriever: The breed was originally developed in Scotland, at "Guisachan", the highland estate of Sir Dudley Majoribanks later Lord Tweedmouth in the 1860s.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever: In the winter of 1807, an English ship with two Newfoundlands on board wrecked off the coast of Maryland. Everyone was saved, and the two dogs were given to a family of dog lovers. They were later mated with local retrievers. The new breed, which was first used for hunting in the Chesapeake Bay, proved to be excellent. Careful breeding over the years has created an outstanding retriever with incredible enthusiasm and endurance.
Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever (what a great name ) The breed was developed in the Little River district of Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia around the beginning of the 19th Century.