The Golden Retriever or 'Goldie' was first bred in Scotland in the 1800s to be a hardworking hunting companion. Whilst still an excellent working dog, it is its loyal and loving nature that has made it one of the most popular family pets worldwide. Lovable, lollopy and definitely a man's best friend, the Goldie is a dog of excesses. He has energy to burn, an appetite quite impossible to satisfy and an endless supply of unconditional love to bestow on his devoted owners. Hardly surprising then that he's been included in Leslie Gerry 's latest range of animal designed products. On this fine bone china coffee mug Leslie has captured the Retriever in a rare moment of repose. His strong but gentle expression and splendid coat are set against a background design of chestnut brown and blue/ grey, making this a quality product that would appeal to dog and art lovers alike. This product is dishwasher and microwave safe and is presented in a stylish gift box.