Why Do So Many Novels Feature Golden Retrievers?

When I set out to write my first mystery, I knew two things: 1) There would be dogs—my admittedly lofty ambition was to be “Julia Spencer-Fleming with dogs”; and 2) The dogs would not be golden retrievers. Why not? Because everyone writes about golden retrievers. Goldens are one of America’s favorite dogs, ranking #3 in … Continue reading Why Do So Many Novels Feature Golden Retrievers?