Golden Retriever

About

The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular breeds for a good reason! The golden dog is absolutely beautiful and has a terrific temperament. This intelligent and versatile dog performs equally well as a family pet, a service dog, a hunting companion, an agility champion, or many other roles.

The VKC Golden Retriever has its own special animations and, of course, all of the intelligence and companionship that can only be provided by a VKC Dog.

Instincts

  • Basic Positions: stand, sit, down, bang, beg, bellyup, shake, rest
  • Basic Activities: come, getbone, howl, itch, pounce, roll, rove, sniff, speak, wag, wander
  • Other Activities: go, run, on, greet, get (These require you to name a destination or an object; for example, "Fido go Sandry" or "Fido run redball" or "Fido greet Bichon")
  • Owner-only commands: heel, follow (Follow also requires you to name a destination)
  • Special command: fetch (Requires a redball toy, free at VKC Dog Parks)

These instincts are not described in any detail because it will be much more fun for you and your dog to try them out together.

Pathfinding Instincts

  • Explore
  • Patrol
  • Hidefrom
  • pf on/off

Special Commands

The name Turk is used here as an example. You should use your dog's actual name or the general name, dogs, to command your dog.

touch (this requires the name of an object you want the dog to touch)

Say: turk touch ball

It is important to mention that touch is designed to allow the dog to touch small objects and intended to be incorporated into your tricks, for example ringing the bell. It will not work very well if you tell your dog to touch an avatar or a large object like a house or tree.

Special Poses

When you pet this dog the avatar stands beside the dog facing in the same direction, then kneels down beside the dog. Then the avatar puts his arm around the dog as the dog leans toward the avatar. Finally, the avatar pats the dog on his chest. It is such a sweet animation.

The following poses add liveliness and charm to tricks you teach your dog. They must be used with the command pose. For example, to get the dog to bow down in the play pose, you would say, "Turk pose play."

  • beg2, beg3 (slight variations of the beg pose)
  • bellyup2, bellyup3 (similar to bellyup but dog holds his head and tail in different positions)
  • down2, down3, down4, down5, down6, down7, down8 (slight variations of the down position)
  • drop (pose to drop a toy or other object from his mouth)
  • lean (sits and leans to the left)
  • play, play2 (slight variations of the play bow)
  • rise, leap, land (this is a trio of poses that are part of the instinct pounce)
  • sit2, sit3 (slight variations of the sit pose)
  • stand2, stand3, stand4, stand5 (slight variations of the stand pose)
  • tummy (legs stretched out while on the ground)

Color Options

Befitting a Golden Retriever this dog is available with a golden coat.

Collar Options

The collar on these dogs provides a wealth of control for customizing it. There are 41 textures built into the collar. You can change the texture by simply clicking on it or you can use the collar command along with a value between 0 and 40.

For example, say, 

turk collar 01 (for a nice dark brown collar) 

or say, 

dogs collar 27 (for a lovely brown leather woven collar)

(Click to enlarge the photograph; right click or control-click to download it to your computer.)

Bandana Options

The bandana has its own set of 41 built in textures and works in the same way as the collar; you can click on it to cycle through the available choices or you can use the bandana command along with a value between 0 and 40.

For example, say, 

turk bandana 01 (for a nice dark brown collar) 

or say,

dogs bandana 27 (for a lovely brown leather woven collar)

(Click to enlarge the photograph; right click or control-click to download it to your computer.)

Coloring the Collar or Bandana

The collar and bandana also can be changed using the c-color and b-color commands. Although you can use any of the textures when you use the tint and color commands, you will get the truest colors if you begin with a light color.

Say, for example,

dogs collar 15 b-color 255 255 0 

to make the collar bright yellow woven leather.

To remove or restore the collar, use either of the following commands:

  • tint-1 (restores the collar to its original color)
  • tint-2 (makes the collar invisible)

Permissions

The Golden Retriever is not transferable. If you wish to give one as a gift, please use the Gift Vendors in our VKC Dog Parks.

You can also send a dog as a gift from our Marketplace Store.

Prim Count

Prim Count — 31

Land Impact — 39

Release Date

September 2011

January 2013, pathfinding update