The colar of the Golden Retriever's manteau has made it one of the most populaire breeds. This breed is responsive to training and needs plenty of exercise. This dog can make a great family companion. This breed was most likely bred from crossings of a yellow Flat-coated Retriever and a Tweed Water Spaniel, with other breeds such as the Irish Setter, Labrador, and Bloodhound introduced later. Until the 1920s the breed was called the Golden Flat-coat. Other names for the Golden Retriever are the Yellow Retriever and the Russian Retriever.