I was going to say the same thing... :My Maggie was a redhead and I frequently was asked if she was a Irish Setter. Hank has also been called a Golden Lab. I don't take it personally, some people just don't know, even though they at times, think they do.
In the SPorting Group, there are Pointing Breeds, Spaniels, Setters, and Retriever. The Golden Retriever is a retrieving breed, as are Labrador Retrievers, Curly Coated Retrievers, Flat Coated Retrievers, Chesapeke Bay Retrievers, and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. When we saySo I don't get it. Is it a golden, or a retriever?