5 facts about the Golden Retriever: ↘️
1️⃣ Ready to rescue: Golden retrievers have been incredible assets to search and rescue teams, hunters, and trackers. Not only great guides, they function as service and therapist dogs. If you question a golden’s intellect, you might be the one with half a brain. 2️⃣Natural born swimmers: Golden retrievers are instinctively fond of the water. This means that they’ll take your game of fetch into the pool or pond and burn off their energy with a water workout. Dog lovers who also relish days at the beach or lake, this one’s for you! 3️⃣ Cross-species compatible: The golden doesn’t just get along well with human families, but also socializes well with other animals. Whether you’re on a farm or at the local dog park, a golden retriever won’t be the angry animal causing a ruckus. They’re always looking to make new friends. 4️⃣True companions: This dog isn’t just obeying, snuggling, or licking your face because they know that’s how to ensure another treat. Golden retrievers crave companionship, particularly human attention, and every dog lover knows that kind of reciprocal affection can’t be beat. 5️⃣Real survivors: Although golden retrievers show up in a number of films, the long-suffering Shadow from “Homeward Bound” is a favorite. The recent true story of Murphy, a lost golden found after twenty months surviving alone in a California forest, is equally astounding. When a sighting of Murphy was reported, the family left Murphy’s old blanket at the alleged campsite…and this dynamic dog was found sleeping on it the next morning. Murphy’s memory and incredible endurance says just about everything you need to know about the breed.