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28 Things only Golden Retriever owners understand

Rebecca Bracken is a news and views writer.






If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

Golden Retrievers might just be the perfect dog breed.

Loyal, friendly and smart, Goldens aren’t looking for trouble, just a little grub and the occasional belly rub. If you are lucky enough to have a Golden Retriever of your very own, here’s a list of things only you can truly understand and appreciate.

1. Golden Retrievers give the very best cuddles

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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2. It’s scientifically proven that rubbing Golden Retrievers on your face makes wrinkles disappear (OK, not really, but puppies!) 

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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3. Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercise, and sometimes you just have to get creative

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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4. Golden Retrievers are always ready for dinner

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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5. Or even just a quick little snack

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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6. Goldens are always up for a stroll around the neighborhood

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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7. And they're highly intelligent

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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8. Golden Retrievers don’t make great guard dogs

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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9. They’re lovers, not fighters

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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10. And sometimes they can get a little confused

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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11. But no one’s perfect

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12. No other dog catches a tennis ball with quite the same enthusiasm as a Golden Retriever

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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13. Or any other kind of ball, for that matter

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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14. For a Golden Retriever, there is no such thing as too many balls

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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15. Flying papers? Not so much

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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16. Golden Retrievers make the best friends

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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17. They get along with everyone

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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18. Their happy-go-lucky nature is absolutely infectious

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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19. Goldens just want your love

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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20. And they never get sick of you no matter how annoying you are

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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21. Golden Retrievers make awesome snow angels

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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22. And they'll never turn down a nice dip in the pool on a warm day

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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23. Golden Retrievers just love to be in the water

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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24. Even if they don’t totally understand it

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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25. Goldens are curious by nature

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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26. They love to run and play

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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27. Which is totally exhausting

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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28. And the number one thing every Golden Retriever lover knows is that the only thing better than one Golden Retriever are two

If you've ever been lucky enough to love a Golden Retriever, then this list is for you

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