KYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 3444 times:
I don't, but my cousins have a really great golden. They live near Cleveland, and their golden loves the snow. She rolls in it, eats it, etc. She likes sitting out on the driveway in the winter as well.
Goldens are just all around good dogs.
"It starts when you're always afraid; You step out of line, the man come and take you away" -Buffalo Springfield
Jake056 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3330 times:
and he can tell time. 7:00 a.m. I get "the look". Sound asleep and when I wake up I got two eyes staring at me. Guess its breakfast time. Dog could be sound asleep, but around 6 p.m. magically wakes up and gives me "the look" again. dinner time.
Deaf as a doorknob otherwise, or so i'm supposed to believe.....
StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3314 times:
Definitely...golden's are the greatest...great around kids! I still remember the day in late 1981 when our family chose and brought home our first Golden, from near Palo Alto, CA. Ginger...AKC registered as a pure Golden Retriever...she was with us for 6 great years, but had to be put down as she had worsening bone cancer. One of the saddest days of my life, let me tell you. She was a huge part of our family, and moved to Oregon with us in June '84, and got to fly on a UA 727 from SFO-PDX on 6/25/84.
I also had another golden, Nutmeg...which Ginger gave birth to the summer of '85. Nutmeg wasn't a pure Golden, but a great dog nonetheless.
As soon as I get my first house (I live in a townhouse, 1200 sq. feet) with a decent yard, that will be one of the first things I do...getting another Golden. I think about it fairly often. Probably name her Rosco or Riley, or something interesting.
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7992 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3271 times:
Goldens are great and so are Dalmatians, though Dalmatians are definitely no dogs for beginners. They need a special diet, shed quite a bit and must be brushed regularly. And they need to run, and play around and run and play around and run - you really need to spend quality hours with your Dalmatian every day.
I live in Berlin and refuse to adopt a dog again, but I would love to and it would be a close call between a Golden Retriever and a Dalmatian.
Recently, I came across a mix of Labrador and Rhodesian Ridgeback. Very nice dog, too.
AA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3184 times:
I've got a black lab, over Xmas we got like 2 inches of snow in DFW. He just got really confused and didn't know what the hell all the white stuff was on the ground. He gave it a few licks took a leak putsed around the yard for a while the came back in. He loved it when he was a puppy though. He hates the rain though, wont go out when its raining or misting for that matter.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16493 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3147 times:
I have a yellow lab but she lives with my parents since I moved into a condo. Indeed, I grew up with yellow labs so this is the 1st time I have not had one at home. Nothing like coming home from a shitty day at work to be greeted by a big floppy labrador.
Labs & Goldens are all the same. They love the snow -- playing in it, eating it, etc.
I'm totally a lab person. I can't pass one in the street without stopping to say hello. They all have the same personality. They act like pups until they are 8yo or so, and then get moody.
My labs all love cheese (I'm convinced they would keep eating forever if there was enough food around), they can clear a room with their silent farts, they give you dirty looks when you are late with their supper, they watch TV with you, lie on your feet, lie under the kitchen table when you're eating there. And anything that falls on the floor....is their's. That's their territory. Your friends are their friends also. Oh ya -- the lab owns the house. We live with THEM.
I'd love to meet a 30yo blond chick with a labrador. My dream girl.
[Edited 2005-03-01 21:56:30]
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
JetJock22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3130 times:
Nah, we used to have a laser pointer for our old dog and he loved it. I'm not sure where it is, but I don't think Tucker's attention span is big enough for a laser pointer yet. We had a golden before we got Tucker, but he wasn't quite as wild as Tucker is. By the way KROC, OH-IO!!!!