jake056
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Golden Retrievers Are The Best Dogs Because.....

Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:05 pm

they don't know when to come in from the storm.


Getting a Nor'easter here in NY so lots of snow and wind. My guy would sleep in the snow if I didn't drag his sorry hind quarters inside.

Anyone else got goldens who like the cold/wet/snow?
 
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Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:08 pm

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.
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Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:10 pm

My dog is half golden, half yellow lab, and loves the snow. He can run out in the snow and play for hours. He especially likes eating the snow.  Smile

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Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:10 pm

Mine does! This is Bailey  Smile





Edit for getting the pic in.

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Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:43 pm

My golden loved the snow...it was tons of fun to play fetch and have him dig out the tennis ball from the snow and come out with a snowy snout...

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Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:44 pm

I have two Goldens. A female HOLLY (the love of my life too! G) and TROOPER. They are the best!

Every puppy is cute, but a Golden puppy is the CUTEST!
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Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:33 pm

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.....
 
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Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:56 pm

LOL Jake056, my Golden also starts to hover in the kitchen exactly at 6pm ... like shark circling its dinner.
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Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:44 pm

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.
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Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:30 pm

I've got a black lab that loves the snow. She would play outside in it until she frooze.
 
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Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:50 pm

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.
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Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:50 pm

Mine is the best because I actually got him to sit still for more than 2 seconds to pose for a picture with me  Big thumbs up
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:11 am

My wife and I love goldens. Unfortunately, we are not a "dog" family or we'd have a couple. Maybe once the kids are gone and we're retired.

Last one we had, Chance, turned out to be more aggressive than any we'd seen. Our vet took him and she still has problems with his aggression.

re: JetJock..nice lookin' pup.


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Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:53 am

. . . because the haunches are big enough to get a decent steak out of.

kidding! just kidding!
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Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:16 am

Quoting Clrd2go (reply 12):
re: JetJock..nice lookin' pup.

Do not let his looks fool you. I love him to death and he is a great dog, but good lord is he wild. It is amazing that he sat still long enough for my mom to snap that pic
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:00 am

GREAT pic JetJock! When my HOLLY was a pup she looked just like yours!

It will take about two years for them to be a bit calmer. As my two goldens say "Live to Ball and Ball to live"...they could play 24/7!

By chance do you have one of those laser pointers? Mine go CRAZY with it. They now want to play "cyber" more than they do ball. They chase the light around like crazy.
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Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:04 am

Re Jetjock...know what you mean..I'm quite familiar with how active a golden pup can be  Wink/being sarcastic



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Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:37 am

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.
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Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:53 am

and time for a joke:

What do you call a smart blonde?
A Golden Retriever

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Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:57 am

JetJock, thats a beautiful dog. Too bad ya lost with that Suckeyes T-Shirt.
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:43 am

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.  Smile

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Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:41 am

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!!!!
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:49 am

Here's Casey (although not outside in the snow), she LOVES laying and playing in the snow, actually that's what she's doing right now!  Big thumbs up

She's a Golden Retriever/Brittany Spaniel mix:



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Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:44 am

I just got a Golden pup a week & half ago. Anyone have any tips training tips specific to Goldens?
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Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:49 am

I don't own a golden retriever, but they are the most beautiful dogs I've ever seen.
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Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:55 am

Here is a picture of my Golden pup last week (8 weeks old):
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Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:00 pm

Lol, that dog is adorable! His head looks so disproportionate to his body. I love em
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:03 pm

If that isn't the cutest little dog I have ever seen! Almost makes me want to get another puppy.  Smile

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Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:25 pm

That is a great good looking dog. They are also some of the best looking dogs!!
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:24 am

UAXDXer, ADORABLE!!!!!!!

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Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:38 pm

My Goldens are great,
Boomer (male, 2 years) loves kids, neighborhood loves him.
Casey (female, 6 months) is the best, already dragging the paper in all the way up the stairs to the table. And the two are inseparable. And yes they love the snow. Especially the little one when she jumps into a pile of the fluffy stuff and disappears.
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Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:52 pm

here they are:


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Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:15 am

767ALLTHEWAY,

how did you get your pup to get you the paper!?!?

Here's a shot from yesterday's trip to the parc, he's waiting for a snowball.
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Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:30 am

Flpuck6,
Well she always loves carrying stuff around, and she always would chase me down to get it so I just gave it to her one day and she dragged it all the way up, now she gets it automatically when I go down in the morning, now if training her to do everything else could be so easy.

And does anyone else’s Goldens have a voracious appetite, my dogs eat so furiously I think they would eat till they blew up. lol
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Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:35 am

I'm sorry, but there is no such thing as a "good dog". All dogs are unintelligent attention-seekers, like many of our friends on A.net. When was the last time a dog took a wire and bent it into a hook in order to get a bucket of food out of a well?
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Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:43 am

Golden Retrievers are the best dogs because they are gold..:DD

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Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:43 am

Golden Retrievers are the best dogs because they are gold.. Big grin

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Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:14 am

Well, my smallest one apparently figured out that toilet paper just keeps going and going, amazing how far she got it before it ripped Big grin
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Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:26 am

Just adopted a less than 2 year old golden named Lily and I can already say she is the best dog I have ever had. Though she will fetch until the cows come home and if I leave the house to go outside and get the mail for less than a minute and she is so happy to see you come back you would think I had been gone for weeks.
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Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:57 am

Hey Luv2fly,

Lily will be happy for ever when you go and get the mail and come right back. That never ends.

Its fun to hear others fall in love with their Goldens too.
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Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:35 pm

Here's mine:

 
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Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:50 pm

Quoting KiwiNanday (reply 34):
All dogs are unintelligent attention-seekers, like many of our friends on A.net.


You're excluded from this penetrating analysis, right?

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Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:39 am

USAIRWAYS321

What a cutie! (your dog that is, G)
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Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:26 pm

We came verrrrrrrrrry close to getting one tonight..but..it was a spur of the moment thing and from a pet shop which we vowed we would not do again..and a male..though my wife was ready to toss all that out the window because she fell
in love with this one..fortunately, thus far, I seem to be preaviling, reminding her of what having a puppy in the house with 7 cats can do to us..and I know we are not a dog family as previously stated.

Of couse, I liked the thing, too..but..I know who would wind up taking care of it 90% of the time..and I don't have the time or the energy right now

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