15 Reasons Why Golden Retrievers Are The Best Dogs Ever

Warning: this post contains cuteness overload. [Editor’s note — The title of this post is misleading. ALL dogs are the best dogs.]

1. Goldens were bred to retrieve, so you know they can play a good game of catch.

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Look at that form!

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2. They also love the water, which makes them a great companion on summer days at the pool.

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3. Their intelligence allows them to fill a variety of roles, including service dogs for the blind.

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4. They also comfort people and help aid relief efforts.

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Like the residents of Newtown after the tragic shooting last December.

My heart. It hurts.

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5. Goldens are basically the ultimate family dog.

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I mean, look at that family portrait…

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Are you kidding?!

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Too cute for words.

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6. They’re the best kind of holiday gift you can get.

Only if you promise to commit and take care of them!

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7. Let’s not forget how ADORABLE they are as puppies.

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10. And then they grow up looking like this. What a perfect specimen.

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11. They have very friendly personalities.

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12. And they don’t mind posing for pics.

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13. Did we mention how athletic they are?

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14. And famous.

I don’t even know how many movies Air Bud made at this point.

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15. Shadow from Homeward Bound is basically the spokesdog for all Golden Retrievers.

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That moment he fell near the train tracks, and you didn’t know what was going to happen…

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And when Shadow came through the woods, the tears POURED.

If you didn’t cry during this scene, you don’t have a heart.

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Bottom line, Golden Retrievers are perfect.

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And on that note…

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