I’ve always liked golden retrievers.

They’re just so quintessentially cute and happy.

Also I like the idea of being able to throw things and have someone go get them for me.

So to begin or end your day on a happy note–here’s a roundup of what I’m declaring the world’s happiest dog.

1. Head skritches ellict all the smiles

Don’t believe me? Try it yourself.

Head scritches = Instant golden smiles
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2. But belly rubs are even better

I believe this is called perfect zen.

I saw this adorable golden retriever at the park recently 🙂
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3. They love their people from day 1

And they have so very much love to give.

Picked up Libby 7 weeks ago, this was her on our way home the first day. She is staring at my girlfriend. They are in love.
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4. And they will never stop showing you just how much

Their love is real and pure and boundless, much like their energy.

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5. They also love kittens

I mean look at them!

Made my day
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6. And they are very patient when meeting new friends

That fawn looks like it’s minutes old! Good boy.

A friend of mine has a Golden Retriever that recently made a new friend.
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7. They also love each other

Aww, little buddies!

Goldens always stay puppies – not matter what age
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8. And they bond for life

Look at the ❤️ their feet make!!!

Mother and Son Love – My Golden Retrievers Lucy and her son Gilly napping and making a heart with their feet.
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9. They’re also HIGHLY trainable!

Look at this good doggo’s own seeing eye dog!

10. This little buddy knows how to get what he wants

And he waits so patiently too!
(Also the reason I will never drink from a public fountain!)


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11. And this good doggo knows how to say sorry

He’s better trained than most people!


12. But most of all, these silly pups just want to have fun

Even if it means interrupting their sister’s photoshoot…

13. Because they really are photogenic

And they know it!

Golden Retrievers That Will Melt Your Heart Selfie
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14. But they know when it’s time to get serious

“Speak softly and carry a big stick…”
If it was good enough for the Old Lion Teddy Roosevelt, who can argue?

15. And they know when to get together for a palaver


Caught the Goldens holding hands at puppy play hour
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16. They learn fast

By seeing and doing.

17. And they play hard

Lookit sweet bebe.


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18. But whether they’re goofing around

With their big boopable noses.

This is our silly boy, bodie!
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19. Or just being your BFF for TWENTY YEARS

My gosh, what a noble looking fellow!

Augie Making History as the Oldest Golden Retriever Ever!
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These dogs are here to have fun and make you feel loved.

What do you think? Most perfect breed ever? Tell us in the comments!