Everyone (Almost) into the Pool! Golden Pup Practices His Paddle

by Amy Drew

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Do golden retrievers love the water? Splish, splash, they do! And sometimes they even practice the doggie paddle before diving in, as demonstrated (in a YouTube video posted by NewWorld) by an adorable little pup on the side of his owner’s pool!

Goldens were bred for the water, of course. In the beginning that generally meant retrieving game birds for their hunter owners. These days, it’s more likely a tennis ball. Either way, they are often stronger swimmers than most children.

We think this little guy is off to a swimmingly good start.