Golden Retriever Wears Braces

Did you know dogs sometimes wore braces?  For National Pet Dental Health Month, Harborfront Hospital for Animals in Spring Lake Michigan shared these photos on their Facebook page, with the following explanation.

Orthodontia in pets is normally not for aesthetic purposes, but because of health concerns. This is Wesley and he needed tooth alignment because he could not close his mouth completely, otherwise.

The good news is, the correction he needed will be brief, perhaps only a few weeks.

Also, it obviously doesn’t bother him one little bit (if you look at the “after” photo). He’s a happy little guy.

Dr. Moore also does Endodontics (root canals, often necessary because of pain) and oral surgery (things like fractured jaws).

February is National Pet Dental Health month, so we thought this was a good time to let you know about the importance of your best buddy’s dental health.

Let us know if you have any questions.”

Here’s a close up of the dental work:

And this is Wesley after the surgery.  He seems pretty happy with the new “grill”



Shawn Booth from last season’s The Bachelorette and his Golden Retriever “Doodle”

If any of my readers are fans of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, they may know who Shawn Booth is. He’s basically the guy who called a guy “the other guy” earlier this year on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season and he proposed to her at the end.  She said yes!  (Yay for the super cool Canadian girl being selected).

I wasn’t a big fan of him on the show, I wanted “the other guy” but I have definitely changed my mind.  I blame editing for that anyways…l

Shawn has an 8 year old golden retriever named Tucker,..or maybe Doodle. He goes by both.  He seems to go everywhere with Shawn, like his true best fried. If you look through his Instragram pictures there are several of him and his dog.  They are actually kind of hilarious,  Bachelor fan or not.  Check them out.

David Doodlehoff. #Baywatch

A video posted by Shawn Booth (@shawn_booth18) on

Yesterday was Tucker’s 8th birthday! 

It seems Kaitlyn and Tucker get along well.

Here is a video of the three of them.  You can’t help but smile when you watch this!

Shawn’s dog has his own Instagram page @tuckerdoodledog

This is my house #BewareOfDog

A post shared by Doodle (@tuckerdoodledog) on

Even as a puppy, Tucker was a well trained boy.  This gem is from 2009 from Shawn’s YouTube channel.

Wishing them all the best of luck!



Golden Video of the Week – Golden Retriever and Friends “Popping In”

It’s been awhile since my last Golden Video of the Week.  I apologize.  I miss my blogging friends.  Thanks for staying tuned!

These cuties are taking turns saying hello!  Thanks again to AFV Animals !!

Shelter Dogs eating Christmas Dinner will make your day!

The people at Freshpet have created a commercial staring shelter dogs (and one patient cat!) from The Humane Society of Utah who are in need of homes.  (Many have found one since the airing of this commercial!)705dogThe golden retriever plays a “teenager”, but there are so many cute dogs who are enjoying some Christmas cheer.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone who is celebrating!

Here’s a behind the scenes look at the making of the video, in case you didn’t get enough.

Golden Retriever rocks the keyboard in a Walk off the Earth Christmas video

The awesome Canadian group Walk off the Earth, who became popular on YouTube for doing some really cool cover songs I.e. Somebody that I used to Know (Gotye – 5 peeps, 1 guitar) released this video on YouTube last Christmas.  As a Canadian, I can say if you haven’t heard of this group, hopefully you will soon! (Actually, you have now!)

It’s The Little Drummer Boy, performed by the group, accompanied by a golden retriever on the keyboards, a husky on “percussion” and what looks like a shepherd mix..(anyone?) who stole the show on the cello! (ish like instrument)

You can also view the behind the scenes video here, which, sadly, doesn’t include much about the doggies…

It may be worth your while to subscribe to their YouTube channel here – WalkofftheEarth

50 Shades of Grey – Golden Retriever Edition

Check out this trailer for 50 Shades of Grey – Golden Edition from Ginger the Golden Retriever’s Fan Page. Do you remember the viral video Breakfast at Ginger’s?


Well current goldens “Annie-Stasia” and Buddy star in their own golden retriever version.  Brilliant!


Golden Video of the Week – Pool Party!!! How Many Goldens Can You Spot?

Happy Tails Resort is located in Norfolk, VA and looks like dog heaven.  These dogs are enjoying their pool party, and I love how the labs waste no time getting in the water.  How many goldens do you spot?  I have to go back and count again…

This photo was posted on Happy Tails Facebook page just this afternoon with the comment “waiting to go in the pool”



Filmed with a GoPro camera, here’s a view of a swim session from an underwater perspective.

Check out their YouTube channel for more great videos.