Golden Video of the Week – Golden Retriever OWNS German Shepherd at eating Spaghetti

More proof that goldens are all about the FOOD!  Guess he learned not to go for the shepherd’s share. 🙂

 

Golden Retrievers – Fattest in the Land?

Cuteness

Cuteness (Photo credit: ohmil)

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention recently released results of a survey that indicates 55% of US dogs and cats are overweight.

Golden retrievers were at the top of the scale for dogs, at 62.7%, and German shepherds at the bottom, at 2%.

Moral of the story, if your dog is overweight, feed less and exercise more.  Consider your dogs’ diet options.  (The vet isn’t always your best resource for diet information)

Living Large:  Golden retrievers, Labradors Fattest In The Land – The Washington Times

Golden Retriever Rescues German Shepherd

Bojangles is a hero.  According to a story in The Huffington Post,  Katie the german shepherd went missing last Friday afternoon and had been gone for around 30 hours when the kids decided to take their golden retriever Bojangles for a walk.  Bojangles went up to a drain pipe and began to bark, and that’s when Katie was located stuck in a drain pipe.

Katie's Rescue/Imgur

Katie’s Rescue/Imgur

The authorities were called and Katie was extricated with the jaws of life.

Katie's Rescue/Imgur

Katie’s Rescue/Imgur

Here’s Katie in a previous photo.

Katie's Rescue/Imgur

Katie’s Rescue/Imgur

Good job Bojangles!

Bojangles-Katie's Rescue/Imgur

Bojangles-Katie’s Rescue/Imgur

To see all the photos from Katie’s Rescue, check out the Imgur page, courtesy of hoodooz39.

Owner’s account of story on Reddit here.

Golden Retriever rates #1 as ultimate date magnet dog

Take it for what it’s worth, but if you’re single and own a golden retriever, you should be parading that animal around like crazy if you’re looking to hook up.  According to Klooff, a new app for pet lovers where you can enter a profile of your pet, the number one breed for landing a hot date is a golden retriever.  Personally, because a golden is such a family oriented pet, I don’t picture too many single people owning one.  Could I be wrong?  After this poll, perhaps that would change!

A male Golden Retriever named Tucker.

A male Golden Retriever named Tucker. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here are the results from Klooff:

The top dog breeds to attract men were:
5. Beagles
4. Poodles
3. Chihuahuas
2. Labrador Retrievers
1. Golden Retrievers
The top dog breeds to attract women were:
5. French Bulldogs
4. Siberian Huskies
3. Labrador Retrievers
2. Golden Retrievers
1. German Shepherds
And there you have it.  Klooff also stated “Women are over 10 times more likely to see a man who owns a Golden Retriever and 3 times more likely to see a man who owns a German Shepherd as “marriage material” or “boyfriend material,” than a man who owns a Pit Bull.” and also “Men are overwhelmingly more likely to see a woman who owns a Golden Retriever as girlfriend material than a woman who owns a Chihuahua.”