Photo Contest Winners International Golden Retriever Day

After much deliberating, the winner of the contest is…

Photo: Instagram @house_bears

Photo: Instagram @house_bears

Ball?  What ball?  I’m so gorgeous.   Hi”

Congratulations Jennifer!

Some honourable mentions to

Photo: Jenna Johannessen Lavaliere/Facebook

Photo: Jenna Johannessen Lavaliere/Facebook

Photo: Instagram @krista_and_bo

Photo: Instagram @krista_and_bo

And our Instagram winner…

Photo: Instagram @raisingmaisie

Photo: Instagram @raisingmaisie

Thanks for sharing your photos, I loved them all!

25 Golden Retrievers who are Snake Charmers (Instagram)

As an active member of the Instagram community, I can’t ignore the trend that is snake charmers. (aka #snakecharmers)

Here’s one of my favorite blogging golden retrievers, TheK9HarperLee, exhibiting the snake charming ritual…

Photo:  TheK9HarperLee

Photo: TheK9HarperLee

And here are 24 more great shots of golden retrievers being snake charmers..courtesy of Instagram.

Couldn’t help it. These aren’t Golden’s but.

Feel free to add your snake charming photo to the comments, or tag on Instagram #snakecharmers. Get your snake here!

Golden Retriever Photobombs Royal Baby Family Photo!

Yesterday Prince William and his wife Kate released the first official photos of their son, Prince George.  The couple’s cocker spaniel “Lupo” is included in the photo.  The photo is taken at the Middleton’s family farm in Berkshire, and the Middleton’s golden retriever Tilly managed to sneak her way in to the photo!!  Well done girl!


Prince George:  First official royal baby photo – Article from The Daily Mail

Comfort Dog “Prince” Featured in High School Yearbook, Graduation

Portage, IN – Prince, one of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs, is retiring from his position as a comfort dog at Portage High School.  In honor of Prince, his picture was featured in the yearbook with the graduating senior students.

From Portage High School Yearbook

From Portage High School Yearbook

Prince has patrolled the halls of school for the past 4 1/2 years and was loved by all the children.  He would also accompany his handler Tim Kunstek, a guidance counselor in his sessions.

There’s something really calming about golden retrievers; they have a big effect on people,” said Kunstek in an article from Yahoo Shine.

Prince at work -

Prince at work – Facebook

On Sunday led the parade for the graduation ceremonies wearing a cap and gown!

Prince -

Prince –

Prince was one of the Comfort Dogs who traveled to Newtown, CT in December after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  Here he is with LCC president Tim Hetzner.

Prince in Newtown, CT - Facebook

Prince in Newtown, CT – Facebook

Thanks for all your hard work Prince, and have a wonderful retirement!

Prince will be replaced at Portage High School by Comfort Dog Isaiah.

To donate to the LCC K-9 Comfort dogs, click here. 

The Daily Golden’s Facebook Photo of the Day

The Daily Golden page on Facebook is growing at a slow and steady pace.  There are so many golden retriever pages out there to compete with.  Many of these pages are basically posting other people’s photos, and repeatedly asking for “likes” (and I’m not talking about the personal pages)


The Daily Golden Facebook page is a self-curated page full of new and relevant golden retriever news, cute stuff, and information on all things golden retriever, and now the home of The Daily Golden’s Facebook Photo of the Day.

Each day I will share my favorite picture of a golden retriever that I have either found on my news feed, on one of your pages (yes, sometimes I am a golden-stalker!) or one submitted by a follower.  Hoping this will help the page gain momentum. At the end of each month, I will announce and repost the photo with the most “likes” that month.  I guess this means we will also celebrate The Daily Golden’s Facebook Photo of the Year!  Due to the fact I have not yet researched how to run a contest, the only prize at this time is international fame. (I only wish this were true, but you would sure get a warm and fuzzy feeling!)

Submit your best photo(s) of your golden retriever(s) to the Facebook page  or email if you would like your golden to be featured.  Our very first Facebook Photo of the Day is Darbi Joe.  Here she is taking time to smell the lilacs!

Darbi Jo the Golden Retriever - Facebook

Darbi Jo the Golden Retriever – Facebook

If you are on Facebook, I encourage you to “like” my The Daily Golden page.  I try to post new, original stuff, and not too often.  The odd time I get a bit carried away…

*If you email, please specify who the correct person to credit is, if you want it credited, and if you want it linked.  I don’t mind sharing!

Go get searching for your best photos!  Only selected photos will be posted 🙂

Ray Charles, the blind Golden Retriever Puppy Wins Photo Contest!

Well of COURSE he did!  I don’t know if I have seen a more adorable puppy.  This is Ray Charles, the golden retriever puppy who was born blind.  Check out his story on his Facebook page (and like it!)


“RC” has taken the internet world by storm with all of his precious photos, and managed to snag this weeks’ Photo of the Week contest at Modern Dog Magazine.  Congratulations little guy!  If there is a Photo of the Year contest, I will be voting for you 🙂