Dog of the Day: Golden Retriever Mix

Not sure what this guy is. I think it may be a bit unfair, because he may just have been shaved when I took this picture (last June). Whatever he was, though, I do remember him, because he was really cute and, alas, quite uninterested in making friends.

Golden Retriever Mix

Looking away from me, tail tucked down… yup, someone’s a bit intimidated.

Golden Retriever Mix

And there’s a bit of the ‘hairy eyeball’.

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4 Responses to Dog of the Day: Golden Retriever Mix

  1. Ricky says:

    Hey Adam! Just wanted to say thanks! Now that I’ve seen your post of holly go lightly today, I finally know what my dog is mixed with after wondering all of these years! Defintely a golden/corgi mix!! You rock! Here she is btw
    http://instagram.com/p/jVuG19p3NV/
    http://instagram.com/p/jUl-MlJ3N_/

    • Adam Lang says:

      She totally is! Those half-up ears confirm it. If her ears were all the way down there’s an outside chance she could be a dachshund mix, but nope, totally corgi all the way.

      So cute! A little on the tubby side, but hey, at 13 years old, dogs do get a little less active. Here’s a hint, in case you want her to take off a couple pounds, though: try her on green beans. Replace 25% of her regular dog food with green beans. If she really is part corgi, there’s a good chance she will LOVE them. And they’re a good source of fiber, and have more or less zero calories that dogs can extract. (This is a common trick for corgi owners, because corgis are notorious for always being hungry, and eating far too much if given half a chance.)

      Anyway, I love your dog. Give her a belly rub for me!

  2. Ricky says:

    That’s a really smart idea!! She’s defintely gotten a lot bigger here in the last few years!! I know she’ll like it she’ll eat anything! Even pickles and weird assortments of vegetables and fruits ! LOL I really am so happy to know what she’s mixed with now. We were told when we got her at 5 weeks that she was a golden retriever chow mix?! Anyway I know one thing. People may make fun of her small
    Legs an weird looks but not one person that has come into contact with her can deny her smarts. She is literally been one of the best dogs, and sooo smart that my family has ever owned. She is literally like a human, listening to our conversations and knowing when we’re talking about her! We have to spell things out sometimes like when we’re talking about talking her to the ” d-o-g p-a-r-k” ๐Ÿ˜‰ We have been very pleasantly surprised! Love her to death, she’s family!

    • Adam Lang says:

      I’m not at all surprised. Golden retrievers are one of the smartest breeds around (and VERY obedient, once they calm down), and corgis are really smart too, although they don’t rank as high on ‘obedience intelligence’ because they can be pretty stubborn. But I bet the combination is really smart, and really eager-to-please.

      I think a corgi/golden would be Autumn’s (my girlfriend) perfect dog… her family has golden retrievers and she adores them, but she loves corgis too. I think you lucked out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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