Dog of the Day: Sharon the Ridiculously Fluffy Golden Retriever

Yes, this pup is a full golden retriever. She’s gotta be some kind of mutant, or maybe a throwback to the golden retrievers of the last ice age, where primitive man needed a super-fluffy yet totally adoring dog to take the edge off those chilly glacial nights, and thus bred the proto-golden-retrievers with Siberian timber wolves, Angora goats, and wooly mammoths*. In this way, they bred a dog with fur so long that, in the event of polar bear attack, you could actually hide your children and smaller belongings in the dog’s fur.†

(* This is not actually true. † Neither is this.)

Fluffiest Golden Retriever Ever

There's the golden retriever happy face, coupled with fur that would probably take eight (pleasant) hours to fully comb.

Fluffiest Golden Retriever Ever

Look at the fur on those legs. Looks like she's wearing fuzzy leg warmers.

Fluffiest Golden Retriever Ever

All I ask of life is that, when I finally can get a dog, he or she looks at me that way.

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2 Responses to Dog of the Day: Sharon the Ridiculously Fluffy Golden Retriever

  1. Tim Lamb says:

    We have our 5th Golden Retriever now … with our last one living to 17 years!!! ALL were different and ALL were sweethearts. All Goldens were classic with beautiful feathers. However, Sailor is our current Golden and the fluffy girl. Aging into year 2 her coat began to add the softest longest and puppy hair features. She is now 2 1/2 and I found this site after searching on extremely fluffy Goldens.

    I am curious when her coat will stop filling out! Love the breed and always connect with any Golden owner —- thanks for posting this!

    • Adam Lang says:

      Oh my gosh, 17 years! You are an amazingly lucky person.

      I don’t actually know anything about where the fluffiness came from or when it will stop, I’m afraid. But I would love to know anything you can find out, because I was really amazed by this dog and would really love to know more about the genetics.

      I’d also love to see some pictures of your pup, if you have any online (or might be willing to upload some to a photo sharing site like or If so, please do post some links in a comment here!

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