Not all dogs like being in the water, but retriever breeds were born swimmers. Whether they are racing after fallen prey on a hunting excursion with their master, or they are paddling after an escaped Frisbee, retriever breeds thrive the most when they are splashing in the waves or on a mission to bring an object back. Here are a handful of our favorite fluffy retrievers (of all kinds!) in their element.
This adept hunter is on a mission, and no puddles are going to hold him back!
RT https://t.co/D3N7M9PEkR Dog, labrador, Jump, Water, Grass, Hunting #photo #mlm #homebiz #image #entrepreneur pic.twitter.com/neYHXZ6Qeb
— MLM Cigarz (@mlmcigarz) April 21, 2016
Getting a little wet? Worth it for the prize!
Some of us just have that look #whackemandstackem #river #waterfowlhunting #water #waterfowl #labrador #birddogofth… pic.twitter.com/W8T56ZdXTb
— birddoggin (@birddydog) January 8, 2016
Even fetching enormous sticks is not too great a task for this motivated pup.
My Water Babe #Labrador #LabsLoveWater pic.twitter.com/E78fclSY2s
— Sara Sutton (@suttylass) March 17, 2016
Fishing is a fun pastime if you are as strong a swimmer as this Golden Retriever and his partner in crime!
RT Luminaria98: RT Wyoti_HQ: Golden Retriever Catches Live Fish Out Of The Waterhttps://t.co/i5mFWx0n30#Golden… pic.twitter.com/6RJBidjHoe
— Jacqueline O. Ross (@jacquelineoross) February 21, 2016
If we had to imagine what Golden Retriever heaven might look like… this would be a good guess.
There's a golden retriever meetup every last Saturday of the month on Juno beach RT to save a live pic.twitter.com/2Fybi0MgGT
— Caroline Burt (@carolineburt277) March 26, 2016
These guys can even keep up with large marine animals. Thank God it’s only a dolphin…
How amazing is this – our golden retriever playing with a dolphin off a #busselton beach this morning. pic.twitter.com/5MwROzxh9i
— Lee Steele (@Lee9Steele_) December 12, 2015
Pool time is playtime for swimmers like this Portuguese Waterdog!
Poodle breeds may not be called retrievers, but there is no mistaking these pups love a good swim session too!
Harley loves to go swimming… does your fur baby like the water??? #poodle #poodlelove #poodlelife #thepoodlepatch pic.twitter.com/9HRaFjDuoH
— The Poodle Patch (@ThePoodlePatch) March 27, 2016
Water Poodles… jumping across the water…. #poodle #poodlelove #poodlelife #thepoodlepatch pic.twitter.com/LMnyBKicEd
— The Poodle Patch (@ThePoodlePatch) January 21, 2016
One photographer made it possible for us to see what these fur-babies even look like underwater!
Underwater Dog #EarthPix Photography by @SethCasteel… https://t.co/tKY7bNJBux pic.twitter.com/64KUV2xJMi
— Earth-Pics (@xliva) March 24, 2016
Some dogs are less camera-ready than others. But hey, in the name of retrieving!
Though swimming isn’t for every pup, most dogs are completely fine with a little hydration-therapy.
I wish the dog was underwater because that is how I feel right now pic.twitter.com/Ibhi3kaqYr
— bri (@Iostintoyou) January 20, 2016