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!
— MLM Cigarz (@mlmcigarz) April 21, 2016
Getting a little wet? Worth it for the prize!
— birddoggin (@birddydog) January 8, 2016
Even fetching enormous sticks is not too great a task for this motivated pup.
— 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!
— 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…
— Lee Steele (@LeeSteele_) December 12, 2015
Pool time is playtime for swimmers like this Portuguese Waterdog!
People ask me "Why a Portuguese Water Dog?"
Need I say more? pic.twitter.com/3kUf4e60Go
— scrappy lil nobody (@ScruffyDoggo) April 29, 2016
Poodle breeds may not be called retrievers, but there is no mistaking these pups love a good swim session too!
— The Poodle Patch (@ThePoodlePatch) March 27, 2016
— The Poodle Patch (@ThePoodlePatch) January 21, 2016
One photographer made it possible for us to see what these fur-babies even look like underwater!
— Earth-Pics (@xliva) March 24, 2016
Some dogs are less camera-ready than others. But hey, in the name of retrieving!
Ever wondered what your dog looks like catching balls underwater? 🐶🎾 pic.twitter.com/DPhvqT64Qg
— We ♡ Creative Media (@WeLove_Creative) February 13, 2016
Though swimming isn’t for every pup, most dogs are completely fine with a little hydration-therapy.