Golden retrievers are one of the most amiable breeds there are. They get along incredibly well with their kind due to their similarities in terms of play and interaction that make them stand out from other dogs. It doesn’t come off as a surprise for people who own retrievers when their pets interact and run off with other goldens whenever they are at the park or during puppy playdates.
Emily Buchenberger had a first-hand experience about just how much golden retrievers love each other’s company. She took her then four-month-old Billie at a puppy play hour and discovered her baby secretly holding hands with other golden retrievers!
The puppy play hour allowed dogs aged eight to 18 weeks to play around unleashed with other dogs. Buchenberger was surprised that little Billie only seemed to prefer playing with the other retrievers present, despite being around many other dogs she could have played with. She says that it was apparent that the goldens had a special attachment with one another.
Instead of interacting with the 15 or so puppies present at play hour, the retrievers were more interested in playing with each other exclusively. While the other puppies jumped and ran, the goldens congregated under a plastic box. Their idea of fun was hiding under objects to have a sort of secret goldens’ meeting where the other dogs were uninvited to.
Their owners noticed this, and one of them decided to find out what the puppies were up to. So, smartphone in hand, Buchenberger and others walked over and lifted the box, capturing the whole thing on video. Apparently, the goldens chose to hang out with each other quietly and seemed to hold hands—or paws—with each other!
Much to their delight, the owners say that they were not expecting them to be interlocking paws. Upon discovery, the puppies immediately ran off. Too cute for words!
Buchenberger says that Billie’s behavior made sense. She explains that at home, her puppy also loves to hide when she finds something she cherishes, be it an old sock, a toy, or a treasured item. The fur mommy says that it made sense that her dog adores her newfound friends in the same manner.
When Billie isn’t out there holding paws with her fellow retrievers, she owns an Instagram account where you can get updates on her everyday life while she spends time with her other friends.
Source: @goldengirl.billie / Instagram