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The_Queef_of_England t1_j0rjany wrote

Labradors too. They're basically the same as goldies but short hair. I had a yellow one who was also extremely gentle and kind. Her parents were guide dogs. She didn't make it for whatever reason, but she had those qualities. She was so calm, she only barked a handful of times her whole life. She was a bit odd there. Once she barked at a wall, and another time she barked at a parked bike. Maybe she failed the intelligent part of being a guide dog, bless her cute little paws.


TheLastKirin t1_j0s9nto wrote

Labs are great dogs but my experience with them was so different. I've known 4 pretty well, and they can be so rambunctious. Goldens are more nurturing guardians, in my experience. Just my own experience though!


P0rn0nlyacct t1_j0sl9jm wrote

No, labs are energy balls with at best half a brain. Nothing at all like goldens or shepherds


The_Queef_of_England t1_j0tpdt0 wrote

Some are like that, but some aren't. They get used for guide dogs because they can be calm and smart, but they have to pass the selection process, and the boisterous dopey ones fail puppy school. But they're cute as fuck so it's ok.


TheLastKirin t1_j0yo61b wrote

That's kind of been my experience too!

Love them all though. Our lab was a loving and happy dog when his health was good. A goofball who always wanted to get people to play, by stealing their stuff.