Top 6 Retriever Dog Breeds

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Introduction

Retrievers are some of the most pawpular dogs there are, and with good reason. Not only are these furry furiends excellent hunting mates, but they are also furific canine companions as well. From the Labrador to the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling, retrievers are gentle and intelligent pooches that make pawesome pets and are also patient and intuitive enough to be guide and therapy dogs. Many of these breeds have water-repellant coats and are able to swim well while others are better at field hunting. However, Spaniels and Poodles are also pawsitively furfect choices for retrieving as well. Here are the top 10 retriever dog breeds we found.

#1 Labrador Retriever

The Lab is the number one canine kid in the United States and is pawesome at everything they do. They can hunt, retrieve, work as service dogs for the blind or disabled, and are furfect therapy dogs for those who need them. These fur babies are also excellent family companions and love kids and other pets.

#2 Golden Retriever

This beautiful and energetic pup makes an awesome furever furiend, as well as a great hunting and retrieving pooch. They are also used as therapy or service dogs and can do search and rescue in many situations when needed. These pups also have tons of energy, and they are loyal and lovable pets.

#3 Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a water dog that is similar to the other retriever dogs, but they have an oily coat that repels water better than the others. Their coat is brown and wavy, and they are just as happy cuddling with you and the kids as they are hunting and swimming.
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#4 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

The Toller is smaller than the other Retrievers and has a ton of energy for doing just about anything. In fact, they not only love hunting and swimming, but they are also great at activities like agility training, dock diving, and fly ball. Tollers come in diffurent shades of red, and they’re incredibly intelligent and can learn whatever you want to teach them.

#5 Flat-Coated Retriever

This black beauty is a large pooch that can weigh up to 80 pounds. These adorable fur buddies like to play and cannot get enough of kids and other pets, including cats. Fur instance, you may be worn out after hunting all day, but your pup will come home and want to play for hours, so you better have someone for them to play with.

#6 Curly-Coated Retriever

Curly-Coated Retrievers are known for their uniquely curly coats that resist the water and the weather. They’re either black or dark brown, can weigh up to 85 pounds, and need a lot of play time. They are also very clever and need a lot of mental stimulation so you can teach them some pawesome tricks.