Can Golden Retrievers Swim?

Yes, Golden Retrievers can swim.

If they are born with webbed paws, they will be able to wear down the pads over time and may even be able to achieve maximum mobility underwater for up to 10 or 20 minutes. Some dogs need help learning how to move their legs in order to keep their stay afloat while others can get on top of water effortlessly. Goldens may take more time than other breeds because it looks more comical when they do it which might discourage them from trying harder. In addition, a thicker coat may exacerbate this issue as the long fur coat poses a risk of weighing him down too much after getting wet and ultimately drowning if he does not have experience being in water before going in deep enough…

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