Celebrate 'National Golden Retriever Day' With These 8 Goldies!

Attention all Golden Retrievers lovers: mark your calendars as February 3rd is National Golden Retriever Day! Meet 8 Goldies that are downright celebratin'!

For Goldie lovers, this is the best day of the year: February 3rd is National Golden Retriever Day, which is also International Golden Retriever Day! What's better than a day to fully celebrate your favorite dog breed, the humble Golden Retriever! Even though (as every Goldie owner knows) every day is 'Golden Retriever Day'.

Where Did National Golden Retriever Day Come From?

Turning 9 this year, National Golden Retriever Day was created in 2012 by Kristen Shroyer at I Heart Golden Retrievers, a blog bringing together members of the Golden Retriever community and celebrating the sweet, golden-haired doggy. Shroyer started this day after realizing there wasn't an official day to celebrate her favorite dog breed while there was a day to celebrate pretty much everything else. With a little help via social media, National Golden Retriever Day was born! February 3rd was chosen as the date because it was the birthday of Quincey, Shroyer's own beloved Golden. Sadly, Quincey is no longer with us, but this day still serves as a celebration of how great this breed is!

But don't just take our word for it: check out this cutest compilation of these 8 Goldies who, quite honestly, are killin' it in celebrating this day in style!

8 Pups Celebrating Golden Retriever Day in Style

1. The happiest Goldie that's just glad to be at the party.

happy golden retriever at party

2. This Golden boy who's too sleepy to play now that he's gathered ALL the toys in the house.

tired golden retriever puppy sleeping by toys

3. The Goldie that's more than ready to receive any presents.

golden retriever with party hat on

4. This Golden Retriever who's obviously ready to party!

Golden Retriever Ready To Party

5. The Golden Retriever that's simply happy to be adored.

dog loved by boy

6. The Goldie with a matching friend!

golden retriever with cat friend

7. The Goldie that knows 'National Golden Retriever Day' must mean one thing: TREATS.

dog with bone present

8. The Golden that won't move after a long day of partying.

napping golden retriever puppy

Originating from Scotland, the Golden Retriever has roots dating back to the 1800s. First bred by Sir Dudley Marjoribanks, who was the first Lord Tweedmouth, the breed was developed by crossbreeding the Yellow Retriever and the now extinct Tweed Water Spaniel.

Today, they're a very popular breed in the United States of America: Goldies rank a steady #3 in American Kennel Club's annual list of 'Most Popular Dog Breeds'. This popular dog has been admired by many dog lovers for years: all boasting their amazing personalities and intelligence — not to mention, a Golden Retriever puppy is usually on every kid's Christmas wishlist!

Are you going to celebrate 'National Golden Retriever Day'? Let us know and share your Goldie with us on the Wide Open Pets Facebook Page!

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