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20 Adorable and Inspiring Golden Retriever Quotes

Written by: Ashley Bates

Last Updated on April 22, 2024 by Dogster Team

20 Adorable and Inspiring Golden Retriever Quotes

It’s rare to have something inspire us as much as a dog can. Canines evoke so much love from human beings that it’s hard to imagine our lives without them. This impact is so strong that sometimes we can’t even find the right words to exemplify the connection.

Fortunately, many writers feel the exact same way about dogs, especially Golden Retrievers, so if you want to feel inspired by people who are terrific with words, read on for the best quotes about Golden Retrievers that we could find.

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The 20 Most Adorable and Inspiring Quotes About Goldens

If you are lucky enough to own a Golden Retriever, know that there are tons of people who are just as in love as you are. These amazingly sweet creatures arguably have the biggest hearts of the entire canine world. Here are 20 quotes that reflect that.


“Golden Retrievers are not bred to be guard dogs, and considering the size of their hearts and their irrepressible joy and life, they are less likely to bite than to bark, less likely to bark than to lick a hand in greeting. In spite of their size, they think they are lap dogs, and in spite of being dogs, they think they’re also human, and nearly every human they meet is judged to have the potential to be a boon companion who might at any moment, cry, “Let’s go!” and lead them on a great adventure.”Dean Koontz
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“The face of a Golden Retriever feels like home.”David Rosenfelt


“If you’re lucky, a Golden Retriever will come into your life, steal your heart, and change everything.”Author Unknown


“Blessed is the person who earned the love of a Golden Retriever.”Author Unknown
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“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”Roger Caras


“Once someone has had good fortune to share a true love affair with a Golden Retriever, one’s life and one’s outlook is never quite the same.”Betty White


“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.”Josh Billings


“It seems like all of the good-looking people have smaller dogs these days. Especially for the women, because they always come in with their little Chihuahuas and the guys come in with their Golden Retrievers.”Elizabeth Perkins


“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” Robert Benchley


“My friend Phil has a theory that the Lord, having made teenagers, felt constrained to make amends and so created the Golden Retriever.”Mary McGrory


“Occasionally, I see rich-looking women on rollerblades gripping leashes and being towed bodily by Golden Retrievers. That’s my kind of jogging.”Gary Reilly


“I’ve often been described more than once in my life as very much like a Golden Retriever. Just sort of happy and excited to do whatever it is even if it’s as simple as retrieving a ball and bringing it back ad nauseam.”Chris Carmack
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“When the world around me is going crazy, and I am losing faith in humanity, I just have to take one look at my Golden Retriever and know that God still exists.”Author Unknown


“Try throwing a ball just once for a dog. It would be like eating only one peanut or potato chip. Try to ignore the importuning of a Golden Retriever who has brought you his tennis ball, the greatest treasure he possesses!”Roger Caras


“Golden Retrievers. Once they love, they love steadily, unchangingly, till their last breath.”Author Unknown


“God once said, I need someone strong enough to pull a cart but gentle enough to love a child but smart enough to protect his master and compassionate enough to love his family. Someone with so much love, they can lift the spirits of a broken heart. So, God created the Golden.”Author Unknown
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“Golden Retrievers. Their affection is timeless; their devotion is ageless, their love is forever.”Author Unknown


“Home is where the Golden is.”Author Unknown


“If you don’t believe that dogs have souls, you haven’t looked into their eyes long enough.”Author Unknown


“Nothing beats the welcome home from a Golden. The pure joy, the smiles, the wagging tail, and the love, love, love.”Author Unknown
golden retriever dog running in the meadow
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Final Thoughts

Any Golden owner can agree that these quotes are incredibly accurate and are sentiments that we can all share. These wonderful companions bring so much joy and happiness into our lives with their kind eyes and goofy smiles. There’s nothing quite like loving a Golden Retriever and being loved by one.

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