The Sweet-Natured Golden Retriever (PLAYING)...

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    (To those of you using this under the CC license - please understand that this is NOT a photo of fighting dogs. These are my pampered and deeply loved boys PLAYING. If you use this photo to illustrate the violence of golden retrievers, I will ask you to remove it. Thanks)

    ...caught in mid-play with his brother Sammy. Rest assured - though they look vicious, they are indeed playing. They'll get rough for a few moments, make a few growling noises, then return to their docile, gentle, loving selves. Here's another shot of them in a similar situation but my wife is clearly smiling and their tails are definitely wagging. www.andrewmorrell.com/photoblog/

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    1. SaxyRita 60 months ago | reply

      Ahaha! My golden tends to show off her 'fangs' when she plays with the neighbor's german shepherd, yet she never snarls or growls or makes any sort of noise. The worst she could do to anyone is lick them to death. ^.^

    2. 霞雨 [deleted] 58 months ago | reply

      wow.. nice action

    3. ZebraStriped Photography 57 months ago | reply

      Great shot :)

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    4. Michal Tzvi 55 months ago | reply

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    5. eMinte 55 months ago | reply

      hahahaha, they look so mean when they play

    6. orangeobsessed 54 months ago | reply

      love the action shot. well captured.

    7. RO ACHACO 54 months ago | reply

      Qué buena foto! justo en el momento.
      qué dificil!

    8. Muhammad Ramzan 54 months ago | reply

      Very Beautiful shot.

    9. KevArchie 51 months ago | reply

      rediculous expressions, great capture

    10. Twi!ight_Freak! 50 months ago | reply

      They have very big teeth!!

    11. catherine_rene (I've been locked out of my account 43 months ago | reply

      Another scary, heart of gold, golden. Only this time taking his anger out on the nasty stick. :)

      Absolutely love this shot!

    12. sundero 43 months ago | reply

      THey do look serious!

    13. yisraellieber 41 months ago | reply

      Great Shot but aren't they fighting?!

    14. Injas World 40 months ago | reply

      I recognize this playing. Until I recently lost one of my girls, she and her sister used to play this way..

    15. lawatha 37 months ago | reply

      Oh, my gosh- that is so funny. I have a golden, and I have a cairn- and they wrestle and roughhouse all the time- I've seen that look on Casey- and I know it is play, but when you capture it in a still photo like this, it does look rather menacing, doesn't it? So funny...

    16. BigTonyB 21 months ago | reply

      What a fantastic shot!

    17. David.Beck 13 months ago | reply

      Reminds you who their ancestors are (and that they're really not that far away...)

    18. chesbayview 6 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture! Beautiful creatures.

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