My son's Golden Retriever; she lives up to her breed name, retriever. She is obsessed about chasing and retrieving any ball thrown for her. If you ignore her she'll drop it in front of you or on your lap (slobber and all), then nudge you until you give in. But she's getting on in years and she even needs to rest after a while, but the ball is never left unguarded - see note.
Her wet, bedraggled look is because my grandchildren were playing with the hose and she tried to drink from it.