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Kodasmomma
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Hey!

Are your goldens easily tired? When playing hard I mean. I always thought Goldens were supposed to have a lot of stamina but Koda isn't part of that population.

We get her together with other dogs for play dates and she runs and runs hard for about 10-15 minutes and then she goes to lay down and rest for a bit. After a little rest she will get up and play again...and this continues the rest of the play time. I always thought they could go go go but she seems to need her rest.

Just wondered if other's goldens were like this or if mine is the exception! :)
 

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Arthur is like this too, except where swimming and running with balls is concerned. So I give him time outs when he forgets to take breaks.
 

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Mine are the same. I remember that I actually had a compete blood panel done on tess two years ago, when I concluded the same as you do. But there was nothing wrong. Just a more laid back dog.
 

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Kodasmomma
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yea it crossed my mind that maybe i should have her hips checked but she is fine with everything else. We just call her "old lady" when all the other dogs are running circles around her while she watches them go by lol
 

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Can we trade dogs for a day or so? (j/k) I love my puppy, and I'm sure it's b/c he's a puppy but OMG that boy has so much energy, I could power my entire neighborhood if only he'd stay on that dang wheel!

He played for close to two hours (hard play with intermittent breaks for me, lol) and he was just still so wound up. Normally, he'll play play play play play then crash on the couch with me for a nap. But not lately.

Whew!
 

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Max will swim and retrieve at the beach or in the lake, with apparent endless energy. However, at dog park, or in the back yard, he will run around for a while, and then lay down and take a break.

Water brings out his energy like nothing else.
 

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Max will swim and retrieve at the beach or in the lake, with apparent endless energy. However, at dog park, or in the back yard, he will run around for a while, and then lay down and take a break.

Water brings out his energy like nothing else.
With my girls it's snow....it is snowing here right now, and they are chasing each other in the garden like crazy. And jumping to get the flakes.
 

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She is self limiting - a good thing! She is displaying calming signals. Dogs use these behaviors to calm themselves or their environment down. If play gets too rough or over exciting for them, the dog will put themselves in a 'time out'. It can help keep the over all energy level of the playgroup from getting too out of hand. Excellent dog language skills on her behalf, acknowledge and reward her for it.
 

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Kenzie is like that also. I was a little concerned since one of her littermates has a grade 3 heart murmur. (Kenzie checks out fine)
I mentioned it to my breeder and she said that most of the dogs on one side of Kenzie's lines are just really laid back that way. She said she was concerned with the first dog of that line she had, but they'd all been the picture of health, just really calm and laid back.
 
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