I'm not sure why people think show dogs represent what a golden generally looks like. Many (many doesn't mean all, so no one needs to get up in arms over this) of them are over groomed, over trimmed and have their fur "fixed" with products, or their coat blown "open" etc. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a golden having waves, that's very normal.Yeesh! That is very kind of you- but all of the “show dogs” I see don’t have waves like this . Oh well- we love him to bits no matter what!