Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular pet options for dog owners, especially in America. Originally bred as hunting dogs, meant to retrieve shot ducks and other animals for the hunters without damaging the prize (hence the name), they are known for their intelligence, playfulness and confidence. They are especially good with children due to their patient nature, and respond very well to training.
Golden Retrievers are very outdoorsy dogs due to their breeding, and they require a lot of exercise (around two hours or more daily) in order to keep them healthy and happy. They have a natural love of water as well, which can often bring back a lot of mud into your home when they come back in. Many a dog owner can attest to the mess their retrievers track in after a day outside.
Thankfully, as mentioned earlier, retrievers are incredibly smart dogs and are fairly easy to train. This clever mom's somehow taught them all to wait at the door when they're coming back in so that she can clean their paws off one by one. They raise their paws up and wait patiently as she gets them clean and ready for dinner.