This was a first meeting unlike any other.
A dog named Toby was floored when his owners brought home an unexpected, and very tiny surprise: A little brother!
If their first meeting isn’t enough to make you smile, their instant bond will have you grinning from ear to ear.
In the video below, Toby jumps for joy when he spots a little golden retriever puppy on the kitchen floor. He is thrilled to meet his new 8-week-old brother for the first time ever.
The puppy named Ollie mostly stands still as Toby runs outside with a ball and quickly returns with it in his mouth, dropping it to the floor. Too bad this generous homecoming gift is just a little too big for the golden retriever puppy to handle.
Next, the two canines get a closer look at each other and examine their new sibling. They instantly bond, knowing they’ll be best buds for life.
Anywhere Ollie goes, Toby follows like a big protective brother. He keeps a watchful eye on the golden retriever puppy to make sure he doesn’t get into any trouble.
Even in the backyard, Toby shadows his curious little brother. This is one adorable brotherhood!
As their name suggests, golden retrievers were intended primarily as hunting dogs to retrieve felled game in the field. Therefore, they were bred to possess an extremely powerful sense of smell, and indeed their olfactory skills are among the best of all dog breeds. While rarely used in hunting today, golden retrievers are commonly employed as bomb sniffers and search-and-rescue dogs due to their keen sense of smell.
This breed’s name went through a small bit of evolution early on in its existence. At first, the golden retriever was listed as the golden flat coat, and was regarded technically as a color variation of the flat-coated retriever rather than a breed unto itself. Golden retrievers gained their own identity in 1913 along with the founding of the Golden Retriever Club in the U.K.