Golden Retriever’s ‘Hectic’ Morning Routine To Wake Owners Up Is Going Viral

A golden retriever named George has gained fans across social media after a clip of his morning routine went viral online on Tuesday.

In a video shared on TikTok by the dog’s owner, under the username georgethegolden21, the dog can be seen running towards the bed, where his “mom” is sleeping, and jumping on him, demanding attention.

A stock image shows a happy golden retriever. A dog named George has been melting hearts online with his morning routine.
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The clip, which has been viewed nearly 500,000 times and received more than 53,500 likes, has a caption that reads, “It’s hectic but wouldn’t change that!!”

Golden Retrievers are among America’s most beloved dogs, and they came in at number three in the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) 2021 comprehensive ranking of the most popular dog breeds.

In the rankings, the breed comes after only Labrador retrievers, which have topped the list for 31 consecutive years, and French bulldogs, in second place for two years.

Golden Retrievers have risen slightly in popularity again after falling to fourth place in 2020; the breed had held third place every year since 2014.

A little known fact about golden retrievers is that they are not descended from Russian circus dogs, as the myth has it, but from Scotland.

According to AKC, in 1864, Lord Tweedmouth of Berwick, Scotland bought a yellow retriever named We and bred it with a liver-colored tweed water spaniel named Belle. It is very likely that this is where the modern golden retriever came from.

Most of the TikTokers who commented on the post loved both the dog and his routine. One ITTVx user wrote: “The biggest stretch for the best boy.”

Zach Blackburn commented, “The calf bite over the covers”, while glasgobhoy wrote, “The best alarm clock that never fails to ring.”

Another TikToker Disneyfoodiefit wrote, “We don’t deserve dogs”, while Steveo commented, “best way to wake up evvvvvvvvvvvvvvver!”

“I would trade my cell phone alarm for this any day,” James94540 wrote, and Mrscopney added, “Love this baby and her morning routine.”

Another TikToker Nicole Fox wrote, “There’s something about a big doggy stretch in the morning that just gives me life.” And Dollfacebybee commented, “He ran so fast and so slow at the same time.”

Newsweek contacted georgethegolden21 for comment. We were unable to verify the details of the case.

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