Animals

This Talented Golden Retriever Can Dive And Fetch Items Underwater

What a talented girl!

You think your dog is good at fetch? Well, sure, maybe. For a landlubber.

Now, you want to see a truly impressive game of fetch? Let me introduce you to Jill, a golden retriever living in Japan. Jill’s owner, as owners of good dogs are supposed to do, endlessly documents her dogs’ adventures on Instagram for the rest of us to enjoy. But Jill is not your typical dog. What’s different about her? Well, I’ll give you a hint:

Jill, you see, is basically a furry seal. In all of her photos, Jill is usually swimming along with her sister, Lotta. But Jill has advanced way beyond the doggy paddle: She has learned how to dive beneath the water to fetch bricks. She can even do it while in the water without diving off a platform, which is just impressive:

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ジルねぇの素潜りに反響が大きくてびっくりしているママです😳💦 ・ でもこれ、見慣れた光景だから…😂😂😂 ・ #goproのある生活 #goldenretriever #goldenretrievers #goldenretrieverlove #goldenretrieverclub #goldenretrieverworld #goldenretrievertoday #goldenretrieverlife #goldenretrieverlover #retriever #retrievers #retrievergram #instadog #petstagram #divingdog #ゴールデンレトリバー #ゴールデンレトリーバー #いぬすたぐらむ #いぬばか部 #いぬとの暮らし #いぬのきもち #犬と一緒 #犬との日々 #犬と川遊び #素潜り犬 #わんこ水泳部

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Just look at her go! She’s like a hairy, drooly Michael Phelps.

Now, dogs diving off of platforms is nothing new (they even have competitions) but most dogs don’t actually go under the water, much less go that deep underwater to grab things. Even when Jill misses the brick on her first dive, she is able to spin and kick to get deeper and deeper until she achieves her objective … whereas I would have given up. Heck, I wouldn’t have even been able to pick up the brick. Or see it for that matter:

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ジルねぇは天才じゃないか……🤔✨ ・ そして、一度取れなくても絶対に諦めない根性を持ち合わせている😅 ・ ロッちゃん…ちょっとは見習ってください😂 ・ #goproのある生活 #goldenretriever #goldenretrievers #goldenretrieverlove #goldenretrieverworld #goldenretrieverclub #goldenretrievertoday #goldenretrieverlovers #goldenretrieverlife #retriever #retrievers #retrieversgram #instadog #instajapan #ゴールデンレトリバー #ゴールデンレトリーバー #いぬバカ部 #いぬとの生活 #いぬすたぐらむ #いぬのきもち #犬と一緒 #犬との暮らし #犬と暮らす #犬と川遊び #わんこ水泳部

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Obviously, Jill and Lotta have quite the fan base with almost 21,000 followers on Instagram. So, go give her a follow, too. And who knows, maybe keep an eye out in 2020. The Summer Olympics are in Japan, and… wait, what’s that music? She has some competition?

It looks like we have a good old USA/Japan rivalry brewing.

Don’t mind me, I will be in the shallow end with my own water dog.

[h/t Buzzfeed]