05/11/2015 11:19 EDT | Updated 05/12/2015 12:59 EDT

10 Golden Retriever Facts That Will Make You Want One Immediately

Golden retrievers don't have to try very hard to make us love them.

Cuddly, striking and eager to please, it's no surprise the American Kennel Club ranked them the third most-popular dog breed in the U.S. in both 2013 and 2014.

But just in case you needed another excuse to adopt one (seriously, they're perfect), here are 10 cool facts about these beautiful dogs.

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