Labrador Retriever Realizes He Doesn’t Have To Swim When He Can Walk

Cody would rather stand in the pool than swim.

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Cody loves to swim, but if he can stand, he will stand instead.
John Virata

Labrador Retrievers love to swim. It is seemingly in their genetics to swim when they find themselves near a body of water. Or is it really?

Two-year-old Cody the Labrador in Pennsylvania absolutely loves to swim, however, in a YouTube video posted by his best friend Tina Conrad, he debunks the notion that all Labrador Retrievers love to swim. Sort of.

In the 35-second video, Cody is happily swimming in a backyard pool when his hind feet suddenly discover the bottom of the pool. At this point, Cody completely stops swimming. His front legs are stationary, except for a few moments when he thrusts them out, presumably to balance himself in the water. Other than a few strokes, he leaves his front legs in front of him near his chest. Then he starts walking forward and backward in the pool.

Cody loves to swim, but his best friend found that if he doesn’t have to swim, he won’t. Via Cody The Labrador/Facebook

Cody loves to swim, but his best friend found that if he doesn’t have to swim, he won’t. Via Cody The Labrador/Facebook

“Cody are you seriously standing right now?” a laughing voice is heard in the video as Cody continues to stand.

Yes, Cody was standing. But he isn’t the first, nor will he be the last. Check out this Chesapeake Bay Retriever who would rather walk than swim.

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