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Old 10-01-2008, 07:47 AM   #1
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What do you think of one these puppies as a future possibility? The mother is a golden retriever the father is a black lab They claim it was an accidental litter but had no pics of the father to show me .

What I'm wondering about is dont thier faces look too round to be lab/golden mix?
They are 6 weeks old now and will be ready in 2 more weeks

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Old 10-01-2008, 08:18 AM   #2
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In the first pics, the pups looked a couple of days old...all puppies faces will look squashed up like that , a that age.

In the older pics, ,I would say , yes they look Lab like!!
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:21 AM   #3
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What throws me off is this pic right here Notice the bit of white on his/her foot? Why would they have any white in them at all if the dad is a black lab and the mum is a golden? Also this pic notice a bit of white on the chest area?

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At that age it is just about impossible to tell what they are from the shape of the head / snout, especially if they are mixes.

Also I would nto sweat the white markings. If you mix two breeds it is not like pouring two colors together or you only get one or the other. You often get a white spot if a dog is not a a purebred. (I think this is one of the reasons that so many of the breed standards have a white spot as a disqualification).

Take a look at this thread where we had a known three-way mix. None of the breed involved were white or had white markings, but one of the little mutts did.
http://www.dogforum.org/showthread.php?t=20744
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Thank you for the link to that thread I also posted a quick reply there I guess you cant go by coloring at all haha Well I am THINKING about maybe taking one in when they are ready havent decided that yet there are 11 to choose from I have not seen them in person yet either They will be ready to go on the 12th they are free to good home but they are coming as is No shots no deworming nothing so that would be an expense to go through if I do decide on taking one in What would you guess thier adult weight would be more or less?

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Ask for the OFA on hips on the parents to see. Is there a warranty at all on these pups if they get HD for replacement or something? Ask to see papers, AKC application they have to fill out and send it with a fee.

If the toenails are black on the white feet, it will leave it toe nails are white on white, leave it. It is mis markings on black labs in the first place. Very weird all black and NO goldens?? Makes me wonder also.?? I would do alot of checking if they are charging for one and make sure they are in fact purebred dogs or mixes.
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What would you guess thier adult weight would be more or less?
Maybe 65-75 pounds? I'm guessing but I think that's the standard weight for a golden as well as a lab
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They have no papers on anyone not even the parents
They posted an ad on Craigs list and stated it was an accidental litter
I doubt very much the parents are even certified

There not trying to make money though because they are giving away the pups for free but it is risky to take one in not knowing anything about the parents overall health

Heck I dont even know the ages of the parents!
But I will try to get more info about them
They also claimed the father was a black lab but he could be a mix for all I know . Anyway, I will email them later and try to get more info

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War, didn't you get a golden lab recently? Monkey posted some pics, how is she getting on?

As for these puppies, it's perfectly possible for them to have white on them. You do see labs and retrievers with white, which excludes them from the show ring as it is undesirable for the breed standard. I know of a couple of labs with white spots on their chests, they're of working lines so the breeders didn't really mind.
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I would do alot of checking if they are charging for one and make sure they are in fact purebred dogs or mixes.
I'm new, so maybe I am just misunderstanding a statement, but a Golden Retriever x Lab would be a mixed breed dog.

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You often get a white spot if a dog is not a a purebred.
Labs can have white on their chest. From their standard: "A small white spot on the chest is permissible, but not desirable."

White on toes/chest have nothing to do with a dog being a purebred or a mix. White markings are very common in many breeds. It isn't
desirable in many breeds, so most breeders are trying to avoid it (hence why it's less common).

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