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identification help?
« on: February 01, 2009, 04:21:10 pm »
hello out there in big dog land! i have a beautiful red boy that we rescued two years ago. at first glance he looks like a giant [read: 115 pound] golden retriever. but his gait, face, ears, and temperament [totally chill, not into retrieving, only swimming] are starting to make me think there's some pyr in him. also, he has white on the bottom of his paws.

him as a puppy. at three months he weighed about 35 pounds:



and now, fully grown:




help? anyone?


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Re: identification help?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 04:40:15 pm »
Well.......... ..just by looking at him yeah, he looks like a typical golden retriever.

Its possible he's just really big for his size.  Not all goldens enjoy retrieving and they can have patches of white on their chests and/or feet.  I do know one rather large golden that comes into work that has to be around 100 lbs, if not more.

He is a very handsome boy.  :-*

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Re: identification help?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 04:54:17 pm »
thank you for your input! he IS a very handsome boy. i tell him that daily. is that your boy/girl in your icon? gorgeous. dane?

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Re: identification help?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 06:07:50 pm »
He looks like a Golden retriever to me! :) He is just big for his breed and there is nothing wrong with that. :) He is one beautiful boy.  :-* My friend had a Golden retriever that weighed 105 pounds so its not uncommon.

Very Handsome boy and welcome to the BP! :)

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Re: identification help?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 06:18:37 pm »
thanks for the welcome! beautiful akita! my uncle had two. gorgeous, sweet dogs.

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009, 06:34:12 pm »
You are so welcome. :) Thank You so much. The Akita breed is one amazing breed and yes they are so sweet. :)

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Re: identification help?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 08:26:56 pm »
Ohhhhh, he's beautiful!!  I'm the proud mom of a 88-93# female Golden Retriever/Yellow Lab mix.  She's not overweight at all, she's just always been a big strong girl.  She's actually the same height as Sammy, our male Pyr.  :)  It always amazes me how much smaller most of the Goldens are that I see at dog shows.  ;)  I've seen a wide variety of sizes within the one breed.  You're boy is gorgeous.  Welcome!! 
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Daisy a 9 y/o Golden/Lab mix
Sammy a 6-7(?) y/o Great Pyrenees adopted 3/07
Cassie a 3 y/o Pyr/Mystery Snuggle Bunny mix adopted 2/07

My angel girls waiting at the Bridge:
Cara 1989-2001 Great Pyrenees
Sally ? - 1993 Dobie(rescued '92)
Halley 2002-2006 Great Pyrenees

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Re: identification help?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009, 02:54:37 am »
I agree with everyone else,  looks all golden to me too.
He is a gorgeous boy.
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Re: identification help?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009, 06:59:38 am »
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thank you for your input! he IS a very handsome boy. i tell him that daily. is that your boy/girl in your icon? gorgeous. dane?

why yes it is.........lol .  that's my boy Gunther.  here's the rest of my crew:

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Re: identification help?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2009, 09:26:39 am »
What a beautiful boy! I love his sweet expression. Welcome to the board, this is a terrific place.