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Actually nose pigment fading is more due to cold weather than warm weather or sunlight. And just because parents have great black nose leather no guarantee the pups pigment will stay... Friends of mine look to the roof of the mouth and if it is dark or black, they believe it is a good sign of keeping pigment. My two half sisters, one 8.5 and 10.5 have black noses at their ages. Their mother had more of a brownish, not pink nose... The girls never have a snow nose...
And while the standard says broad head, it does not mean "block head". One of my boys who I think has a gorgeous head, was penalized at a UKC show for his blockier head... The golden is not considered to be a head breed...
Janice and The Celebration Gang -
"Samantha, George, Tiki, Emily, Mick and Basil" Gone but not forgotten, Sally(Windjammer's Ima Country Girl CDX CGC), Laney(Mandell Marlenes Celebration UD RA CGC), and Cookie(Starseeker's Kissmas Cookie CDX RE CGC).