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Old 01-03-2013, 10:44 AM
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Purebred or not, she sure is cute!
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:46 AM
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If you were going to do a DNA test on her, I would do the parentage test. This would mean getting the breeder involved, since the parents would have to swabbed too.

I personally don't put much faith in the DNA tests that purport to tell you what breeds are in your dog. I have seen too many really wonky results. Not to mention some breeders on an all-breed list I am on sent in swabs on their champions, and came with a really interesting mix of breeds

And I agree-she looks like a mix to me. She is adorable but if you paid much money for her, you were cheated, IMO.
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She's so cute!! She doesn't look purebred but who cares! (unless you paid lots of money for a "purebred").


People are saying Lab mix but Labs don't typically have white on them either.

She sure is adorable though.
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He responded and said that he is sending us copies of the parent's papers. I still want to do the DNA test though to make sure.
I'm going to look into parentage test, thanks! We paid $500 for her. I saw on FB that when they were first born they were $800 but she was the last one left. And some of the other pups had white markings too.
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Good luck getting anything settled with the breeder.

She is an adorable puppy, and I think her white markings are very pretty. when she is grown she may look like FeatherRiverSam's dog Woody.

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He responded and said that he is sending us copies of the parent's papers. I still want to do the DNA test though to make sure.
I'm going to look into parentage test, thanks! We paid $500 for her. I saw on FB that when they were first born they were $800 but she was the last one left. And some of the other pups had white markings too.
For $500 you can't expect much from the breeder with respect for responsibility or even much of a refund.

I hope your cutie pie has a long and healthy life.

FeatherRiverSam's Dog Woody is adorable and tons of people have said looks like a Nova Scotia Duck Toller which does have white marking but the DNA came back as a No Toller.
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I'm with the majority, she is mixed. Maybe with lab but even then labs don't have white markings like that and even when different colored labs are bred (i.e. chocolate and yellow) the puppies do not come out with both colors. It's one or another. Labs can have the white on the chest thing but feet are unusual.

She has the "retriever" look about her, though. Who knows her mix. She could be Border Collie Golden that got the Golden's color or her parents may have appeared full Golden Retriever but perhaps they had some mixture in their line that skipped their generation but showed up in the puppies.

She sure is cute regardless!
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If you do the DNA by parentage test, I would want to be present when the breeder does the swabs-just sayin'. It is also possible that the mix came in the parent's generation or grandparents, in which case the DNA parentage test won't really tell you that.

It would be interesting to know what the parents look like.
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Were you able to see the parents? Maybe the breeder, I am assuming this is a BYB, got fooled too and one of the parents is not a full golden.

I remember years ago a friend of mine bred his rottweiler to a male who had no papers, so they "just borrowed" the papers of another rottweiller to register the puppies. I was totally shocked, and they thought nothing of it.
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