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It's extremely unlikely that she's a full Golden. White mismarks are common in the breed and harmless unless you're showing in conformation, but her marks are more extensive than I've ever seen on a full blooded GR. My Jax has a large white blaze on his chest and two white toes on a front foot, and he's one of the most mismarked I've ever seen, and that's a lot less than Ella.
Add to that the fact that her coat and features aren't quite typical for a Golden of her age, and I'd put 99% odds on her being a mix. So what, though? I can't support the idea of careless and dishonest breeding, but once it's over and done with, a dog deserves the same amount of love regardless of the care and honesty of her breeder.
Last edited by tippykayak; 01-03-2013 at 09:56 AM.