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How furry & fluffy are GR pups?

So how furry & fluffy should they be at 8-12 weeks old? When we got ours he didn't look nor was as furry & fluffy as the majority of the pups I've seen around here? Is there a difference between summer and winter born puppies?


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My moose was born Halloween day (8 years ago) and we got him on Christmas eve so he was a little over 9 weeks old and he was not fluffy or furry, but he was a field golden, reddish, he's skinny now and have never really been chubby, but runs forever. I have seen some very furry fluffy golden pups, but they tend to be more "show" type of goldens. Moose might not have been too furry or fluffy, but the dust bunnies on the floor don't know that because i vacuum up at least a dog's worth of fur every week!!!!
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I think it's mostly genetic, but what triggers the normal seasonal shedding cycle may play a part in the length of time puppies keep that fluff.

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Our puppy isn't as furry and fluffy as her siblings, and she doesn't have the "blocky" head that I keep hearing is desirable. Her fur actually looks kind of shiny to me, especially on her head. I think it makes her look more feminine.
Clearly, I would to be a good judge at a show......
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Hmmm...So our Rocky not being too fluffy now means...what??? Lol >_< here's a few pics of him and his fam. Click image for larger version

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Fluffy or not.... Rocky is a good looking guy! And I think he looks fluffy and huggable.


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Isla wasn't and still isn't fluffy or furry. Everyone thinks she is a labrador because of it. She also has almost silvery hair in places and it kind of glitters!

Here's a pic or her at 7 weeks when i got her, and now




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Loki was & still is a fluffy baby. His fur was kind of wavy when he was younger, but now that he's four months old, it's quite straight, but still lovely & fluffy. He has the block head of his father, who has done well as a show dog. Looking at him now, the fur down his back is not quite as fluffy as it was, but sides, head & chest area are still very fluffy.
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Walnut was pretty fluffy at 8 weeks, and looks like a lion now. He has A LOT of thick (but soft) fur! His leash/harness is basically invisible with all the fur. Needless to say, we vacuum almost every day - even with daily brushing.

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