I was just curious as to peoples thoughts on this. We have recently brought home a "mismarked" golden retriever puppy (she will be 10 weeks old tomorrow) and is an absolute joy.
I have done some research on mismarking and can't find very much on goldens (its mostly on Labs). I have heard of having some white on the chest or toes, but mine is pretty heavily mismarked. The mother is a purebreed golden. The father (who is also mismarked) is also a purbreed- but not registered. The story is that he is from registered parents, all of his littermates were registered but he wasn't because of his markings.
I have included 4 photos.
1. Our pup (10weeks old)
2. the parents (mother is the golden, father is the golden mismark)
3. Our pup at 17 days old
4. The father as a puppy.
Is it possible to have a golden this heavily mismarked, or do you think there is a distinct possibility there may be another breed mixed in?
I would love everyones thoughts/expertise - mostly out of curiosity!!!