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Mismarked Golden Retriever Puppy

Hi Everyone,

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!!!
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I'll let the experts comment on the breeding aspect... but from a golden lovers aspect, he's ADORABLE and as long as he's your sweet fur baby and full of love, that's the important thing. Give him a hug and scratch fromthe golden crowd at our house.



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He sure is a cutie! I'm interested in hearing what the breeders say.

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I'll let the experts comment on the breeding aspect... but from a golden lovers aspect, he's ADORABLE and as long as he's your sweet fur baby and full of love, that's the important thing. Give him a hug and scratch fromthe golden crowd at our house.
Agreed! Golden hugs, here.
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I'm curious, why did they breed the male who is clearly not within breed standard?

Your baby is adorable.

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Your pup is very cute. and Welcome!
I don't know much about breeding but I would think there has to be some other breed mixed in there.
The parents are nice looking dogs. The mother is a beautiful golden.
I wonder why they didn't breed her with a registered golden or was it an "accident"?


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I'm not sure but WOW. VERY beautiful!
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He is as cute as anything I have ever seen but he is definitely a mix

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not a breeder.But love your pup.Very cute.If your are not planing to do shows who cares-absolutly adorable.

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He sure is a cutie-pie. Our little golden mix has white on his face which kind of makes him look older than he is but love him just the way he is.
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