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Exclamation Need to know what puppy will look like when grown up!! Help! See pics..choosing now!

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Hi
I have my choice down to 3 puppies. Can you tell me what YOU think these puppies will grow up to look like...facial features mostly...(note:: I HAVE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO SPEND HOURS AND HOURS WITH THESE PUPPIES, THE BREEDER has been awesome and we have been to visit like 7 times since they were about 4 weeks old? We have been like family practically and I love each and every one, so much that I know them all by sight like the breeder and miss them when I go home. I wanted #1, but she MIGHT be chosen already, and I chose #3 next, who has a personality in between #2 who looks most like dad to me, but has a less enthusiatic personality, #1 has the biggest personality, but may be too needy..for a house with 4 kids.. #3 is in between, so we choose her, but In case #1 frees up by chance in the next 2 days, I was wondering if #1's delicate features now will translate into longer muzzle as she grows up(
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I can gather the coat color, but they have distinctively different puppy faces and I really want one that has a more European Look, the lighter ones, but also with more of a lab looking head?..as opposed to the longer nose (muzzle?) like american goldens. Dad is darker golden and is from Swedish Champion line, has blockier head and shorter muzzle than mom. Mom is lighter golden, wavy hair, and has a longer muzzle, but not as long as the typical american goldens, but she doesnt have the blocky head look like dad.

So please let me know which of these will pups will resemble mom or dad based on what you can see at 7 weeks old?

First 3 pics are of puppies, fourth pic is of mom and dad, dad in foreground, dad looks smaller than life size!! and you cant tell the depth of his muzzle and hers in this pic as good, but it will have to do.
Hopefully someone who has experience in puppies and what they look like when they grow up can help me...

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Hmm, well, Max was the only boy who had his dad's head shape. Due to that, he has his dad's eye shape too. Not really sure exactly what he'll look like when hes grown but I know his features will mirror his dad a lot. But here's the thing... may I suggest you pick for personality rather than looks?

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Based solely on looks I would personally take the one in the middle. It seems to have a shorter muzzle and a broader skull but it's hard to tell from one picture. With that being said, are you able to see the puppies in person? I would choose the one that has the better personality.
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I like the head on #2 but you've got to look at the whole package. Movement and structure are just as important as faces and #1 deciding factor should be personalty.

Are they all males? #2 looks like a boy face but #'s 1 & 3 look girlish.
#1 looks like he/she's got a mohawk going on - which is really cute but if it is - it won't go away.

Have fun deciding - you'll just have to tell the breeder you can't decide and play with the puppies all afternoon!
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I added to my original message, that I did get to choose based on personality, but I think we spent TOO much time there, probably over 15 hours with them in the past month!! And because of that, it is too hard, and I love each and every one of them.
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I'd go with the one in the middle too. They are all sweet
One thing I dont have to worry about is choosing my pup. The breeder does all that for us!
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Yes, Number 1 has best personality, she is miss popularity and the one I fell in love with first, but is very dainty and we have 4 boys including dad in the house who wanted a boy..#2 has more mellow personality, does look boyish but is a girl, havent had a real connection with...and #3 is in between not too needy, playful and always wants to be near us, she kinda won us over last minute over #2, because we realized that all 4 of us deciding, picked a different favorite, but everyone had #3 as their second choice..so we all liked her equally second... By averaging she won out!!
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Yes, Number 1 has best personality, she is miss popularity and the one I fell in love with first, but is very dainty and we have 4 boys including dad in the house who wanted a boy..#2 has more mellow personality, does look boyish but is a girl, havent had a real connection with...and #3 is in between not too needy, playful and always wants to be near us, she kinda won us over last minute over #2, because we realized that all 4 of us deciding, picked a different favorite, but everyone had #3 as their second choice..so we all liked her equally second... By averaging she won out!!

Just a personal tip - don't let someone else pick your dog for you based on a picture. Do some deep soul searching and make the choice for yourself in the end.

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I am no expert with this, but it appears to me that #2 resembles Mom more #1 and #3 resemble Dad more. But honestly, they are all gorgeous, so I would pick based on personality. To me that's far more important...they will all wind up being gorgeous adults.


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I added to my original message, that I did get to choose based on personality, but I think we spent TOO much time there, probably over 15 hours with them in the past month!! And because of that, it is too hard, and I love each and every one of them.
Take all three!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jk/jk

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