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What if male father is 110 lbs, and mother is around 60lbs

We got Aidan last month and at his 1st weigh in, he was at 23 lbs at 11 weeks. He’s 16 weeks now and is 33 lbs. We are doing the slow growth plan and keeping him lean but fit (no rib showing). The Breeder said boys in litter would be large. My curiosity is with all the golden retriever growth charts...are they taking into account a slower growth? I can see how a free feeding thing could lead to heavier pups. I’ve taken several different methods to get an idea his adult weight and it varies greatly. I don’t care his weigh and just want him to be happy and healthy!
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110 pounds on a golden retriever is either overweight or oversized (according to breed standard). The answer to your question depends on which of these the sire is. Diet and exercise will address the first. Genetics will address the second, but with that range, you may not know until you get there.
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Male Goldens should be 65-75 pounds. 110 pounds is either morbidly obese or I dk- I can't imagine a purebred Golden being so far out of standard he'd weigh that much.

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interesting. He doesn't look to have so much bone, etc to weigh that much and he doesn't appear obese. His feet are more finely rabbit foot shaped than tight catlike feet... I wonder if the owner doesn't know how much he weighs and just said that,
like men used to say about women weighing no more than 110 when most of us are well over 135?

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Oh, my. Those conditions don't look encouraging.
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Oh, my. Those conditions don't look encouraging.

I agree

I wonder if she is just guessing? He sure doesn't look like he weighs 110lbs.


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Those conditions are not appealing at all.
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Seriously you put down money and walked away with a puppy from that ..... yikes
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Thatís what the breeder told me his weight was. The mother was much smaller. I was also concerned about the mother and father being in that situation, but he assured me it was just for ďbreedingĒ purposes and dogs only stay in there a few hours while heís trying to get them to mate. He lives on a wooded lot with 14 acres. All the puppies were in the house, well socialized, very friendly, clean and appeared healthy. Heís listed on AKC site, which is where I found him. He also has a FB page and has many recommendations. In the contract we had a health guarantee and took him to a reputable vet right away. Vet actually knows the breeder and works with him on all the puppy shots. He has visited his home to care for the dogs. Vet said he looked good, was healthy, and Iím taking him back in today for his 16 week shots. Heís around 33lbs right now and from what Iíve read thatís average. Iím feeding him pro plan large breed puppy food. Should I still be concerned? I sure love my boy Aidan! I will care for him no matter what, but I really hope I have him for a long time.
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