we just got a 7 week old golden retriever puppy to join our family we already have a 5 year old golden lab. Our new puppy Mr. puppy I think has autism but I can seem to find anything on the subject matter on line. Can anyone help me out on that? Any information would be appreciated. I thought he was deaf at first and that would explain why he would not come when he was called, and having a blank look on his face so my husband and I were prepared to use hand signals to train him. He seems really smart he has figured out going to the door when he needs to go and always want to go out when Cody goes out to potty. He was also since I got him would just sit and stare at things for what seems like forever and he has this look on his face like he waiting for something to connect upstairs. I do not have a complete medical his father because the people told the family I got him from that they wanted to remain anoyomous. All they can tell anyone is that "he is a expense hunting dog" well that tells me nothing. The mother all they will tell me is that her hips were checked and they never checked her eyes. He is going into the vet on monday so I hope that he can tell me more.