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Beckett has gotten so many stinking questions and comments about his weight and size and it’s exhausting! It really makes you second guess yourself, but like others mentioned above, a bit more lean is better for their health. A vast majority of pet owners do not know what a healthy dog is supposed to look like. Add in that a vast majority do not know what a well bred golden is supposed to look like, and you’ve got people constantly questioning you. Someone asked me the other day “so he’s not full golden is he?” while looking at Beckett as he held onto his own golden that was 4-5 inches taller than B🤦🏻‍♀️
If you can feel but not see his ribs, if the vet says he’s at a healthy weight, if he’s not trying to eat every single thing in sight, he’s probably okay! He looks fine to me from the picture!

I get this alot this comment alot too from several people back home. They keep telling me how their golden is taller so mine is small and that's not normal. And then of course, for me at least, the self doubts start to creep in as to whether I'm doing right by my golden. The weight becomes such a constant topic because some of these people who own Goldens tell me how their males are 40kg (that's a good 10 more than mine ).. So then mine gets called a shrimp (in French this means something else but the connotation isn't great). 😬

I think I felt better after someone here posted in a discussion about their golden named Rio - looks just like mine, actual height and weight too.. except mine has a lighter coat....
 

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Thanks for commiserating!!! The friend, I understand and yes her adorable pillow with legs is quite stout 😉. But a complete stranger!…just rude.

I have also received numerous comments about his swirly wavy coat. Since he doesn’t have the long silky coat down to the ground, a number of passerbys have insisted he can’t be a purebred golden. Sheesh, maybe I need to carry a briefcase with his paperwork to show skeptics. There are times when I have to bite my tongue because I want to be rude right back at them. Ahhh venting felt great!!
Maybe a few choice words in French ? 🤭
 

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He looks great to me. Logan is 23” and weighs 66lbs. I had a random lady tell me once I was feeding him too much because he looks overweight. I zipped my lips. :censored::ROFLMAO:
Your golden looks great - so neat and proper in all of your pics.. I'm surprised at this comment by a stranger.. Ramses on the other hand - looks untamed and wild... like he's perpetually rolling out of bed all the time 😂🤦🏽‍♀️
 

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Thank you and I’m sure Ramses is lovely. Do you blow him dry? Logan’s hair would look like mine if I didn’t blow him dry. 🤪
Oh yes.... I have the flying pig portable one.. but I admitted in another thread I am just blowing to get my ultimate goal which is he must be dry, there must be no hot spots and then of course the aesthetics are all lost in my thinking... Ramses' coat is all wavy - looks quite unruly and wild unlike Logan's (the shame .... 🙈🙈) Hahaha my hair isn't better, I fight with it everyday! My parents would prefer me to have Ramses all neat (like Logan) but oh no I'm transferring all my messiness to my dog as well... 😂
 

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