I watched a documentary on something about this. It showed the development of human babies, golden retriever puppies and I think it was pomeranian puppies, from conception to old age. One thing it did say was that animals with the "red hair gene" - can't remember the scientific name, had more energy and I think were more hot tempered then the lighter. They said this with people and animals, and they were comparing the lighter Goldens with the darker.
The field goldens do tend to be darker - maybe there is a little of something behind it.
Not only that, but if they are talking about a red gene, I don't believe Goldens have that as a color option, technically speaking. I would have to look up the color article from the GRCA News, which did a great job of explaining color in Goldens, including black spots and other mismarks.
I do know that when fox breeders specifically bred for certain coat traits, such as silver, they found that they had also changed the temperament of the fox..I believe they found the fox exhibited kit-like behavior even as an adult, for example.
I have a question about determining a puppies adult weight. We are currently looking at a puppy that at 9 weeks of age weighs 12.4 pounds.
The breeder is saying adult weight will be around 50 pounds and the puppy charts (not all but the majority) are putting the adult weight at 72.
There is a...
I am looking for a recommendation for food. My boy has allergies and he licks/chews his paws. We want to rule out food allergies, but we have also changed from puppy to adult food in the last few months. We currently use Nutro, but thinking of switching to Purina-Pro.
Hi all! I've always been curious how people pick the name of their dogs, especially since I'm in the process of getting my very first one in February (AHHH)!
Our puppy is about four days old, so we don't know which one is ours, but we do know that he'll be named Draco! It's probably obvious...