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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. :p:

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! :D
 

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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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Temperment and personality more than anything else. Actually, just on looks, I liked #3. I certainly have no expertise in the matter. Our Penny pretty much picked me.... when we went to visit the litter when they were 4 wks old, she came and sat on my lap and looked up at me, and that was it..... LOVE. She's still my heart baby.
 

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I like #3. Not to big headed...not too small. : )

Seriously, 3 has a cute face and head shape. I like the way the ears fall.

We picked ours out this weekend, really technical...he was smart. Was the only pup sleeping in the food bowl on top of the food. : ) nooo he was not going to be as red, but will be darker, and I liked his head shape.
 

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I like #3. Not to big headed...not too small. : )

Seriously, 3 has a cute face and head shape. I like the way the ears fall.

We picked ours out this weekend, really technical...he was smart. Was the only pp sleeping in the food bowl on top of the food. : ) nooo he was not going to be as red, but will be darker, and I liked his head shape.

Ah yes I think Max picked us though, as a previous person said. I held all 3 but my heart only soared looking at the one. (Now they were only 2 weeks old so I didn't pick on personality, just a soul connection) And oddly enough, my son had the same inclination. Some things are just fated to be I guess. I am so glad we got the puppy we got because he is an amazing dog - everything we wanted in our golden! My son and his 5 year old friend were running and screaming and playing on our front porch and there is Max, frolicking and running around with them - not a mean or anxious bone in his little body!
 

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The dog in the middle most resembles how Brooks looked as a puppy....so look at my gallery shots of Brooks and you'll have an idea of what your puppy may look like in the face if you choose dog #2
 

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Honestly I hate sound like an Ahole but, picking a puppy based on looks sounds sooooo shallow! Picking one based on proper health clearances and personality makes much more sense. Choosing a life long bond based on looks is just completely out of line for someone wanting a puppy.


B!!!!!!
 

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If the research has already been done on the health and breeding of the puppy, what is wrong with having an attachment to a particular dog's appearance?
 

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#2 is our pick.
 

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Different puppies in the same litter will have a range of temperaments, drives, and energy levels. Selecting a puppy solely on appearance can mean choosing the wrong puppy for a family's lifestyle.

The breeder has lived with these puppies for 24/7 since whelping and the OP should ask the breeder for advice on which puppy is the best match for her family.
 

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I also liked #2. And I agree that if you've spent time with all 3 and all are good personalities for you, you might as well use looks as the final decision.
 

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The one at the top. And.. the one in the middle. And the one at the bottom. In no particular order.

That's what I really think. But if I had to pick one (based on just the one photo) I would pick #2. That little innocent face is practically screaming mischief.
 
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