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A breeder I knew is expecting a litter and I'm about to reserve my puppy.My question is, can I tell what it's full grown size will be, the sire is on the large side (27in 77pounds) and the dam is petite (21in 55 pounds)
They both have exceptional personalities, but I would like one that looks like the sire for hunting.
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Ummmm.... there's no way a male golden should be 27"!!!!

Boys should be 23-24".

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Agree with Megora and mom isn't so petite.. on the smaller size but breed standard for females is 21.5-22.5" 55-65 lbs
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He is unusual in many ways and a field champion(one reason I wont my puppy to take after him). If you think 27in is big you should see his brother who's made it to a whopping 31in!
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He is unusual in many ways and a field champion(one reason I wont my puppy to take after him). If you think 27in is big you should see his brother who's made it to a whopping 31in!
Yuck.

That's taller than a St. Bernard.

Just curious - what is the dad's name? Am wondering who is breeding a dog so far out of standard...

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I picked this breeder because the sire of this litter come's from the same line as my golden I lost at 13 and a half.He died in his sleep quit comfortably earlier this year.He was the longest living golden I've ever owned, and from what I understand that is what the breeders pride themselves in.
The oldest dog they breed lived to 19
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I picked this breeder because the sire of this...
You said the sire is a field champion who is 3" taller than breed standard. And has a brother who is 1" taller than St. Bernards (male saints are 28-30").

I'm very curious who the breeder is that is breeding dogs who do not meet the breed standard. All the more so if the sire is a field champion.

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So sorry for the mix up the sire is 57cm.
I forgot in my wife's handwriting 5 look like 2
boy do i feel dumb;( As to his big brother,the breeder told us he was neutered at 1 and never bred do to his size
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I did have another question, I read a paper recently(https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/golden-...-health/)about neutered guldens being at higher risk for developing certain cancers and joint diseases I know this deepens a lot on the age of the puppy when he is neutered.
I asked my vet and they said it didn't make much of a difference.Anyhow I do plane on neutering him at 6month,but I wonted to know if any of you read the study, and if you think it would make much of a difference for the overall health or longevity of a golden?
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I read that and there are lots of studies to say you should wait until they are through growing. They need those hormones to mature properly. I honestly wouldn't have a male fixed at all. Spays/neuter too soon and they end up with long legs because the growth plate keep growing. This can cause joint problems & arthritis in the joints. What's the hurry on the neuter?
Remember that the 6 month rule vets usually go by has nothing about what's best for the dog. Way too many strays seen by vets so they suggest getting it done early. Be a responsible owner and you have no reason to do it this early.

Be sure and check your contract if you have one, most breeders specify to wait until 18 to 24 months.
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