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What breed is our puppy?

ByronsMum
October 18th, 2006, 04:55 PM
Last night at puppy class, hubby and I were approached by someone there who asked us what breed our puppy, Byron, is. We responded that we know that his mum is a golden, but were told that his dad is a black lab. The lady said that she was surprised because he looks very much like a flat coat retriever that she used to have. It got me thinking and I googled some photos and lo-and-behold the pictures I saw could have been Byron! So now I am wondering what our furbaby is! The Flat Coat Retriever’s temperament has been described by some websites as “on the go outdoors, but quiet indoors…” which is exactly what Byron is (to this day, hubby and I are very surprised to note how quiet he is indoors! He rarely barks and is quite calm—most of the time—for a puppy).

So anyhoo, I have attached pictures, so see for yourself! What do you think?

Sidenote: These pictures were taken when he was 3 months old. He is now 4 months and all that has changed is that he is taller and his tail has fanned out a bit more.

meb999
October 18th, 2006, 04:59 PM
I bet Prin sees Newf in him :D

jawert1
October 18th, 2006, 06:21 PM
She wouldn't be the only one :) He sure is cute!

Frenchy
October 18th, 2006, 10:01 PM
I had a 6 month old foster (golden mix lab) and he looked just like Byron.I promised that dog if he ever come back into the rescue,I would keep him for myself!

technodoll
October 18th, 2006, 10:54 PM
whatever byron is... hims beautiful! what an expression - just asking to be ninja'd! so if he gets kidnapped someday... he heh he!

ps: how is he doing on the raw diet so far?... would love to see updated photos! :cloud9:

Prin
October 18th, 2006, 10:56 PM
I bet Prin sees Newf in him :D
Of course! :D But I don't know what else... I think you're just going to have to keep posting pics every week or so, so we get a better idea as he develops.:D

happycats
October 19th, 2006, 09:56 AM
OMG he looks SO Newf!! When he gets HUGE we'll know for sure;)
Prin, your going to have to post a couple of your foster picture to compare:D

Prin
October 19th, 2006, 01:45 PM
Oh, it's still hard to go into that folder...:o

Here they are! :love:

mafiaprincess
October 19th, 2006, 01:53 PM
I want a big puppy :sad:

Prin
October 19th, 2006, 01:54 PM
lol yer funny.:D

mafiaprincess
October 19th, 2006, 02:04 PM
Potsy got adopted today.. :sad:
I'm back to looking at puppies..

Cocker puppies.. newf puppies.. dane puppies... saint puppies.. haha

ByronsMum
October 19th, 2006, 02:19 PM
Potsy got adopted today.. :sad:

I feel you mafia! :sad: When hubby and I were on the search for a dog, we obsessively visited Petfinder...and many times we were disappointed because the dogs we were interested in were in the process of being adopted or had already been adopted. But don't lose hope! The perfect pup is out there still! We found Byron, didn't we? :)

happycats
October 19th, 2006, 02:22 PM
OMG I forgot how cute they were, sorry Prin, I know how much you loved them, and how hard it was to let go. You should start a new thread, to let us all know how they are doing, and post some updated pics.:)

Byron does look quite similar to them though:love:

rainbow
October 19th, 2006, 04:03 PM
Had to delete the previous post as I got unexpected company. Anyways, Prin's little guys look fluffier to me than Byron. I found these pics of flat coated retriever puppies....

ByronsMum
October 19th, 2006, 04:33 PM
Anyways, Prin's little guys look fluffier to me than Byron. I found these pics of flat coated retriever puppies....

Yeah, I agree with ya rainbow..Now TELL me thos pics you posted don't look like Byron!!!

I found another picture of a flat coat retriever puppy that looks a lot like Byron (even down to the funny ears and weird pose when lying down!)

Prin
October 19th, 2006, 04:44 PM
OMG I forgot how cute they were, sorry Prin, I know how much you loved them, and how hard it was to let go. You should start a new thread, to let us all know how they are doing, and post some updated pics.:)

Byron does look quite similar to them though:love:
I don't know how they're doing. I haven't had an update since the week after they left here.:(

Keep in mind, they're extra fuzzy because they're only 8-9 weeks old in those pics. Take away the puppy fuzz and you have Byron.:D

But yeah, the flatties look like him too...

rainbow
October 19th, 2006, 08:14 PM
Yeah, I agree with ya rainbow..Now TELL me thos pics you posted don't look like Byron!!!

I found another picture of a flat coat retriever puppy that looks a lot like Byron (even down to the funny ears and weird pose when lying down!)


Hey, I'm not going to tell you that....I think he's a dead ringer. :D

PetFriendly
October 20th, 2006, 06:22 PM
Aren't flat coats derived from a mix, way back when, with Goldens (or maybe goldens came from flat coats?) ?

coppperbelle
October 20th, 2006, 09:48 PM
Flatcoats have longer noses than goldens or labs but as a puppy it is difficult to tell how long their nose will be. If you check out our web site this is a picture of a golden/lab cross that I fostered. She was about 9 weeks old at the time.

http://www.goldenrescuequebec.com/rescue2005/05-09.htm

ByronsMum
October 21st, 2006, 12:31 AM
Well, I suppose we shall just wait until January, when he should be just about full grown. teeheehee!
Thanks all for your input!:highfive: