I was wondering if you can tell if a lab is English or American by how they look as a pup. Im hoping he will be the more stocky type rather than the lanky american type, but ill be happy either way of course. ANyone know?
It's hard to tell at that age. Did you get him from a breeder? The breeder should know if the pup is a field or bench type.
Cute though!! :-*
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He will look a lot like his parents. Ask his breeder. If you bought him from a reputable breeder they will know there lines and can tell you. Did you not see his mom and at least a picture of his dad? Did you get a copy of his pedigree?
He is a cute puppy.
Well unless you imported him from England, he's not an English Lab.
He'll more than likely look like his parents.
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He looks more field type to me (referred to as American). Did you see his parents? Mother at least? He will look like his parents. And also when a puppy has one parent that is field (American) and one that is show (English) they will look much more like the field side.
If you look at enough pictures, as I have here over a couple of years, you start to get a good feel for it.
I remember, this was the question on my lips for the first few months of Angus' life.
Here are a few puppy pictures of him (field type), if this helps:
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
I can't see the picture.
This comment might sound snobbish but honestly, it is not intended to be. Ok...a field Lab is only a field Lab if both parents are working or field trial dogs and the pup in question has a full field pedigree. Most people that call their dogs field dogs are pet breds. I would go as far as saying that the vast majority of dogs are pet bred. There is nothing wrong with this of course, it just irks me when people call pet breds field dogs...sorry!
If you didn't see the parents and didn't get copies of the pedigrees, you usually CAN immediately tell whether the pup is of field or show lines.
A thinner, sleeker pup such as this....
Grow into this....
Maddy's from decent field lines.
Pudgy puppies with pumkin heads like this....
Grow into this...
Grace is from multiple CH's and show lines...and I actually do show her myself...
Me neither...I can't see the picture.
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