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I just got this adorable little puppy from a family friend and it is about 1 month old. It weighs about 4 lbs and I was wondering if this was a little light for a labrador puppy at 1 month. Its parents were said to not be that large but that is all I know. Its snout looks a little short to be a pure bread lab but I know it must have some chocolate lab in it.
If anyone could help me figure it out or has any idea what it could be mixed with, I would much appreciate it. Thank you.

I will post the link to the pictures on photobucket.
http://s383.photobucket.com/albums/oo276/andywhite2008/
 

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If you get the itch to really want to know, their are blood tests you can do to find out what breeds are in your dog's bloodline

The nose doesn't look to short for a Labrador Retriever. and I say there is probably a good possibility but as for what color lab went into it I couldn't tell ya. Since black and yellow colored Labradors can both give birth to chocolate colored ones
 

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Well i guess i could get it blood tested but hopefully someone can shed some light on the situation and just give me their opinion if they think it is mixed or a purebred lab.
 

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At 4 weeks old I doubt anyone can tell you much of anything. I think that's that age when puppies have a pretty generic puppy look about them.

For future reference for you and your family friend, puppies should not leave their mother until they are at minimum six weeks but usually more like eight weeks old. I wouldn't really have known about that I guess until I starting spending time on this forum, but your pup is missing some crucial development phases that his mother would have helped him through. Maybe one of the more experienced members can give you some advice on how to sort of counteract or manage that less-than-ideal situation. Good luck!
 

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She's absolutly adorable is what she is. but yeah, up untill 8 weeks of age, the mom and litter mates teach the puppies how to interact. her litter mates help train her on the fact that biting hurts. which is very important. Could cause future problems for you.
 

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Hey, sorry, I guess I should inform you that by saying I just got this puppy. I meant that just got to play with the litter of 5 and picked this adorable one. It is still with its parents, as the friend is a registered breeder and wouldnt have let me take it home until 12 weeks by her policy. I was fortunate to get to play with it though but it is still with its parents and im sure its still weaning.

But since that is out of the way, maybe can I get somebody's opinion on the possible mixed breed of my new puppy Summer.
 

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But since that is out of the way, maybe can I get somebody's opinion on the possible mixed breed of my new puppy Summer.
Adorable didn't count? LoL.


I'd def say it looks like the genaric lab puppy. But a lot of dogs look like lab puppies.

The color is kind of the question. It doesn't seem dark enough to be a chocolate lab, or light enough to be a yellow lab?

It could be easier to tell in the next few months.
 

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Firstly, a registered breeder should not be breeding mixes
Secondly, if they are a registered breeder...with the Cont.KC, they should know what mix they are giving to you.

I know this person is a friend, but I would not support their breeding practices.

But to answer your question, looks like a really light chocolate lab pup.
 

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my question to you. what do the mom and dad of the pup look like.


it is extreamly difficult to tell the breed or mix of a puppy any younger than 6 months old. all puppies start out looking the same and they develop more breed specific physical traits as they grow up. feel free to stick around here and post pictures of the puppy as it grows up we will be much more helpful when it is older.
 

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Hi, Looking at your cute puppy:) Yes it's got Labrador in it but I'd say no by the pictures, it not pure bred.

To make sure, I was ask a proper local breeder of Labradors to have alook at your pup. Breeder would be able to tell you in seconds.

You find choc Labradors are solid and darker. http://pets.webshots.com/album/1290919

Regards pam
 

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So does anyone else have an opinion about my cute little puppy? pictures are at link in first post. TY
 

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Looks like a lab pup to me. It's pretty impossible to tell what kind of breed it's mixed with at this age. It's super cute though :D
 

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Honestly, a "registered breeder" should be able to tell you definitively what breed/mix the puppy is :confused: . I mean, with an accidental litter you might not know who the daddy dog is, but if it was a planned breeding they should know for sure. Unless I'm missing something here?

Have you seen the puppy's mother? Do they have the father?
 

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1 month old puppy:eek: should be with it's mother till 8 weeks. I seriously be wanting to talk to animal services letting a pup away from it's mother so soon. :( this pup at risk sad to say of infections and much worse :(
 

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1 month old puppy:eek: should be with it's mother till 8 weeks. I seriously be wanting to talk to animal services letting a pup away from it's mother so soon. :( this pup at risk sad to say of infections and much worse :(
the puppy IS with it's mother
 

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Its parents were said to not be that large but that is all I know.
It is still with its parents, as the friend is a registered breeder and wouldnt have let me take it home until 12 weeks by her policy.
So you don't know anything about the puppy's parents, but she's still with her parents and you went to visit the pup but don't know anything about the parents who are with a "registered breeder"? Does this breeder know what kind of dogs she has? Didn't you see them when you visited the puppy?

Something's strange here. And no. I don't know what kind of puppy she is, but the "breeder" should be able to look at the dog that the puppy is suckling on and tell you.
 

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so you don't know anything about the puppy's parents, but she's still with her parents and you went to visit the pup but don't know anything about the parents who are with a "registered breeder"? Does this breeder know what kind of dogs she has? Didn't you see them when you visited the puppy?

Something's strange here. And no. I don't know what kind of puppy she is, but the "breeder" should be able to look at the dog that the puppy is suckling on and tell you.
lmao!!!!!! :D :D :D
 

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She's a bit too young for me to judge breed, but she's a cutie. Glad to hear she's still with her mom and littermates--I was a bit worried when I read the first post.

Congrats on the new pup!
 
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