Another hello

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  1. caroleb

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    Hi everyone

    Until 18 months ago I would have said I was a cat person as I grew up with them but having found myself for the first time as an adult in the position of being able to have a pet I really wanted close company so decided to get a dog. I've always loved labs but set out to get a rescue dog without any firm ideas but knowing the dog would choose me. The minute I saw Barney I knew he was for me. Wood Green said they think he's a full lab but he was stray so we don't know his full history and his parentage is often discussed. However he is the spitting image of a few lab/goldie crosses I know so I suspect that's him. Very gentle but rather over social with other dogs which 15 months on is still a work in progress

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    4 months ago I decided Barney needed canine company and so Rusty the working lab joined our little pack. He is adorable and so calm. he's fox red so a bit unusual so put these two together and here's a regular conversation at his obedience class:

    what breed is he? "Lab"
    really? but he's so calm!

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    Looking forward to hearing about other lab adventures - I found this site having registered Rusty for Gun Dog training
     
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    doh! the pictures didn't work :(
     
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  4. pippa@labforumHQ

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    Hi Carole

    There does not seem to be a .jpg ending on the code for your photos. Am not sure how photobox works, but for the time being if you want to email the photos to me I will put them up for you. I will email you so you have my address.

    Pippa
     
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    thanks Pippa!
     
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    One last try!
     
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    Hooray!!

    They are beautiful :) :)
    The black boy looks like a full lab to me. I regularly get asked what breed my fox reds are too. That puppy is gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing.

    Pippa
     
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    Hi Carole and welcome!

    What a gorgeous pair. Love the puppy - and I agree with Pip, the older dog looks like a full lab to me. The Goldie crosses always seem to look a bit more 'untidy' than that.....cuddly, yes, but untidy!

    Sam
     
  9. caroleb

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    Sam - thanks - "untidy" made me smile.

    I must admit since he's put the weight on I've had a lot less comment about whether Barney really is a full lab. He was very underweight when I got him he looked like he'd been sired by a greyhound! Someone did suggest maybe some American Lab in there as he was so slim and leggy. He does have the lighter brown eyes and fluffy tail like a retreiver but actually I don't care about genetics he's my wonderful boy, absolutely adorable and still a bit naughty ;)

    I'll try to post an early pick of him to test my photo resizing - here goes..

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    Hi Carole,

    That lighter weight build is classic of a working stock, rather than show bred, Labrador. Regardless of his genetics though, he is gorgeous!

    I don't know about a normal computer but on my phone browser your new pic is so small I can hardly make out what it shows!! Think you may have overdone the resizing!

    Sam.
     
  12. pippa@labforumHQ

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    Nice pic, it looks ok on the pc :)
     

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