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    I know this is for quilting and in a way this is because I am quilting 2 of my friends queens sized quilts in trade for my pick of the litter. I am going for a little guy. They are 5 days old here.

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    Oh they are so adorable. I have a 5month old little girl golden and I love her. she is so smart. Goldens are my absolute favorite dogs. Even with the shedding they are worth it.

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    Yeaaaaaaa!!! for the arrivals!!!

    As you know, I love Goldies and think they are the best ever to have and am totally jealous of you in the "deal" you have cut!!!!

    Maybe it's name should be a Quilty name? :)

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    Congratulations!

    A word to the wise about "little guys" from a breeder who knows how these things happen. If you want a smaller dog, then the smallest in the litter at 8 weeks when they're ready to go home, may not be the 'smallest'. The smallest is most likely the puppy that had lowest total % weight gain since birth.

    Here's how it happens :)

    Bitches are often bred 2-3 times over as much as a 5-7 day period. Even if they're only bred once, the semen can survive in utero for 72 hours before implantation. Gestation is 63 days. So ... a puppy that was conceived on the first day of breeding and a puppy that was conceived on the last of breeding could be as much as 1 week difference in development. With a gestation of only 8 weeks (give or take), 1 week is 1/8 of their total pre-natal development which is a LOT. When the oldest (first conceived) pup is ready to be born, he'll be born and all the others have no choice but to follow suit.

    So that "runt" of the litter often times ends up not being the runt, he's just a week behind the rest of them.

    If the breeder has been diligent about checking weights throughout the developmental stage, she will know which puppy is gaining faster and slower. That puppy that was born 1/2 the size of his sib's but is now almost as big as his sibs at 8 weeks has a good chance of ending up being BIGGER than his sibs. Likewise, the biggest born if no longer the biggest at 8 weeks will likely end up being smaller than his sibs.

    So if your dead set on a small adult, ask the breeder about weight gain percentage.

    5 days (now) is too early to tell, although she might have an inkling of an idea especially if there was a tiny one (big ones that slow down in weight gain take longer to 'tell'). She'll have a much better idea at 8 weeks when they're ready to go home.

    Good luck and congratulations!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Maybe it's name should be a Quilty name? :)
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    Well, congratulations on your new puppy's birth. Isn't it wonderful that your talent is going to be able to get you a new puppy?! I agree he should have a quilty name, but what?

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    Great info!

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    You made out like a bandit! good name for the pup. Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by nstitchs
    I know this is for quilting and in a way this is because I am quilting 2 of my friends queens sized quilts in trade for my pick of the litter. I am going for a little guy. They are 5 days old here.
    OOOOOOh I can smell the Puppy breath from here!!!!! my all time fav smell from childhood. 8-)

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    Everyone has a novel approach to bartering, if it works for you, that is all that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nstitchs
    I know this is for quilting and in a way this is because I am quilting 2 of my friends queens sized quilts in trade for my pick of the litter. I am going for a little guy. They are 5 days old here.
    ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thank you for all the great remarks, I am sooo excited. If he is half as great as the last two goldens I have had, he will be an awesome companion.
    As for size, I only have 2 to choose from and will be going for the one that takes to me. I will be visiting them every week as this is a good friend now. She has been one of my students in my quilt class that went on for a few months and is due with a baby in May herself so she will have her hands full.
    As for a quilty name, already thought of Patches but df turned it down because all one color and Stitch was my cat and had a great black lab named bandit. So have decided it is down to Cody or if turns out to be a darker color then it will be Rusty. Either way I will be happy to have him. Thanks again for all the comments and will post again in a couple of weeks.

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    That is one great trade!

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    Awwww......so cute!!! ;-)

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    awe, too, too sweet and precious!

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    Soooo cute! Which ever one you choose it will be a loyal friend.

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    wow what a deal!!
    so cute!

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    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I love my golden but I tell ya what... He sure is high maintenance..lol.. he is scared of storms and last week he tried to go over our privacy fence when a storm came up. he tore up our gutter and scratched the fence all to high heaven. he is getting older now and isnt able to scale the fence like he used to so he used his teeth to grab ahold of the gutter. it now looks like a sprinkler half way up the gutter. lol.. poor guy.

    Congrats on your new puppy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Yeaaaaaaa!!! for the arrivals!!!

    As you know, I love Goldies and think they are the best ever to have and am totally jealous of you in the "deal" you have cut!!!!

    Maybe it's name should be a Quilty name? :)
    Scraps would be a perfect quilty name. The puppies sure are cute. What a great trade you are making.

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    oh they are so cute ,i want to hold them

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    Adorable!

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    So very cute, Good luck with your choice.

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    the puppies are adorable. You are so lucky to have one. Goldens are the best.

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    We love pictures of furbabies!!! There have been a few posts just of everyone's furbaby! Thanks for sharing yours. Besides, he will eventually have his own quilt, no doubt, right?

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    You are very lucky to make such a great trade!! We have had 6 Goldens throughout the years--Lost #5, Lucky, 2 years ago, and I'm really ready for a new baby--but my daughter, who #5 belonged to--isn't ready yet. "Lucky" was her baby--she picked him out the minute he was born!! He lived a good life--13 years!! We would really like to "rescue" our next one--but the pull of a new puppy is hard to resist!!

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