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At A Glance
Sam, who is nine weeks old, arrived today. The surrendering family had three young boys who thought they needed a puppy. Sam added more of a burden to the daily chores than they ever thought he would. They just couldn't handle the load.
Sam has a couple of different kinds of internal parasites so is on the last few days of medicines. These cause him to have slightly loose bowels. We think that is the only reason that we've ever had a "mess" to clean up and only in his crate at night when he can't let us know he has to go potty. He asks to go out when he needs to "go", either by pawing at the door or barking at the door. There have been no daytime" accidents".
When he goes into his crate at night he will make a little noise or two and then settle down for a good night's sleep. During the day if we need to leave for a short time he also goes into the crate but there isn't even a "peep" until we get back.
Sam is a good little boy.
Sam is also a bit headstrong. He knows what he wants and isn't afraid to let you know about it. He'll definitely need some good boundaries and obedience training when the time is appropriate.
Sam's color is toward the red end of the Golden Retriever spectrum. Judging by the size of his feet he'll be at least an 80-pounder as an adult. And looking at his profile he's going to be a really good-looking dog when he grows up.
So, let's recap: nine-week-old purebred Golden Retriever puppy who is basically house trained and who is drop-dead handsome. Who wouldn't be interested? Are you?