Hey all! This is my boy Emmett! I adopted him as a companion for my older german shepherd about 2 years ago. The workers at the animal shelter said the woman who brought his litter in said that her black lab had gotten "knocked up" from an unknown father. She said it was either her neighbor's pit bull or her other neighbor's golden retriever.
I have always assumed Emmett was lab/golden because his hair grows pretty long. Around here pit mixes are common however, and more and more people keep telling me "ew he's a pit mix" (they buy into their reputation. I however do not. A good dog is a good owner and vice versa. There is no "bad breed".).
Do yall see pit mix? I don't. I am just curious to what others see.
Also, for you lab lovers he is my first lab and I am a little worried about his development physically. He is tall (almost the same height as my shepherd) but very lanky. His last vet trip put him at about 68 lbs. Is that a normal weight for his breed? He is fed the recommended amount from my vet, but he must burn it all off at the barn and such. No fat sticks to him (wish I had that problem) ha ha. Is it ok that he is not as solid as most labs I have seen as of right now? Or should I be concerned?
As for what he is mixed with, here is a puppy pic (~ 3.5 months) and one that was taken earlier today (~ 1.5 years)