Gardenhawk got me my Father's Day gift last night; a 18month old golden retriever. While grown up, it hasn't filled out yet...it only weighs 100#. It's a replacement for my yellow lab that died about 3 weeks ago. Why not a real puppy? We've had a lot of trouble with parvo on my property during hot weather; puppies are really lucky to make it through hot weather. It's a male, and not neutered, so I've got my work cut out for me getting it somewhat trained.