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      Do you see your pups smaller than they are?

      Maybe it's just me.. but when I see my dogs up close they look smaller than they are. At certain angles, in pictures & from a distance I see how big they actually are.

      My late Chase was over 100lbs (great dane/lab mix) & I saw him as a 80lb dog.. When people said he was huge I'd just smile because I didn't see it when they did.

      Same for Lilly, she's 29.2lbs (6 mos. lab mix as well) & most of the time I see a tiny girl with itty bitty paws.

      Is it just me? LOL.

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      No, it's not just you. Jax looks big to others but not to me. People always think he is.older than he is. I guess these are mostly "small" dog people.

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      I think I see Roxy as her actual size, but she sees herself as Chihuahua-sized.
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      I see my lab as in good physical shape within normal parameters.

      Although I sometimes need to remind myself of this because so many people with smaller breed dogs who are not knowledgeable on labs think she is big!!!

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      I don't realize how big mine are until I see them next to another person.

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      I've got the same "problem"
      I always think mine are so small until I see pictures

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      I remember when I first visited the breeder, all her Labs looked HUGE to me.

      Now I realise Labs are a medium sized breed really. Weimaraners, Ridgbacks, Setters... they are all taller than Cookie. Labs are robust, maybe that is what makes them look bigger than they are.

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      They're always little puppies to me, fit to be cuddled and spoiled no matter how old and bigh they are.
      But on a more serious note, they are not very big, especially girls. When they are right next to a Golden, they're definitely smaller and the ultimate chance for me to compare the sizes was when Lynn, then about eight years old, was standing next to a little ten-month-old puppy of the Irish Wolfhound - she looked like a dwarfie They may look big to someone who has a Yorkie, or a Chihuahua although it's almost (?) always the tiny little valiant creature who choses to pick a fight. The labrador retriever is simply the perfect dog: too small to be big and yet too big to be small; besides, they're just adorable
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      I always worry that my lab pup is small when I'm at home but then I see him next to a lab of his own age and don't know what I worry about!!

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      I remember when I first came to this realization. My sister had 2 labs full grown when I got Hemi. I never thought her labs were big. However, I went 2 months without actually seeing them and spending on my time with a Hemi puppy and in puppy class. First time I seen them I was like holy cow they are huge. Then I realized Hemi was going to be pretty much the same size and he is now. I have often heard comments from people like, that is one big dog. I just can't help but think, nah he is my sweet little boy.

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