My grandparents are in the market for a golden puppy for a pet, and they came down this weekend. Personally, I have always rescued, so we weren't sure what to look for exactly. My grandma was looking in the local paper and saw an add for 3 golden pups, $300 for the 1 male and $350 for the 2 females. We went to visit, and the puppies were healthy, and the parents were nice. Our one concern was that the mom was tiny. The dad was about 80 pounds, their one year old daughter was about 60 pounds, and the mom looked like she must have been 45 or 50 pounds. They said the parents were 3 years old, but she looked like she was 6 months old! I am thinking they 1)lied about her age 2), she's a runt, or 3)she is just really small. So my question is, if she is a runt, would that negatively affect her children at all? The puppies also seemed sort of....distracted too. They were kept in a kennel outside with a tarp on the top to keep the rain out. When he let them out, it seemed like they hadn't been let out in ages. The two females enjoyed attention, but the male would hide in the dog cage about half the time. He did come out, but he wouldn't come when we called, and when you approached him, he would cower. For some reason I don't really understand, my grandma has her heart set on the little male. He could be fine and grow out of his fear, but I don't think it is a good idea to get a dog that is afraid of you. Also, the parents were not tested for any problems that they could pass to their offspring. Sorry for rambling, but they are wondering if they should get a pup from them, and what temperament, Thanks ahead of time!