I got this puppy, Rider, from some friends back in October, who couldn't keep him because they were living in an apartment and the landlord said no. He is now almost 25 weeks old and weighs probably about 39-40lbs. (last week I weighed him and he was 37.5lbs, and he gains a couple pounds a week.) The people who gave him to us said he was a black lab/golden retiriever mix.... or something. I don't think they really knew, and I don't think the people who gave it to them were professional breeders. He is almost the same size of our 12 1/2 year old german shepard/ border collie mix (Monty is the best dog in the entire world!!) Rider is the cutest yet naughtiest little thing ever. A lot of people said he looks like a newfoundland, and a chow chow.... but we don't really know. Here are a couple pictures of him, please if you have any ideas of what he is, or what YOU think he looks like, please respond!!! Thank YOU so much! ALSO, when he shakes his head you can hear his lips flop around from all his slobber! Very recent picture of him: He also found the cat food.... About the time we got him, he was about 12 weeks.