Some things that I notice with this little 12 week old chap that get my attention, and I wonder if you have any thoughts on it.... When walking, he rubs his head on my leg quite a bit. I find it cute but I'm just wondering what this means =) When walking, he likes to put the lead in his mouth. I'm not sure if this is a comfort thing or a leading thing. But he walks beside me / slightly behind. We've been crate training him... he still howls and woos a bit when left. During the day, he follows me around pretty much. Even if he's relaxed and asleep, if I get up to go to the kitchen and get myself another cup of coffee, he gets up and follows me. He's much more clingy than my Lab was. I ignore him, but I want to make sure that he doesn't have issues when it comes to leaving him for a couple of hours to go to the shop or somewhere that we can't take him. Feeding him...the breeder said 1/2 a coffee cup, 3 x a day. The morning and evening food has to be soaked in water. The midday is just dry. She said not to overfeed him because we don't want him to grow too fast. He IS growing very fast. I can almost see it happening. We met a lab the same age as him, and he was double the size of the lab! (certainly not fat, just tall and fluffy and towering over it) Oh the nose...there's a little white mark next to his nostril. Just wondering if that's something that will blacken later or not. It's cute either way =) The fur... I read that they are heavy shedders. But so far, I've seen 1 hair in 3 weeks. Unlike our lab who shed the whole time if you touched him but shed particularly wonderfully when the seasons changed. Does BMD hair pretty much stay attached between seasons? or is it just the puppy primary coat? Many thanks in advance!