Picked up a two year old bitch at the weekend - old owners ended up allergic to her and my wife and I knew we couldn't deal with a puppy right now with our work schedules. She's tiny for a pure-bred retriever, and definitely a North American one (longer snout, smaller in general). Soft as grease though. Also an incredibly soft mouth - even "medium dog" toys are proving too hard for her. Excellent at retrieving, it's almost a shame that she won't be used as a retriever! Anyway, the fat, ugly one is me, the cute one is the dog.