We have had labs for over 30 years and recently lost our 7 year old lab 3 weeks ago from an injured spleen. Of all our past labs (all were loved as if they were our child), Niko was much more. We were and still are heart broken, even our close friends were affected and wrote heartfelt eulogy's. One in particular wrote that Niko left a legacy of unconditional love and joy to anyone he met. Our home is empty without him and he was truly a gift from God. We are in the process of moving into a new home in Victoirville, CA and need to fill the loss of Niko. If anyone can point me to a private breeder (no dog mills) in the Victorville, CA area it sure would be appreciated. If you want to reply to my e-mail address it is [email protected]