I am new to the lab world and am trying to find a good english style breeder in the pa/va/md or de area. any advice would be greatly appreciated!
This might help you. Spring Specialty - Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac
♣ Laura ♣
i wish it were that simple. it seems virtually impossible to find a good breeder with future pups. all these people own labradors but no one knows a breeder?
Um....the link that Labby gave you is to one of the MOST respected Labrador clubs in the country. The breeders that belong to that club are pretty respectable. Jump on that site, go through the membership directory, look at their websites and do some homework. Then, contact a few of them. Don't be in a rush, contact everyone or buy a dog from the news paper. If you are new to Labs, then you need to spend a LOT of time researching the breed and what exactly it is you are looking for in a dog.
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It's easy to pick a lab, they are all so great & so beautiful. But when you do hook up with a breeder, let the lab pick you. The one that wants you as their human will be out there. Take your time and he/she will love you like nothing you could imagine.
i have been researching for 6 months. this is not a rush decision and if i wasn't concerned i would buy a dog from a newspaper. i have contacted ALOT of breeders, some respond some don't even return calls. it's hard to find the availability. and yes, i want a male yellow or chocolate so it makes it even harder.
Labby gave you a great place to start...The Potomac is the most respected Labrador club in the country. Under the "puppies" category it looked like a pretty big listing. Call, call again if you get no response, but be patient....a good healthy lab is worth waiting for...even if that means being placed on a waiting list. Even though there are never any guarantees with any lab your purchase, it helps to go with reputable breeders.
Also go in with an open mind about what you are looking for in a puppy....you might find yourself in love with a pup you never thought you would take home Good luck
♣ Laura ♣
OMg Laura, I have spent the last 1/2 hour looking at the older labs for adoption. All I can say is, it is probably a good thing I am married or I would have TO many labs. There are some wonderful dogs to be had from that site. I bookmarked it
Yep the Potomac has a great rescue effort too.
♣ Laura ♣