we're finally in the market for a new family member — it's been two years since we lost indiana:
we've given the breeder a verbal "yes," but we're having trouble picking between the last two available males.
can you guys look at these picks and predict at all, which might be the best pick? do you see any flaws that might manifest themselves when they are adults?
these are the parents:
Those are lovely...chocolates..
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BOTH! Good luck with your decision. Indiana was a beautiful pup. So sorry for your loss.
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I'm not an experienced dog owner, let alone breeder...and I couldn't choose between either! They're beautiful! Yeh what ^^ said....BOTH
Just a quick question - were they advertised as silvers ?
They are both gorgeous but i doubt whether anybody could comment on their suitability from those photographs !
We will see !
Should I get the margaritas?
BTW-that is a gorgeous picture of Indiana. So sorry for your loss.
I wouldn't get a silver "lab". Go find a breeder that breeds real labs (chocolate, yellow or black).
Beautiful boys there! As long as you have done your homework on the parents, I would base the decision on which pups personality fits your family best. JMO. Good Luck.
the folllwing is in case this is a legit post:
beautiful photo of your Indiana, and I am very sorry for your loss.
If you haven't done so already I would recommend reading up on "silver" labs prior to picking up the pup. But ultimately, the breeder should be picking the pup for you based on your lifestyl and needs in a dog. Breeders know their pups pretty well after 8 weeks and should be able to access which is a better match. As a buyer it is impossible to know that for the most part.
Also, ensure both parents have been properly screened for health/genetic issues (hips, elbows, eyes, heart, and even EIC, CMN) and that parents are workd to prove their worth to be bred (they can't do conformation due to their coloring which is not recognized by the AKC but the "breeder" should do somethign with them, maybe field). There are simply too many dogs euthenized every day to be bringing in more pups in the world just because.
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I'm going to refrain from answering until I decide if you aren't a troll. Those are SILVERS. No. I wouldn't buy either one...and I'm going to with hold further commentary until later. I'm sure that MMW70 just posted for shits and giggles though.
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