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    DefaultLooking for Lab Puppy New England

    Debbie and I are ready to find our new lab puppy. We really want the American style with the box head and taller big body lab. Our last one was tall and was 90# tall looked great solid dog.

    Can anyone recomend breaders or a place in the New England area to find a puppy? We are strongly leaning towards Yellow because that
    is what we have always had. Thank-you for any help?

    Rick

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    Hopefully some members from the area can make recommendations. Note that "american style" don't generally have boxy heads and labs are not supposed to be very tall.

    Labs are terribly over bred as they are very popular. This has lead to many many horrible health issues (and even temperment issues). So even as people make recommendation, do your own due-diligence. Ensure the breeder has any dog they breed tested for all the health issues (for which we can currently test). this means that any dog that is bred passed their clearances for: hips, elbows, eyes, heart, eic, cmn. At a minimum. these are not done at regular wellness checks with a vet, they are individual tests.

    Also make sure the breeder proves their dogs in a venue. Be it conformation, field, hunt or other.

    This is the parent club for labs (tehy set the standard used by the AKC): Find a Breeder - The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc.

    You also want to find the labrador club near you, here are a few:
    LRCGB: Home
    Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club - Home
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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    thankyou for the information ill go check it out

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    Are you planning on doing something with this dog (like hunt) or is he just going to be a pet?

    Generally "boxy head" means a conformation/bench bred dog, also known as English. American is a general term used mostly with field bred and often describes pet bred (as in somebody bred their pet). Field bred Labs usually are leaner, a bit taller and have longer narrower heads.

    Really tall and really heavy dogs are not bred to the Labrador standard and you won't find reputable breeders trying to breed extremely large Labradors.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    Its going to be a pet maybe go out for a walk in the woods a couple times of year but no real hunting. Yes our last lab was like you said Maerican he was a bit taller, leaner looking had a boxy head. He wasent like the short stocky labs.

    But again just a pet.

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    Sounds like you want a moderate type show bred Labrador. You might try Peggy at Nightwind Labs Nightwind Labradors



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    her contact e-mail doesent work

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    she had nice looking dogs

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    Chuck (gundog) may be able to recommend a breeder too. He is in Vermont.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    Sue at Willcare tends to breed a more moderate dog....Blank page
    Also take a look at Kathy at Celtia Labradors. ....Celtia Labradors - Home Page

    Minefalls is a good reputable breeder, but their dogs tend to be bigger and stockier.....Minefalls Labradors-labrador retriever breeder

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