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    DefaultHow long did you have to wait?

    Hi,
    I'm trying to find a male, English, yellow/white lab puppy but I'm having a lot of trouble. After deciding to purchase a new puppy, how long did you have to wait to find your dog due to availability?

    Can anyone suggest a reliable list of reputable breeders or maybe make some suggestions? By the way, I'm in Atlanta, GA.

    Thank You,
    Chapman

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    DefaultRe: How long did you have to wait?

    I had someone wait 4 years for one of mine. You do know there are no such things as white, right? Don't get hung up on a shade, go for health and temperament.

    I'm not sure what happened to the Lab Club in Atlanta's website, but this is it normally.
    http://www.galrc.org

    Here are some breeders that I know to be reputable in GA

    http://www.sumolabradors.com
    http://www.marmoye.com
    http://www.ophirlabs.com



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    DefaultRe: How long did you have to wait?

    I was looking for the same thing (male/yellow/english). Looked for 6 months before I found my boy! Expanded my search from Florida to Georgia, NC, SC, and Tenn! There were a lot in the Atlanta area, but timing was off for us. We got Jonah from North Carolina, but it was only about a 2 hour drive from Atlanta (although a 10 hour drive for us!), so maybe try expanding your search to some of the surrounding states.

    I talked to Jenny at Ophir that Labby recommended, she's really nice. She had a yellow litter at the end of August that were already all taken at the time (we really wanted one of those), but I think she may have been planning another by the end of the year if I remember correctly (we found Jonah in the meantime).

    Atlanta's lab club web site has been down for some time, I had tried it several months ago.

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    DefaultRe: How long did you have to wait?

    We actually got lucky. It only took us a little over a week, I think, to find Caleb (might have been 2 weeks). It was a longer wait to bring him home!

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    DefaultRe: How long did you have to wait?

    I'm a GALRC member (well, almost). I'm updating their site. There was a server problem that lost their site. There is a show there this weekend in Jonesboro - I can get the info if you want. Started today - maybe you could go down at 8 am tomorrow and sunday to meet breeders.

    In addition to those that Laura (labby) provided, Bellathatch is a reputable breeder (www.bellathatch.com). I know a breeder an hour and a half away from Atlanta (also a club member) that had a light yellow male available (not sure now as of now).

    Feel free to contact me and I can get you in contact with the referral person for the Atlanta Club.

    So, PM or e-mail me if you'd like.

    Elizabeth


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    DefaultRe: How long did you have to wait?

    Always back up your site.

    Thanks Elizabeth.



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    DefaultRe: How long did you have to wait?

    I didn't do the site originally. I was approached by the president to update (I'm in school and she thought I wouldn't have time to design it). Someone else is designing - but I want to just do it myself its taking so long. Hopefully it will be done soon!

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    DefaultRe: How long did you have to wait?

    It took me 14 months to get my yellow show bred boy.
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    DefaultRe: How long did you have to wait?

    I was on a list for Abby from field lines. It was a little over a year before there was a litter & I got her. It was just fate how I got Molly. I saw her mother's picture on the breeder's website & I called to "just inquire" since it was only 2 months since Shadow died. The breeder said she just had Birdie artificially inseminated the day before. How weird is that. I mentioned I would like a black female.
    I moved to the head of the list when she found out Shadow's father was from a breeder who she trained with & had sent her male for stud to one of his females.
    What a small world, plus the fact I was crying when telling her about Shadow, I think she may have felt sorry for me. I only had to wait about 4 months.

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    DefaultRe: How long did you have to wait?

    We waited 7-8 months for our first boy. 4 weeks for our first girl. 4 months for our 2nd girl.

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