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New Lab puppy
« on: February 18, 2024, 05:18:12 PM »
Unfortunately my hunting partner of 10 years is not doing so well. Not only is he great family dog, but he also had close to 800 water retrieves over the years as we have done well on waterfowl. So now I am looking for a new lab pup that I can train myself, this is something I enjoyed doing with my last dog. I am indifferent on yellow vs brown vs black lab. I am looking for a well mannered calm dog who is good with kids, and also has a strong drive in the field. I primarily hunt waterfowl, and will occasionally upland hunt. I would prefer the dog to be around 80 lbs. Does anyone have any suggestions for breeders? I am not very familiar with breeders in the Eastern Washington area. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: New Lab puppy
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2024, 06:15:42 PM »
Ireland Farms...I will drop the mic there. The only place I will look when that time comes. Everything you asked for in your post and so much more. Feel free to contact me through Dm and we can talk about the experience. My brown girl is 9 and the best dog EVER.  :tup:

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Re: New Lab puppy
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2024, 06:16:44 PM »
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Re: New Lab puppy
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2024, 06:27:30 PM »
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Re: New Lab puppy
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2024, 06:33:31 PM »
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Re: New Lab puppy
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2024, 06:56:50 PM »
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Re: New Lab puppy
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2024, 10:55:39 AM »
Rattling Ridge Labs
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Trained several from both kennels and have been impressed with their drive and trainability.

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Re: New Lab puppy
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2024, 01:32:44 PM »
Couldn't be happier with my Rainshadow pup

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Re: New Lab puppy
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2024, 02:08:32 PM »
Thank you for the input. I have some phone calls to make.

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Re: New Lab puppy
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2024, 09:07:41 PM »
Ask about what health testing they do as breeders then post it back here and I'll give you a 100% completely biased opinion on the breeding. Post sire and dam and their pedigrees.
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Re: New Lab puppy
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2024, 09:22:21 PM »
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Re: New Lab puppy
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2024, 09:53:35 PM »
I see a senior hunter title on one which is good. Looks like they have the hips, elbows, cnm, and eyes done. All good  meet the parents and make sure they're well socialized and happy dogs.
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Re: New Lab puppy
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2024, 11:16:17 AM »
Health clearances are non-negotiable.  After that it comes down to how much you want to pay which should be based on pedigree. IMHO most breeders are commanding premiums for their pups that are not reflective of the pedigree.  That said, I can't blame them if people are paying it!

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Re: New Lab puppy
« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2024, 05:07:32 PM »
Rattlin Ridge may have a litter planned soon. I hear its possibly from a really nice looking yellow male who's qualified for 3 field trial nationals with a nice lady I may or may not know running him and gained his titles (FC and AFC) with that same lady at the helm. He also has all his health clearances like he should. But, this all could be speculative rumors at this point. Who knows right? Lol 😆
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Re: New Lab puppy
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2024, 03:13:36 PM »
Rattlin Ridge may have a litter planned soon. I hear its possibly from a really nice looking yellow male who's qualified for 3 field trial nationals with a nice lady I may or may not know running him and gained his titles (FC and AFC) with that same lady at the helm. He also has all his health clearances like he should. But, this all could be speculative rumors at this point. Who knows right? Lol 😆

I think you're right on the $$$. That breeding caught my eye as well...  https://www.huntinglabpedigree.com/puppy.asp?id=57788

 


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