Labrador Breeder

Discussion in 'The Breeding Ground' started by Spirit2010, May 23, 2008.

  1. Spirit2010

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    I love the squishy puppy faces!!!! And the parents are drop dead gorgeous!!!

    http://www.blackrocklabs.com/

    I love my squishy Labrador faces at home too, but... -drool- I LOVE Labs!! And Dobes. They are my most favoritess breed. <---- LOL I know I am dreaming, but people can dream, right? Especially of another hairy/energetic monster!!! lol I love the energetic hairy monsters!
     
  2. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Those are some FAT labs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    English bred my backside LOL

    Well, I can tell you, I am IN England and I used to work for a kennel that bred working labs and they don't look nothing like that!!!!!!
     
  3. maple

    maple Queen of the Jungle

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    I thought they looked rather, uhhhm, thick as well.
    Are you considering purchasing one of these pups??? If so, you might want to see what sort of health testing they do, and what sort of titles they have. I didn't look too thoroughly, but I didn't see either.
    Puppy breath *is* intoxicating, making it hard for rational decision making :D
     
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    maple Queen of the Jungle

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    Oh, and I've been puppy sitting a little Lab puppy for the last two days -here's some more puppy for ya ;)

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  5. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    How CUTE!!
     
  6. Spirit2010

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    Nope, I am not considering purchasing any puppy. Just browsing, like always. :lol-sign: But your killing me with puppy cuteness! But yes, they do test. And Dizzy, I thought that they were kinda thick, Hershey is skinnier than these Labs, and I do believe he is English type. (BYB bred).
     
  7. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    English is a term used for bench labs at times.

    I am not really a bench lab person at all. I grew up with a black field lab (sometimes referred to as 'American') and he was such a STELLAr guy. He was absolutely gorgeous.

    There is a big difference between:

    http://www.taleemlabs.co.uk/assets/images/meka.jpg

    http://www.trendylabs.com/Images/9-10-update1.JPG

    This one is actually quite nice for a show lab

    http://d1693915.u46.surftown.se/m.ebbasv.jpg

    And this:

    http://www.hunting-dogs.net/images/giddy07sm.jpg

    Why are the hunting dogs always sitting down in pictures!?

    Ah, here's one!

    http://www.xtremeoutdoorgundogs.com/images/lacy08.jpg

    http://image55.webshots.com/55/6/60/98/2370660980085122691cwgYoq_ph.jpg

    Check out her- http://www.mmkennels.com/images/goldie_4.jpg

    Almost makes me want a lab again!

    This one's kind of cool, it's actually a nice looking show bred lab!

    http://www.badgerlrc.com/jazzwc806.jpg

    Labs are a breed where I'd definitely seek out working lines, but that's just my personal preference.
     
  8. Spirit2010

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    Drools over this one..... I want... lol Here is another "American" Lab...

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    also my baby. lol But I do know she has tons of faults. Thank you Laura, very helpful information on Labs. :) And everyone else!
     
  9. JennSLK

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    Now I cant see the site on my cell but here show bred labs look like they are about 20lbs over weight but when you get your hands on them they are well conditioned
     
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    Awww, that lab puppy is SO cute! :D :D :D

    I love labs, but I could never own a show-bred one . . . I would constantly be fretting over whether he was overweight, even if he wasn't. ^_~ My labrador / border collie mix was as tall as a lab but weighed only 50 lbs . . . I can't get her out of my mind as the "norm" for a dog of that size.
     
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    Paige Let it be

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    Very true. I was petting a lab who does conformation showing and gee whizz not fat at all. But he certainly looked like he had the same figure as a hippo. So long as they aren't lame then I don't really care. I use to see a bunch at the dog park who were crippled. Sad sight.
     
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    aww, poor dogs! Hershey is 86 pounds, and used to be 98 pounds. I didn't know that he was overweight. But now you can feel his ribs, but not see them. I've seen fat labs everytime I go to Petsmart. Then I look at Hershey/Whisper, and am like wow, I have fit labs.
     
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    Harry look a lot like a show bred lab in his body type, like his neck is a bit long and his legs are a bit short, with that massive thick tail. Even when hhis weight is down he looks quite big still.

    I'm not a big fan of a lot of the show labs I see, they just don't look quite right imo
     
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    I prefer the field labs myself...the show labs are so so so thick...and isn't the point of showing to judge the breed against the standard designed to say how well the dog is able to do the job they're bred for???
     
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    I like Labs to look something like this.

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    :p
     
  16. Paige

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    Hey Zoom want my neighbors dog? Looks exactly like Virgo except he's yellow. HUH HUH?
     
  17. Laurelin

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    Well, imo a good lab shouldn't be thin. Some field lines to me are too thin. Labs are stocky dogs, but not fat. They need to be stocky with big, thick tails as water retrievers. But a well put together field lab isn't nearly as big as some show lines.

    I have to say like that one show lab I posted, there are some nice ones out there. There are some people breeding more moderately. Some people also cross the lines, but those dogs tend to be really out of proportion to me. Some seem to be as thick as a bench lab, but with the thinner head and longer neck of a field dog. They just look wonky to me.
     
  18. Laurelin

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    Speaking of labs, I found a couple pics of Pete, but he just looks like a black blob in them. He was so far away and the camera so bad and the pictures so old. :(

    Ah well.
     
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    I like a nice blocky head and the body to go with it ! Maybe a combination of bench and field.
     
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    Sorry for the HUGE picture... but, seriously... does that dog LOOK well-conditioned to you? There is zero tuck-up. No identifiable waist. If I were a judge, I would ask them to leave and come back after their dog is at a healthy weight.

    And she's one of the breeder's top females.

    Sorry, but I would definitely look elsewhere. Yes, they're squishy and cute... but they don't appear to be anywhere near healthy. And, I would love to see that dog attempt to work for a day! A layering of fat is one thing, but that is several layers of fat. I can't even imagine her running and swimming for miles, I'm sure she would collapse within an hour. I like Labs to look like Virgo, too! ; D
     

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