Buying a Labrador these days

Buying a Labrador these days

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parakitaMol.

11,692 posts

218 months

Sunday 21st February
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Pothole said:
So PH reflects real life: people ask for advice and then completely ignore it.
Welcome to my world!!!

I’ve spent years studying/ getting accredited/maintaining my CPD and teaching a variety of breeds and owners.

I’m not suggesting I’m *always* right but I’m certain my advice will “Do No Harm” (the fundamental ethos of a positive trainer)..... I’m also sure any advice I give is backed up by Science and not a now debunked ‘pack leader’ or wolf based myth.

However people will say yeah yeah then watch awful TV shows or go to a local dog groomer for their training...... inevitably they will return later with worse problems frown





The_Doc

4,155 posts

187 months

Wednesday 24th February
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From the shooting press:

How to prevent your gundogs from being stolen
https://www.gunsonpegs.com/articles/gundogs/how-to...

"research by the Pets4Homes website showing that the average price being asked for a puppy between March to September was £1,883, a rise of around £1000 when compared to the same period in 2019. For some popular breeds, such as labradors and cocker spaniels - coincidentally the most popular breeds with the shooting community, according to the 2020 Game Shooting Census - the asking price could have been as high as £3,000. "

Edited by The_Doc on Wednesday 24th February 13:17

xerawh

171 posts

94 months

Tuesday 30th March
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The_Doc said:
I'll email you. I have lots of contacts with labs/guns etc
On of my mates even owns The Black Labarador
Hi, just stumbled on to this page as searching for a Lab. I can't seem to PM you but would be grateful to get in touch in case you can help?

LaurasOtherHalf

Original Poster:

20,248 posts

163 months

Sunday 13th June
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Sorted.


xerawh

171 posts

94 months

Sunday 13th June
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Congrats! How did you go about it?

Turn7

20,192 posts

188 months

Sunday 13th June
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xerawh said:
Congrats! How did you go about it?
White van, 2 blokes, balaclavas..... wink

LaurasOtherHalf

Original Poster:

20,248 posts

163 months

Sunday 13th June
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xerawh said:
Congrats! How did you go about it?
Followed the cable ties on lampposts wink

1602Mark

14,999 posts

140 months

Monday 14th June
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
Sorted.

Lovely.

My search is about to commence in earnest.

PushedDover

3,470 posts

20 months

Monday 14th June
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Meh - they cost what they cost - like Porsche ownership the buy in price is not the part that hurts - its the long term (happiness and pain)





These are beauts - but I could of killed one / both a few mornings ago:




Good work OP on finding your fine friend.

paulguitar

11,985 posts

80 months

Monday 14th June
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
Sorted.

He's lovely.

Please be sure to join us on the dog thread:

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

LaurasOtherHalf

Original Poster:

20,248 posts

163 months

Tuesday 15th June
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paulguitar said:
SHe's lovely.

Please be sure to join us on the dog thread:

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
wink

Cheers for the positivity, we're away with the kids this Sunday so not picking her up until we get back-then it'll be the hard work beginning! Parents are all fine working stock so I'm anticipating she should be good to train but with three other girls in the house (of the human breed) I'm expecting a battle on my hands for any tough love!

What sold me on her was the circumstances of her litter. They first bred the mother last year so their sons could get a pup each, the stud was another working lab from one of the large shoots on one of our local fells. The litter, and their two sons dogs were so good they decided to repeat the litter again this year as the father was approaching retirement and the mother was getting on.

They had the pick of the litter, the stud took another as fee and that left two-a dog and a bh.

When I rang up on Sunday, out of the blue as someone else shared a litter on Social Media that linked to a pets4home listing I knew immediately that it was the type of stock for me.

Dropped the remainder of the money off yesterday and found out one of the other members of the shoot had come round about half an hour after us to take her only to leave disappointed.

9 weeks old so quite old for the usual advert but so much easier seeing a fully formed puppy.

Thanks to the invite to the other thread, I'll see how it goes. I find it a little...I'll be polite and say it's a little more "pet enthusiast" than I'm used to smile


LaurasOtherHalf

Original Poster:

20,248 posts

163 months

Tuesday 15th June
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With the breeders wife








Pieman68

3,380 posts

201 months

Tuesday 15th June
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Congratulations, what an absolute beauty

I've got a WCS - just turned 3 this month and cost us about £500. He's been a godsend through lockdown for us all and I am permanently home based now so no issue with the long term here - he's my best mate

Would love to get him a buddy to play with but the prices are just ridiculous. I think the wait until the inevitable return to the office glut of rehomes is the way to go for us

PushedDover

3,470 posts

20 months

Tuesday 15th June
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OP, whilst unsavoury to talk money on PH, wink , did you pay pre-covid prices?

Boosted LS1

20,037 posts

227 months

Tuesday 15th June
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Not a labrador but I just got a 17 week old puppy from The Dogs Trust. He's mustard and is coming along nicely. I've had him 4 weeks. He'd be worth thousands of pounds on Gumtree or a place where rogues sell pups. I paid £185. I can't believe my good fortune.

Rescue places sometimes have some amazing animals, available at very short notice.

LaurasOtherHalf

Original Poster:

20,248 posts

163 months

Tuesday 15th June
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PushedDover said:
OP, whilst unsavoury to talk money on PH, wink , did you pay pre-covid prices?
Certainly not what some of these daftys are paying/asking.

More than my last who was descended from field champions going back to the early 20th century but then this one has similar and it’s 13 years later.

Allowing for inflation it’s about the same give or take.