First retriever in Dallas area

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First retriever in Dallas area

Postby ntxhunterusmc » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:36 am

I've decided to get my first retriever and I would really appreciate some input from the group on which breeders may be more geared towards a dog that would fit my goals/plan. I plan on training the dog myself, so I assume that there are certain temperaments that are more suited to that than others. Admittedly, I know very little about this process or what will or will not be important, so any advice is more than welcome. I would be willing to travel to a certain extent, but not across the country. I'll be using the dog for hunting, but just as much a family dog. If there is something important that I didn't mention, please let me know. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: First retriever in Dallas area

Postby sharris » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:00 pm

I'm not in your area so I can't point you to specific breeders. However, I'd recommend you call up your local HRC and ask them your questions. They should know the local breeders as well as be able to help with training questions.

http://www.lonestarhrc.com/index.html
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Re: First retriever in Dallas area

Postby ntxhunterusmc » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:06 am

Thanks for the info. Just to clarify, I'm not limiting my search to just this area. I would definitely be interested in traveling to pick up a dog if it were from a breeder that made sense over the local ones.
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Re: First retriever in Dallas area

Postby labsforme » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:46 am

Go to retrievertraining.net and look in the classifieds under Lab Puppies.You will see a lot of good litters. They require the person with the ad to have health clearances posted on the sire and dam of the pups. Talk to the breeders and let them know what you are looking for.The least expensive part of owning a dog is the initial cost so get the best bred pup you can, There is usually a variety of temperments within a litter.

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Re: First retriever in Dallas area

Postby ntxhunterusmc » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:46 pm

labsforme wrote:Go to retrievertraining.net and look in the classifieds under Lab Puppies.You will see a lot of good litters. They require the person with the ad to have health clearances posted on the sire and dam of the pups. Talk to the breeders and let them know what you are looking for.The least expensive part of owning a dog is the initial cost so get the best bred pup you can, There is usually a variety of temperments within a litter.

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Re: First retriever in Dallas area

Postby Ecardona » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:47 pm

Look up sage creek kennels they have lots of good working pups all colors as well. I think they might have some black and chocolate.
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Re: First retriever in Dallas area

Postby txhunter90 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:14 pm

When are looking to get a pup?
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Re: First retriever in Dallas area

Postby ntxhunterusmc » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:53 am

txhunter90 wrote:When are looking to get a pup?


I am ready now, but would be willing to wait if it meant getting the right dog from the right breeder.
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