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Pinkbear Fri 04-Jan-13 11:36:25

Well we have been looking at getting a second dog since our last died at 15 and have been looking round rescues but not found anything sutible for a year now I happened to see a local ad for lab puppies and got in touch with the woman.

So we get there find its a small flat with 2 labs living there pups are tiny only two visable they don't look well we are told there ready Sunday at 6 weeks(I looked online and think they look more 3/4 weeks) the two are a long haired golden and black short haired girls both very quite and apparently on pedigree chum now. My partner asked when I was out of the room were the other pups were and they said they'd gone already.
We then find out mum is 9 surly too old? We said we would talk about it and get back to them. Then later in I see those two and another one for sale again Butwe were told other pups already left?

On one hand I want to rescue the poor animals take them to the vets and rehome the others myself as I feel like I'm letting them down leaving them on the other hand I don't feel I should be contributing to this type of breeding. Would any animal agencies care if I phoned them?

Pinkbear Fri 04-Jan-13 11:41:43

Oh and the two labs were black current mum and son from a previous litter just all felt so strange

littlewhitebag Fri 04-Jan-13 12:29:39

Sounds like a terrible breeder. Maybe call the council - they will have a dog warden who can advise you.

charlearose Fri 04-Jan-13 13:23:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

daisydotandgertie Fri 04-Jan-13 21:43:33

If it feels wrong, walk away. Don't be suckered in.

Lab pups will all have short hair; the long haired pups don't sound like lab pups although it is more than possible for 2 black parents to produce a mixed black/yellow or chocolate litter.

I would run a mile from the breeder you describe. It sounds very like a puppy farm seller.

If you want a reputable Labrador breeder, there are some fabulous, committed ones about. Avoid small ads and contact the breed society - there'll be a local branch.

Go to this site and read Charlie's story. I know Charlie - he is heaven on a stick but he has had an awful start. Read carefully the health tests a good Labrador breeder should have available for BOTH parents.

dibsmum Sat 05-Jan-13 00:31:54

Please tell the rspca about these dogs and please think about adopting a dog rather than buying a puppy. I read about a puppy put to sleep today because nobody wanted her and no space at the pound. sad

Paddlinglikehell Sun 06-Jan-13 18:14:51

We're the pups still with mum and feeding? Dud she look like she had not long had pups? Ie tests large/droopy?

Some puppy farms give pups to people who look like they have bred the pups and have the bitch, but they aren't and get a 'cut' of the price.

Go with you gut feeling. Walk away and tell dog warden and RSPCA.

If you don't buy, then they will be less likely to do it again.

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