Lab puppy - seperate from mother

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Puptogetitright Tue 18-Dec-18 17:01:08


I'm hoping for some advice from more experienced people! We have found a lovely litter of lab pups, now 9 weeks old. Seen all documentation and certificates for hips, elbows and eyes for both parents. They have been raised in the home but for the last week mum dog has been staying with the owners brother as apparently the pups keep biting her trying to feed etc. They are fully weaned. Is this normal? Is it a red flag? Breeder has said he will make sure mum dog is available for viewing with pups. Just want to get it right. Any thoughts? Thank you in advance.

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Whitney168 Tue 18-Dec-18 17:13:25

Are they show breeders, OP? Can they demonstrate a long running interest in Labradors?

Do you know the registered name of the mother? If you do and want to PM it to me, I'll give you a gut feel based on the pedigree.

Puptogetitright Tue 18-Dec-18 17:15:30

Thank you. How do I send a PM please? The pedigree is all show champions.

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Whitney168 Tue 18-Dec-18 17:17:21

There should be a Message Poster link to right of my name?

Whitney168 Tue 18-Dec-18 17:17:54

Have you seen the litter already? What was the home set-up?

Puptogetitright Tue 18-Dec-18 17:18:04

Thank you, I just sent it!

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Puptogetitright Tue 18-Dec-18 17:19:26

We haven't been to see them yet as they are a long way away. All the photos are of the puppies in the home. I've seen photos of mum and dad kc pedigree, the hips, elbows and eyes certificates, the mating receipt. Thank you.

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tabulahrasa Tue 18-Dec-18 17:34:53

I’d be really worried that it’s a front for a puppy farm tbh...

It’s pretty normal for puppies to be a bit bitey and the bitch to get a bit fed up of them, it’s not so normal to send the bitch to another house...

Puptogetitright Tue 18-Dec-18 17:42:53

Thank you.

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Whitney168 Tue 18-Dec-18 17:44:47

As per messages, I don't think this is a puppy farm litter, but it's not a litter I'd travel for with a concern already.

Adorelabradors Tue 18-Dec-18 17:51:56

I have show labs and I have seen the puppies with their mothers. As young pups saw the mum in feeding and by the time they were picked up at 8 weeks the mother was no longer feeding them but was still on the scene. My youngest puppies mother licked me and wagged her tail when she was in with her pups. Also good show breeders are only likely to have a puppy at 9 weeks or older due to a cancellation. I had seen my pup and paid a deposit weeks before collecting. Prior to that I had been on 2 waiting lists and was not successful in getting one.

Puptogetitright Tue 18-Dec-18 18:24:34

Thanks very much everyone.

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Ylvamoon Tue 18-Dec-18 18:49:22

I would walk away. At the very best they are inexperienced breeders at the very worst puppy farm or imports.
Even at 9 weeks and weaned, pups should not be separated from mum until they go to their forever home. She will be playing with her puppies and teaching them vital skills about being a dog.

CMOTDibbler Tue 18-Dec-18 18:54:05

Walk away. The sending mum away is a classic front for imported pups or a puppy farmed litter

Puptogetitright Tue 18-Dec-18 19:06:05

Thank you. We aren't going to see them.

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fivedogstofeed Tue 18-Dec-18 19:07:23

If that was their concern they'd put pups in a playpen or in another room, not another house. sad

adaline Wed 19-Dec-18 06:58:11

We got our pup at 12 weeks old - they were still with mum and she was playing with them - they weren't kept separate.

But I would be wondering why they had unreserved pups at 9 weeks old. Most breeders have waiting lists that go back before the pups are even born!

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