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Chocolate Lab: How much did you guys pay for a pup?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by 2KTacoPr3runn3r, May 7, 2011.

  1. May 7, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Im lookin at gettin a Chocolate Lab puppy. One of the customers where I work is going to give me her breeders info so i can contact him. I was wondering how much you guys paid for your chocolate labs if you got them from a breeder?
     
  2. May 7, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    And this is posted in guns and hunting for what reason?
     
  3. May 7, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    How good a dog do you want?

    Well-bred dogs are like well-bred anything else: Expensive. You could easily pay $500 to $1000 for a puppy of moderate quality (moderate by enthusiast standards...most pet owners wouldn't know the difference).
     
  4. May 7, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Where else would he post it? I'd probably post here too. Labs...hunting...you hunt with guns... idk.


    OP, here in california there are many places to buy pure bred. $500 - $1500. I just got a black lab for $850
     
  5. May 7, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Labs are hunting dogs...


    My dad paid 500 for his from a local breeder in Indiana
     
  6. May 7, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    not looking for a hunting dog cus i dont have the time to hunt anymore. just looking for a good dog. i was expectin to pay about 500 bucks or more
     
  7. May 7, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    Well then shit, go rescue one.
     
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    THIS! :woot:
     
  9. May 7, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    IMHO, if you're looking for a lab that wouldn't require them to be pure bred for your needs, why pay the $500+ when you can rescue one for a 1/5 of that price? Idk thats what a buddy of mine did, just happened to find a good lookin lab at his local shelter and that dog is one of the best I've seen. I'm just saying though. Good luck getting a pup :)
     
  10. May 7, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    we have them for sale everywhere down here. anywhere from 250 (people that are really tryin to get rid of them) up to 700. Mostly see them for 300-400
     
  11. May 7, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    If you just want a good pet, rescue.
     
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    You get what you pay for.... if you go for a cheap pup, you get no health guarantee (up to 26 months from some breeders) and the parents probably haven't been certified for their hips, eyes, and elbows. And if you can no longer care for the dog, be allowed to return it to the breeder.

    I'm looking for a choc puppy and have been searching breeders the last few days. Most pet quality pups out here are $700 and up. Don't really want to pay that much, but... for a pup that hasn't come from a puppy mill and has been treated right.... and shouldn't have hereditary problems
     
  13. May 7, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    My DIL was on some web site last night and all the pups were $140 or $150
     
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    Check local Labrador rescue organizations! I just got a chocolate for $800. He came from great blood lines with excellent health history. He's a beautiful english chocolate lab. From the breeders I looked at, he was middle of the road, some were over $2,000 and were champion show dog blood lines (not really what I was looking for).
     
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    the breeder breeds his for the hip, elbow, and eye problems they have. and hes certified. but im also gonna check the shelters like you guys said
     
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    :worthless:
     
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    This was in Maine a few months ago.
     
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    He's gorgeous. How old is he?
     
  19. May 7, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    beautiful dog
     
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    Thank you! He's about 1.5 old and becoming very expensive! He just tore something in knee this week and has to have surgery to get him fixed up :(

    He's smart as hell, loves kids and definitely has that goofy lab temperment and antics!
     
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