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Old 02-10-2018, 08:00 PM   #1
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are yall payin $800-$1000 for registered labs?? i bought my last one 8 years ago (inflation i know) for $400.. anyways was just wondering what yall are payin.. would be a chocolate if that makes any difference..
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:30 PM   #2
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are yall payin $800-$1000 for registered labs?? i bought my last one 8 years ago (inflation i know) for $400.. anyways was just wondering what yall are payin.. would be a chocolate if that makes any difference..


Depends on bloodlines. I have a buddy that raises them. Get a few championships under your belt, and 1000$ is cheap.
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:36 PM   #3
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I wouldn't pay that for a chocolate.




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Old 02-10-2018, 08:38 PM   #4
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I paid $1k for my female. But her dad has 60+ master passes and 6 master national passes and lots of champions, including lean mac, on both sides.
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:40 PM   #5
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Like others have said, all depends on the bloodlines
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:47 PM   #6
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Paid 1000 for mine. Drove to Miami Oklahoma and picker her up from the retriever academy and Derek Randal. Both parents are akc master hunters and ukc grand master hunter retriever champions. Her daddy had 3 perfect passes three years in a row at master nationals as a 3 year old. Momma and daddy are guide dogs that pick up 30+ birds a day all season.

Sheís worth every penny! Huge difference when itís deeply bred and imbedded into their brain.


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Old 02-10-2018, 08:50 PM   #7
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I have a black English female. She was 1400. Great hunter and picture perfect square head.
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Old 02-10-2018, 09:10 PM   #8
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good bloodline at least $800-$1000, if you need a trainer after you get a pup, look up jeff brown at dawg on it retrievers in taft,tx a great guy and great facilities,
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:10 PM   #9
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I wouldn't pay that for a chocolate.




I wouldn’t be scared to pay that much if you get a chocolate out of a good pedigree. I have a pup from Maestro and he is the read deal when it comes to chocolates.
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:12 PM   #10
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:39 PM   #11
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:10 AM   #12
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I wouldn’t worry about the initial cost because that will be just a drop in the bucket compared to the overall cost if you have the dog for 10 years.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:50 AM   #13
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I wouldnít pay that much money for a dog. 95% of dogs are capable of being a champion. Itís the owner that makes or breaks them.

Iím more concerned about it being full blooded, the standard size and temperament. Remember to check out the parents for the things you are looking for in a puppy. Rabbits donít make squirrels and typically your going to get that size of the dog and temperament along w physical features from the parents. How many ribbons it wins.... weíll thatís up to the owner in most cases.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:55 AM   #14
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I wouldnít worry about the initial cost because that will be just a drop in the bucket compared to the overall cost if you have the dog for 10 years.
..... a lot of truth here lol
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:14 AM   #15
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I am fixing to be in the market. I don’t know what my limit will be. Probably going English for size. I have owned 13 labs and the best one was a gift out of parents that were both pets and had never worked a day in there life. Worst one was out of working parents and he just didn’t have it. Only lab I have ever seen that had no retrieving instinct. He was the best pet and my wife’s favorite. I look at parents for size and the obvious health issues. I think it is more about the amount of time you or a trainer spend with them. IMO
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:02 AM   #16
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I wouldnít pay that much money for a dog. 95% of dogs are capable of being a champion. Itís the owner that makes or breaks them.

Iím more concerned about it being full blooded, the standard size and temperament. Remember to check out the parents for the things you are looking for in a puppy. Rabbits donít make squirrels and typically your going to get that size of the dog and temperament along w physical features from the parents. How many ribbons it wins.... weíll thatís up to the owner in most cases.
I would agree here..... Picked up a chocolate from a guy that had no hunting background. Probably one of the quickest learners and top 3 best retrievers Ive owned. Would take a pup out of him any day.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:13 AM   #17
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I wouldnít worry about the initial cost because that will be just a drop in the bucket compared to the overall cost if you have the dog for 10 years.
This. Do the math on what a dog will cost you in vet, food and equipment bills over a 10+ year life span (not even considering if you are going to send them to a trainer) and a few hundred dollars more up front is a drop in the bucket. The extra money for a dog from a good litter should up your odds on getting a good dog and should be from dogs that have had their hips checked and come with a hip guarantee.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:19 AM   #18
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I have a black English female. She was 1400. Great hunter and picture perfect square head.
Same here but we got a male. This is the first lab we paid a lot for and boy what a difference good bloodlines make. He is only 6 months old but he is a pure pleasure to be around. Very calm, doesn't chew everything up, no digging, very well mannered. Love the English labs!
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:22 AM   #19
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I just want another Choc lab , she will never hunt birds maybe blood trail . I just want one without health issues and good hips .
I don't mind paying just don't want to pay for a pedigree that I won't use.

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Old 02-11-2018, 12:07 PM   #20
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I just want another Choc lab , she will never hunt birds maybe blood trail . I just want one without health issues and good hips .
I don't mind paying just don't want to pay for a pedigree that I won't use.

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I'd think you could find Choc pups for $400 or less if you looked around and bloodline wasn't a big deal. Or consider giving a Lab Rescue place a look for a younger pup you could train up to do what you'd like and give a good home.

I've never gone the high dollar bloodline route and have had some awesome dogs. They were with me everyday back when I was younger and I trained them all myself along with some guys who trained for field trials for a living. Point being, you don't need a high-powered pedigree to get a great working dog. Especially if you won't be doing trials or bird hunting much. I loved my chocolate, but my best dog was a little 55# black female that was a cracker jack dog and would fetch beer out of the cooler for me. Loved that trick
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:09 PM   #21
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I'd think you could find Choc pups for $400 or less if you looked around and bloodline wasn't a big deal. Or consider giving a Lab Rescue place a look for a younger pup you could train up to do what you'd like and give a good home.

I've never gone the high dollar bloodline route and have had some awesome dogs. They were with me everyday back when I was younger and I trained them all myself along with some guys who trained for field trials for a living. Point being, you don't need a high-powered pedigree to get a great working dog. Especially if you won't be doing trials or bird hunting much. I loved my chocolate, but my best dog was a little 55# black female that was a cracker jack dog and would fetch beer out of the cooler for me. Loved that trick
My last one we paid 450 and she was the best dog I've ever had.

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