Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Diego - Carlsbad
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Great site - thanks for the feedback.
I was surprized to learn how much labs shed for a short hair dog. It appears there is not much difference (except for hair length) if they are propery groomed, diet, etc?
I have a golden across the street, and a lab 10 houses down, so i spend time with both on occasion - and they are both excellent. Unfortunately the 2 year old lab is not well cared for, and the owner is gone, often overnight and the dog sits outside. He is a big, sweet 100 lb guy. I actually asked if he would be willing to give him up, but that is another long story.
My kids want to have the "puppy" experience. I have been looking at this site, and others on what to look for breeders. It almost sounds like, if someone is advertising on the web, they may not be the one? IE, the good, responsible breeders are known among the dog world, and have a wait list to get their pups? Is that somewhat general rule accurate?
I am also intrigued by the lab/golden mix. I have never had the pleasure of seeing one, but i would bet they are amazing mix of genetics.
I work out of my home, and i am only gone 2-4 hours per day to attend meetings. The dog will therefore be hanging with me, inside the house, and my guess is he will be parked 4 ft away from me on a padded bed, staring at me in between naps. I therefore need do need a well behaved "gentlemen" (after he grows up from the puppy stage). My initial impression is the golden may be a bit more mellow inside the house, if properly excercised?
Thanks again for the feedback.