Now that you have done your research on the Labrador Retriever breed and decided that you are ready to adopt a puppy, you will need to determine whether you are interested in rescuing a dog or working with a breeder of purebred Labradors. If you decide that you want to work with a breeder, it is imperative that you do your research to ensure that you choose a responsible and ethical breeder.
Here are some tips to help guide you in your examination:
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So, you have decided that you want to add a puppy to your family and after a number of discussions with your loved ones, you have all agreed on the breed: a Labrador Retriever. If you have prior experience sharing your life with this loyal breed, then you already know that its friendly and gentle nature makes dog an ideal family pet. You also know that while the breed is recognized for its intelligence and adaptability, it also requires consistent training, mental stimulation, and exercise.
However, if you have never had the privilege of sharing your space with this loving breed, then here are some talking points that you and the members of your household should discuss prior to adopting a Labrador…