How to find Labrador breeders
Of all the breeds of dog that one can choose from, one of the favored is the Labrador. They are one of the most popular breeds of dog not only in North America but all around the world and it is really no wonder why. They are friendly, energetic and beautiful dogs. They are even great with children and make a wonderful family pet.
If you are interested in getting a Labrador then you should know that there is going to be a process that you are going to have to go through in order to ensure that you get a healthy and happy dog, and that involves finding Labrador breeders. It seems that there are dog breeders everywhere you look these days, but keep in mind that some of these breeders should be avoided at all costs. This refers to mass breeders in particular, who often do not properly care for the dogs and who are more interested in the financial aspects of breeding.
When you are on the hunt for the best Labrador breeders, there is nothing more important than asking questions. You should ask what the lineage of the puppies is, as a responsible and reputable breeder will be able to tell you lineage from generations back, as well as give you a family tree of the puppy.
You should also inquire about seeing a signed veterinary health certificate for the puppy, as this will offer you valuable information including the various vaccinations that they have had to date.
The breeder should be able to provide AKC or CKC registration papers on the puppy, and prove to you that all health information on the puppy is proper and up to date. Keep in mind that if at any time the breeder is unsure or is unwilling or unable to answer any of your questions, you should probably not do business with them and scratch them off your list. A good breeder will be prepared for your questions and be happy to offer you the information and answers that you are looking for.
It is also important for you to expect any decent and reputable Labrador breeders to ask you questions right back. They are not being nosy by doing this, but instead they are trying to ensure that their dog will be heading to a suitable home, which is something that should be respected.
Only through a reputable breeder will you be able to find a healthy and well-behaved puppy, one that will not cause you grief or problems later on in life. There are pet shop puppies and backyard breeders but these casual breeders are really not educated on what they are doing and on the breed that they are selling.
Especially if you are going to be paying a large sum of money for a puppy you will of course want to make sure that you get your money's worth, something you can only be sure of by going through a legitimate and reputable breeder.