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    black labs

    Hi I am thinking of getting a black lab after my jack Russell passed away on monday, is there anything I would need to look out for? I would be wanting to train it to retrieve ducks in the future.

    Any advice or comments would be great.

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    Watch out for your" food bill "
    Maybe get intouch with your local gun dog club . You can get to see the breeders dogs in action . Hip desplacia ( spelling) used to be the thing to look out for . The test and score parents . Good luck
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    We had a black lab growing up. Dad named her 'Darkie' which always got strange looks when calling her in public.

    She was a great dog, had no real medical problems but I've heard that Labs can be prone to hip dysplasia like Munsey said.
    Totally recommend pet insurance anyway.

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    Check that both parents come from good hunting stock and not from fat lazy yard dogs that only hunt the dinner bowl and postman
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    PRA,Its Hereditary. Means theyll go blind like mine has. And it starts right from a pup and gets worse untill they cant see nothing.

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    I'm not being one eyed , but also watch temperament ! . Have hunted with a couple of labs down here that are feral ! . Don't no if it's bad training or breeding or bit of both ? It's a huge burden to have a dog like that .
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    pra. hips and eic are what i would be looking for no matter what the parents do.... some shit being bred out there and some very good stuff too both with papers and without.

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    Watch out for your" food bill "
    They don't eat as much as a GSP Munsey LOL
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    We have a black lab, she is of small stature on the lean side (on account of no getting scraps and living off all she needs) has a great temp, have a feeling we gunna have prob with hips but as long as weight stays off she will be fine. She is now relagted to home dog as i have a vizsla although come opening morning she will have all sorts of spasams as i will take her for a duck. Would i get another.... yes and train her as i have the vizsla. Craigc can vouch for her temp infact his brother wants to keep her lol

    I say go for it but take your time and dont rush in. I think we rushed in and lucked out with her

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