So You Want A Labrador Puppy?

Before you purchase your Labrador Retriever puppy, consider why you want a Labrador Retriever in the first place. It will greatly determine what sort of puppy and what sort of Labrador Retriever breeder you are looking for. Simply searching for Labrador Retriever puppy breeders will not necessarily guarantee you your desired result.

Naturally you will want a pedigree Labrador Retriever puppy. Buying a pedigree Labrador Retriever from a registered breeder is the best way of being certain that you are going to get what you pay for. Unlike simply buying a Labrador Retriever – or any other breed of dog if it comes to that – without a pedigree certificate, if you buy a pedigree Labrador Retriever puppy you have a reasonable idea what your adult Labrador Retriever will look like because pictures of adult Labrador Retrievers abound, especially on the internet.

All puppies look cute. But you need to know what your Labrador Retriever is going to look like when it is fully grown. You also need to know, as far as possible, that you are buying a healthy puppy. That is the main advantage of buying a Labrador Retriever puppy with a pedigree certificate from a Kennel Club registered Labrador Retriever breeder.

You also need to see the mother. That is important. If you see the mother then you have a fair idea how your pup will turn out. Does she have the right temperament to suit your lifestyle? Unless you are planning to show your Labrador Retriever, breed standards don’t matter too much. It is your puppy’s temperament that is most important. The fact that your Labrador Retriever might not be suitable for showing or fit the exact breed standards doesn’t matter a hoot if you want a happy, healthy, family pet. But at least by buying your Labrador Retriever puppy from a specialist Labrador Retriever breeder, you have a reasonable idea what you are going to get for your money.

Of course if you are buying a Labrador Retriever puppy for the purpose of showing it, then that is a different matter. You will want the best puppy your money can buy. But if you simply want a delightful and faithful family pet or companion dog, then a Labrador Retriever can be hard to beat. And the best way of ensuring that is to buy your Labrador Retriever puppy from a registered Labrador Retriever breeder, see the mother, check the pedigree certificate, and look forward to many years of happy Labrador Retriever owning.

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