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    Default Labradors puppies for sale

    3 lovely lively labrador puppies left to rehome
    1 golden boy & 2 black boys
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    Ready for rehoming 26th February
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    Is 6 weeks not a bit early to rehome them? I would have thought 8 weeks was better.

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    Yes, far too early, unless its to a very experienced owner, and even then its risky Please consider keeping them longer, its in their best interests. From weeks 5-7 is when they begin socialisation with their litter mates and other humans and learn the differences.
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    as long as they r on solid food and if there mums isnt interested in them then its fine and that i was told by a vet

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsC2011 View Post
    as long as they r on solid food and if there mums isnt interested in them then its fine and that i was told by a vet
    They need the social interaction with their brother and sisters. From 5 to 8 weeks is very important in the social development of the puppy. I cannot stress enough how important. And that is what any vet will tell you.
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    I got my first dog when she was 6 wks old and she was a very sociable pup with other dogs and ppl so I think u should just leave wrightchatterbox to do eat they think is best as it's no ur house that the pup is in

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    When it comes to animal welfare, I think everyone has a right to voice their opinion.
    I also think that 6 weeks is a bit early, and don't see why they can't be kept for another couple of weeks before going to their new homes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsC2011 View Post
    I got my first dog when she was 6 wks old and she was a very sociable pup with other dogs and ppl so I think u should just leave wrightchatterbox to do eat they think is best as it's no ur house that the pup is in
    Well Mrs C, your experience is not statistically significant. I also do not believe that a vet did not tell you that it would be better for the puppies to stay with mum until 8/10 weeks of age. At the most you were told that the puppy would manage but no vet told you that "it was fine" because that is not what vets learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KCI View Post
    When it comes to animal welfare, I think everyone has a right to voice their opinion.
    I also think that 6 weeks is a bit early, and don't see why they can't be kept for another couple of weeks before going to their new homes.
    hmm call me cynical but maybe cos it costs breeder more to keep them that wee bit longer

    I would like to know what health tests were carried out on the dam and sire prior to the mating? Labradors come with considerable health problems - hips, eyes, elbows

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    Lovely pup's!
    Cant wait to get mine home with me.

    Also dont no why people have such bitching matches on here? Is it not the breeders choice when to re-home?
    I seen these pup's on sat and they seem to be strong healthy puppies, and are taking alot out the bitch now. They are eating solid's so don't see a problem in them going to new home's at 6week's if that is when the breeder thinks they are ready.

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    well ju it was not me that was told by the vet but i was there when a friend was told that her pups were strong and healthy enough to be rehomed at 5/6 wks so i would suggest that u go find out before havin a go

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    Was it a different breed?
    Different breeds mature at different rates.
    And if the mum was disinterested or they were getting hand fed or other factors involved it may be the case for those particular pups.
    If they are "taking a lot out the bitch" as was mentioned in an earlier post, they must still be suckling.
    Two more weeks with their mum and siblings wont do you any harm but will greatly help the puppies!
    If the original poster is looking for the puppies to be chosen (and a deposit paid if need be) to be rehomed later so the puppies have good homes waiting for when they are ready thats fine, but those extra 14days or so make such a big difference!
    Last edited by Dadie; 22-Feb-11 at 10:11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsC2011 View Post
    well ju it was not me that was told by the vet but i was there when a friend was told that her pups were strong and healthy enough to be rehomed at 5/6 wks so i would suggest that u go find out before havin a go
    The extra two weeks has little to do with physical developement and everything to do with social development. Read what I wrote from the begining. I am not having a go. I am stating a fact that is easy to grasp.
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    Okay I'm gonna throw my hat in here.....

    Bitching on these forums will hopefully make people realise that Labradors do have health problems. Yes, two Labs can be thrown together and mated and produce strong puppies but have you ever stopped to wonder why there is such a divergence in the breed, why some labs look so 'different' to others? This is where line breeding or breeding like to like should come in and all the health tests carried out on both parents.

    Any decent breeder, no matter what the vet says, would not let a pup go so young. If the pups are on solids and getting enough, then even if they are still taking some milk from mum she should be okay - maybe she's not getting enough quality food to keep her stamina up. Some breeders take the pups away so that all the milk has dried up by 5 weeks, most bitches know themselves when they've had enough and usually don't need the pups to be taken off them. My bitch had 8 really big pups and continued to feed the pup we kept until he was 12 weeks!!!! That was her decision, she was happy and I couldn't keep the pup away from her for 24/7, that would just be cruel and he wouldn't have learnt doggy manners!

    One of the most interesting facts is any decent breeder that knows anything about Labradors wouldn't advertise a 'golden' straight off - they aren't golden labradors!!!

    I have a real bee in my bonnet about this, I am really fed up of folk thinking, oh it's just a Lab, they are as common as cat poo, we don't need to bother doing any health tests on them and can charge a fortune for them. Anyone stupid enough to pay lots of money for a puppy that come from parents that haven't been health tested or bred to improve the breed, then let them take their chances.

    I'lll either be keeping a pup from my next litter or buying a new pup in and I don't expect to be paying a small sum for either a stud or a pup - I want quality and assurance and years of good breeding behind it. Ask any animal breeder that is in it for the animal and not the money, price doesn't matter when you want what's the best for the animal. As usual there will always be people that do put a price on an animal and they really aren't the right ones that I would want to sell a pup to - god forbid if the vet bill went too high, what would they do, put the dog to sleep?
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ju_ View Post
    Well Mrs C, your experience is not statistically significant. I also do not believe that a vet did not tell you that it would be better for the puppies to stay with mum until 8/10 weeks of age. At the most you were told that the puppy would manage but no vet told you that "it was fine" because that is not what vets learn.
    I got my wee guy at 6 weeks, took him to the vets to be checked and at it happens she told me the same as Mrs c was told that if mum wasnt interested and pup was on solids then there should be no problem, and as i had other dogs of varying ages he would get all the social interaction and development he needed from them. He is now 20 weeks and a little star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All boxed up View Post
    as i had other dogs of varying ages he would get all the social interaction and development he needed from them. He is now 20 weeks and a little star.
    That does make a difference to how your pup will be, he will be getting taught dog manners from the others and have company. I did get a puppy at 6 weeks many years ago and I had no problems but what if this was a pup going to a home with no experience whatsoever, how would have it turned out? I wouldn't do it again unless there were exceptional circumstances.

    It matters as well what breed it is - don't forget, why do people want Labradors??? They are good family dogs etc etc etc,.... why??? because many, many years of breeding have gone into Labradors to keep their essence - don't let the breed be ruined by inappropriate breeding.
    "I ask forgiveness continuously for I know he knows, somethings just have to be experienced"

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    Please note for any further speculation on this litter
    All puppies are thriving and in top health
    Sire has had all health checks - hip scored the works
    Bitch is in optimal health - perfect mother - this is her first pregnancy and she has had no problems
    All puppies have been eating solid food for the last 12 days - now at the stage of biting mum so mum is getting a little grouchy! Hence the puppies are now ready to rehome!
    Myself and my partner have had 20 year experience with dogs - we are an animal friendly house and always have had dogs around. So yes we have experience with puppies before.
    Please also be aware that all dogs are individuals as are litters. Some puppies take longer to eat solids than others and obviously these puppies would of course have to remain with the mother longer.
    I assure any worried orgers that all the puppies will be going to loving homes. This will be a certainty!
    Please do not presume you are the only animal lovers on the planet and do not assume that everyone else is ignorant.
    Thanks
    Last edited by wrightchatterbox; 25-Feb-11 at 20:18.

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    Oh dear crustyroll
    I am a little horrified at the hostility in this post Is there a little competition in breeding here I wonder?
    Just for information purposes - We have mated our bitch with a very high standard of breeding line with lots of champions in the lineage!! And also the parents are working labradors which is initially why we have breed in the first place! we breed to get a puppy of good breeding not money as hinted at!
    Not that I feel we have to justify ourselves but if you look around Caithness and I suspect most of the UK I think you will find that we are pricing our puppies the lowest - the reason behind this is that we are not breeding for financial gain which many others do and then get very aggressive to others for treading on their righteous toes!
    I do not relish in this kind of orging and did not join for this kind of intellect!
    Last edited by wrightchatterbox; 25-Feb-11 at 20:55.

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    Thanks for letting us know they are all doing well and eating well too. Do you have any pictures?

    Good luck in finding forever homes for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrightchatterbox View Post
    Oh dear crustyroll
    I am a little horrified at the hostility in this post Is there a little competition in breeding here I wonder? No none at all, if I were that type of person then I'd be at everyone and have adverts all over the place. You mention the sire has had his hips done, what about the dam? If she hasn't then I would say there's no competition anyway.
    Just for information purposes - We have mated our bitch with a very high standard of breeding line with lots of champions in the lineage!! And also the parents are working labradors which is initially why we have breed in the first place! we breed to get a puppy of good breeding not money as hinted at!I didn't hint that you were breeding for money, others do its a fact. If you bred two working labs together, are you keeping one for yourself to work? Or selling them to working homes?
    Not that I feel we have to justify ourselves but if you look around Caithness and I suspect most of the UK I think you will find that we are pricing our puppies the lowest - the reason behind this is that we are not breeding for financial gain which many others do and then get very aggressive to others for treading on their righteous toes! If you are breeding puppies with all your heart and soul then you will never have financial gain as all your money goes into your dogs and not your pocket.
    I do not relish in this kind of orging and did not join for this kind of intellect!
    What's wrong with this kind of intellect??? I'm not hostile at you and I would say from your last two posts that it's irked you that I have said what I've said. I don't care what others think of me, what I do care about is that people are informed about getting a Labrador puppy full stop. There are lots of stupid people out there that will pay over the odds for a Lab puppy from parents that haven't had any health tests at all and then have problems and blame either the breeder or the breed itself. If these type of 'heated' discussions didn't take place then no one would be any the wiser as to what is going on out there in the big bad world of Labrador breeding.
    "I ask forgiveness continuously for I know he knows, somethings just have to be experienced"

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