|Barked: Mon Jun 4, '12 9:48am PST |
|I've been involved in this discussion from the point of view of a Lab Owner (two times) who feels that a Lab does not necessarily have to be used as a working dog, but makes a great (if active) pet.
Not for everybody, but for owners who will make sure the dog gets plenty of recreation and exercise.
I consider them "my breed."
HOWEVER, I have been starting to wonder if some of the arguements presented might be more "right" than my opinion. (I'm talking about YOU, Trigger! )
I was "window shopping" just for fun and looking at breeders. Many of the better breeders I see are talking gun dogs and retriever training. Not talking pets. I was thinking sometime in the future I would be looking for a more carefully bred Lab, and also one that is more standard sized, since Savvy is super jumbo.
But are all the "good" breeders going to be breeding for field work? Or on the other hand, for tubby "show type" Labs?
In all likelihood, I will be adopting and not buying at all, but just started to wonder about this. (And Trigger, I value YOUR opinion, so please weigh in. 'Scoose the teasin'.)
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