|Barked: Thu Nov 1, '12 5:37pm PST |
|At two years old if they are any sort of well bred and trained, a young adult Lab should run significantly MORE than a pup, not less. A dog who's health is found to be compromised or a senior who is retiring and can no longer work or who's ability to work is greatly diminished should be the only exceptions.
Google "Started and Finished Labradors"
At two years old they should be at the very least started, best case scenario would be that they are "finished" at that age and will be spayed/neutered before leaving the facility. No reputable breeder will simply hand over a dog to someone unaltered to let the new owner then go on to potentially breed all willy nilly. Good breeders take responsibility for their stock. Unless the dog is being sold with breeding rights and under contract they really should be altered.
If the dogs were well cared for, the kennel space kept clean, they were bred of sound mind and temperament and they continue to have an appropriate outlet for their energy and drive transitioning into a home shouldn't be a problem at all.
If they are any sort of breeder they should have all appropriate paperwork verifying the pedigree of the dog you are interested in. From there you can contact the original breeder and get more information from them if you are interested.
If you are suspicious as to why they're getting rid of the dogs, either ask the breeder directly to further clarify or go with your gut and pass.
If you share the site I'd be happy to offer my input as I'm sure plenty others here would too. If you'd prefer to pawmail to keep the site off of the public forum feel free
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