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    1. #1
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      Question Recommendations?

      While I know this may be a contentious request, perhaps it will fly and I've been struggling for some time so tho't I'd risk it... Please, private messages are welcome/requested!

      You may have read my other thread and know we're a family on the verge of getting a lab puppy. We're struggling with whom to contact, hoping for direction from you all. There are so many..!

      We are looking for a litter born in early November. We figure the planning is probably starting now. I am retired but still working part time until Jan 2019, so don't want to get a puppy until I'm available 100% of the time. Obedience training needs consistency and time. I'll be up for that come January.

      We are looking for a family member, I don't hunt. But, we are very active, hiking, fishing, outdoors every chance we get. A 'Field' lab is preferred and a Yellow male is also what we're looking for. We are in Oregon - so BC Canada south to northern California works best for us.

      So, can we get your recommendations for breeders to contact? You guys are more plugged in that we are!

      Thanks, Mark

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      Breeder recs need to go private. I have a couple thoughts off hand but you are correct, breeding would be happening soon (Sept) as gestation is 63 days (9wks) for your preferred timeline to happen.

      That all said, field lines usually belong to folks who enjoy hunting, so you will need to strike it lucky there to see if someone is giving up their fall/ winter hunting season to raise puppies.

      I'll see if you are able to receive PMs but if not, contact me as there are a few field breeders in W. WA that do all the clearances etc. If they don't have litters planned, they may know of someone who does. The other thought I have is to get up to one of the hunt tests in Carnation WA this month (8/11-12, 8/25-26) and talk to folks there. Anne
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      Drats!! There is a hunt test on Sauvie this weekend!!!! The Oregon Retriever Trial Club is a member of the Master National Retriever Club. Location: Sauvie Island Fish & Wildlife Area East Side of Sauvie Island.


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      Drats works. We're tied up this w/end...!

      reelist (Mark)

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