I am interested in getting a lab dog from someone local to me, I have been and had a look and like the look of a yellow dog! The dad has great hip and elbow scores and has also had Dna tests for any other diseases etc, although the mother has had no tests what so ever! A friend of mine shoots with the mother and says she is a good worker and the father is also a good worker. Would you let the fact the mother has no tests done make you walk away? Also the grand parents of the mother have food hip scores.
Not knowing a lot about labs I feel a bit lost and don't want to buy a dog only to get trouble years down the line if I can avoid it by choosing a dog that has had the checks.
Any my help would be appreciated