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    Good dog choice

    Been thinking about a dog for a while. Wanting something too do a bit of rverything. Not deer tracking but able to find shot deer that are hard too find in cover. Bit of pheasant work. But most off all be a family pet. I have a 18 month old son so would need too be something child friendly with a good temprament and not too much too handle.

    All suggestions welcome and your experiences of different breeds would be good.

    Paul


    ps id love a hungarian wirehaired vizla but the other half hates them, she thinks they look old with the beard haha
    Always think before you pull that trigger.

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    Lab from decent working lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadex View Post
    Lab from decent working lines.
    +1. That's our plan for Spring... 95% pet, 5% getting me out of trouble!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadex View Post
    Lab from decent working lines.
    Any good reports of chocolate labs? Misses likes sound of them. Too me im nott too fussed of colour but its for everyone so try and find best for whole family
    Always think before you pull that trigger.

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    there is often a variety of coats within a litter of HWV puppies , maybe one with less coat would suit you ,
    they are a fantastic breed with a great temperament , quick to learn and very willing to please .
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    They have got a shockiing rep, but i have seen quite a few good ones (but they do belong to good trainers) but seen some terrible ones too. Seen plenty of bad black ones too

    My only advice would be to go for a nice old fashioned type dog and ignore a lot of the modern FT breeding.

    I see ur in aberdeenshire best bet pm wolverine on here (u'll even understand him ) he has some good working labs, his are pure deer but there off cracking proper old school FT lines so will do birds no problem and have a soft mouth, bonny looking dogs, how labs should look

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    Quote Originally Posted by countrryboy View Post
    They have got a shockiing rep, but i have seen quite a few good ones (but they do belong to good trainers) but seen some terrible ones too. Seen plenty of bad black ones too

    My only advice would be to go for a nice old fashioned type dog and ignore a lot of the modern FT breeding.

    I see ur in aberdeenshire best bet pm wolverine on here (u'll even understand him ) he has some good working labs, his are pure deer but there off cracking proper old school FT lines so will do birds no problem and have a soft mouth, bonny looking dogs, how labs should look

    Am i right in thinking thats a terrible reputation in a working way? Or do u mean in any other way?? As in just clean off there rockers nuts.
    Always think before you pull that trigger.

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    They will work but finding a good working line is a lot harder with chocolate labs than blacks/yellows, they can also be a bit stubborn and slow(probably why women like them ) however there are some good ones out there. +1 with speaking to Wolverine.

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    Look into paying for a good line I work Drakesheads they are part trained when born and having working dogs all my adult life find them incredibly intelligent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadex View Post
    Lab from decent working lines.
    Lab for your 1st dog a must.

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