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yukonjasper

Where is the best place to find a Finished Lab?

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Just wondering if there is a good source for finding Started or finished Labs? Seems like the sources I have are spotty at best.

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From my experience looking for breeders some will have finished or started dogs but it will basically depend on whether or not they had an extra pup left over from a litter or if one was returned and a new home couldn't be found yet.

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Your absolute best spot would NOT be with a breeder BUT with a Hunt Test or Field trial professional trainer.

These dogs get washed out, meaning they are not competitive enough to play the games, at about a year old. At this age most of them are thru the basics and transition. They will be able to handle or take hand casts to a bird and do multiple marks.

GOOD LUCK

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What duckbuster says is right on. Pro trainers have great dogs if you don't want to do the pup thing.

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Thanks for your advice. I suppose the process of finding trainer is pretty easy. Should I just contact them and let them know what I'm looking for so they can contact me when they have a dog that will work? What would you say the going price is for a finished dog these days?

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