Thought I should introduce myself. I'm hoping to be proud owner of black lab by the summer, fingers crossed. Already a 'half-owner' as Homer, my parents' black lab is still 'almost' mine, even though I moved out four years ago! Long walks every weekend and supply of treats guarantee that I'm still a favourite. My boyfriend and I are in touch with some vet-endorsed lab experts to try and track down a pup. However, I wanted some advice about getting a dog or bitch. I'm not bothered, as I have experience of both and luckily all of ours have had smashing temperaments. We won't be breeding with our dog, so I wondered what the rest of you would opt for? As long as it has four paws, a wet nose and waggy tail I'll be happy!