Thank you john we have tried them but they are not taking any applications at the moment they have far to manyThe only place I know of, Labrador Retriever Rescue Scotland SCIO (lrrss.co.uk) Even if they are too far away it might be worth contacting them because they might know of another rescue in your area.
What is a home bred dog? Many show and working breeders pups are bred in the home. So many pet people have absolutely no knowledge of pedigrees and what problems the dogs in a pedigree might bring forward. So many have no knowledge of health testing, or what the test results mean even if the do test. Often the only criteria when looking for a stud dog is that it is local. A well bred puppy from a knowledgeable breeder can sway the chances of a healthy puppy with a good temperament in your favour. I freely admit to being a pedigree buff. I know the health tests and what they mean, temperament and appearance of many of the dogs in the average pedigree.In my honest opinion, a home bred dog for a pet.
I don't agree I'm afraid, although I'll be unlikely to rehome any of my girls as I don't have as many as some breeders, some do rehome because it is the best thing for their dog(s). If you have 15 dogs and cannot possibly hope to give five of them the attention they need but keep them for the sake of it, that's cruel. If you rehome the ones that are older and don't get to go out working or competing any more, make sure they go to a good home where they will get the attention they need, and keep in touch to ensure the dog(s) are happy, that's a much better outcome for the dogs. Puppy farmers generally don't give a [email protected] where their pups end up, they don't all sell on older dogs, sometimes they are dumped, sometimes handed to a rescue to do the rehoming for them. They don't health test for the most part and they certainly haven't contributed several decades of fantastic breeding lines to the Labrador gene pool as has the person I'm talking about in my reply to the OP.In my honest opinion, a home bred dog for a pet. The sentence ' Some breeders rehome their older dogs if they no longer have the time to give them as much attention once they're working with the next generation ' is so much like puppy farming. Nasty business.
Crikey that’s rich coming from someone who bred from their bitch because she’s a lovely dog with a male from up the road!In my honest opinion, a home bred dog for a pet. The sentence ' Some breeders rehome their older dogs if they no longer have the time to give them as much attention once they're working with the next generation ' is so much like puppy farming. Nasty business.