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Hello

I've been around labs most of my life with two uncles with black and yellow working dogs.

We lost our chocolate Oakhouse girl a month before Xmas at the age of 151/2.

We have decided that we are ready for a new puppy, ideally a compact black working dog.

Over the past week we have chased several advertisements.

Only two breeders have answered their phone and their puppies had gone.

I’ve come to the conclusion that the adverts provide inaccurate information And that demand is outstripping supply.

this is so different to our last experience of puppy hunting 151/2 years ago.

Please tell me that this a temporary situation and that normal service will resume once covidrestrictions are reduced
 

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Certainly this is not a good time to buy. Most responsible breeders are not breeding at the moment because of Corona virus and the problems that creates with almost non existant health testing and maintaining social distances while mating and for puppy buyers viewing pups, to say nothing of limited vet help if problems arise. What we have at the moment is almost only irresponsible breeders selling poorly bred pups for exorbitant prices. Certainly you would do better waiting.
 

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Absolutely not a good time right now, unfortunately there are a lot of breeders taking advantage of the current situation, with a huge demand for puppies, and just bunging two dogs together to sell pups. Good breeders have, for the most part, held off with any plans for litters, as there's simply no way to socialise a puppy properly right now. There are a few that have gone ahead with litters as they were either already on the way, or they own the stud dog as well and weighed up the pros and cons.
 
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