Anyone know of any good breeders in the Midwest (Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma) that have labs for between $500 - $600? I know you get what you pay for but all I'm really looking for is a purebred lab that can retrieve and find ducks for me. It seems like when you look at breeders the dam and sire are grand masters meaning the breeders can charge you $1,000 and up for a pup. I have a friend that got a good lab for $400 from a breeder so i know they're out there. The parents of my friend's dog were hunting dogs but didn't do the field trials but the pup is 2 years old now and is a great hunter. The breeder just doesn't have a litter coming up for when i'm looking for. If anybody has suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.