I started looking for to buy a male black lab pup about 2 weeks ago. One of my criterias was that the sire be at least 85 lbs, with 95 being even better. I am still wanting the athletic field trial build and I am having a hard time finding breeders who are breeding these bigger labs. It seems there are more people breeding bigger chocolates males, and I do see a lot more larger yellow females but I can not seem to find many that that are either are kicking out black pups. I am sure if I was to wait a while one would pop up. Anyhow, the reason for my posting this thread to was ask if anyone can give me names of kennels or breeders that they are known for breeding larger athletic labs (not the full English breed) so at least I can start researching and find one that has a little do soon. I would like to buy between now and the end of January.
For what it is worth, my current retired lab is 100 lbs, his dad was 100 lbs. I have enjoyed the larger dogs, I have nothing against the smaller dogs. I have passed up a lot of litters that had some beautiful sires and dams because they were all under 80 lbs.