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Thread: Looking to buy puppy-do you have an opinion on breeder?

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    Default Looking to buy puppy-do you have an opinion on breeder?

    I am considering buying a puppy from a breeder out of state. I want a well bred puppy from solid hunting breeding but I am not familiar with certain people/breeders and just need an opinion. I don't want to get anyone in trouble or start a war but I do want to know if you have purchased a puppy or have had dealings with the breeder/trainer that might give me a heads up.

    Web Footed Kennels and Chris Akin. he has seemed to be be knowledgable and cooperative on the phone. Thank you for any opinions you might have if you have dealt directly with him.

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    Castile Creek Kennels in Vic of Kansas City. Lyle Steinman. See website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    Castile Creek Kennels in Vic of Kansas City. Lyle Steinman. See website.

    I was hoping for recommendations of the particular breeder mentioned.

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    Well no one can post anything bad- just FYI. You might get something in your PM box. Not allowed to publicly say negative things ("bash") folks here. For any breeder, I advise you look at all the health clearances and verify them- so if not on www.offa.org, ask for a copy of eye certifications (CERF or ECR), EIC, and CNM. Hips and elbows would be posted on the OFA website, unless they just got the certificates back (like for a week or two after they receive the certificate they delay posting to the website)- if not posted ask for certificates from OFA. Eye certifications should be done yearly, so if it's been a few years since the eyes were certified, I wouldn't be happy with that, as certain eye problems don't develop till dogs are a bit older.

    This will go more into health clearances if you want to learn more. www.labradorhealthclearances.weebly.com

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    You might post up your location for breeder references near you if you are interested. If you are willing to ship, buy the best pedigreed pup for the money you are willing to spend.

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    Send me an e mail with your phone number. Mperry1169@aol.com
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    I would not hesitate to deal with Chris Akins. First class guy

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    Scotty Maddux has a nice litter out of my Bleu now. One of the nicest chocolate litters around. She has an ad on RTF now. She is one of the most conscientious breeders I have seen. Raises the litters in her house, tracks their weight and tendencies, etc. Introduces to birds, socializes them, starts teaching them to go out to poop and pee. Might give her a call.
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    Chris Akin is a first class gentleman. He has a good bunch of dogs ,his and clients.
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    i like chris.
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