A friend knows I've been looking and researching labs.
I want one mostly to use for Duck and Goose hunting, but I wouldnít mind getting involved with Hunt Tests since doing things like that only gets you a better dog and such... Iíve been looking at FT/HT bred pups from all over just trying to familiarize myself the pedigrees and names, also just to see whatís out there. Iím doing my homework, taking my time, and looking at dogs that are not only proven, but healthy and tested for everything under the sun.
Said friend calls me up and says they know someone who bought a BLF and just canít keep her.
You know the drill, sheís to hyper, she chews and pees on the floor, and they donít have enough timeÖect
The pup is 3 Ĺ months old!
They give me the contact info; I politely say that I will contact her anyway, but Iím looking for something specific. So I wasnít getting my hopes up and didnít think I could helpÖ plus Iím not quite sure if I want a puppy RIGHT NOW, I was looking more into the future.
Well two days ago, I shoot the lady an e-mail. They still have her, and listed her on craigslist(UGH!) but havenít found her a home yet. They got her from a breeder (I didnít inquire which one). She has all her first shots, and they have her AKC papers but didnít fill them out or send them in yet. I can't imagine the papers are worth anything anyway, it sounds like she is from a cheap local breeder. They are hoping to get around $300 to cover her shots and fecal tests and a little money they put into her. She weighs about 12lbs which doesnít seem huge to meÖis it?
I didnít e-mail them back yetÖ so who knows, they might have found her a new home already.
My dream Labrador was a yellow or chocolate male from good bloodlines ect.
This is a little black female.... from gosh knows where!
But life has thrown me some curve balls latley, and I'm thinking now that perhaps a puppy is what I need.... you know how dogs can just put you in a better mood/place when you are around them.
I know no one can tell me what to do here, Iím just looking for an excuse to either get her or walk away lolÖ but being that Iím a girl and I LOVE all animals, Iím sure you know what Iím leaning towards.
My logic is, I can save her from someone bad buying her off of craigslist.
IF I get her, I will get her tested for everythingÖ and make sure she isnít going to be gun shy, if anything comes back bad I will either find her a home as a pet or whatever is in the pupís better interest.
IF everything works out I can keep her and use her as an experimental dog. Making my dream dog when I get it easier!
I can train her for a while then resell her if sheís not what I really want, of who knows maybe she is what I want.
Any advice? Or add your own experiences good or bad ...
Would you even consider getting a pup like this? Even as a 'project'?