Hey all -
Do you think there's any disadvantage or problem in selecting an older lab pup (16+wks) over a younger 8wk? I'm acquiring my first gun dog to train myself sometime this year, and I was planning to get him at 8wks as typical. But I noticed there are still a few older 16wk+ pups available from the breeders I'm considering.
It seems these older pups have been properly socialized, and even trained in basic OB and retrieval. But I wonder if its wise to get a left-over out of a litter? Grateful for any thoughts, as I am new to the gun dog breed. Thx.