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I found a yellow AKC yellow lab male puppy that is vet checked and healthy except that it was born with just one eye. My question is will I be able to hunt him? He really alert and plays with his littermates like nothing is wrong. Like i said the vet said he was healthy other than that. Also, is the being born with one eye a trait that could possibly be passed on if I decide to breed him?
 

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Why would you even entertain the thought of breeding a puppy born with one eye?? If breeding is something you see for yourself down the road, you should start off with the best you can, not with something with a known handicap. As far as hunting, as long as you're fair to the dog with what it's actually able to see and/or you teach it to handle, I think it would be doable.
 

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I had a dog a few years ago that lost an eye @ 6 years of age to Blasto. Dog never missed a beat in the duck blind or the Grouse trail. I wouldn't worry about it.

GOOD LUCK with your decision
 

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I was just wondering about the trait, have actually decided to get him fixed if we get him. I wouldn't hunt him hard especially considering i have two other dogs.
 

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How do you know it's a AKC registered pup?
The litter is registered. Honestly I could give a rip if it is registered, i have one now that is full blooded, but not registered and a GSP/Lab mix that i wouldn't take a boat load of money for.
 

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If you are fair to him like what was said there shouldn't be any problems. It might take him a little while to see what you want. I think it is cool of you to consider buying him with his disability. Lots of people would pass.
 

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One of my favorite dog names was "R U Serious" Call name R. U. This thread reminds me of that name .... SERIOUSLY !!!
 

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I would think that if you take your time and be patient you wouldn't have a problem. You never know he might not miss a beat and progress as quickly as any dog with both eyes.

Ignore the HATERS, they will Poo Poo everything one bit out of the perfect norm, and do what your gut tells you is best.
 

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I would think that if you take your time and be patient you wouldn't have a problem. You never know he might not miss a beat and progress as quickly as any dog with both eyes.

Ignore the HATERS, they will Poo Poo everything one bit out of the perfect norm, and do what your gut tells you is best.
He doesn't know he supposed to have another eye is what I was thinking.

I will ignore the haters as they are ususally the ones that would most likely discard the pup when it was born.
 

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I found a yellow AKC yellow lab male puppy that is vet checked and healthy except that it was born with just one eye. My question is will I be able to hunt him? He really alert and plays with his littermates like nothing is wrong. Like i said the vet said he was healthy other than that. Also, is the being born with one eye a trait that could possibly be passed on if I decide to breed him?

I commend you for your decision if you go that route. I surely would NOT breed him(which you already confirmed in one of your posts), but I am sure he would overcome the only having one eye. There are plenty of dogs out there with physical disabilities that have lead and do lead perfectly normal lives. Good luck!!
 

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I have a female that lost the vision in one eye when she was 7 weeks old, she went on to be a Master Hunter. I hunted with her and guided waterfowl with her. She is 13 years old now and retired, although she did guide a pigeon hunter last fall and picked up 80 pigeons. Good luck
 

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Oh C'mon guys...

I was merely asking how you knew the pup was registered.

You said you FOUND an AKC Registered Puppy and nothing else. As if to say you found him on the side of the road. To which I was wondering how exactly did you know he was registered as in "Microchip" maybe?

Then you said the litter was registered. Who knew there was a litter involved? You said you found a puppy, not litter.

Relax folks, sheesh... :rolleyes: It's almost Friday...
 

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Well when I went to pick this pup up I realized he really couldn't see very well out of the eye that he does have. I decided to get him anyway. He won't run any hunt test and he most likely will not hunt, but after being around him for the past few days he has been the best mannered dog I have ever had at this age. Maybe it is because he can't see well enough to want to get into things he shouldn't. He plays and chews on a bone, chases the ball around and acts like a puppy! He doesn't like you to carry him, he wants to walk. He already knows where the food and water bowls are and the door to go outside to air out. Knock on wood he has slept all night - every night. I really believe that he was meant to be our dog. Just thought i would give a update.
 

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I commend you for deciding to take on the pup even after you found out that he isn't seeing too well out of his remaining eye!! A lot of people would have moved on and not thought twice about taking in Tuff.
 

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Ron,

I'd be more worried that he is the wrong color ;) Cute puppy, glad he has a loving and caring family to call his own...I hope he steals your heart as I'm sure you have stolen his! Best of luck.

FOM
 
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