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A few questions for a cold Friday afternoon

a)How would you describe the ideal Lab?

b)How would you describe the ideal Lab home?

a)What would you consider to be the single most important characteristic of a well bred Lab?

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I guess you could call 56 and sunny, cold. :wink:

A) One that loves to work, an eager to learn attitude and one that rides handsomely on the passenger seat of the pickup truck without sticking his head out of the window.
B) A home that provided safety, good nutrition and engaged the animal fully for which it was bred.
C) Eagerness to please which means wanting to do the tough work.
 

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What the "Ragin Cajun" sez.

Balmy 34 regards,

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At 6:00 AM we had 12 Deg, with a RealFeel of -3.

It got to 23 at about 2:00 PM and thr RF was 9.

The wind is going to lay down tonight and we are expecting the SAt 6:00 AM Temp/RealFeel to be about the same at about 14 degrees with a high Sat of 31Deg./27RF at 4:00 PM

And...that might just feel right Balmy.

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Ahhhhh, but take heart John. Next week they're saying it's gonna head up to 50 or maybe even higher and stay there for a bit. All this white stuff will be gone til the next storm comes in. But it's almost March and after March comes April--winter will come to an end before long.

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A few questions for a cold Friday afternoon

a)How would you describe the ideal Lab?
A dog that can mark, and mark well. A dog that can hold a line through multiple factors. A dog that is very intelligent, but not so intelligent that he/she is high maintainence. And last but not least a dog that is incredibly biddable and absolutely adorable...

b)How would you describe the ideal Lab home?
A home where stained concrete floors are the norm with incospicouous drains strategically placed. Glassboard I mean Wainscoting, placed half way up the walls matching the decor. All furniture adorns wrought iron legs and feet.

a)What would you consider to be the single most important characteristic of a well bred Lab?
A toss up between a team player and awesome marker

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Angie B said:
A few questions for a cold Friday afternoon

a)How would you describe the ideal Lab?
A dog that can mark, and mark well. A dog that can hold a line through multiple factors. A dog that is very intelligent, but not so intelligent that he/she is high maintainence. And last but not least a dog that is incredibly biddable and absolutely adorable...

b)How would you describe the ideal Lab home?
A home where stained concrete floors are the norm with incospicouous drains strategically placed. Glassboard I mean Wainscoting, placed half way up the walls matching the decor. All furniture adorns wrought iron legs and feet.

a)What would you consider to be the single most important characteristic of a well bred Lab?
A toss up between a team player and awesome marker

Angie
http://www.stainedconcrete.org/

Is that what you have? Those suckers are nice!!!

Stained carpet regards,

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john fallon said:
A few questions for a cold Friday afternoon

a)How would you describe the ideal Lab?

b)How would you describe the ideal Lab home?

a)What would you consider to be the single most important characteristic of a well bred Lab?

john
The ideal Lab would be one that has great coat&confirmation 60 lb bitch 65-70 lb male, must be able to turn it on and off, eager to please, full of desire but not too a fault, intelligent,biddable

An ideal Lab home would be a two dog home with children in a country setting with water on the property. A dog that would be utilized for hunting/testing as well as an everyday pal to ride around with and bring everywhere

The single most important characteristic would have to be temperament, although conformation is definatley the upmost important aspect as without it the dog does not move efficiently
 

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Some good points by all.

One more thing.

Should the two income family, both parents gone for long peroids, with the kids in school and with all the after school activities, even think about having a Lab much less two.

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john fallon said:
Some good points by all.

One more thing.

Should the two income family, both parents gone for long peroids, with the kids in school and with all the after school activities, even think about having a Lab much less two.

john
Sure provided they have proper facilities to contain the dogs and are committed to spending a good portion of there free time with them. We have 3 here and are a dual income household and I spend a large amount of my free time with the dogs whether it is training/hunting/ or just out running in the fields, it works for us and we have 3 very happy healthy dogs, theres no reason the dog cannot go to the soccer or football game etc I used to do this all the time. I have my new DD with me everyday he see's loads of different people and has been to places most dogs don't go in a year it will make for a very well rounded socialized dog and I plan to keep him with me even when he is old enough to stay at home while I am working
 
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