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    wow, sounds like what i paid about 8 years ago is considered a rescue dog compared to you guys! not sure what the going rate is for the breeder I went to but at the time it was 800 for a male brit lab pup, I'm assuming the females hit 1k
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    UK Labs have gone up from 8 years ago. Most good breedings will top $1k now. Some charge a LOT more than that but I think you can get decent lineage from several kennels between $1000-$1500.

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    My newest Dog a lab was around 1200.00. My older one was 800.00. The thing I’d throw out there is it is very confusing for an occasional dog buyer to know exactly what to be looking for. Titles are confusing and often disputed especially APLA stuff. On my next dog which is a ways out I’m going to pick the brain of guys like Gatzby if he has the time for it. I’m going to hit some field trials as a spectator to refresh what these titles mean. I hunted with my neighbors lab who is an unregistered rescue lab named Piper, that is one Rooster finding/pointing lab, price was the adoption fee. I never have that kind of luck nor would I step that far out of the box for fear of dissappointment if it didn’t work out.

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    Everyone who said the cost of the dog is just the initial investment is spot on. Lots of factors go into costs of hunting dogs. The best dog I ever owned I paid 250 dollars for in 2004. An english setter. Everything you could possibly want in a dog. I paid 1000 for one of my vizslas and sold her pups for 1200. Sire was heavily titled. I could have charged more but didn't feel comfortable doing so because im not a breeder just a hunter who wanted pups from a certain 2 dogs. One is going to be a house pet. And people pay ungodly amounts for toy dogs and dogs that are just going to be pets. So paying less for a dog that hunts is a good deal in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PTM View Post
    My newest Dog a lab was around 1200.00. My older one was 800.00. The thing Iíd throw out there is it is very confusing for an occasional dog buyer to know exactly what to be looking for. Titles are confusing and often disputed especially APLA stuff. On my next dog which is a ways out Iím going to pick the brain of guys like Gatzby if he has the time for it. Iím going to hit some field trials as a spectator to refresh what these titles mean. I hunted with my neighbors lab who is an unregistered rescue lab named Piper, that is one Rooster finding/pointing lab, price was the adoption fee. I never have that kind of luck nor would I step that far out of the box for fear of dissappointment if it didnít work out.

    Anytime Iím glad to help. Itís likely the Master National will be in the St. Cloud area in 2020. 1500+/- of the best Retreivers in the nation will be there. Great opportunity to check out a lot of dogs.
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