Lab puppies in the Dallas Fort Worth area are in great demand. If you are selling a litter of Lab pups, that is great news. If you are looking for a Lab pup, it is not so great. You can watch the classified ads, if you want a Lab pup that is not necessarily pedigreed. You can visit a pet store, if you don’t mind the risks of a Lab pup that may be from a disreputable dealer.
Lab puppies in the Dallas Fort Worth area that are quality, pedigreed dogs may be more difficult to locate. Since you will likely be paying between $500 and $1500 for a good Lab pup, it pays to do your homework before buying.
The Right Kennel
Lab puppies in the Dallas Fort Worth area that are worth your time and money will come from good kennels, not a back yard in the city. How do you find the right kennel?
- Contact the Dallas-Fort Worth Labrador Retriever Club (LRC).
- Look in the phone book
- Search online.
List 10 or 12 kennels that appear to be good. Call each and ask intelligent questions such as those found on the main Labrador Retriever Club website.
Your telephone conversations should help you narrow the field to 3 or 4 kennels that seem good. Take time to visit each one, but before you do, research the breed and make a list of more questions to ask.
At the kennel, be very, very observant. Look for cleanliness on every side. Lab pups as well as older dogs should show no signs of fear when around the breeder. Ask more questions.
One kennel we found for Lab puppies in the Dallas Fort Worth area is “Oasis Labradors” in Rowlett, Texas. They have several prize-winning sires and dams. They raise both yellow and black Lab pups. One of their strong points is the written guarantee they provide on every Lab pup. You know the puppies will be healthy as well as pedigreed.
Lab puppies in the Dallas Fort Worth area may also be found at the Dallas Fort Worth Labrador Rescue. Lab pups at the Labrador Rescue center often are past the “naughty” puppy stage. They are living in foster homes, not in cages, and make wonderful pets.
The price of the dog is no indication of its quality. Many disreputable breeders are very happy to charge steep prices to make it appear that their dogs are top notch.