Looking for a reputable breeder of labs in the Seattle area (within 100 miles or so). Any recommendations are appreciated!

Thx!
Tim
Looking for a reputable breeder of labs in the Seattle area (within 100 miles or so). Any recommendations are appreciated!

Boog's breeder has a litter on the ground right now. He's somewhere around Portland. They are well bred field retrievers going to working homes most probably. The litter was large so there may still be one available. (Email Removed)
http://home.comcast.net/~doctordawg /
Oh, yes and by the way. They are retrievers of the Golden persuasion. Not exactly Labradors, but better! ;-)
Susan Fraser, owned and trained by
BeBop a Lu SheBop SH, Shamma Lamma Ding Dong MH,
Semper Choo Choo Ch'Boogie, and Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya http://mypeoplepc.com/members/chinchuba/goldensinthenews /
Looking for a reputable breeder of labs in the Seattle area (within 100 miles or so). Any recommendations are appreciated! Thx! Tim

If you don't have to have a show ring dog, then check out www.petfinder.com/ Labs are incredibly overbred and are the most common dogs in shelters and rescues. This country is littered with disposed of Labs. We're a very small shelter, and we've had over 40 purebred labs come through in the last 2 years. Many many shelter dogs are purebreds and were just surrendered because of their activity level and mouthy behavior normal to a Lab and the owner didn't have a clue as to what owning a dog really meant. In addition to the shelters, there are purebred Lab rescues that help to rehome discarded dogs. You can find a wonderful pet or even agility animal and save a life at the same time.
Looking for a reputable breeder of labs in the Seattle area (within 100 miles or so). Any recommendations are appreciated!

if you're not looking for a show dog, check out http://www.spdrdogs.org /. Labs are the third most unwanted dogs according to Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue's stats. number one is pit bulls and number two is beagles.

what this means is that there are a TON of labs in rescue at any given time.

if you do adopt from SPDR, your adoption fee is considered a "donation", so is tax deductible.
-kelly
Thank you all for your recommendations. I am just looking for a good, trainable, mild tempered partner to spend time with camping, hiking, swimming and birding..
Thanks again!
if you do adopt from SPDR, your adoption fee is considered a "donation", so is tax deductible.

FYI, proceed at your own risk to claim dog adoption fees as "deductible." Since a rescue/shelter will not give you the dog without said "donation" IRS rules most likely will not view it as a "donation". And under IRS rules an exchange of goods for value doesn't make the payment deductable no matter whom the payment is made ot. What you might be able to do is deduct payment in excess of value. Determining this can be tricky. And if the rescue/shelter is themselves claiming tax deducabilty of adoption fees hopefully they have actually gotten legal counsult on that, and have the advice letter on file. That way if what they are saying is consistent with the advice letter but the advice is wrong they can look to the attorney for indemnity.
E.g.
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=106990,00.html http://www.girlscouts.org/faqs/cookies.html#taxdeductible http://www.unclefed.com/Audit-Proofing/step1-2.html http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf
Organization whom our dogs rely on should be careful in making statements on tax deductability as the wrong information could lead to liability. And even the correct information can lead to expensive defense costs if it isn't crystal clear.

Diane Blackman
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