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    We have been wanting to get a family pet for awhile now, yesterday we went to look at some Labrador's and ended up coming home with one, We have named him Toby, he is 8 weeks old and the kids love him and he is really good around them.

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    Original Poster

    Here are a few pics

    http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/8761/0305112.jpg
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    Very cute.

    Member's have lot's of lab's on here.

    My friend got 1 this week to train for the GDB.

    He is called quest and is 7 week's old and beige.
    Edited by: "DLM" 6th Mar 2011

    Original Poster

    We looked at 2 black pups and a chocolate brown, but we fell in love with this one straight away.

    DLM

    Very cute.Member's have lot's of lab's on here.My friend got 1 this week … Very cute.Member's have lot's of lab's on here.My friend got 1 this week to train for the blind society.He is called quest and is 7 week's old and beige.



    Why have they taken it away from his mother too early? Should be minimum 8 weeks.

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    Syzable

    Why have they taken it away from his mother too early? Should be minimum … Why have they taken it away from his mother too early? Should be minimum 8 weeks.



    Yes 8 weeks is the norm, We got ours from a known breeder.

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    Syzable

    Why have they taken it away from his mother too early? Should be minimum … Why have they taken it away from his mother too early? Should be minimum 8 weeks.



    No idea.

    I am sure my friend said 7 weeks.

    Syzable

    Why have they taken it away from his mother too early? Should be minimum … Why have they taken it away from his mother too early? Should be minimum 8 weeks.



    It is 8 weeks

    OP sooooo cute!! Love the pics

    Original Poster

    Thank you, with 3 young children a lab was the obvious choice.

    bless he does look cute i do like labs plenty of energy lol
    my yorkis has just had a litter of five

    Original Poster

    I will take some day time pics in a bit as he is now awake.

    Actually, it's not 8 weeks. Guide dogs for the blind (not the blind society!) place puppies at 6 weeks.
    Private breeders, tend to rehome puppies on average from 8 weeks, but if puppy is in good health, feeding well, then from 6 weeks is fine. I actually got my staff at 5 weeks, but did have to prove to breeder I was in the dog world! Wish I'd left her now, she's a pain in the ass!

    ttwcd

    bless he does look cute i do like labs plenty of energy lolmy yorkis has … bless he does look cute i do like labs plenty of energy lolmy yorkis has just had a litter of five



    awww post up a pic and let us see!!!

    OP Bitsey on here got has two black labs - Hudson & Macy, very cute and funy they two!

    Pics are lovely, bless him. Wait till it's chewing stage lol, mine ate a brand new pair of heels the next delivery man threw over the fence, coz I didn't hear the door!!

    Original Poster

    Here is an awake pic

    http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/9800/dsc05305.jpg

    hes gorgeous, id love a dog but my partner says no.

    Original Poster

    We fostered a dog for a week from Manchester dogs home, to give him a rest from the place, no intention of keeping him, just to give him a break from the dogs home and to see how our 3 children reacted to having a dog in the house.

    We wanted to get a full pedigree Labrador and going off some recommendations we found an excellent breeder.

    If you like the idea of having a dog foster one for a week or 2 from your local dogs home that way you have the company of a dog for awhile without the commitment to see if it right for you, your house and your family.

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    Lulu'sMammy

    Actually, it's not 8 weeks. Guide dogs for the blind (not the blind … Actually, it's not 8 weeks. Guide dogs for the blind (not the blind society!) place puppies at 6 weeks. Private breeders, tend to rehome puppies on average from 8 weeks, but if puppy is in good health, feeding well, then from 6 weeks is fine. I actually got my staff at 5 weeks, but did have to prove to breeder I was in the dog world! Wish I'd left her now, she's a pain in the ass!



    Thanks sweetie x x

    sooo cute, i would love to have a pup again but then i remember the mess lol! my partner want a dog de bordeaux, might have to wait till the dal is alot older

    [quote=Toasthduk]Here is an awake pic

    Gorgeous and so cute

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    Toasthduk

    We fostered a dog for a week from Manchester dogs home, to give him a … We fostered a dog for a week from Manchester dogs home, to give him a rest from the place, no intention of keeping him, just to give him a break from the dogs home and to see how our 3 children reacted to having a dog in the house.We wanted to get a full pedigree Labrador and going off some recommendations we found an excellent breeder.If you like the idea of having a dog foster one for a week or 2 from your local dogs home that way you have the company of a dog for awhile without the commitment to see if it right for you, your house and your family.



    Nice thing for you to do.

    I live very close to the dog's home.

    I rescued some ex-battery hens last year.

    I am allergic to doggies

    Original Poster

    I nearly bought a shar pei, after doing some research I found out that they are not the best dogs with children, We are over the moon with our chose of family dog and sure he will be here for many happy years.

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    DLM

    Nice thing for you to do.I live very close to the dog's home.I rescued … Nice thing for you to do.I live very close to the dog's home.I rescued some ex-battery hens last year.I am allergic to doggies



    If we didn't have children we would probably do that more often

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    Toasthduk

    If we didn't have children we would probably do that more often



    I hate seeing anything in cages.

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    It is dreadful at Manchester dogs home, there are so many dogs you just know they wont all get re homed. So many Staffordshire bull terriers obviously got by people thinking they are a tough dog when in reality they are really soft, the kind of people that buy a dog as a status symbol then realise the dog is not macho enough and get rid.

    I had to get a puppy for it to grow with the children otherwise I would have defiantly rescued a dog.

    Awww toasthduk, he is gorgeous and looks like he has settled in already, hope he brings you many years of fun

    I just got a mini daxie, 4 days ago, her breeders couldn't show her because she's too small so we took her.

    She's a black and tan long haired lass, 8 months old and the funniest thing I have ever seen. If just being a mini daxie wasn't comedic enough she's a complete loon outside, no pics as yet, well no decent pics anyway, she wont sit still long enough.

    She went from being kenneled most of the time with 12 other dogs to being in the house all the time with 2 kids and only 1 other dog, but she's taken very well to it. She's totally part of the family and has been from the 1st minute we saw her, always after a cuddle and she has mastered jumping up on our sofa (we dont mind) already, took her a good few attempts what with her legs being about 5 inches long, but she's done it. She's house trained too (thankfully) which has saved me no end of work, she's just a wee doll................
    Edited by: "Skyebee" 6th Mar 2011

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    shopstilldrops

    Awww toasthduk, he is gorgeous and looks like he has settled in already, … Awww toasthduk, he is gorgeous and looks like he has settled in already, hope he brings you many years of fun



    Thanks, Yes for not even being home for 24hrs he does seem very settled, he has had 4 poo's outside and wee'ing outside also, he had a poo indoors in the night but got it on his training pad and he had a little wee on the carpet this morning in excitement.

    On the way home from picking him up yesterday we poped in to pets at home to pick up a few bits, we took him in with us, but on the way out, so we could open the boot of the car and put the buggy and shopping away we sat him on the drivers seat to wait for us, while we were packing up he poo'd all over the drivers seat of the car. YUCK!!!!

    he is one gorgeous little puppy, i've had several dogs as i was growing up, st bernards, labs, collie, retreiver but always liked the labs best, know my 2 year old would love one as well but other halfs not keen at all.

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    Redfang55

    he is one gorgeous little puppy, i've had several dogs as i was growing … he is one gorgeous little puppy, i've had several dogs as i was growing up, st bernards, labs, collie, retreiver but always liked the labs best, know my 2 year old would love one as well but other halfs not keen at all.



    Thanks, We took a long time to decided, we had to consider everything, going away, work commitments, walks. With 3 children under 5 it is a very big commitment but something we feel we are ready for, maybe it was put us off having another child.

    Toasthduk

    Thanks, We took a long time to decided, we had to consider everything, … Thanks, We took a long time to decided, we had to consider everything, going away, work commitments, walks. With 3 children under 5 it is a very big commitment but something we feel we are ready for, maybe it was put us off having another child.




    lol, with that lot i doubt you will have the time or the energy to make more babies X)

    Beautiful dog. You and your family will have the most wonderful time with him, I am sure - he seems a calm little chap. Thanks for sharing.

    Toasthduk

    Thanks, Yes for not even being home for 24hrs he does seem very settled, … Thanks, Yes for not even being home for 24hrs he does seem very settled, he has had 4 poo's outside and wee'ing outside also, he had a poo indoors in the night but got it on his training pad and he had a little wee on the carpet this morning in excitement.On the way home from picking him up yesterday we poped in to pets at home to pick up a few bits, we took him in with us, but on the way out, so we could open the boot of the car and put the buggy and shopping away we sat him on the drivers seat to wait for us, while we were packing up he poo'd all over the drivers seat of the car. YUCK!!!!



    lmao - he probably thought you wanted him to drive the car X)

    gorgeous!!!

    ttwcd

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    Awww how cute , pups are so tiny ............love the ones in the snow too

    ttwcd

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    Toasthduk

    It is dreadful at Manchester dogs home, there are so many dogs you just … It is dreadful at Manchester dogs home, there are so many dogs you just know they wont all get re homed. So many Staffordshire bull terriers obviously got by people thinking they are a tough dog when in reality they are really soft, the kind of people that buy a dog as a status symbol then realise the dog is not macho enough and get rid.I had to get a puppy for it to grow with the children otherwise I would have defiantly rescued a dog.



    Your puppy is beautiful X) I love it when people post pics of their pets, thanks for sharing
    So true about Manchester Dogs Home. My family have always gone there for our pets, but it still makes me cry when I see the sad faces looking for love, even though I'm a Grandma now (thank goodness the grand children haven't noticed )
    We were very lucky with our last pup, she looks like a black lab, but is actually a staff/lab cross (we think haha) so is much smaller. Gorgeous pup, needing re-homing, fraction of a breeders price.Perfect

    shopstilldrops

    Awww how cute , pups are so tiny ............love the ones in the snow … Awww how cute , pups are so tiny ............love the ones in the snow too


    they are tiny bless them unfortunatly the pups were born to early they were not due to the 12th march and we thought we was going to lose them but they are starting to feed of mum on their own and gaining weight hopefully things will work out

    Gorgeous puppy Toasthduk he looks very happy

    Fingers crossed for your pups ttwcd hope they all pull through ok

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    Emzy81

    Gorgeous puppy Toasthduk he looks very happy :)Fingers crossed for your … Gorgeous puppy Toasthduk he looks very happy :)Fingers crossed for your pups ttwcd hope they all pull through ok



    Many thanks.
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