Lab breeders France French Alps

Discussion in 'Labrador breeding & genetics' started by emmalab, May 26, 2016.

  1. emmalab

    emmalab Registered Users

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    Hello.mI have been doing much research on Labs of late and we are ready to make the huge step but am struggling to know of reputable breeders in France. I am finding breeders, some appear good, others not but any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Dexter

    Dexter Moderator Forum Supporter

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    Hi there,
    Welcome to the Forum.Its not an easy task at all to find the right breeder for you let alone if they have a puppy available.Im not familiar with the French system but I've just googled and see there is a French Kennel Club...that would be a good starting point,sorry if that's me stating an obvious to you X
    I guess if you have done a lot of research already you are familiar with all the genetic health conditions that Labradors are susceptible too? Pippa advocates a strong policy on the Forum for both Sire and Dam to have undergone all the relevant health tests before they are bred from. A reputable breeder will have completed these and will be happy to provide paperwork as proof. There is a link here that describes some of the ailments and conditions labs suffer with ...

    http://thelabradorforum.com/threads/labrador-health-information-and-articles.1045/

    Testing isn't a guarantee of course that conditions won't occur but I gives you an indication of the likelihood and it's what a responsible breeder should do and it's an essential starting point to seeking your new ,healthy puppy.

    We found our breeder in the UK through a recommendation from our friends,I believe most of us have started the search for a puppy through Internet searches .....I'm sorry I can't help anymore than this but I really wish you luck in finding your new puppy now you've made the decision and look forward to seeing you back here with news of success x
     
  3. MaccieD

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    Hi, this site may help you in your search
    http://www.chiens-online.com/recherche-chiots-retriever-du-labrador-226.html
    and you can also try
    http://retrieverclubdefrance.com/

    Ensure that both parents have hip and elbow scores and recent eye tests. Technically the results of the tests should have been lodged with the SCC before any breeding occurs. Check that both parents are LOF and that the breeder is registered either with SIRET or SIREN number and are registered with SCC. Sorry I can't suggest any breeders in that part of France as it's not an area that I research for.
     
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  4. emmalab

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    Thanks. I am Ok with the scores etc now. Unfortunately the Kennel Club forum also throws up commercial breeders which I am steering clear of. There are so many organsiations but I do not think they really filter out the bad from the good which makes the decision on what breeders to visit very difficult. Also in France many breeders breed one or two other breeds too which I am not keen on and again show a huge money making exercise at a dogs expense which is awful.
     
  5. Nade

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    If you are looking fora good breeder, maybe you should google Tintagel Wind Labradors, or on FB try Felicity Leith-Ross. She is very good breeder, and well respected.
     
  6. MaccieD

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    That is true in many countries but it does not make them a bad breeder or only interested in money. Just the cost of the health checks can nullify any money made from the sale of a litter. What is important is how the litter is raised, how the puppies are socialised and in France, from my experience, a puppy which had been health-checked and received it's first vaccinations, had been microchipped, together with the schedule of worming, and flea treatments given.

    As in most things there are good and bad breeders, research is what delivers you to the door of the breeder that best fits your requirement
     
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