You cant hardly say lab breeder without spending a mininum of $800
I ran into the same thing. I thought I was going to stay under $1000. Boy was I in for a shock. This will be my 3rd lab, and I know enough now to know exactly what I want from a dog. I was looking at a minimum a sire with a HRCH title as well as the dam with health certs and characteristics I wanted in a dog......clean in a kennel, steady at the line, quiet, high energy, but with an off switch at the house. I wasn't finding much under $1250.
Care to share who you put down deposit with?
Not at all. I started out wanting a black male and ran across a litter I couldn't pass up for a little more money than the range I described above. I decided to put a deposit down on "Gump" X "Mocha" litter from Champion Retrievers out of Pineville, LA.
Further down the list than I'd like on that litter, but if it doesn't workout I put a deposit down on this litter as well:http://www.huntinglabpedigree.com/puppy.asp?id=9585
Luxy is the daughter to Dude which currently holds the record for the most GRHRCH passes at 18.
I got an e-mail this week about a litter of puppies from my CPA. Look to be really solid dogs, but he only has yellow and black males left.