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The guide to having a perfect labrador puppy

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The guide to having a perfect Labrador puppy Contents:- 1. Introduction to Labradors 2. History of Labradors 3. What you need before you purchase a puppy 4. Purchasing the puppy 5. How to settle the dog into its new surroundings 6. How/what to feed the puppy 7. Healthcare 8. How can you tell your puppy is ill 9. The cost of buying/keeping a dog Introduction:- This is guide to having a perfect labrador puppy. In this I will explain how to buy and care for your puppy and it will show you all th good things about having a labrador dog whilst also revealing some bad points to the looking after of the puppy. History of Labradors:- Labradors oringinate from Newfoundlands, the name labraor came for a geograhical reason which is that there was a place near Newfoundland which was called Labrador. These types of dogs are capable of a lot, they have been known to be put under hard working conditions while at the same time have been one of the friendliest dogs around. In the early eighteen hundreds the first St. John's dog arrived in England in Poole and since then the population of labraodrs had grew from them. ...read more.

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As it is a labrador being purchased it is more expensive than a non pedigree dog. If an owner feels that they would be happier getting a dog from a rescue centre that is fine bearing in mind that it may not be very settled due to what may have happened to it in the past. If not getting from a centre then as I said you will need to find different places you can purchase a labrdor puppy, first ask friends or relatives who may know then look in the papers for breeders. Once you have found a few places ring them up to compare the prices of different breeders. Then go and look at all the puppies and pick one which you like. You need to do some checks on the puppy before your actual purchase, firstly,check for discharge from the eyes or nose. Runniness is not a good sign, also check the airwaves are totally clear. Thencheck the inside of the ears for inflammation or dark coloured wax. The puppies cost should feel silky and loose and should be free of sores also check how sturdy the puppy is . Once all checks have been done you are ready to buy and take the puppy home. ...read more.

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The puppy should also be bathed regularly and as labradors have a thin coat this should be kept silky and smooth and this is easily done by bathing and brushing. When brushing you should cover the whole body making sure you do not miss any parts. How can you tell your puppy is ill:- There are many signs which show that your puppy may be ill.For acute illnesses these consist of a tense or swollen stomach, vomiting several times, diarrhoea, difficulty brething or lack of conciousness. Each of these conditions need immediate attention from a vet. There are also signs for chronic illnesses but these are less subtle and difficult to recognise if you do have any queries take the dog straight to the doctor. The cost of buying/keeping a dog:- The cost of buying a labrador puppy will vary due to the breeder. Uusually they cost between 300 to 600 pounds. Ontop of this there are the vets examinations and treatments these can be very pricy which may be one put off for buyinmg a dog. Another option is a rescue dog no cost but still vetinary bills and maybe more of them and it could have been harmed in the past. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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