GSP/Labrador Retriever Mix

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GSP/Labrador Retriever Mix

Post by rkappes » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:35 pm

Hey again! We're still looking to adopt a dog from a shelter and came across these puppies, GSP/Labrador Retriever Mixes. Below is the link for the puppies. Just wondering what everyones thoughts are about the mix? Thanks for the input.


http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displa ... d=15408305

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Re: GSP/Labrador Retriever Mix

Post by Sharon » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:43 pm

Realizing it is not politically correct to cast a vote against getting a pup from a shelter, I still have to say that based on my experiences, I would not do this again. Two dogs adopted as a family pet, two horror stories.

Obviously your choice, but my opinion.
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Re: GSP/Labrador Retriever Mix

Post by kerplunk105 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:43 pm

As a family pet, you couldnt get a better dog. Obviously, being a mix it would be a toss up if they will turn out to have much hunting instinct.

They are adorable...its very good that litter isnt at my shelter or I would be getting one!
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Re: GSP/Labrador Retriever Mix

Post by romeo212000 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:27 am

If want a bird dog go get yourself a bird dog from a legitimate breeder. Puppies are a little bit of a roll of the dice anyway. Your really stacking the deck against yourself by going this route.

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Re: GSP/Labrador Retriever Mix

Post by FLocker » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:16 am

Very very cute, I am sure it would make a really wonderful pet, and may be a better gun dog than 90% of dogs in the field. One quick thought. I was bitten by the dog training/bird hunting bug after i bught a show bred springer pup out of the paper. Wonderful dog and companion in the field, but i had to be at peace with the "drive" limitations that the dog had. I was devouring dog and training books, and wishing i had a dog bred for a little more "go" and birdiness. With a lot of work, my show bred springer became a barely passble retriever, but he performed exatcly how he was bred to perform, friendly, laid back, obedient, and handsome.

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