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    so because i dont have children i cant comment?
    lol ok have fun finding a white labrador

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    Let us know if you find a pup, even if it's not what you had in mind, there are so many breeds of dog that I'm sure there is something that is real and that takes your fancy.
    When I got Rafeal I was hoping for a silver-grey or light red Husky. Even though he's not that I still love him.
    Again, I'd make a suggestion that you look though some other breeds listed from registered breeders just in case you find one that interests you more so then a lab

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    I would definitely look at colour last when picking a pet. The decision should not revolve around the appearance of the dog and could see you end up with a pup from some back yard breeder that doesn't care about anything more than the money you would hand over.

    I would look at the breed club for your state and maybe get in contact with some breeders. Advise that you are experienced with the breed, about your family and what you can offer the puppy (do not mention colour).

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elle.burns View Post
    so because i dont have children i cant comment?
    lol ok have fun finding a white labrador
    No, you can comment but just not in such a rude, judgemental way. You do NOT know the reason they moved and really should not judge somebody until you've walked a mile in their shoes.. What if they had to move because of medical treatment, or because they were unable to financially support themselves and got a good job opportunity? I've said it before and will say it again, the dog was given to a very loving, familiar family member where she will happily live out her days, NOT dumped at a pound or shelter... Stop being a 'keyboard hero' who is being rude just for the sake of it

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    excuse me.. but YOU were the one who was rude to me.
    read back to my first comment i asked the OP a simple question thats it! and it was by no stretch of the imagination rude or mean. im sorry if the OP feels guilty for leaving the dog and i hit a nerve or whatever but no need to turn nasty and name call..*quote* "you must be very young" and told i "obviously dont have children and live a lonely life" what the hell? If you dont want peoples opinions dont post on a forum. MY opinion is no one gets left behind. if you afford to take your dog you dont go..simple.
    personally there is NOTHING that would make me leave my girls behind.. NOTHING. no i dont have human children, for whatever reason, but dogs are family.
    And when someone comes on here wanting a designer white lab that isnt in the breed standard meaning it would have to be a result of a dodgy cross breed done by a byb or puppy mill to make a quick buck for a "rare" colour with no regard for heath and behavioural traits then excuse me but i get a little irritated.

    key board hero? haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by curlykeno View Post
    You are very young, you only need to read your comments to figure that out.
    Being without a human family you really aren't in any position to comment. I must say that I hope for your sake that these judgemental comments are a "one off" otherwise I would imagine that your life will be extremely lonely.
    Like I had said earlier our Golden Labrador went to live with my father who adored her just as much as we do. We adopted her at a year old and she lived with us for 10 years before the move to Perth so an accessory she was definitely NOT.
    Anyway, I am over justifying myself to you. It was just a simple question that I had, that required no sarcasm or nastiness.

    To everyone else who commented, thank you so much for your understanding.
    I hope you find exactly the right dog and it sounds like you are very responsible and caring.
    Keep us posted, I am interested in your journey to finding one.

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    a dog is a LIFE LONG COMMITMENT...when you take a pup into your home you make a promise to care love and nuture this animal no matter what..If you cant afdford to take your dog when you move...DONT MOVE.
    like i said you wouldnt leave a human family member behind why is your "beloved lab" any differant?
    Yes you are immature ... until you've been through major changes that make you reevaluate a lot of things you can't attack someone for not putting an old dog through the trauma of moving countries. You cannot also tell a person to put their entire life on hold to the betterment of the family because the dog is prohibiting them from doing it. The owner made a wonderful provision of the dog going to live with someone it already knew. You preach one thing now, heaven forbid you ever go through something traumatic that makes you have to reevaluate your pets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elle.burns View Post
    excuse me.. but YOU were the one who was rude to me.
    read back to my first comment i asked the OP a simple question thats it! and it was by no stretch of the imagination rude or mean.
    Quote Originally Posted by elle.burns View Post
    can i just ask why you left your "beloved" lab behind??
    a dog is a life long commitment u wouldnt leave ur child behind.. same goes for a pet doesnt it?
    That comes across as rude, if you don't see it that way then I would be having a long, hard look at my manners and respect for other people if I was you.

    I'm in no way doubting that I was rude to you, but I have a very short fuse when it comes to judgemental people who have clearly never been through a horrible situation where they've had to pick between their human family's welfare and their pets but believe that they can still judge others.

    Quote Originally Posted by elle.burns View Post
    im sorry if the OP feels guilty for leaving the dog and i hit a nerve or whatever but no need to turn nasty and name call..*quote* "you must be very young" and told i "obviously dont have children and live a lonely life" what the hell? If you dont want peoples opinions dont post on a forum. MY opinion is no one gets left behind. if you afford to take your dog you dont go..simple.
    personally there is NOTHING that would make me leave my girls behind.. NOTHING. no i dont have human children, for whatever reason, but dogs are family.
    Let's play a hypothetical game here... If you had a human child who needed medical attention and could only receive that in another country and you had an elderly dog who would become very stressed with overseas travel and moving, what would you do? Not give your child the medical care they need? Transport your dog and put them through a lot of stress that could potentially end their life? Or leave your dog with loving family members where it could live out its days happily?

    Hypothetical game #2... For whatever reason you were financially struggling (NZ is expensive!) maybe you lost your job etc and you had a great opportunity in another country where you could happily support your family but you had an elderly dog who would again, become stressed with travel which may have terrible consequences. Would you transport that dog anyway, knowing that it may not survive? Stay where you are, struggling to get by and barely being able to afford the necessities for your kids and dog? Or leave your dog with loving family who can give her a fantastic retirement and also give your kids a better childhood where they could set themselves up for better futures?

    The OP did what was best for her human family and her dog, and i'm sure if put in the same situation as her, 99% of this forum would do the same thing. It's all well and good when it's just you and your dogs, but as soon as children get involved, things get a whole lot more complicated so do not judge until you've been in the same situation. They didn't rush into getting another dog, they've waited 4yrs until they were set-up and stable enough to support another family member and that to me comes across as a responsible dog owner.

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    I think the scenario doesn't even have to be that dramatic. I rehomed my 25 yo mare several years ago. She had a chronic disease - it was nothing serious and managable. However, it was necessary to check on her a couple of times a day to detect an outbreak right away. Not a big deal if you life in the country and have your horse in your backyard, but impossible for me who didn't own land and had to rely on agistment.
    So I gave her away - even though it was really hard on me because I had her since she was a filly. She moved to another part of the country to a friend of mine who owned land and an equally old mare to keep her company. I gave her away because it would have been impossible for me to give her the care and attention she needed and my friend could easily provide. No regrets on my side. My old mare lived another 9 years and was put to sleep only a few weeks ago (*RIP old lady).

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    Quote Originally Posted by margoo View Post
    I think the scenario doesn't even have to be that dramatic. I rehomed my 25 yo mare several years ago. She had a chronic disease - it was nothing serious and managable. However, it was necessary to check on her a couple of times a day to detect an outbreak right away. Not a big deal if you life in the country and have your horse in your backyard, but impossible for me who didn't own land and had to rely on agistment.
    So I gave her away - even though it was really hard on me because I had her since she was a filly. She moved to another part of the country to a friend of mine who owned land and an equally old mare to keep her company. I gave her away because it would have been impossible for me to give her the care and attention she needed and my friend could easily provide. No regrets on my side. My old mare lived another 9 years and was put to sleep only a few weeks ago (*RIP old lady).
    RIP darling

    They definitely don't need to be that dramatic, I was just trying to prove a point that you shouldn't judge somebody because you really don't know what their situation is and what they've been through.

    What you did was a very strong thing, I have also had to do the same thing with a horse, sometimes the best thing for our animals isn't us keeping them and to be honest, there is nothing wrong with giving them to a loving friend or family member as long as you know they are going to be well looked after and loved.

    There is a BIG difference between a friend or family member and a pound, shelter, kackery or ad in the newspaper

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