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    I also, to my shame now, got a lab when that son was a crawling baby. No research, no idea of the dog's needs. I also rehomed. My sister took her and she lived a long happy life and by the time her kids came along Kelly was mature and there were no problems.

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    Another Q/point I wanted to raise - recently there was a press release about the NSW government's list of ill-tempered dogs and the Labrador made the list... would this be cross-bred Labs or poorly trained or poorly supervised Labs?
    Maltese terrier joins dangerous dog list

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    And boy, can they chew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazel View Post
    Another Q/point I wanted to raise - recently there was a press release about the NSW government's list of ill-tempered dogs and the Labrador made the list... would this be cross-bred Labs or poorly trained or poorly supervised Labs?
    Maltese terrier joins dangerous dog list
    Aw Gawd. Seriously, I think every single dog in the world has the capability to be placed onto some 'dangerous dog' list somewhere. It's a bit crazy, but there you go.
    I've been bitten and attacked by more chihuahua's in my lifetime than anything else...are they on a list anywhere?

    OP, I wouldn't be paying any attention to that whatsoever. Bring the dog up correctly, train him/her, love him/her and deal with any problems that may crop up. You can't go wrong IMO.

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    Thank you, we've had our hearts set on a Lab, have been researching, name on list, etc... and then when this came out I thought 'oh no' and thought I'd have everyone emailing it to me once the pup arrived!

    I'd heard the downsides - chewing, mouthing, jumping, shedding, etc, but hadn't heard of attacks, so I was a bit upset when I saw that article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Aw Gawd. Seriously, I think every single dog in the world has the capability to be placed onto some 'dangerous dog' list somewhere. It's a bit crazy, but there you go.
    I've been bitten and attacked by more chihuahua's in my lifetime than anything else...are they on a list anywhere?

    OP, I wouldn't be paying any attention to that whatsoever. Bring the dog up correctly, train him/her, love him/her and deal with any problems that may crop up. You can't go wrong IMO.

    I totally agree.

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    Hazel, every breed and every individual dog has their positives and negatives, just like anything.

    If you have researched and looked at the possible negatives of the breed, you feel you are able to cope with that, well away you go.

    Truly, you sound like a very responsible person, and I think any puppy would have a great home.

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    Thank you, I just want to do the right thing - most importantly by the puppy and also by our family. I want to make sure it all works out well and that the puppy is trained and grows into a well behaved and secure and happy dog. I guess I was the same way when we started our family - all the reading, research, and wanting to do the right thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazel View Post
    Thank you, I just want to do the right thing - most importantly by the puppy and also by our family. I want to make sure it all works out well and that the puppy is trained and grows into a well behaved and secure and happy dog. I guess I was the same way when we started our family - all the reading, research, and wanting to do the right thing!
    Hazel, you've hit the nail on the head. Nobody can guarantee any canine addition to the family will work out perfectly. Just like children, we as parents do what we think is right, and do all we can to teach them to become great people. Same with animals IMO. When a problem occurs, you do everything you possibly can to fix it.

    Kind of like kids with the research stuff. Great to know as many facts as possible, but hey, how many parents wing it and learn by experience, as well?

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    I'll post a link that Fedra often puts up for questions like these

    (before you get your puppy)
    Before You Get Your Puppy | Dog Star Daily

    I hope when you get your labrador that you train it good manners - like not jumping uninvited on strangers, not to steal food from anyone - especially children.

    And socialise it with lots of other dogs, so it stays friendly and knows how to be gentle.

    An untrained or badly trained labrador is one of my least favourite dogs in the whole world. They can be like a wrecking ball on the loose at best, and a filthy dangerous food seeking aggressive missle at worst. And there's so many of them out there.

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