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The Big Decision

Spending All You Can on Your Next Puppy is Smart, But Just the Start

June/July Issue 2024

Sometimes it seems unfair that there are no guarantees your next retriever is going to be a great waterfowl dog. After all, you’re thinking, “I’m prepared to open my wallet as wide as necessary to buy the best. And that pedigree the breeder showed me—oh my gosh, look at all the titles! How can I go wrong?”

The good news is, being willing to spend what can seem like an absurd amount of money for a pup whose ancestors’ accomplishments read like an alphabet soup of hunt test and field trial titles can torque the odds in your favor. But getting the dog that suits you, your personality, training abilities and hunting goals requires serious research and contemplation.

(Continue reading in the June/July edition "The Big Decision")


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