There are so many lab litters around, you can find a great one if you do you research. First do not buy a pup that doesn't have an OFA Good or excellant rating on their hips. I would also look for heart and eye cerfs as well. Next make sure these dogs are from hunting stock. If I hunted with labs, it would come from parents that have titles, certs, and a puppy guarantee. You can find all of this for a reasonable price. You lab guys are lucky! I hunt with boykins and they are twice as much.I am wanting to get a good black or chocolate lab. When is the best time to get them and where? How much is too much to pay? Any good places to get them and warn me about the bad. Thanks fellas!