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Hi All,

After some rather negative experiences with many rescues and a few shelters my family and I have decided that we are better off going to a breeder. We are leaning to the Labrador or Golden Retriever line but a Beagle would also do as a friend of ours has a Beagle and she's a great dog. We live in Bergen County, NJ so we would prefer a breeder who is within driving distance or perhaps 50 or 60 miles each way.

Can anyone recommend any Lab, Golden or Beagle breeders in the Northern, NJ area or NY maybe around the Harriman area since that is within driving distance as well ?

Thank you...
 

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One of the best places to start looking is the AKC parent club's website for each of the breeds you are considering. They will have a list of member breeders, as well as information about any health concerns in the breed.

Goldens and Labs are somewhat similar in personality, but Beagles are a whole 'nother ball game. Goldens and Labs tend to be quite biddable and easy going, while Beagles can be more interested in sniffing things than doing what you want. Not to say that the can't make good pets, but they can be more challenging to train.

The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. https://thelabradorclub.com/
Golden Retriever Club of America https://www.grca.org/
The National Beagle Club of America, Inc. https://www.nationalbeagleclub.org/
Another good thing to do is go to some dog shows, and meet a variety of dogs, as well as their owners and breeders. In your area, it's probably easiest to look on the InfoDog website. https://www.infodog.com/ Look under the Show Info tab to see the shows nearby.
 

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still use caution with any breeder. no matter what. I found my first intentional purchased "show" GSD off of the AKC Parent club.. she had a uterus infection aka pyometra type episode that they doctored up and sold her for top price and forgot to mention she could never have pups.. The breeder had many champions since the late 1960's ...

always use caution.

Anyone that I have known with the smaller beagles , they loved the first one so much that they got a second one.. two beagles is were it all went crazy.. lol .. Most of them got males first.. and then they said getting the second one as a female was the instigator of all mischief lol ..

good luck to you
 
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