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Hi, I’m new to the forum and I was hoping I could use it to help find the dog(s) I’m looking for. I really want to find either Lab/Rhodesian or Lab/Rottie puppies, and I have always wanted to get a pair of puppies from the same litter. If anyone knows of a litter of puppies that are any combination of Lab/Rhodie/Rottie I would love to hear about it.

I live in California but if the puppies are super cute I'd probably be willing to travel a little ways to get them.

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You should check out www.petfinder.com and I am sure you will find the perfect puppies. make sure you are prepared, though, 2 puppies can be a ton of work. Good luck!
 

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Petfinder is a good place... but why havent you thought to start off looking at your local shelter? Or contact a Lab Rescue?
Shelters always have full litters of puppies dumped off because people do not want the responsibility of a whole litter of pups... and sadly at kill shelters they choose the 'ugliest' pups out of the litter and put them to sleep.

Shelters have so many dogs and puppies that need homes... I would really suggest looking there. If nothing comes up there, then move to Petfinder.com, like the others have suggested.

I work with my local SPCA and we just rescued a litter of Lab/Doberman puppies from a kill shelter... so yea, you never know! Go take a look.
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I live in California but if the puppies are super cute I'd probably be willing to travel a little ways to get them.
What are you going to do when/if the pups grow up and turn out not to be soo "cute"?

And are there any particular reason that you're looking specificaly for those unusual mixes?
 

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I'm actually looking forward to having a well-trained dog more than a puppy, unfortunately one has to come before the other. I would love to get a pair of already house trained but still young enough to bond dogs, but they are really hard to find. Plus, I need them to be able to be taught to be good with cats. Finding a rescue is much more difficult if they need to be good with cats and kids. That's why I've turned toward puppies.

I am looking for those specific breeds because I love labs but prefer mixes, and having read about various breeds I thought that a rottie or rhodie mix would make a good dog.
 

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Some things to keep in mind about thoughs mixes

The rotti/lab will be prone to hip dysplatia

both mixes would more than likly be heavy shedders

If a rhodie/lab mix takes after the rhodie more then you will never be able to trust the dog off leash because rhodies are sights hounds that are driven to chase down and kill the first small animal that runs across their view. (including cats)

If a Rottie/Lab mix takes after the Rottie it will need more socializing than normal because Rotties are guard dogs and are prone to male dog aggression and stranger aggression if not raised properly.
 

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Lab mixes and lab mix puppies are a dime a dozen at most shelters. You might not be able to determine for sure what they are mixed with but you should easily be able to find a pair of puppies that fit what you're looking for. There won't be a breed specific rescue for lab/rottie or lab/rhodie mixes because they are mutts and breed specific rescues concentrate on purebreds. So like the others suggested look at petfinder and look at local shelters.
 

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Lab mixes and lab mix puppies are a dime a dozen at most shelters. You might not be able to determine for sure what they are mixed with but you should easily be able to find a pair of puppies that fit what you're looking for. There won't be a breed specific rescue for lab/rottie or lab/rhodie mixes because they are mutts and breed specific rescues concentrate on purebreds. So like the others suggested look at petfinder and look at local shelters.

Ditto to that. Lab mixes and Rottie mixes are extremely common in shelter.s
 

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That's not the case here, I've only seen a few and none were okay to go to a home with kids or cats. The vast majority of the dogs in the shelters around here are pit bulls, and I try not to discriminate against breeds but I don't want a pit bull.
 

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In the shelters around here we have pit bulls, labs, and mixes of those two breeds. Here in the shelters its difficult to find a dog thats something else.
 

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The labs go very quickly around here because there is a lot of rural land and the people here love retrieving and hunting dogs. I've visited all the local shelters and the young labs always have a list of people waiting to adopt them.

Having looked on petfinder.com and various local websites I turned to a forum, hoping that some day someone would have a litter of puppies that fit my description and would say: 'hey, I've got some, here's how to get two.' Until then I will keep looking in the local shelters, the local paper, and on petfinder.

Thanks for all your replies.
 

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Thanks, that's very helpful.

Actually, I've continued my search online and I've spotted a perfect dog - a young lab rottie mix, good with dogs and cats, that needs to be rescued from a shelter. Now I just have to endure 16 hours of torture until I can find out if he still needs a home.
 

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I went to see Bear today, he had come down with kennel cough so he was in quarantine. But we talked with the receptionist and she said that he's a very happy dog and the only people to have asked about him were a rescue/foster group. So I put my application in and I just have to wait another two weeks. They place their dogs with the best home so I'm fairly confident that he'll come with us.
 
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