Find a good breeder. Visit them. Meet them - see their attitude. Are they dog lovers - or a business through and through. You often can't visit the litters, but you can gauge the conditions.
Polish bred labs are usually great if you choose the right breeder. There are two kennel clubs - you choose the accredited one if you want to show, and the other if you don't. The smaller kennel club is smaller and there is some inbreeding and greater number of litters......
My lab is from the second - cousins mated 4 generations ago. but this is standard.
Hind hips extensively checked and rechecked. one A1, one A2. Cracking breeder at 800 zl for a pedigree lab pup from American heritage.
Husband and wife team. Tops. Luzino, Pomorskie.
They have a mixed rep on the net, but I visited them, conditions are A1, and this, my third lab, is the best I have had. The other two were British bred - should I say in-bred, and very expensive kennel club prize-winning pedigree, aka total waste of dosh if not showing..
PS: Dogs are the go, not ******* - less aggro. (biatches MODS - that's what female dogs are called....)
Sympathy to the other poster - but a tad naive in retrospect. It is a disgrace how some "owners" breed big dogs in flats and the like. In a just world such people should be banned from keeping dogs for 10 years.
it's very important to get a hip score -- an assurance from a vet
Mmm - the pup MOT is open to abuse apparently.....