I agree with the rescue suggestion. I check the MB, SK, and AB list on petfinder daily, as I'm trying to wear hubby down for puppy #3!! There are a TON of lab pups out there, and if your not looking for a show dog, it feels great to give one a good home! I was absolutely set on getting a purebred boxer pup initially, but once I got on the rescue sites and saw how many wonderful dogs people just threw away, my mind changed immediately! Now, my breed of choice is lab mutts that some other stupid human decided wasn't good enough for them! A friend got a purebred choc lab from SK and I think they paid $900, and I've heard $600-$800 for black or golden. Good luck, whichever way you decide to go.