It is with our deepest gratitude that we post these testimonials from our new owners who have aquired a Show Den dog or puppy. Thank you for opening your hearts and your homes and loving our dogs as much as we love them.
Maya is from out Brody x Sugar litter.
Maya lives with her family in Gainesville, FL
Just wanted to update you on Maya. Since we picked her up in August she has been getting big! Between Brody and Sugar we are expecting she will be a good sized pup. She has a very sweet personality and loves to play. She certainly LOVES and seeks attention. We brought her to a five week obedience program and she was the star of the group. She caught on to all her lessons the quickest and was usually used by the trainer to show everyone what they were supposed to do. She is very proficient with sit, lay down, stand, wait, leave it, stay, up, and off. Well, mostly proficient. She has a little stubborn streak and will sometimes decide she doesn't want to listen! We will be bringing her to a stage 2 obedience class in October.
We love her so much and are so happy we were able to get such a wonderful pup from you!
Paul and Jessica
Thought you would enjoy seeing a picture of Luca at 18 weeks old. When I took her for her first vet visit the Doctor asked if her parents were show dogs. That made my day.
Anyway, she's a super healthy 44 pounds and growing. Super disposition, she is with me at my feet all day while I'm working. She walks me 3 times a day, and most mportantly, she loves everyone. We took her to puppy school where she did great. Next week we start agility. Or, should I say "she starts agility," I'm going to try my best to keep up!
Russ & Rhonda
Luca is out of Brody x Sugar's litter and she lives with Russ & Rhonda is Tampa
Bo is from our repeat breeding of Rocky x Georgia
Bo lives with his family is Davie, FL
Thanks again for letting us spend so much time with the pups and for recommending Hefty/Bo. We talked on the way home and are sure he will be the best fit for us (although we wanted them all). I loved Rocky and his really fun personality. With a dad like Rocky and a mom like Georgia, we will have the best puppy anywhere. We will give him a great home. I attached a really cute photo of him. It actually looks like the one you have on your website.
Bo is doing really well, although he did his share of crying last night. He doesn't seem to care for the pen. The housebreaking is going really well. Thanks for the Head start.
This is another update on Bo. He is doing well. I had him in the Kiddie pool today. He absolutely loved it. Infact, it energized him. He is slowly adjusting to the crate, and the water bottles are perfect. Now on to the leash in a few days. He is so sweet. I can't wait to take him places.
Thanks again for everything.
Lucian is from our Turbo x Ruby litter
Lucian lives with his owner in Ft. Myers, FL
Lucian is wonderful!!!! He already knows his name. We are still working on crate training but I'm not rushing him. He really likes to jump in and out of the shower. Even when it's NOT bath time :) I just can't thank you enough. He is so great.
I know you probably get this a lot from the people who purchase puppies from you but thanks. Lucian is just wonderful! My dog trainer can't believe how quickly he learns, retains what he's already learned and he is constantly watching me instead of loosing focus like the other puppies.
Anyway, thanks again for everything
Cannon is from our Tommy x Georgia litter.
Cannon graduating from puppy obedience classes. Cannon lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with Wilson & Donna.
My name is Anna Wallén and I found your website through van Dalen Labradors. I absolutely "fell in love" with Tommy. What a handsome boy!!!!
When I read through your testimonials yesterday, I realized that I could have written the same letter that "Jill" did (see Jill's letter below). Just some "minor" changes - my husband, son (Marcus, 8 yrs old) and I live in Atlanta and we had to say goodbye to our 15 and 16 year old beloved furry friends (kids really) only a couple a months apart early last year. It was tough, but we are dog lovers, and we are now ready to open our hearts again to a new friendship and adventures. Before I get too excited and start rambling on about our family and previous dogs, do you still take reservations on the Tommy x Sugar litter due in August? We are interested in a male puppy.
Just wanted to let you know Charley is doing great! She has been such a joy. We have had a great week getting to know each other and I just love her. She is such a sweet girl. She has been walking, playing fetch...playing with other dogs and even went for a swim!! I have taken her downtown to breakfast a few times and she just sits at my feet like such a good young lady. She is a fast learner and oh so smart!!! Thank you again. I will keep you updated.
Charley is from our Tommy x Ruby litter.
Charley lives with Liz in Lake Worth, FL
Everything is going great, he is a very good dog, obedient, easy to train, good with people and other dogs.
Nicolas R Alvarez M.D.
Kronos is from our Tommy x Georgia litter.
Kronos lives with Dr. Alvarez in Miami, FL
Slider is such a great dog! Everyone loves him! He his doing great with training and more importantly Brett loves him! Slider is patient with Brett and his Autism. We start obedience training tomorrow. Slider is such a fast learner I know he will do great. He is growing so fast! I think he will be as big as his dad Tommy:) Thank you again for such a wonderful addition to our family!
The Cooney Family
John, Carrie, Tyler , Brett and Lauren
Slider is from our Tommy x Ruby litter.
Slider lives with the Cooney family in Naples, FL
My name is Jill and I have been researching Labrador breeders for the past few months. I lost my 14 year old Chocolate Labrador 2 1/2 years ago. As with most dog owners after their pet passes they replace them quickly. I am not like most dog owners. My heart was broken & I didn't want to take on a new puppy unless I knew without a doubt that my heart was open to love a new dog. I have been looking for a specific look and temperament with my next Labrador. Finding "Chip" was dumb luck! He was an English bred Labrador with many show champions in his pedigree. I have searched the country for a specific look in a Labrador. My heart was set on a chocolate until I came across your website. I fell in love with the look of your labs & the detail in which you described your breeding program. My husband & two daughters, Peyton (8) & Laney(7) live in Stevenson Ranch California. I am a stay at home mom with a large yard & pool. We had a reef built into our pool so "Chip" could get in and out of the pool as he aged. I don't believe that animals should be left outside to become after thoughts for the family. I know it is very important that children have a dog & companion in their lives. I am also aware that properly training your pet is an investment you must make. I trained "Chip" with the help of a professional dog trainer who came twice a week and gave me the tools to train & praise my dog. I would love to speak with you regarding a future litter after the first of the year. If you have planned litters for 2012 I would be very interested.
Dixie is a wonderful puppy- very calm, quite smart, and amazingly perceptive. Belle took to her immediately and they have become inseparable buddies. I take both of them for a short walk together in the morning and evening, and she is becoming comfortable swimming in the pool. Although she is only 10 weeks old today, it feels like she has been part of the family much longer. Tomorrow I will be taking her to our vet’s Puppy Kindergarden- a 7 week class for socializing and teaching them all the basics. We love her so much. I will send more pictures soon.
Best regards, Marsha
Dixie getting settled in at her new home. Dixie is one of the puppies out of our Hailey x Teddy litter.
No problems for Dixie getting settled in.
Dixie lives with her new owners Marsha & Claude in Sanibel, FL
Hi Karen & Kathy!
Just wanted to let you know that Trinity made it to Naples! She slept most of the way! She and Bobby are getting along great.......they are sniffing each other and slowly getting to know each other. I will give you a full report in a few days. Talk to you soon! Thanks.
Trinity (right) at her new home in Naples, FL with her buddy Bobby
The dogs are loving each other....we refer to Trinity as "HOLY TRINITY" because she is working miracles for Bobby. She is a gift......we love her.
Trinity's new owners are Susan and Scott, Naples Florida
We did make it back safely Friday night. She was WONDERFUL in the car, and Mike joked that she was more tolerant of the 8 hr drive than I was, lol. We've named our little girl, Mia, and have had so much fun with her these past few days. She constantly keeps us laughing. She is also picking up basic commands SO quickly, she is such a smart dog! We absolutely love her. We really enjoyed meeting you and Kathy, I hope you'll let us know if you're ever in Tallahassee! I'll attach a couple of Mia's latest pictures! She is too photogenic!! =c) Although you will probably notice her nose looks spotted, that's just water, she still loves playing IN, rather than drinking from, her water bowl, lol. Hope the rest of the puppies got off to their new homes well.
Mia at her new home. Mia is one of our puppies from the Rocky x Georgia litter
Mia's new owners are Lindsey and Mike, Tallahassee, FL
Peaches is great! She is going potty in the yard and did not cry last night, sleeping next to her new sister, Pinkie. We bought a playpen and while she prefers to be free, she is OK with it. Besides loving her food and treats, she loves to stay inside the house. You did an excellent job because she really is getting the hang of the potty training, comes when we call her and is very socialized.
Thanks for all your support.
Faith & Richard
Peaches is one of our puppies from the Rocky x Georgia litter
Peaches lives in Miami, Florida with her new owners Faith & Richard
Well we all made it home safely, it took us about 41/2hrs. with stopping and resting. The puppy did great! We love him! He is bringing so much joy to our home. He is so so so cute! We love him and can't take our eyes off of him, he is bringing us so much joy. He is doing great-he loves my cold floors!
We have decided to name him Max and he is responding to his new name along with puppy.
We will keep you all posted on his progress-he is such a blessing to us! Thank you for everything.
Linda, Christopher, Zachary and Luke
Max is one of our puppies from the Rocky x Georgia litter
Max lives with his new family Linda, Christopher, Zachary and Luke in Orlando, FL
First of all, let me start by saying that I am so in love with her. She throws her paws around my neck and kisses my lips and I am in Heaven. She is a wonderful girl. Luna and Lilly didn't fit her. Barry decided we should pay tribute to Rocky and so we named her after her father - Roxy. We are doing well with the house training-she doesn't like the grass too much. Prefers the patio, but I will have the grass cut today and maybe that will be more to her liking. We had our vet check up this morning and she was a star. We showed Dr Dee Rocky's photos and he couldn't get over how gorgeous he and his daughter are.
All the best-
Roxy is one of our puppies from the Rocky x Georgia litter
Roxy lives with her new owners Robin & Barry in Hollywood, FL
Hope you guys are doing well. Mia is fantastic, adorable and we couldn’t love her more!! Here are some new photos! This is not only one of my favorite ‘Mia’ shots, but one of my favorite ‘Labrador’ shots, what gorgeous dogs you breed!!
Yesterday I indicated that I would like to be placed on the list for a female puppy out of Hailey’s litter due in early April. Based on what I have seen on your website, I am very excited about the possibility of getting one of your puppies. I am willing to wait until June for the right puppy. Thank you for your time and patience.
PS: There are so many lab breeders on the internet, but so many of their websites either read like used car salesmen or just don’t provide any information. You have one of the best websites I have seen.