Dr. Greg Cook (Our vet for over 20 yrs., lab lover) Broadway Animal Hospital Phone: 607-734-1272
Here are some letters from some of our many pleased clients. Sometimes it’s good for you to hear what OTHER people say about our dogs instead of us… (we are pleased to report we get letters like this almost DAILY!!)
Hello EM family!
Just an update on our beautiful girl Josie (Daizy/Devon). She started Therapy Dog class last Thursday and did great! She is the youngest one in class. We have 7 more weeks then she will take her test in July. She is quite the ham! She can turn on lights, bring dirty clothes to the washer, bring my walking shoes when it is time to walk, sit pretty ,etc. She participated during the Special Olympics and was loved by all. She will be a great Therapy Dog! Will keep you updated!
Georgianna, Len and Josie
Dear Donna, Dear Annastasia,
Here is a quick update on our new edition Brodie.
Brodie is doing very well and adjusting to the new environment.
He is a great mix of playful, mischievous and mellow.
He plays hard and sleeps hard ;-).
Brodie gets on well with our other dogs, especially with Grace (picture,) as you can see.
He still needs to adjust to South Florida heat, therefore he’s drinking gallons of water. That makes the housebreaking part quite a challenge ;-).
We are very much in love with him.
We will keep you postet and send more pictures throughout his growing process.
Thank you so much for letting us be part of you great lab family.
Kirsten & Martin
Dear Endless Mountain Labs:
Just wanted to let you know that the yellow female puppy from Julia/Manny litter is settling well into our family and doing fantastic. We have named her Harley Laine Horst.
Here are some pics below with my preschooler, Griffyn (4 yrs). Harley is sweet, so very smart and easily trainable, and my son is in love with her, she makes our family happy. She has slept through the night from the very first night she came home with us about 3 weeks ago, is already pretty well potty-trained (we have a fenced in yard) and is fine off-lead, comes on command, even from 1/2 a mile or more away.
Thanks so much for breeding and raising such wonderful Labradors. I anticipate we’re going to have a long, wonderful life together!
Good morning Donna and Anastasia-
I just wanted to send a few photos of our Otis (Kitty/Sterling) acclimating to his new home. It has been a great week for all of us! He has been such a good puppy… Perfect mix of playful and mellow! He loves playing outside and chasing the birds and leaves or playing catch with the tennis ball. Then he’ll come back inside and cuddle up for a long nap. Our children are in love and so are we! He’s adjusting so well; we couldn’t be happier! We’ll continue to send some photos as he grows. Thank you so much.
Thank you first for giving us the most beautiful loving lab ever, peanut is not a little peanut any more but one of the best dogs ever. Second for installing the love of caring for animals in Megan she starts her vet tech job Monday. It started with her helping you on weekends when she was in high school. Thank you for being a friend. You, Jonathan and Liv will always hold a special place in my heart!–Eileen Herbert 04/12/15
Hello Annastasia & Donna,
Just had to send you this latest pic of our sweet puppy Jake (Tara/Mackie) today…he reminds us of his beautiful daddy more & more with every passing day!
He also loves swimming with his sister Emma. We’ll take a “sunny” 80 degree April day in Pittsburgh anytime! Lol!
Thank you again for our precious boy…can’t count how many times he makes my heart smile each & every day! ❤️
I thought I’d write and share how lovely our household has been since we brought Zarley (Reese/Queenie) home from Endless Mountain on December 21st 2014. He is such a delightful, pleasant, playful, calm, zany, and charming fellow. We have a 18 month old black lab girl Zoey who was quite hyper and a bit unladylike and having Zarley there has helped her become more proper and tender and gentle with everyone especially my 7 year old son who she’d always just torture as she just needed to play all day long. Her energy level was beyond excessive, we couldn’t keep her busy enough, having Zarley to hang out with, and his very calm demeanor has given our entire family hope and excitement. We adore and love him to pieces. He hates to be alone, and he loves just parking at and on our feet, even if they’ve only been there for just 2 seconds, he’ll follow us and park and it’s cute when I have to keep moving and he has to keep readjusting to our movement. He is great with the kids, and he loves that my son gets down and plays with him on the floor often throughout the day. He’s a food hog though, I’ve never seen such a hungry dog. We want to thank you, for your dedication to raising quality stellar English labs with a temperament as calm and peaceful as they are.
We just wanted to share a brief note with you about Mickey. Donna and I can’t even begin to tell you how many times we have been stopped and asked where we got such a beautiful Labrador. We always say ” the best breeder you could go to. Endless Mt. Labradors.” Hope spreading the word helps. Mickey is such a good boy. We are so proud of him and how he is growing. The puppy known as Chunk is now 80 lbs. He is a strong boy and hopefully outgrowing his allergies. We wanted to thank you for being the best at what you do and bringing Mickey into our lives. Again we are deeply saddened by Mackie’s passing and could only hope that Mickey grows into the representative of the breed he was. He was the first face we saw when we came to visit. Thanks again and wishing you the best, Howie and Donna 3/28/15
Hi Donna and Ana,
I’ve seen via Facebook that it’s national puppy day, so I thought I send a few pictures of Tucker (Hope & Hero) now 5 months old!! The chocolate lab next to Tucker is his big sister, Rogan. They play together the majority of each day and are the best of buds! Tucker is an amazing dog with a wonderful disposition and the best companion we could ask for! We are so happy he’s part of our family! Thank you for breeding such wonderful Labs!!!
The Dean family~Durango, CO 3/23/15
Hi Donna and Annastasia!
I wanted to give you a long overdue update on Suki. She is almost 10 months old now and she is every one of the amazing things that everyone has said about their EM labs. She’s smart, beautiful, calm, well behaved, and definitely part human. She has really been easy. I have two boys, 2 and 4, who she adores and who worship her. I take her hiking and to the dog park every day and let her ride in the car with me while I do all my errands. We’re doing an intermediate obedience class now and we’ll definitely go through advanced because she loves it so much. The few issues I had with her all quickly went away. She was very mouthy the first month and then not all. She used to run up to everyone and jump up and like clockwork as soon as she had her first heat cycle she became a calm, polite adult. She used to be very dominant with other dogs as a puppy but now she’s just very confident.
If dogs are mean to her she just holds her ground and in no time she makes everyone her friend. It’s quit e remarkable. I also think that her confidence, rather than submissiveness, is just what our family needed. The boys crawl all over her and she just loves them more for it. She’s also only barked about a ten times since we’ve had her. She doesn’t make a peep…I’ve never known another dog so quiet. As for her looks, she’s absolutely stunning. Everyone things she’s a male, which I love : ) She’s 75 pounds of solid bone and muscle. I think she could even stand to put on another 10 pounds before she’s filled out completely. We joke that she’s part angus cow. I plan to go through atleast another few heat cycles with her as it was really easy. She just lazes around the house and doesn’t mind the diapers at all. I could of course go on and on but I’m sure you have to read many of these emails a day! Thank you so, so much for her. I recommend you to everyone and hopefully in the future we’ll get Suki a brother from you too. If you have any pictures from her siblings I’d looove to see them.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Suni Aboughaddareh 3/21/15
Donna, I have to say thank you…to you and your ongoing work and dedication to the breed. I have had Labs since the early 1970’s. Good dogs and I have loved them all. We have 2 other
Labs that we love however Spencer is so unique. From the day we brought him home! We never had a puppy go up and down the steps at 8 weeks like he did. He is independent,
not needy or frightened of new things. Playful, happy and just makes us laugh at his enthusiasm every day. What a difference he has been. Smart, eager to please and just a joy to be around.
He is sensitive to our body language and hand signals without us trying to teach him. He is a natural. The first time we allowed him in a swimming area he just went in and followed his dog brothers.
We have never seen this with any of our prior dogs. It just proves that it is all in the breeding program. Also you mentioned Flint River food and the benefits. Spencer has perfect white teeth, a beautiful
coat, and no odor! We do have to wipe our dogs off after running outside some days but they only need a bath every 3 of 4 months. We used to bath our dogs every other week. We found it necessary due to their doggie odor.
We do not have that issue any more since we feed Flint River to all three of them. It is amazing! Again that you for your kindness and your breeding program. I will send some new pictures soon, to add to the collection of other happy dogs.
Sheron Row 3/21/15
Hi, I thought I’d send a few shots of Lux. He is growing to be such a big boy. Today he turns 9 mos. old, but it seems like he has been with us a life time. he is such a part of the family. We love him dearly. Loves playing in the snow,especially chasing snowballs. He sleeps like he hasn’t a care in the world as you can see from one picture. He has the thickest most beautiful coat of fur we’ve seen. There is a wavy patch down his back. He is smart, playful, funny. Does it sound like we enjoy him? Yes, we do. Enjoy following you on Facebook and reading the different articles printed. Thank you for a great pal !!! Dave & Elaine Duschang 2/28/15
Hello EML, just wanted to give you updated on our beautiful girl Josie (Daizy/Devon). What a character! Josie is attending school weekly for obedience and ‘home schooling’. In home schooling Josie is learning how to turn on lights, retreiving items such as TV remotes, slippers etc, picking up her toys at night and learning to wipe her own feet. What a ham! She is flying through the lessons! We are very proud and look forward to what new trick she will learn. She starts ‘therapy dog’ classes in the spring! The photo is Josie giving the ‘stare’prior to our daily walks. They are the highlights of her day. Thanks for all you do, Len, georgianna and Josie Lingar 2/16/15
I was ordering some Bully Sticks for Hailey on the Flint River site and came across a link for Endless Mountains. It has been a while and I wanted to give you an update on Hailey. She is now 20 months old and wonderful Lab. She is absolutely beautiful and her temperament is amazing. Literally – everybody loves Hailey. She is smart as a whip and friendly to everyone.
Thanks again for an amazing puppy – she has been a fantastic addition to our family since day one.
PS – I attached a couple of pictures of Hailey – thought you might want to see how she has grown. She looks just like her Mom. I remember when we came to pick up Hailey we meet Elise and she had a toy in her mouth the entire time. When we have visitors, Hailey runs to her toy box and grabs a toy that she brings to greet people. Just like her Mom.
Hi Donna and Annastasia!
Thought you would like to see some pictures of Vinny and Eleanor. They LOVE the snow!! Eleanor will bark at us until we make a snowball and throw it for her to catch. Vinny has to be bribed with treats to come back in the house if there is snow. I meant to send the other picture around the holidays. Hope all is well!
Hi Anastasia, Donna and Jonathan,
Finley (Erica & Mackie) was three months old yesterday and part of our family for exactly one of those months. What a joy she is! From Day 1, she has charmed her way into our hearts: A quick study and so willing to please, playful and loving.
After a few whimpers in the car as we left the Endless Mountains, she settled right down and slept most of the way home, a four hour trip. She has slept through the night, with no accidents, since Day 1. (That’s a gift we’ll take!) And we’re coming along pretty well with the potty training. She’ll sit by the sliding door in her gated part of the kitchen, give a little whine or bark, and that’s our clue. (Of course, she has also been known to do that just when she’d like to get outside for awhile, with no need to go.)
She understands a sharp “no” and has learned that when we go out, she must first sit down by the door and wait for the leash to be fastened, and the same when we come back in. Puppy classes start this evening, so it will be fun to see what new things she’ll learn.
We are so happy that we found Endless Mountain Labradors. How grateful we are for our beautiful little pup and are confident that she will be yet another shining reflection of your careful breeding.
Finley – early January 2015.
Peggy and Ron Gregg 1/13/15
Today this handsome man turned one year old. I can hardly believe how fast the time has gone. He is such a wonderful dog. He loves the snow! He plows his head in it, rolls in it, and makes snow “doggies” in it. He just got back from a 5 day “vacation” to the cabin in Bedford County with dad. They had a great time taking hikes and playing in the snow. The pink pig rib flavored nylabone in the picture was his birthday present. He loves it! He has had a great year. He learned how to swim and to water fowl hunt. He is a great companion, and we can’t wait to celebrate many more birthdays with him. Mackie would be proud of the man that his son is becoming! Thank you EML for raising these beautiful labs.
Christy, Tim and family 1/11/15
PS Look at that beautiful face. It receives lots of kisses everyday!
Dear Donna and Anastasia,
Hope you are well! We just wanted to write and let you know how great it has been since we picked up Bear (Sicily/Spencer male). Each morning after eating breakfast, he grabs a toy and sits in one of our laps while we have our morning coffee and watch the news. He has been such a joy and is such a relaxed dog. He loves his Flint River Ranch lamb millet (does jump spins while we get it ready in his bowl) and his favorite treats are vanilla greek yogurt, baby carrots and ice cubes. On Thanksgiving he laid around all day, surrounded by a wild household of 18 people. Everyone kept remarking that they have never seen a puppy act so calm. We’ve had so many people on the streets comment on his beautiful coat and rich chocolate color. Sometimes he gives us a look that we have coined “the Spencer look” since his face looks so much like his dad’s in that moment. We just love him so much and wanted to say hi and thanks for breeding such wonderful dogs! Attached are some pictures for your viewing pleasure! Happy Holidays!
Dan & Kate McKenna 01/08/15
Our 10 year old boy from Doc and his new buddy who we picked up Saturday. Both exhausted from playing together. Love at first sight for them both. Our new puppy was awesome on the way home. Slept all night too!! Love the puppy essential oil spray! Jill Pankosky 12/7/14
Ladies, we are calling Oakley the Thanksgiving Miracle. We had a 4 hour ride home in blizzard like conditions and other than 10 minutes total or so of whining he either slept peacefully or enjoyed chewing on his toys. Happily plopped into the snow upon arriving home and peed. He did pee as soon as we brought him in too but that’s probably because he was too cold outside in those conditions. Otherwise, we could have walked him more. After playing more at home, during which we introduced him to his crate using his toys – guess what he did? The pic tells it all! Thanks for a great experience! We’ll keep you updated. Warm regards, the Haldeman Family 11/26/14
This is our beautiful boy from Doc. Also our girl from Twila and Legacy. Both dogs raised in a house with older kids and adults. I have a great nephew and 2 great nieces. These dogs are amazing with them!!! They are very protective of them and love them so much. They are like little “nanny’s” Following them around (could be for the food they drop). We can’t wait to add our new boy from Scotch and Cello to our family!!!
Jill Pankosky 11/25/14
I wanted to send you this photo of Angus, who we got from you some 9 + years ago, and Lola, who we got from you about 4 months ago. Stacey said that Angus was Lola’s great, great Uncle.
I’m 58, and have had dogs my entire life. We’ve had Labs during our family years, which is pushing 30 years. These two are, far and away, the finest dogs I’ve ever lived with. Lola, in particular, is an amazing dog. She is the finest dog I’ve ever had in the family. She has such a sweet, loving disposition. She is a lover! Lola is also incredibly intelligent. And, most importantly, she is so easy to train, that it’s a joy to behold. She wants to know what we expect of her, and can’t wait to comply! Our Vet, who is a grad of U. Penn., was beyond impressed with Lola’s lines and health.
Thank you for what I know has been many years of dedication to finding, and breeding the finest Labrador Retrievers on the planet. I’d never even think of getting a Lab from anyone by Endless Mountain Labradors.
Best wishes for a wonderful holidays to you, and your family.
Don Newman 11/22/14
Here is a recent picture of our baby boy. He is almost 2! Where does the time go? We love him to pieces! He is the best!
Hope all is well.
Zackie (Ruby x Mackie)
Hi Donna and Annastasia,
This was our little Laney in her Halloween costume. It is a little small on her , she grew from the day we bought which was only a week prior, must be that Flint River Ranch. Hope this makes you smile.
She us doing very good in puppy preschool. The trainer uses her to demonstrate to the class when she is showing new trained behaviors. Me and Chris are like proud parents. We can’t that you guys enough.
Dear Donna and Annastasia and our Endless family,
Happy Fall! We hope you are enjoying the season in your beautiful “neck of the woods”. Here in Tidewater Va, Autumn is making her arrival in typical leisurely fashion. Libbie LOVES the new brisk air and swirling leaves. She is, through and through, a cold weather girl.
How fun to see her pictures in the recent blog! The big girl panties picture cracks me up. She took the whole ‘being in heat’
experience in stride. Gotta love the Endless Mt. Labrador temperament all the more at times like that!
I don’t know how to properly put into words how Libbie has changed our lives. We are completely spellbound by her beauty, kindness, loving grace, and warmth, every single day. Not one day goes by that we are touched deeply by how blessed we are to have her with us. She is truly our angel dog.
As has been her nature from day one, she continues to spread exuberant joy to everyone she meets, old, young, dog, human, friends and strangers alike. She livens up every class she takes, bringing laughter to each teacher and dog owner, adding levity and fun to the group.
They ALL love Libbie. She enters wagging, smiling, turning inside out to say hello and give her kisses. She “bows”, then lays on the floor when greeting all children and babies… And when she met a dog with paralyzed back legs. Libbie instinctively knows when to be extra gentle.
She is a true ambassador of love and grace.
We are continuing our weekly classes because she enjoys them so. She is in a continuous Graduate Novice class. She is doing her mama proud with her 4 minute down stays and 2 minute sit stays, beautiful heeling, recalls, and figure 8’s. And she’s getting the hang of the (not too high!) jumps too! Last week her friend Nixie’s owner called her “the flying Labrador”. She also still has a LOT of puppy in her. She’d like nothing more than to take off with a squeaky toy and engage the class to corral her. Butt in the air, toy in her mouth, chin on the floor..gesturing..”Come on..I dare ya!”
How do we thank you for the gift of Libbie? My heart melts searching for a way!
Can’t believe it’s been over a year since we brought her home. What a blessing of a year it has been! In a year of two, our dream is to bring another Endless Mt. Labbie into our lives. Maybe a baby brother for Libbie to nurture and love.
I’ll include some recent pictures of our dear girl..our angel.. our blessing.
We hope you both, and your families are happy and well!
Sending wags, kisses, hugs and love,
Libbie, Mary Bradford and Clint 11/3/14
Just wanted to send some updated pictures of the boys. Keb (Scotch and Misty Mae) and Seeger (Tara & Mackie) are getting along marvelously! Keb is now 8 months old and Seeger is 4 months old. We are so happy to have 2 EML labs! They are both wonderful. Seeger is the most well behaved puppy we have ever had. He is such a good puppy that he goes to work with us everyday and hangs out in the office. I am so happy that he is so good and chocolate! It really is blowing the minds of those that think chocolates are crazy labs!!! And wow is he beautiful!
We had an exciting day. Raven got her first limit of pheasants (3 roosters). Thought it was time to send a photo and give you and update. She is a remarkable dog in so many ways. She is a perfect companion, house dog and all around good buddy. We have to remind ourselves she is only 10 months old, she is doing so well. She is very obedient, loves attention, takes hand signals, looks to you for attention in the field, has a great nose, has perfect range, and the only time she isn’t carrying something in her mouth is when she is sleeping. She is a pure joy to be around and has blended in with our two other dogs really nicely. Thanks again, couldn’t be more pleased.
Jennifer and Todd Felton
P.S. – If you ever need a reference please don’t hesitate to contact us.
(Rio and Lana’s pup)
Hi Donna and Annastasia
Just wanted to share with you a picture of Murphy (Vegas x Atlas) who is now 16 months old. Here he is, after playing in the mud on a beautiful fall day.
Murphy is such a wonderful dog – always happy and so loving. We have several friends who got lab puppies about the same time as we brought home Murphy. Murphy, by far, is the most handsome of any of the dogs and has the perfect personality to match. He is fun-loving and playful yet obedient when he needs to be. But at 83 lbs., he doesn’t really realize that he isn’t a lap dog!
Murphy and our 2 1/2 year old French Bulldog Maddie are the best of friends. Despite the size difference, Maddie is clearly the boss!
Thank you so much for Murphy. Not a day goes by that we are not so thankful that he is part of our family. We tell everyone about Endless Mountain. You have the best labs!!!!
Susan and Todd
Shaker Heights, Ohio 10/27/14
Hello All at EML,
We were on vacation this summer in OBX, NC and had some family shots taken. When the photographer got down on her knee for a different angle, she couldn’t have known that is the international Labrador signal for ‘come to me’. This is one of the most fun shots we got. The photographer used it on her blog and a reality company she works with has asked to use it too. Maybe I’m biased but she really is a beaut! Grace was so good on the beach; she didn’t bother others (much) and would swim as far out as we were.
She chased birds and dug holes. Sounds like a great vacation to me. This is a Lynette/Hero puppy from 2/2011.
Dear Donna and Annastasia,
Here is a recent photo of our beautiful Laney. Thank you so much for blesses us with the little girl. She has brought us such joy this last month. She is so sweet and so smart. She even walks great on a leash. She is starting puppy preschool next Saturday. And also is attending her first Halloween party. She is going to be a pumpkin, we hope she wins best costume.
She loves people and other dogs. She is so well behaved. Thank you again for raising such beautiful dogs. My husband and I are are just in love with her. I truly don’t know how after being in the company of her you don’t believe that there is a God.
Here is one more from out trip. I told Abby place, pointed to the rock, we work on that a lot, it’s at 8,800 feet at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. She was not allowed on the trails here, so she greeted people as the entered the trail from her “place”.
Hi Donna and Anastasia,
In honor of National Black Dog day we wanted to write and tell you all about our first few days with Jet. We love him so very much and already can’t imagine our family without him. He has brought countless smiles, laughter and love to our home. Jet is the sweetest puppy ever. He loves being around people and has been the highlight of a couple of soccer games and practices. Everyone has been in awe over him. Jet had a wonderful visit with our vet this morning. He’s playing, eating and sleeping beautifully. Thank you so much for all that you do for Labradors and for providing our family with Endless love!
Heather, Jeff, Caroline and Parker Hayter 10/1/14
Just wanted to send you a recent picture of the most loved dog on our planet…… George. Thank you again for the work that you do at Endless Mountain. This dog amazes us every day.
Laura and Scott Hawthorne 9/27/14
Here she is! Lady Bling exactly 1 week after we brought her home.
Our lives have changed…and for the better. What a joy she is!!! And what a good puppy
for 9 weeks old, and yes, very smart and determined…no shrinking
Kudos to Endless Mountain Labradors…
Best to all – Linda 9/27/14
We have some great new pics of Barnaby (Mackie x Loretta). He is now 8 months old and weighs 60lbs. He gets comments of how beautiful he is everywhere we go, which is quite flattering
The beaches of New England are now open to dogs since the summer is over, so he has taken his turf back.