Dr. Greg Cook (Our vet for over 20 yrs., lab lover)
Broadway Animal Hospital
Hope these references help…Here are some letters from some of our many pleased clients…sometimes its 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!!)
Hi Donna & Anastasia!
Mercy is tuckered out in this pic…. She is an absolute delight and, without a doubt, smarter than your average bear! She’s already figured out to go to the patio door and nudge the bells when she needs to go outside!!!! She loves going places to meet all sorts of people …especially the Starbucks drive-thru… And she loves snow! Needless to say, we love her very, very much. Her name fits her well and, in some ways , she shows signs of being an old soul of sorts… Almost like she was sent for a reason (?). We’ll keep you posted….this dog is unusually special.
Because you asked to let you know about puppy kindergarten I could not wait to tell you this. Libbie had her first class on Saturday. She loved it..
but she loves everything and everyone so we were not surprised. But what was a lovely surprise was this: after observing Libbie before the class got started and while she was getting toys out for the puppies to play with, the trainer asked me if I would consider training Libbie to become a therapy dog. I just looked at her as if to say “Really? You only just met her.” And I told her that I had read about the requirements and that sort of thing and that if it she was suitable and it worked out, that I’d definitely consider it, adding, “Can you tell so soon if a dog is a good fit for that type of training?” And without a second of hesitation she said “Yes. She has the perfect temperament for it. I can tell right away if a dog has the disposition.”. She went on to explain some of what is taught, such as “learning to go down to the floor when greeting a young child”. As if on cue, a little 2 yr old toddler entered the training room with his parents and approached Libbie.
Libbie took one look at him, smiled, wagged her entire body, dipped her head gently and went straight to the floor. “Like that”, the trainer said. Just like that. The baby patted her tummy while Libbie just looked up at him – tail sweeping the floor nonstop..but she didn’t jump or jolt or throw her paws up or do anything remotely rough.
Although I could tell she would have really enjoyed a romp!
Needless to say I was SO happy to hear the trainer’s glowing remarks about Libbie on our first day..in our first minutes of class. We are practicing our new lessons but mostly we are looking forward to going back to the fun of socializing.
I’ll keep you posted.
Have a great day!
Love to Donna and all of the Endless Lab family, from Libbie and the Whites 11/25/13
Dear Annastasia and Donna,
Just wanted to pass on a little hello from Libbie to you. She is doing beautifully. At her appointment last week she weighed
32 lbs. the vet said she was in excellent health and a good weight.
Happily, she was extremely easy to crate train and house train. NEVER had an accident. As the photo below will show, she enjoys her crate time.
I took this picture a few minutes ago…just hanging out in her downstairs crate.
It is a joy to walk her around the neighborhood!
She adores children and other dogs and wants to greet and spread her boundless puppy love to everyone she meets.
She’s going to thoroughly delight being in puppy kindergarten class!
She “sits” like a champ and “comes” most of the time..:) especially if she knows there is a treat involved. She’s also learned “down”.
Thanks so much for all the
toys that came with her crate package..they are a hit. Especially thanks for the Nylabones. They are her pacifiers. She HAS to have one handy all the time. Baby teeth are falling out now. And thanks for all the tips and advice on the web site and in the newsletter.
We are looking forward to taking her to Clint’s parents for Thanksgiving – she is a joy to us all.
I hope you and your families will have a blessed Thanksgiving..with love and warmth and comfort in abundance!
We are very thankful for the blessing you have given us in our sweet Libbie girl and for the kindness you have shown us since the first day we contacted you last Spring!
It truly feels divine and we are humbled.
From our house to yours…
with love and gratitude filling our hearts,
Mary Bradford, Clint and Libbie 11/20/13
Hello Anastasia and Donna,
I wanted to give you an update on Katie!
She is doing great! She is a joy to our family and she adores her big sister Holly.
She is potty trained already and is sitting, down, come, stay, give me paw, fetch and we are working on some new commands. All this at a little over four months old! She is so eager to please and so easy to train!
Thank you, we are very grateful for our new addition to the family!
Donna Mead and Family 11/2/13
Thank you for another great newsletter! The article about getting a new dog after you lose one was something I struggled with 4 years ago when I lost my girl Zoe. I am so thankful still to this day that I stumbled upon Endless Mountain Labs! My girl Carley (Essence / Romeo 2009) is the love our lives and we got her right after Zoe passed away! It really helped to heal. It was funny because when I brought Carley home I still felt a little guilty about getting her and that afternoon when I was vacuuming I moved a couch and found a bone of Zoe’s under the couch. I just felt like that was a little sign from Zoe that we could welcome Carley into our home. Thank you for helping us to heal!
Tawni Connor 10/16/13
I want to share pictures of Zoey (Quill and Manny, 12/10/12). She’s a wonderful dog. Sweet, smart, and very good. She’s so good that sometimes I forget she’s only 10 months old! We’re having so much fun with her. She loves to swim, ride in the truck, snooze on the couch, and pick apples (see the picture!)
Cassie Dembosky 10/9/13
Shadow is from Manny and Quill and Lava is from Velvet and Preston. They are truly the BEST dogs ever. We talk about it as a family all the time. We can’t believe that other people think their EM labs are the best. We are amazed EVERYDAY by their intelligence, unconditional love, unique personalities, loyalty ……. I could go on and on. There is NO better!!!!! We love them to the moon and back.
Michele Howarth 10/3/13
Hi, Richard Stern here. I just wanted to tell you my Bear is six months old now and I have never loved or been loved by a dog like this in my life time. He is so sweet and loving besides being very smart. My wife and I just want to thank you for adding 10x more love in our home because of Bear. Thanks, Richard Stern.
I have a very exciting update for you on my boy Grady (Ben x Blanche whelped 12/5/2006). Last Sunday, August 17, 2013 at the YCDTC obedience trial, Grady finished his Utility Dog Excellent title. We finished his Utility Dog title back in March 2012. We qualified for the first time at the LRCP in April of that same year. Just 16 months later we have all 10 qualifying scores. If your not up to date on the requirements for obedience, a team has to qualify in both Open and Utility at the same show to earn one leg, 10 are needed for the title.
I remember the day we picked Grady up from you. You said he was a very laid back puppy and that he is. That is also why he is an exceptional therapy dog. But, he is also very forgiving of me in my training mistakes. Like most people who train in obedience we have to be willing to take steps backwards to fix something that just isn’t working out the way we would like. When that has happened he just excepts what I say and changes his actions to make me happy I suppose. He is very loyal to me in the ring and in everyday life. Grady is the first dog I’ve trained at this level and I wouldn’t trade him for the world. So I am very proud to add the letters UDX to the back of his name. He is truly a blessing to have in my life and he has taught me many things.
So for now we will keep training to get the rest of the points needed to acquire the title of Obedience Master and I am also teaching him to track. He loves to use his nose!
Endless Mts. Five Point Grady UDX GO VER RAE THD CGC
Linda Gantert 08/23/13
Hope you and your family are doing well, I would like to thank you for the opportunity of the purchase of the puppy back in July, he is doing very well we have named him Hauss, he reminds me so much of my older dog Harley, Hauss is a very advanced dog of his age / retrieving, I have him working on blind retrieves already, and he takes hand signals very well for a dog of his age, I started him on obedience training yesterday, hope in two weeks it will be complete, next step is gun training, and I think he will be ready for his first duck season this year, will start getting some pictures together, and send them your way, Hauss is a very good looking lab. Talk to you soon.
Kevin Unsel 08/15/13
We Board Labs in our home in Huntington, Long Island. I’ve just said goodbye to NORTON, a lovely 2 year old chocolate Lab owned by (Owner’s name omitted for privacy!). He boarded with us for 6 days and he was such a delight!
As is my tradition, I post videos and photos of our guest dogs while they are “vacationing” with us and had a customer admire him and ask who his breeder was, so I’ve passed along your contact information to her.
I have several customers with your dogs and I love them all. Good job breeding!
We Board Labs, Inc.
Drop offs & pick ups, by appointment, between 9am and 4pm please
Donna and staff,
Thank you very much for the privilege to own one of your puppies. We have been in love with the breed for many years, however Spencer is terrific. He is sleeping every night from 11PM to 6AM without a sound or an accident in his crate. We have not had an accident in the house,he likes to ride in the vehicles and Fit right in with his “dog” brothers. We took him to our Vet on Monday night for his well puppy visit and everyone spoke of the beauty and calmness he displayed. Thank you again for your ongoing contribution to great puppies.
Jim and Sheron Row 07/24/13
I felt I had to let you know a little something after a visit to the vet with Layla the other week.
We have moved recently and have found a new wonderful veterinary practice.Layla needed a routine visit for vaccines.The Dr entered the room and looked at Layla and took a couple of steps back,he looked from her to me and back again.He asked me where I had got her from with some degree of awe in his voice.So,I told him,he said nothing but again looked from Layla to me and back to Layla again.He said “she is absolutely stunning,real show quality,what a beautiful girl!”He said this with so much genuine emotion.
Made me feel really good,because I know of course she is stunning and beautiful,but to be told by a Vet and the way he said it made me feel so proud.
I am so thankful to have found you as a breeder of real top quality English labradors.
Thought you would like to know!
I’m not sure if you remember me, but I got a black lab puppy from endless mountain in April of this year. I remember when I picked him up, you pointed out which puppy was mine. Out of an entire pen of excited black and brown puppies, there was one lone puppy sitting by himself, while all the others clamored for my attention. Of course the one that was mine was the one that showed absolutely no interest in me!! Of course I was a little nervous that he may not be the “perfect” dog, but I have had him for 2months now, and I can say that he is without a doubt the absolute best dog I ever have had. Everyone stops me and asks about him, he is such a great looking puppy. My vet loves him and the woman I had come in to help train him took all your information down since she says he was the smartest, nicest dog she has ever seen and wants to recommend you! I couldn’t be happier. “Doaks” comes to work with me every day and sits under my desk. He couldn’t be a better pal, and he gets along with everyone and behaves like a champ! Thank you all for such a great dog and putting so much effort into the breeding
-Janet Mallon 7/1/13
Hello, my name is Carolyn and I am owner of Carol’s Canine Behavior Training. I am writing to you because I have had the pleasure of working with three of your puppies within the past few years. I want to say what beautiful dogs you breed and the temperaments are fantastic. Each owner is very happy with their respective dog. The dogs have been a joy to train, quick learners but also independent and energetic.
It is unusual for me to work with several of one breeders’ dogs, so understanding how important the first weeks of a dog’s life is for not just their physical health but their temperament and confidence you are doing an outstanding job. I have watched the dogs go from 8 week old puppies through adolescence and now full fledged dogs and what a joy to have been a part of their lives.
Thank you for your commitment to the breed.
Carol Frim, Carol’s Canine Behavior Training 05/22/13
CoChi just passed his first hunt test.
So many complements on him and his style.
He is steady, smart, alert and has more drive than most dogs.
At this rate I will have his senior hunter on him very quickly.
Than off to the masters next year !!
Hey! I wanted to share with you about my Lia. (Doc & Brandy) Lia turned 3 in Feb. and is absolutely the sweetest dog anyone could ask for. She is adored by all who meet her & receives tons of compliments on her “good looks.”
We’re volunteers for “paws for comfort” & often we don’t even make it out of the nursing home lobby because she is surrounded by older, gentler hands reaching to pet her & regale us with tales of their dogs in their younger days.
Lia & I have been training in Nose Works for about a year. In March we went to Gettysburg to attend our first trial in Birch. Not only did Lia achieve her NW1 title…it was a “pronounced” NW1 title & she was 2nd place overall in the trial. Lia is fast & focused when working. She used only 131 out of the allotted 690 seconds for the 4 elements.
18 seconds in the 3 Vehicle Search (3rd place)
25 seconds in the Outdoor Search (2nd place)
42 seconds in the Indoor Search
46 seconds in the Container Search (her least favorite as I can tell she finds it boring…LOL)
Lia brings me joy every day of my life & she is a perfect companion. Brooke & I are trying to talk her dad into letting us get a puppy to add to our fam, but so far…no success. However…I do have a neighbor whose dog is 15 & is not doing well. Janell loves Lia & previously had a lab & seems very interested in getting a yellow lab upon Sophie’s passing. I have referred her to your website & she’s promised that I can make the trip with her to your “Tara” & help her select her puppy when the time comes. I can’t wait!!!!
I hope your fam is well. I enjoy the FB page.
Janet & Lia Lally 05/09/13
My husband and I are the proud “human parents” of Beau born March 02.2010 to Maggie and Sky.
We always wanted a labrador and when we moved from the city to the suburbs , we began our search to find a reputable breeder of English labs.
We contacted several breeders, went to dog shows, but couldn’t find a breeder we connected with. We had stopped looking for a while ,disappointed that our search had been unsuccessful. Then one day at work, a co-worker came back from lunch gushing about a chocolate lab she saw on the street being walked but its owner.
She said that there was something so special about the dog that she felt compelled to walk up to the gentleman walking him and asked where he had gotten this spectacular looking dog. The owner told her that his lab was 5 months old and he had done a lot of research before getting the dog and found a breeder that was wonderful with incredible dogs.
He gave my friend the name of the breeder, Endless Mountain Labradors, and so we contacted Donna and Jonathan. We knew right away that this was a great fit.
The day we arrived to pick our pup up, we met another couple coming to pick up a pup also. They told us that this was their second lab from Endless Mountain and “everything they say about their dogs is absolutely true.”
Our Beau just turned 3 and all we were told about Endless Mountain Labradors is an understatement.
He is bright, beautiful, and loving. He’s wonderful with our 2 cats and we can’t imagine life without him. We’re so happy with him that we’re even talking about possibly getting a second lab
Adrienne and Denis Noonan
Tarrytown, New York 03/18/13
I simply want to say Thank You … for a Lovely, Welcoming, Informative Website and FB Page! The Difference that is Felt … is tremendous! You make Your clients and future Client’s Feel Welcome and A part of your program. I think I’ve smiled every time I’ve visited your FB page and Your Website. Not to mention it’s pretty easy to look at your Lovely Dogs!
I made a list of your *Boys* and *Girls* on your site that I liked … they filled my page. I Love Preston and your Elise … the Stylish English Dark Chocolate and Dark eyes! One day I’ll have my Chocolate pup. I Love your Doc!! And **Romeo** I’ve attached a back yard picture of our 11 months old **Jillian** who was 10 months old in the attached picture…
I’ve shown in Confirmation in the 70′s and 80′s as well as trained Obedience both in the mid-west. The English Labrador is my *type* … but what I personally am trying to do is *blend the Beautiful English Head and stylish body ( not the short, stocky, box body ) otter tail … Type … With the Drive and Desire for the Field work of the American Labrador. I was introduced 3 years ago to the Hunt Test and Field Trials and Fell in Love with the Sport.
Truthfully and Personally for myself I’d like to raise all Purpose English Labradors that can possibly show in Confirmation ( If the dog Enjoys it ) and the Hunt Test ( again If the dog has the drive and desire. ) Thank you for allowing me to share and Again … You’ve done an Incredible Job Welcoming your current clients ( obviously ) and Potential clients to come. BRAVO!!
Kindest Regards, Susan HomFeldt Botkin 03/18/13
Donna & Annastasia
I thought you’d want to see this picture of Wally (aka Walter). He likes to crawl under the fence while he still can
He only yelped twice on the ride home. Once when we were leaving the mountain, I believe as a farewell to his brother, and another time when he had to go pee (amazing)
He slept right through the first night in his crate and last night he woke me once to go potty then slept through until morning.
I wanted to let you know that although I’ve only had him for 2 days that he has been an absolute joy and a little trooper.
I had a couple friends come over to see him yesterday and before long literally 10 of my neighbors came over, some with their dogs/puppies to see him. He was playful but nice and calm while some of the neighbor’s puppies, one lab too, were high-strung and hard to control (obviously NOT an Endless Mountain Lab). He received several compliments on how sweet, relaxed & handsome he was and I know the envy of the neighborhood.
We just got back from Petsmart for a few essentials and everyone at the store wanted to hold him…what a stud
Thanks and take care!
Steve Grygiel 03/12/13
Hi Donna and Jon,
Shot this pigeon to use the wing for training, but she retrieved the whole bird on the first toss. Can’t tell you how thrilled we are with Bell.
Tom and Pam Zaremba 03/08/13
Hi Donna & Jonathan,
We wanted to send you a picture of Maya (Lana & Hero pup) on her birthday:-) we can’t believe she is 1 today. We remember getting the puppy pictures of her and the excitement on the drive to pick her up. She has been our pride and joy. We get so many compliments on her. People can’t believe how low key she is and well behaved she is. We convinced our neighbor to get one and now Maya has a buddy across the street to play with. She is the best dog I have had and we had labs growing up. She is my little buddy. We can’t thank you enough for giving us such an amazing dog. We will never get a dog anywhere else. She was worth every penny and more. She is very healthy and about 60 pounds. She has not chewed up one thing in our house only her toys. she plays well with other dogs and kids. Our niece who is usually afraid of dogs loves playing with Maya. She names her stuffed puppies all Maya, and she is trying to convince her parents to name her brother or sister on the way Maya. People fight over who is going to watch her when we go away because she is so well behaved and listens so well. We worked really hard with her and trained her from the beginning. She rings a bell when she has to go out and when we take her to other people’s houses we take the bell and she rings it there as well. She knows a few tricks too. Thank you again!!! We couldn’t be happier:-)
Tara, Danny & Maya 02/08/2013
We bought a yellow lab puppy from you guys last May (2011) from Manny and Essence’s litter. I have been meaning to email you and now I finally have a minute to do so to say that our lab is the BEST dog ever and her temperament couldn’t be better. Her name is Macie, and she is very gentle and sweet. We love her blocky head and beautiful coat, but most of all we enjoy being around her! Her personality is definitely different than the typical, hyper lab. She loves to lounge on the couch and follow us around everywhere. She can be lazy as well. When we were at the bay, she was exhausted from swimming so she just relaxed on a float I’m glad I did spend a great amount of time researching the breed and various breeders. She also gets along very well with children and other dogs. In the future, we will definitely purchase another lab from you and recommend you to anyone interested in English labs.
Here is a picture from her hanging out on the couch this morning….and a couple others (she loves her bulldog brother) –Stephanie Haraway 10/8/12
Hello Donna and Johnathan!
Just wanted to send a quick note to say THANK YOU! for all of the information you provide in preparing the new owner(s) for the task of finding a reliable vet for their pup.
We have ‘interviewed’ 3 different vet’s and have yet to choose the right one. The one yesterday, however, was by far the most infuriating. While knowledgeable about the industry, he was completely ignorant to the English Labrador breed. He informed us that at 14 pounds at 9 weeks, she is a little ‘thick’ for what he likes to see and would suggest she be ‘leaned down’ and that she shows the ‘characteristics’ of the English breed, however, there are MANY labs that could have a blockier head vs a long slender one that you usually see. I guess the statement that we traveled over 1800 round trip miles for her specifically was not enough to convince him of her line, nor was a picture of Mackie.
My husband and I both looked at each other, extended our hands to him and proceeded out the door.
So, THANK YOU for preparing us and for specifically calling out those two main offenses that those ignorant to the breed would say.
The name of the office is Southside Animal Hospital. Here’s the website: http://southsideanimalhospital.vetstreet.com/ The vet we met with was Brock Sauls. He also highly recommended having her spayed at 6 months old. We informed him that we would not agree to that being that she would still be developing and the possibility of issues it could cause in the future, as well as the health guarantee provided. He stated that having her spayed would cut the likelihood of getting mammary cancer by 50%, completely disregarding the other issues early spaying would cause…needless to say, we won’t be returning. http://www.caninesports.com/SpayNeuter.html
Last, but certainly not least…the pictures! She is such a happy, intelligent, loving girl! And so so so funny!!! She does her best not to potty in the house and has only had a couple accidents that I claim as our fault for not paying attention to her whimpering as a signal that she needs to go. She eats well, had no bouts with the runs, and has slept through the night in her crate since day one She is the highlight of everybody’s day! We certainly cannot thank you all enough! –The Parhams 10/4/12
Rosie just turned 6 mos and she is doing fantastic. 60 yard retrieves on land and water. She will have her first upland bird hunt on Oct 15th then to northern ME to hunt grouse, wood ducks and geese.
Her conformation is beautiful. She goes everyplace with me. Donna, I couldn’t be happier. Thanks
This is Lisa Kellett . We have Emma ( Quill \ Manny, July 2012) she is about 16 weeks old.
Emma is growing up fast. Every where we go people ask about where we got her. Also the dog trainer who came to our house was just amazed at how smart she was. He was so funny . He kept saying , “Really…. 12 week old puppies don’t behave this way and “get” the commands so quickly” . He said I have trained 3 year old dogs ,with a week of training, and they still don’t react this way to a command . He was only at our house once for 3 hours. He said she was ” extraordinary”. Gotta love a Endless Mt Lab !
Thank You, Lisa Kellett
Hope all is well with you. I want to share something with you. We are in Cape Cod with Millie and she is loving every minute! The first time we took her to the beach she dove into the water and started swimming. She is having a great time, as we are with her.
I took her to the vet here today for her flu booster. She told me that she has never been so impressed by a puppy before, not only because she’s so beautiful but also because she’s so well behaved. She said that people ask her all the time where to get a lab puppy and that she doesn’t recommend anyone because she doesn’t know anyone who has pups like Millie. She asked for your info, so I gave it to her and told her to look at your website. I thought you’d like to know.
Thanks again for this wonderful puppy!
Just a note to tell you “Jameson” arrived yesterday afternoon with Bob and he was a perfect boy the entire 6 hour flight!!! Bob put him under his seat and the pup simply slept the entire flight home. An hour before they landed Bob gave Jameson some ice chips and then he went right back to sleep. Bob chose not to give him the calming pills and per your instruction, did NOT feed him yesterday morning before going to the airport. HE WAS PERFECT!!
He is gorgeous, he is beautiful and he is very happy in his new home….. he played all day and then collapsed…..
We love him and thank you so much ) He is truly a blessing….
We’ll keep in touch.
Julie & Bob (California) 06/11/12
Thought you might like to hear this! Molly and Megan had to visit the vet today for their follow-up. Our usual doctor was on vacation when they went for their first visit so today is the first he has seen them. He fell in love with them! He commented over and over about their build, how stout they are, how big their paws are, etc. He asked where we found such amazingly beautiful dogs. He sees many labs in his work week, but kept commenting on how these two are something special. All he wanted to do was take them home! He wants a lab one day and I have a feeling he will be headed your way.
Shelly DeHaven 5/13/12
We placed 2nd in Utility (red ribbon) with score of 1871/2 and 1st in Open (blue ribbon) with a score of 192. The big ribbon and duck trophy was for High Combined in Utility and Open with a total score of 379 1/2. Not to bad for our first attempt. I sure hope the rest of the title goes that smoothly. lol
(For those who don’t know, she won this trophy at Potomac, the largest dog Specialty in the world!!)
Linda Gantert 04/28/12
Hi! We just wanted to send you a quick update of our first week with our puppy (“Dover”). She’s doing very well. She’s bonded well with Kim and I, and already is a part of our family. Crate training is going perfectly, I think. We followed your instructions to the letter, and the first night we had just a few minutes of crying, before she settled in. The past 3 nights she’s made it thru from 11 to 6am without a 3am trip outside! By the way your “crate package” is fantastic. The variety of toys (which we rotate in and out) keeps her thoroughly stimulated, and between indoor and outdoor play, she pretty worn out by bedtime. She’s eating well.
We took her to our vet last Tuesday. He was very complementary to you guys regarding the condition of the pup and the records you provided. Dover weighed in at 14lbs 11oz, and we have a followup appointment scheduled for a month from now. The vet is knowledgeable regarding English Labs, so we won’t have that issue to deal with!
She’s a great puppy, and we think she’s thriving here. We may be in touch next year to see about a playmate for her. You produce amazing dogs and we’ll definitely want another from you if we decide to expand our ‘pack’.
Have a great weekend!
Bob and Kim Simmons 04/15/12
Here’s an update on Endless Mt. Five Point Grady. He is a Blanche/Ben pup whelped 12/05/2006.
We earned our Utility Dog title!!! Our first leg was in December at the Catoctin Kennel Club and our 2nd and 3rd legs were at the Celtic Classic in York, Pa. just this passed week (3/15 and 3/17) . It only took 4 shows to earn this title. He is an amazing dog. I was told his tail wagged the whole time. I was to busy being nervous that I don’t always recognize that when we are in the ring. We also have 2 legs in Versatility, we only need on more for another title.
His name now reads Endless Mt. Five Point Grady UD GO RAE CGC. He is the first dog that I have trained at this level. He is so easy going and easy to forgive my training mistakes . Sometimes I have had to go back and retrain “the right way” and he just accepts the new way of doing things and we move on. Of course, we will keep training and go on to try for the UDX and I’d also like to try tracking with him.
Thanks for listening to my brag. I still look at your web site and one day I’d like to add another pup to our family. Thanks for breeding such awesome dogs . Grady is a great example of that.
Linda Gantert and Grady
I wanted to give you a quick update on our puppy. She is absolutely delightful and a real credit to you – sound in both mind and body and a beautifully put together puppy. On the way home she either sat on Denise’s lap or on the floor by her feet. She was perfectly behaved and not at all fussed with the change in environment. We stopped twice for bathroom breaks and she more or less went on command.
We arrived home at 1am and you would have thought she had lived here all her life. She just marched in and started to investigate the place. My daughter and her husband were up from Savannah and my son and his girlfirend were here and the puppy greeted all of them, barked at one of our cats and then ate dinner.
We put her in the crate in our room when we went to bed and she howled mournfully for about 10 minutes and then gave it up and went to sleep. Last night she was better acting up for just a few minutes and then sleeping through the night.
She hasn’t missed a meal although she is a grazer rather than pigging it down. All her droppings have been good (and outside:)).
I am thinking about feeding my other dogs on the Flint River Ranch dry food (I have given them some as treats and they like it a lot)…
After much debate we have decided to call her Sophie.
We will send some puppy pics when we get our act together but it might be a little while as Denise is having minor surgery tomorrow and will be out of commission for the rest of the week.
Thanks again for such a well reared and balanced puppy.
Allan Robins ( World-wide Dog Show Judge) 02/27/12
It’s been a while since I updated you on this handsome fellow. His litter is Endless Mt.’s Carte Blanche x Belquest All Bout The Benjamins 12/05/2006. The pictures were taken this past Friday (10/21/2011) at the Mid-New Jersey Labrador Retriever Specialty. We finished our Rally Advanced Excellent title with a First in Excellent and a Second in Advanced. We also finished our Graduate Open title this summer as well. That was a great class to work on our way to the Utiltiy ring. He also piece hiked the Appalachian Trail in PA and MD with my family pver the last few years. I can’t say enough about how wonderful he is . He is a well rounded labrador in the home, in the ring and working as a therapy dog in the school I work at and the local hospital. He is smart and always willing to please. I have to say, I am very lucky to have him as my first obedience dog. No matter the mistakes I make in training and trying to figure out how to train him he always adjusts to me. He will be five years old soon. I can’t believe how fast those years have gone by. We will be continuing on in the obedience ring. We are going to start showing in Utility at the end of November and I am also going to start showing in Versatility his winter .I hope you enjoy the pictures. I still enjoying looking at your site.
It’s been almost two months since we picked up Kara (Carly and Mackie Litter). She is the best puppy we have ever had. We have had dogs for many years and been through the puppy stage many times, but nothing like Kara. She is simply the best! The ride home was no problem (four hours), housebreaking was a snap. She is so nice and well behaved that I keep thinking something will go wrong any day! She was at the vet this week for her checkup and shots and now weighs 28 pounds. Every one that sees her, comments on the way her beautiful black coat shines. I can’t impress upon you what a great dog she is. So well mannered and so calm, just like you said on the website. Thank you so much for a great pup.
Hi Donna -
I just wanted you to know how amazing our new puppy, Maxx is doing.
He mostly slept on the way home, we stopped for 1 potty break half way home and he promptly went back to sleep! He did amazing!
He, (we named him Maxx, is beyond a smart and amazing puppy), Maxx has learned to sit, lay down and give us “5″ which i think is amazing for a baby so young. He had a vet check up on Wednesday and received a clean bill of health. His weight was up to 18.2 pounds! The vet was extremely pleased and said he was perfect and he would be proud if Maxx was his pupppy. I brought his first health records and he was amazed at the genetic testing and the amont of time you have spent perfecting your line. Dr. Mease said a breeder that goes to the extent you do to better the breed and produce produce such beautiful and healthy puppies is amazing. He said he wished all breeders were as conscientious as you are.
Our other dog, Emma, has decided he is her baby and they really love each other!
I could never begin to thank you enough for all you do and especially for entrusting us with one of your beautiful babies.
When Ozzy died in June I never in a million years would have believed my heart could be so full of love again. Ozzy will forever remain in my heart and thoughts but Maxx has helped me smile when I remember.
Thank you Donna and may God bless you. You will forever be a special angel in my book?
Tammy L. Huffman
708 Broad Street
Oxford, PA 19363
Hey Donna, we’ve been meaning to email you for some time, but time kept running by. Just wanted to again thank you for bringing George to our family . This dog is nothing short of perfect. On your website you state that you breed for temperment, but nothing could have prepared us for just how good this dog would be. He’s fantastic with both children, listens to what he’s told, is eager to please, is smart as a whip, and is just so good natured it’s hard to find the words to describe it. On top of all of that, he’s just a beautiful dog.
We could not be more pleased with George. He is truly a member of our family. You guys are the best breeders ever.
Scott Hawthorne and family
Dear Donna and Jonathan,
This is long overdue but I just wanted to say Thank you. I picked up two puppies a little over a year ago (2 weeks apart) and they have been wonderful. Kobe and Karma have brought so much joy and laughter to our home! Everyone thought I was nuts for getting 2 puppies at once and it was a ton of work but so worth it. Just like kids they have totally different personalities, Kobe always wants to play and thinks our pool was built just for him while Karma is happy to follow me around and swim only when she gets a little warm! My son loves playing frisbee with Kobe and now my daughter has a partner in Karma to snuggle while she reads or take a walk with. Our little dog Roxy doesn’t appreciate that Karma likes to pick up her leash and walk her around since the little dog was here first but Karma does have about a 60 pound size advantage so Roxy really doesn’t have a choice and it is one of the funniest things we have all ever seen so we don’t stop her!
Just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know that the dogs are healthy and happy. We feel so blessed that you shared your puppies with our family! We all love them so very much.
I noticed that Eleanor and Stealer have had another litter. Please tell potential new homes how much we have enjoyed Oggie and that he is everything that you advertise your pups to be. I am not sure if you remember him but he was the one with a little white on his chest. He is a dead ringer for Stealer, loves to retrieve, lovable and knows when to “settle”. I have taken him for obedience and he really made me look good! Clearly he is the best lab we have ever had and we truly got what we paid for. Don and I will be return customers when I senior dog leaves the earth.
Frances Wright 07/12/11
Hi Donna and Jonathan,
I just wanted to write you guys and tell you how pleased I am with the puppy that I picked up from you guys a month ago today. I did a fair amount of research before deciding on a breeder so I knew that you guys were very high quality breeders. However, I didn’t quite expect my puppy, Samson (Quill x Manny), to be such a well-rounded and fun-loving puppy. Raising Samson has been a breeze. I do not have to worry about other problems that other puppy owners have to worry about like constant barking, dominance problems and hyperactivity. In my opinion, Samson has the perfect disposition for myself and my girlfriend. Thank you so much for providing me with my new best friend! I am eternally grateful.
P.S. My girlfriend already wants a yellow female, so you’ll be seeing us again soon. Also, I’ve attached some pictures so you guys can see how Samson is growing. He’s just over 3 months old and he already weighs 30 pounds!
Caleb Tyler Blackstock
Department of Psychology
University of Georgia
I am pleased to report that Grace earned her Companion Dog title so she now has some new letters in her registered name. She earned her CD title. Endless Mtn. Goodness Gracious CD RN MX MXJ OF. She’s earned 2 legs toward her Rally Advanced title. We continue to work toward earning her MACH. She keeps getting better and better!
Grace is from the Millie/Grant 6/6/06 litter.
I’ve attached a photo with Grace and the ribbons she earned in Obedience (2-2nd places) and Rally (2nd and 3rd).
I am thinking about going to the Labrador Nationals in CT in October to do agility and obedience. Are you planning to attend?
I hope you are well and, hopefully having a decent beginning to your spring. We continually seem to have a nice streak of weather followed by floods or snow.
Here are some pictures of Tubby’s last field trial(chukars) in Glen Rock, PA on 3/19. It was an open trial for both flushers and pointers. Out of 22 teams, Tubby and I placed 5th.
It was a good day and we had a great time. Our finishing time was 10 mins, 30sec/15mins and I used 7 shots for five birds. She did her job wonderfully, but I missed 2x on the first shot, so, it was my fault we didn’t place……….
Our duck hunts this fall were in flooded timber. Lots of wood ducks and lots of early season retrieving. I am hopeful to get a good videographer in the near future to get our trials on video. It is a blast to watch Tubby work in the fields.
I hope you like the pictures. What a great dog!
Mt. Wolf, PA.
I just wanted to send you a brief note to let you know that I had the pleasure of working with a lab that you bred recently named Cleo. I have worked with many labs and a number of English labs over the years and I found Cleo to be one of the best bred I have come across. She was not only very pretty to look at but had the agreeable temperament that one hopes for in a lab. She went home from training today and I was so impressed with her that I asked the owners for the name of her breeder, then followed up by checking out your website. I am quite impressed (and really jealous of your beautiful home and kennel!) I am always on the lookout for good breeders to recommend to clients and am very pleased to have found you. Your years of experience and emphasis on temperament and health are great to see. I just felt the need to drop you a quick note thanking you for everything you’re contributing to the world of dogs and to let you know your hard work is appreciated.
A dog trainer
Dear Donna and Jonathan,
I apologize for taking so long to contact you. In April of this year we added to our family Endless Mountain’s Volcanic Lava! She is the daughter of Preston/Velvet born on February 17, 2010.
I’m not sure where to start and although you have heard similar stories, we look at her each day in total amazement! She is absolutely the most incredible dog we have ever encountered. Your web site is 100% on in your description of your breeding expertise. There isn’t a single thing we would change about her. She is loving, gentle, intelligent, beautiful and the best companion anyone could ever ask for. We can’t walk by her without stopping to kiss her.
On day two of living in her new surroundings, she discovered the sound of sleigh bells that I have hanging on the front door. She obviously equated the ringing of the bells with her going outside to do her business. Since day two, she rings the sleigh bells with her nose whenever she needs to go outside. She is so intelligent.
Lava has been attending school since she was 12 weeks old. She is the “star pupil” and has advanced quickly. My husband has taught her sign language for sit, stay, lay and come. I taught her to retrieve a “tug-a-jug” by Busy Buddy. I give her a hand signal and she will find it, retrieve it and then I will place a treat inside for her. She literally is shown something twice, and she comprehends just what you are asking of her.
This summer she enjoyed swimming in our in ground pool. After swimming a few laps, she would climb out, get her own towel, roll around and then retreat to a chaise lounge to dry off. She is enjoying her Flint River Food and her Nu-Vet Vitamins.
Thank you for breeding such wonderful dogs. We are so fortunate to have chosen you and thus chosen Lava.
From our family to yours, we wish you a very blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Jim, Michele, CJ, Lauren and Lava 12/8/10
Donna and Jonathan:
On Friday, Oct. 22, Shaeley earned her AKC Rally Excellent title at the Mid-Jersey Labrador Retriever Club Show in Bridgewater, New Jersey! She earned a second place with a score of 96. The judge she titled under, Arthur Cartwright, provided a challenging course, and is known for his work in the “traditional” obedience ring. Therefore, it was quite an honor to trial under him, and additionally, to do as well as we did. Shaeley had earned her first Rally Excellent leg on July 1 at the Chenango Valley Kennel Club in Bainbridge, NY with a first place. On October 9, at the Port Chester Obedience Training Club trial, in Yorktown Heights, NY, Shaeley earned her second leg with a third place.
I was thrilled to have Shaeley finish her Rally Excellent title at the Labrador Specialty in Bridgewater. It was also an exceptionally wonderful day to meet another dog from Endless Mountain! A few hours before we went into the ring, I noticed a very handsome chocolate Lab and his owner walking around the general vicinity of the obedience rings. The woman and I struck up a conversation as both of our dogs were entered in the Excellent ring — Shaeley and I were in the “A” division, and she and her dog were entered in Rally Excellent B. She randomly asked what kennel Shaeley was from, and when I said “Endless Mountain”, she nearly screamed, “So is my dog, Grady!” We went on to talk for the next hour or two, and strangely enough, the two of us and our respective dogs earned the same score of 96!
Before, we departed, Linda took a picture of Shaeley and Grady together with her cell phone and forwarded it onto me. Now, I have a special memory of that day!
I was on such a high the entire ride home. Endless Mountain Labradors should be enormously proud of the accomplishments of Shaeley and Grady. On October 22, Endless Mountain was represented in a fine fashion in the Rally Obedience Ring!
Cindy Toussaint 11/4/10
Just wanted to give you an update on one of your “babies”. We took Cooper home with us this past August. He is a chocolate male from Tina and Stealer.
He is an absolute pleasure! Everything that you described on your website and in your video is 100% true to word. Our puppy is so smart, lovable, eager to please, gentle, funny and an all around great companion.
He is so easy to train and just wants to be a good boy, he is such a pleasure to have in our lives. He has quickly become my 5 year old daughters best friend. Not to mention how close the two of us are, he follows me everywhere, just wanting to be where I am and I love it! He is sleeping right now at my feet while I write you this letter. He just loves being with us and seems so content and happy. My husband is particularly enjoying training him because it’s such a breeze. Never have we had or met such an intelligent dog. He just “gets it” right away. He follows all of our commands and we enjoy showing off to our friends (I think Cooper enjoys it too!) Let me tell you, our friends are impressed at how a dog so young obeys commands and is house broken so quickly, but that’s our Coop, he just wants to please us!
He is a hit everywhere we go and he is so well behaved and loves the attention he gets from everyone. People are always asking us where we got him, that they want one like him! And we proudly sing your praises.
My vet and his staff think he is just wonderful. They comment on how handsome and healthy he is and what a perfect example he is of what a “real” Labrador should look like. It makes us feel so proud but we owe it all to you and your hard work and fine breeding. We are looking forward to the holiday season with Cooper this year and will send you a Christmas card!
Warmest wishes to you and your family,
Ronni Moran 10/21/10
Dozer Dozer turned 1 a few days ago ( 10/07/10 parents were Chai and Stealer) and is doing fantastic here with us. We couldnt have asked for a better puppy for the first year, and he handles our kids extremely well ( active boys 2 and 5 ). I think we could sit here for hours telling you how much we appreciate all you have done with your animals, and in seeing Dozer grow – all your efforts are shining thru in him. Thank You Paul, Jill, Ryan and Jason Kissolovege 10/11/10
I have been remiss in emailing you. I picked a puppy from the emmy/manny litter in April of this year. My oldest daughter came with me. I named her Heidi …
Heidi is now approaching her 8th month birthday, and no one can believe what a lovely and mellow puppy she is. She spends the days while i work with a dog sitter who cares for dogs on 15 acres she has sculpted for them on the property, and hikes them, and even has a special swimming pool for them. She loves Heidi so much I know she plans to collect a group of her clients to essentially have a bunch of endless mountain labs who will be together when their families have to work. She reports what I have observed. Where ever heidi goes people want to know how she can be the amazing, calm yet fully social and playful animal she is.
I have million pictures of her hiking with me,or others, and she is everything you could possibly ask for in a dog. The vet has been impressed since day one and every one in our family feels she is significantly more mellow and agreeable, then one could have imagined. She is great fun to play with, inside or out, and has the temperament that i hope will allow us to have her help people in hospitals or nursing homes. She is too young to tell, of course, but i am very hopeful.
Hannah Arterian 10/11/10
I’m writing you to let you know that our puppy Rio is such a handsome and smart young pup who was born in the Mallory/Steeler litter. We welcomed him into our home a year ago and ever since then he has been part of our family. Rio is known throughout our community and goes just about every where with us. He recently graduated Intermediate classes and will soon be moving on to Advance classes. We have been working on his commands ever since we brought him home, and I have to say his disposition is wonderful and he is recognized as being a well behaved one year old Labrador. I have recommended you to many friends and in fact one of our friends is looking forward to picking up his yellow male lab from endless mountain Labradors in December. I have attached a picture of our handsome young Rio! Enjoy the Holiday Season!
I couldn’t wait to email you with my news. Belle turned 6 months on the 2nd., and has her first AKC show at the end of the month. We’ve been going to weekly classes, and of course been practicing some at home (probably not enough), but I decided to enter us into a local UKC event this weekend to give us both our first taste of being in the ring for real. (Don’t frown, please, about us being a UKC event!). She took best puppy, best bitch, best winner, and best of breed in her first show, out of 7 labs, and best bitch thereafter. We went back today and finished her in one weekend! She is now a 6 month old UKC champion! I totally realize that it is a whole new game as we start with the AKC events, but she loved being out there, and seems to understand what she’s doing. Hopefully we’ll have a bit more confidence October 1st.; its a major show for our area.
I just had to share our beginners luck with you!
Hope all is well with you and Jonathon.
Jonathan & Donna:
I am sorry it has taken so long to update you on how wonderful the experience of owning an Endless Mountain Lab is. Last September I traveled from Alabama to Pennsylvania to pick up a black/female pup from the litter of Velvet & Preston. I was nervous about traveling with a puppy, but she was amazing. She slept the entire car ride & didn’t make a peep on the airplane. She was the most loving and precious puppy ever. When we finally made it home to Fort Rucker, Alabama– My husband and I were able to focus all of our attention on her (Zoey). She was easy to potty train (within 1-2 weeks), and her few accidents were all our fault! Zoey loves all people big and small, enjoys playing with other dogs, and likes to get wet. She especially loves rolling around in dirt! She has experienced snow, rain, lakes, sand and the ocean. She loves her supplement & food, and she has not had any medical issues. It has been such a wonderful experience, and everyday we say how amazing she is. Thank you so much for all of the hard work and time you have dedicated to these amazing dogs. We wish you all the best!
Veronica & Andrew Ernesto,Panama City Beach, FL.07/17/10
Sorry it took so long to send pictures. Isabelle, our special needs daughter that we got Samson (Carley/Preston) for, to train as a therapy dog, stopped having seizures and started having heart issues. Needless to say it has been a busy year. Samson learned to carry in the paper at 2 1/2 months (he learned to do it in 2 days). He comes up with the goofiest things. For example: He was given a marshmallow by the kids. Instead of eating it he kept popping it out of his mouth and chasing it to do it all over again. Another time I had just washed the tiled family room floor when in came Samson and slipped on the floor, got up and ran out of the room…I had thought the slip on the floor had scared him….but no….in he ran again and again using my floor as a puppy slip and slide. I laughed so hard I cried. He loves sticks better than tennis balls. He has even tried to carry the fire logs. He was being mischevious one day and jumping off the edge of the pool on our other lab. I was on the patio swing reading the paper and told him don’t make me put this paper down and come get you out of the pool. I then set my paper down to fix Isabelle’s swimmies on her arm. When I reached back for my paper it was gone. On the other side of the pool standing in the fountain was Samson with my paper…and an ear to ear puppy grin on his face. He likes to stand on the bodyboards in the pool and balance by himself…he is getting to heavy now we need to get him a surfboard. He loves to get on the patio swing and swing with us. He is a very unique dog. When he was about 4 months old he tracked and caught a rabbit in our field and brought it to my daughter, who burst into tears cause he had caught the Easter bunny. Since then he has never brought an animal back…he still likes to follow their sent though. When my husband lets him on the bed to wake me up and I pretend to be asleep he takes and flops his whole body on me which causes me to make sounds like ump cause of his weight. He has never done that to any of the kid…he knows he is to big. When I recently came home from being in the hospital he came up on the bed while I was sleeping and layed gently next to me without putting any weight on my body.
Samson is so gentle. My grandson is 6 months younger than him and they play together everyday. He knows how to hug by dropping his big ol head and shoulder to the ground next to a person (like my tiny Isabelle or my elderly mom) so his weight won’t hurt them.
When I walk him in the field by our house people in cars stop on the road to look at him. We get tons of compliments on our handsome boy.
When I picked him up I had told you that we were going to name him Bo…my husbands idea, but it didn’t fit him so he became Samson a few days later.I will take more recent pictures of him and send them so you can see how big he is. We were in the process of moving into our new house when we got Samson so I do not know if you have our current information.
Cape Coral, FL 33991
Cindy Schneck 07/05/10
HI DONNA AND JON,
IT WILL BE A YEAR TOMORROW THAT WE PICKED UP OUR LAB, SAM, A PUP FROM STEALER AND MACY. AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PHOTOS, HE HAS DEVELOPED INTO QUITE THE BRUISER, WHO CAN ACTUALLY CARRY AN 8FT 2X4 AROUND THE YARD. HE’S OUR BUDDY AND KEEPS GETTING BETTER. HE LIVES UP TO HIS DAD’S NAME IN THAT IF IT’S NOT NAILED DOWN, HE IS GOING TO BRING IT TO YOU. HE’S A BREEZE TO TRAIN, AND RETREIVED HIS SHARE OF DUCKS AND PHEASANTS THIS YEAR, AT TIMES SWIMMING IN ICE WATER FOR THE DUCKS. HOPE ALL IS WELL IN LAB LAND.
TOM AND PAM ZAREMBA 03/13/10
How are you? My name is Miranda Silverman and I purchased my dog Cash from you almost (gasp!) 4 years ago. He was born on November 11, 2005. I have attached a photo of him for you as well. Let me say that I couldn’t have asked for a better dog. I could write pages and pages on what an amazing companion he has been to me, my boyfriend, and my family. SUCH a sweetheart and a REAL character.
Thanks so much!
Boston, MA 10/30/09
Donna & Jonathan,
Hi, and Merry Christmas to you and your families! Just wanted to give you a long overdue update of our Daisy. (Born to Doc and Mia 5/28/09) The compliments we receive on her are truly endless. She is beautiful and smart and so much fun to have in our home. We waited such a long time before deciding on the right puppy for our family and I am so glad we chose her and you. The six hour ride from your home to ours in Long Island, NY was quite the trip, but she was a fabulous passenger all the way. She laid on my lap and slept almost the whole way. It was a nice bonding experience for us. Once home she acclimated to our family very quickly, never barking at night in the crate or whining as many puppies do. It was like she knew this was where she was meant to be. Our kids couldn’t be happier with her if they tried. Our daughter just loves to hug and mush her all up and she is happy to oblige. Our son (3 years old) calls her his best friend. Anything he does out in the yard they do together and she is always there to entertain him. He can rough her a little and she loves it or he can mush her a little and she loves that too. They are an adorable pair, what a great family dog.
I will say potty training her was an absolute breeze. She never went in the house or on a paper. Only outside and only in the area we chose as her potty. It worked out beautifully. I am sure you guys had something to do with that, so thank you. Our obedience training went very well, she graduated puppy school with out a problem and we will be moving on to more advanced training in the spring if all goes well. She is a very spirited puppy and loves being social with other people and dogs, Daisy is a lab 100%.
Thanks again for such a great puppy and have a happy holiday season and a happy healthy new year. The attached picture of Daisy was taken when she was only 5 months old (we did Christmas photos early this year).
Sharon Gallagher 12/20/09
Donna, Jonathan & Olivia, (Emmy too!!)
Sophie and her human companions just wanted to say Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year!
It’s been a whole year since you’ve seen your surrogate daughter
“Sophie” (emmy & coffee crisp 9/’08).
I just wanted to say how great our year has been with her too.
She’s a great friend to each of our children, gentle, obediant, and of
course ready for fun.
From a very snowy Long Island, we wish you and yours a very Merry
Christmas and a Happy, healthy New Year!
Judi, Dave, Alexandra, Olivia, Mia, David & “Sophie” D’Achille 12/20/09
I picked up a Liberty/Romeo puppy on June 21, 2009. Shorty after I picked Rio up I had some news about an ill family member. Due to the circumstances I thought I would have to re-home Rio. You were of great support, and sent many resources my way. Well, after speaking with many possible applicants I knew I just couldn’t relinquish my amazing little guy. Where there is a will there is a way I thought. I was able to make possible arrangements and tremendously thankful that I was able to keep Rio. .
Rio is now 7 months old and growing to be an outstanding boy. He is my shadow and my pal in everyday life. Since I picked him up at 8 weeks he has been a great co-pilot in the car. He is happy to go out for a hike, or just rest at my feet. Of course on his heated bed. Just as your video states your dogs do have a, you walk on water devotion to their people. I am a co- leader of a few 4-H groups and we were taking Santa photos yesterday and of course Rio was with me and I received many comments of when he goes to greet people he frequently checks back in with me. Needing to always know where I am. He has a great spirit about him. I have had many dogs, but he amazes me each day how he continues to take everything in stride. Mentally sound as can be. This truly validates the time and effort you place in your pups. Thank you for your determination and kind first 8 weeks of life you gave him.
As many of your other clients have mentioned, Rio is adored by everyone that sees him. They just cannot say enough how handsome he is.
I have to tell you, when he was much younger and needed some crate time, I would put some religious music on for him and he would relax peacefully. After some time I recalled that you had similar music playing in the puppy room. What a nice way to bring the puppies up.
Well I could go on for ever about him, but I will stop here. I will send some pictures soon.
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I wish you a Very Merry Christmas.
Pat Herman 11/29/09
I would first like to thank you for the advice you gave me in July about getting a new vet…I did and I have found one I can work with who respects your knowledge and our opinions and I am really happy with the change. We brought our male puppy, Rocco, home on July 18th. He is from the Doc/Beatrice litter and you referred to the 2 males as Doc Jr’s and he definently is looking more like Doc every day!! He is 5 months old and doing great! He just finished puppy kindergarten last week and he will be going on to basic obedience next week…he loves the classes and the training, and he has a best friend he met there..a female black lab named Chloe! He is very smart and eager to please and my hopes are for him to eventually be a therapy dog. I loved the picture of Doc doing his therapy work…I hope Rocco will follow in his footsteps. Rocco LOVES children, other dogs and food. His temperament is exactly like you said it would be…he is extremely gentle with children and elderly people and calm and well-mannered when we go out in public. People are always asking what type of dog he is and where we got him. I’m finding that people expect labs to be crazy and hyper (Marley like that is) and Rocco isn’t like that. The hard work you put into breeding is evident in his personality, temperament, and good looks, so we thank you for that. We have kept him on the Flint River Ranch and NUVet and his coat is beautiful…just like you said it would be!! I did want to ask you if you think we should switch him to the trout and sweet potato soon and if so is there an advantage of that food over the puppy/adult kibble? By the way, our 2 boys love Rocco so much and he gets to spend lots of time going to parks, football games, and playing fetch. I will send you more pictures in the future. Thank you so much for all the work that you do to breed such wonderful, healthy labs!
Renee and Darren Yeager 10/10/09
Hi Donna and Jonathan,
On August 28 we came to your home and adopted one of the Essense / Romeo girls and we named her Carley. That sweet little darling has brought so much happiness to our home! I have been wanting to email you and tell you what a wonderful experience adopting one of your puppies has been for my family. There are just so many things I want to thank you for that I hope I remember them all. First, I want to thank you for being such a responsible breeder. My first lab Zoe was purchased from a Pet Store which ended only 22 short months later with us having to euthanize her for Kidney Disease. My family, as you can imagine, suffered such heartbreak from her death. Who could not love that lab? Luckily this time, we did it right when we found you! In just this little time, I have noticed such a difference between the two dogs. Our Endless Mountain Carley was trained in just 3 days! She is calm and very obedient. We have even mastered come and sit after just 1 week! We are absolutely thrilled with her. Not to mention, she is the cutest dog on the block!
I also want to thank you for all the information that you gave me over the time that I was waiting for Carley to come home. I have learned more about dog raising and labs from you both than I ever learned from my vet in all the time we had our other dog. I really feel that with all that information we are set to provide our Carley with a long healthy life.
Also, I wanted to comment on how well Carley has taken to the Flint River Food and the NuVet supplements. I cannot believe how she gobbles up her supplement. She eats them like it’s steak or something!
Lastly, I just really want to let you know that what you do–being a responsible breeder–is noble. You should be blessed for bringing such joy to all of the families that you do. I will be forever greatful for being so lucky to adopt one of your dogs!
I would love to keep in touch and will visit your website frequently. Good Luck with your show dogs and we will of coarse be watching for Romeo! Take care and God Bless you both!
PS I have included some pictures of our sweetheart Carley!
Tawni S. Connor
Chesterbrook Academy 09/09/09
Dear Donna and Jonathan,
I can’t tell you how much we LOVE, Molly, our Black Female Lab we picked up from you last Friday August 28th. She has been with us 1 week and we all are so in love with her!! My kids are over the moon, everyone that meets her thinks she is beautiful. Molly was so good on the 5 hour ride back she sat in my lap and slept most of the time. House training has gone really good. She has gone a few days in a row with no accidents. She is doing well in the crate too. Has not had any accidents and the last few nights has slept through the night 8 hours!!
Thanks so much!!
I have attached a few pictures.
The Albee Family 09/04/09
I just wanted you to know that our little chocolate female is doing very, very well. She was a trooper on our long ride home to Long Island and has not had one accident in the house yet (unbelievable!!!) She must be the smartest puppy I have ever owned. She visited the vet yesterday and she was so impressed with her – she loved her build, coat, bone structure and health. Thank you so much for the high standard of pups that you so lovingly raise. I know that she will become the dog of our dreams.
With Abundant Gratitude~
Diane Reed 09/02/09
I would first like to thank you for breeding such spectacular labradors!! We are totally amazed by Tonka (4 months). He’s smart, beautiful, loveable and so mellow that sometimes it’s like we don’t even have a puppy in the house:) I read all the other Endless Mountain owners’ comments and they take the words right out of my mouth…we can’t be happier!
I am lucky enough to bring Tonka (and my 21/2 year old son) to work with me and my customers go crazy over him!!!! I constantly brag about you, your home, kennel and labradors. My husband thinks you’re the best kept secret in our area and feels we (I) shouldn’t give out your info so quickly. I think he wants me to screen them…LOL!!! Anyway, my future plans for Tonka is to get his CGC. If that doesn’t work out then he’ll just be the best family dog anyone could ever ask for. Enjoy the pics…he’s so beautiful!!!
Thank you again!
Hi Donna and Jonathan,
I picked up Baxter (Casey/Romeo litter) on April 17th 2009 and he’s has been such a joy! Everyone, including his vet, loves him and says they can tell he came from a great breeder. He is wonderful with kids and other dogs and wants to say hello to everyone he meets. He’s such a smart, beautiful, loving and even tempered puppy who makes me laugh everyday. I love him so much! I have enclosed some pictures I think you’d enjoy. You can add us to your reference list. Thanks so much!
Madison, CT 08/11/09
good morning donna!!! hope all is well and your summer has been relaxing! i cannot believe how quickly it is going by! Lola is a gem. we are totally in love with her. Yesterday, we took her to saratoga new york and someone in a cab stopped and literrally asked if she was from endless mountain lab. He knew the “look.” She is gaining about about 2 lbs per week!
sarah stitzer 09/11/09
Good Morning Donna and Jonathan!
Just wanted to drop a note and let you know we are in love with Lizzy! She slept on my lap the whole 4 hour ride back, explored her new home, in and out, and promptly went into the crate and slept a FULL 7 HOURS first night!! Last 2 nights she was up once around 3:00 a.m. but goes and comes back in with no problem. We are amazed at how she listens so well too – fetching and returning, stops biting when told, etc. etc. We could not be happier. Thank you so much for doing such an incredible job bringing her to us.
Best, Connie and Jim 08/09/09
I just wanted to say Hi and thank you for the BEST PUPPY EVER! Fred is from the Romeo/Melody litter and I can’t believe that we’ve had her for two months already! She is growing FAST! She is already 30lbs! She is such a well-mannered pup and has done great with potty training and loves car rides! We are actually taking her on her first long road trip in a week. (CT to SC) I can’t wait to show her a beach! She LOVES the water!!! She truly is a special pup and we love her so much.
Thank you so much again for everything! We couldn’t be happier!
Here are some of my favorite pictures from when we brought her home. Hope you and your family are doing well!
Gina, AJ and “A girl named FRED!” 07/24/09
We just wanted to THANK YOU for our puppies, Remington (Remi) and Ruger from the Trixie/Romeo litter. They are 14 weeks today and are AMAZING!!! We couldn’t love them more! They have brought joy to our house again and filled that empty spot left from losing our 16 year old yellow lab, Kit.
You are a wonderful breeder and we are glad we found you. From the day we brought Remi and Ruger home, they were GREAT! They knew to go to the door to go outside without us even having to show them, and their temperment is PERFECT! I could go on and on about our puppies and how happy we are to have them. Attached are a couple pictures of them–Remi is lighter and more dominant, but Ruger gives her a run for her money. One picture is at our land where we are building our new home, which you can see they are already enjoying. The others are them just being CUTE, as always!
Again, THANK YOU so very much, and may God bless you and your family as much as he has blessed us with our Remi and Ruger.
The Fulk Family
Dear Donna and Jonathan,
It was one month ago yesterday that we came and picked up our cute little black labrador from Endless Mountain. Michael and I are truly, madly in love with our wonderful puppy, Roxie!! I thought I would give you an update and also let you know that Roxie is quite the celebrity on the block here in NYC (minus the paparazzi). The doormen at our building said they have never seen a puppy who has received more attention in their lives from people on the street as
well as inquiries from other residents in our building (and we have a very large number of dog owners living in our building). Because of Roxie, I have met more residents in my building seeking me out because they heard of her and want to meet her.
The shop keepers in the neighborhood have all extended open invitations to bring her in anytime. But most importantly, aside from how beautiful she is, the unanimous remark from everyone has been how well behaved she is and what a great disposition she has for being such a young puppy. I can’t tell you how many times I have passed along Endless Mountain’s name to interested people (hope you hear from all of them). She is doing great with all the puppy training. I have her in a puppy kindergarten class and she is quickly grasping all the exercises and really seems to enjoy it. My puppy babysitter/dog walker said she is so impressed that Roxie already knows the sit and down command and I notice she always sits regardless of being told to when she is next to me.
I just needed to brag a little to you both because I know that you can appreciate it and you probably are not at all surprised. She has taken to housebreaking very well and it is a process since we live on the 11th floor and have to deal with an elevator. She is a dream and she is such a happy addition to what I can now call my family!!
Thank you so much for breeding such lovable dogs and we truly appreciate all the time and effort you put in to making these dogs the best that they can possibly be. I will attach some pictures for you.
Kim Reed 06/22/09
Hi Donna and Jonathan:
Just wanted to bring you up to date on Ranger’s progress. He is doing fine now, the last two weeks has been great. Everything is normal and he is our love.
Ranger (Romeo and Sophie) has been with us 1 month as of yesterday and we are extremly attached to him. He is a beautiful puppy and love being with him and he loves being with us.
He is our third Lab. and although all of them have been excellent companions and we loved them all, Ranger is very special. He is extremly intelligent, he will sit and stay on command already, come when called (knowing their is a treat at the end) and we are working on down and heeling. I am amazed how acute his senses are, sight, hearing, smell. I had him out around 11:45 P.M. two nights ago and he spotted a commercial airliner flying across the sky about 25,000 feet and followed it until it was out of sight.
House training has been a breeze. With the exception of a couple early accidents when first arriving,he has never gone in the house. He loves it when I sit on the floor and play with him. Ranger has bonded with me so closely that he lays on my feet at the dinner table. June and I just love him so much and know he is going to be an awesome adult dog companion. I call him my Super puppy.
I have attached some photos of Ranger with our 2 1/2 year old grandson. Dalton (our grandson) just loves him to death and loves to play with him. To tell you the truth, when I saw the joy on that little boy’s face when playing with Ranger it actually brought tears to my eyes. That alone made him worth every penny we payed for him. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Thank you so much for your professional attention to the breeding of your puppies.
Take care and I will keep you up to date.
Donna and Jonathan,
We are all home and getting settled in Minnesota. Our pup “TANK” has been an absolute angel. He did the ride on Saturday to Easton, PA (over 3 hours) without making a peep. When he needs to go out he gives us a little whine and out he goes. He hasn’t had an accident yet. The plane ride home went amazingly well. He slept the entire way. Needless to say, everyone just stared at our bundle. We decided that if everyone in the world owned a pup, there wouldn’t be any hatred or war.
We took him to our vet on Monday and he checked out perfectly. He has had his first dose of Heartworm and Flea Medication and his stool sample was negative. He gave us something to give him on July 1st which I believe is for the prevention of parasites/worms.
I will tell you (which I’m sure you know) he is a brilliant loveable cuddly fun pup!
“TANKS A LOT” Joy Cacicia 6/18/09
HI DONNA AND JON,
JUST WANTED TO DROP YOU A QUICK LINE ABOUT OUR PUP, SAM.. HE IS DOING GREAT!!! HE IS EVERYTHING PLUS THAT WE WANTED IN A LAB. OUR VET THINKS SHE LOVES HIM!!! HE WEIGHED IN LAST WEEK AT 47LBS. AND I THINK YOU CAN SEE HIM GROW EVERYDAY. HE SITS, STAYS, IS HOUSE BROKE ,COMES WHEN HE’S CALLED, AND RETRIEVES LIKE A DANDY. I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW HE LOVES THE WATER. HE TRIES TO SWIM IN EVERTHING FROM WATER BOWLS TO 5 GAL. BUCKETS. I’VE TAKEN HIM TO SWIM SEVERAL TIMES AND HE JUST CAN’T STAY OUT OF THE POND. HE ACTUALLY SWAM LIKE A BIG DOG THE FIRST TIME OUT. CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT YOUR BREED. HOPE ALL IS WELL IN LAB LAND, TAKE CARE, AND WE’LL KEEP IN TOUCH
TOM AND PAM ZAREMBA 6/2/09
I wanted to let you know how happy I am with my new little girl, who I named Stella, from Paige and Romeo’s litter. She is absolutely wonderful; great personality, a fast learner and doing very well with potty training at only 10 weeks!! Attached are a couple of pictures from when I picked her up and her first day home. A true lab..just wants to be in grass, dirt, and WATER (and water bowl). :) Again, thank you so much!
Krista (pictured below with Stella) 6/1/09
WE got a pup( from Doc/Mirabella) from you in July of ’07. As we come up on her 2nd birthday (June 9th), I just wanted to give you an update about how she’s doing and how we’re doing with her. She is an absolutely beautiful dog and we always get comments about her looks and her demeanor. She is extremely friendly and thinks that everyone is there to see her, which usually happens as no one can seem to resist a wiggly lab ready to say “hi!”. We have had many people ask where we got her, and we are always quick to tell them about Endless Mountain Labradors. She is great with our now 6 year old son and he adores her. We can’t imagine not having her in our lives and she is a wonderful addition to our family. I’ve included a picture of her that was taken last fall and one of her and my son, Alex. Thank you for caring to produce such wonderful dogs.
Vickie, Chris & Alex Petriw (Dusty too!)04/30/09
This beautiful Puppy brought much joy to my nephew who is wheelchair/bed ridden due to Muscular Dystrophy. He is 24yrs old and didn’t mind Eva pulling on his beard.
Theresa Cole 4/1/09
Hi Donna, Just wanted to give you an update on Grady (Blanche x Ben December 2006). He received his Canine good citizenship May 2008, has been a registered therapy dog since July 2008 and this December we started obedience in Novice A. He placed 2nd at the Lehigh Valley Obedience Trial 12-13-08. Just this week at the Celtic Classic in York, Pa he placed 1st both Thursday and Saturday. He now has his CD. Yeah! It was very exciting for both of us. He is a wonderful dog. I can’t say enough good things about him. He is always ready to work and ready to please. He is calm and collected in the ring, when he is working with sick people in a hospital and when he is working with me in school with special needs children. He makes me and my family smile everyday and that is what is important in today’s world. Your new house and facilities look amazing. Congratulations and I hope you are enjoying it all.
Linda Gantert 3/14/09
Donna & Jonathan We just want to say THANK YOU for the most wonderfull lab we ever expected. She is so easy going and, other than a typical pup, is very well manored and easy going. She is a fast learner though - faster than we anticipated. We’re sure you see hundreds of pictures but we just had to attach a few. Thanks also for your emails and pictures during Bailees first eight weeks of life.
Jim & Kathi Weldon 3/14/09
Dear Stanley family,
Our black lab LuLu is the best, loving dog in the whole wide world!!! We adopted her last December 2007 as a Christmas present….. she has been the best present ever! She was very easy to train and only had one accident and that was during a thunder storm when she was a puppy…… LuLu loves to play ball and Frisbee. Whenever we go hiking, she ends up swimming in the the reservoir and finding a friend to play retrieve with. She is an excellent swimmer and very social with other dogs. She is oh so very smart and oves whenwe rub her belly. In the summer we take her to the tennis courts and she is our ball girl…. She has two best friends, in the neighborhood, named Fenway, which is a yellow lab and the other one is named Bailey and she is a chocolate lab. LuLu loves to go to her favorite place when we are not going to be home, DOGGIE DAY CARE……LuLu loves to go to day care… She enjoys playing with her friends and rolling in puddles and mud on rainy days. My mom and Dad take her to my soft ball games and my brother’s soccer games. LuLu likes to burry her bones in our backyard and we sometimes find her toys after the snow melts. We get compliments on her everywhere we go…..people say that she has such a beautiful temperament and such a nice coat. And in the morning, I wake up to sloppy,fishy kisses to get me up and get me to go down stairs and have breakfast. LuLu is the best dog ever!! Thank you for such a wonderful companion!! Sincerely, Lia and the Mozeleski family P.S. The picture attached was “Our First Day of School” with LuLu this past September 2008. We hate leaving her every morning, but LOVE looking forwad to coming home to her every afternoon.
Hello Donna and Jonathan,
We just wanted to give you an update on our pup (Lollipop/Gabriel) that we picked up on 1-17-09. We were the first ones there that very snowy and, I am sure for you, busy morning. We got the yellow lab pup with the one black eye brow hair, which you said “was one in a million”. We were looking for something special that had a meaning to us for her name. So, on the way back to the Rufus Tanner House, my husband came up with “Millie”, our name for “Endless Mountains One in a Million”! By the way, we haven’t plucked the hair and we hope it never falls out! We love her just like she is.
The trip home was long, as you can imagine, with delayed flights and overcrowded airports. But she did well. We got hung up in Detroit so long that I had to let her out of the carrier. Needless to say she was going crazy. But she kept the very tired and frustrated crowd entertained. Especially about 30 kids! . This went on for almost two hours. I wanted to be the last to board. As I approached the hatch and a very exasperated captain and crew, I was a little worried. But they all broke into smiles and went crazy over her. When I turned the corner to the isle, she popped her head out again and you would have thought I had Marley himself with me! Everyone was saying “Millie! Millie is on the plane!” When we finally got to our seat, after greeting everyone on our way down the isle, she plopped right down and fell asleep! She woke up about a half hour from Orlando, but the stewardesses didn’t mind at all. As we were getting off the plane, I thanked them for their patience and the captain said that she had been a good distraction for everyone.
So now we are home and she is settling in well. You could probably skip this next paragraph because I know you hear it all the time! She is very smart! House training has gone very well and she has taken to the leash like she was born with it attached! She is learning her commands…except for the “no biting”. That one takes a while though! We have neighbors who let us come by their house, or they stop by here, to help her practice proper greeting. She has LOT’S of energy!! Her favorite play toy is our cat! Everyone comments on her stunning good looks and asks what kind of dog she is. Most people down here are not familiar with English Lab’s…even lab owners! But they too comment on her looks and build. Being in Florida, she is rapidly shedding her puppy fur. Her coat is gorgeous! You don’t see the sheen in pictures of yellow labs, like you do the blacks and chocolates. But hers shimmers, literally! She looks a lot like Gabriel, especially in the face and neck. And of course, we tell everyone about you guys and your dogs when they ask where we got her. By the way, she went to the vet for her 2nd visit yesterday and she has gained 7 lbs! She is really growing fast.
There was a huge hole left when our Abby died in October. Millie has filled our house back up with joy and happiness again. Our walks are definitely more fun again! We look forward to coming home, as our house is no longer empty. She likes to be near us and enjoys cuddling. Thank you for all that you do to breed such wonderful dogs! Hopefully, we will be back soon for a black or chocolate to add to the family. I will try to send a picture soon.
Thank you again!
David and Aven Puderer
Vero Beach, FL 02/03/09
How are you and your family. Just dropping a line to say hello with a picture of Seamus, we purchased from you on Nov.14th. Sire Romeo and Dam Melody. He is 4 months old and he is beautiful. When we take him out we are always getting compliments and everyone wants to know where we bought him, I have given many of them your name. He is so intelligent, he picks up on commands quickly and always wants to please you. He is always by our side, no matter where we are in the house. We love him to pieces and he in return gives 100% back. The photo is from my cell phone, really doesn’t due him justice. Talk to you soon and will send you a clearer photo.
Mary Lou Caliendo/Edmonds. 1/27/09
HI Donna, I just wanted to check in with some pictures of Romeo. We sent the paperwork to register with the AKC of his legal name: Endless Mt. Romeo Bocci “Romeo”. We have him one week now and he is adjusting very well. He is a great puppy – healthy and beautiful. Regards, Rob 1/25/09
We purchased a female chocolate lab from you in May 2006, and named her Fargo. I can say without hesitation that her joining our family has been, and continues to be, one of the happiest moments in our lives.
She is doing well and is growing into an outstanding member of the family — as well as the community. We are happy to report that she recently completed training as a therapy dog. Her first few assignments have been nothing short of a tremendous and rewarding success.
All that being said, we are exploring at this time the possibility of expanding our canine population. Can you please send us any news on upcoming litters you may have…in particular, yellow labs of the same breed as Fargo.
Thanks very much,
Jim & Wendy Gregory
Millstone Township, New Jersey 1/25/09
From: Larry Marshall (California) 1/19/09
Date: 1/19/2009 1:11:39 PM
To: Endless Mountain Labradors and The Sterling Group
Subject: Me and my new son! (see below)
Also, not a day goes by without someone asking me if Pilot is a Newfie. You were right, English Labs are not at all a common breed over here. Even people with labs ask me what type of dog he is. Pilot is so sweet. He just loves to follow me around. Every time I stop walking, he lays down and puts his head on my feet. He lust LOVES people and whines a little if he can’t visit. There is another one year old mix in my neighborhood and they would play all day if we would let them. You have done a wonderful job with his early socialization. You and Pilot have exceeded all of my expectations. Also, if you have a lab that will be about a year old when I come back in May, my daughter would like to have the opportunity to be his/her new mom.
Larry Marshall (California)
Just a quick note to wish you a happy new year and share a photo of our handsome devil, Buster Montgomery (Macy/Mackie), who is now 6 months old and 60 lbs…(see attached for 8 weeks and now). The recent photo was taken over the holidays on Martha’s Vineyard, where he was introduced to the forest for the first time. We’re talking about sending him to field training soon – his instincts are already so strong. Buster has developed into a wonderfully thick English gentleman. His training was a breeze, his build and coat are just gorgeous, our furniture remains in tact, and he remains the friendliest dog on the Upper West Side of Manhattan…! We just love him to bits (he is actually laying on my feet snoozing as I write this). I can’t thank you enough for Buster. We looking forward to giving him a sibling, and will certainly be back in touch when we’re ready to do so.
Kelly Ford New York, NY 1/13/09
John and I thought you might like an update on our “Samson”. He is so wonderful. I do not think we have ever had a puppy so well behaved and so intelligent as Sammy. Here are a few pictures to show you how he is doing. He helped me with my laundry just yesterday and jumped right into the dryer….yes he broke the door but we fixed it. He loves to help put groceries away especially in the potato and onion drawer you will see this in one of the pictures. He would prefer eating his food off the floor because he gets so excited for food that he spills it and sometimes just lays there and trys to eat it while laying down. Loves water and is known to try to get into the dish when he has drank all of it up. He is very talented in jumping and catching his ball. He jumps very high and catches it in his mouth. He sits when told to. He stays now pretty good and finally he is getting better at “off” while we are eating dinner. Today and yesterday was a breakthrough. He did try to get up on us at the table but one or two “off commmands” and he went and got one of his chew toys and layed down and chewed until we were finished. Finally is enjoying a walk more. At first he did not like his walk and just layed down in the street but now is beginning to walk well. Great little guy. Happy New Year to you and I hope you enjoy the attachments. Mary, John and Samson Martin 1/11/09
The Stanleys, We came to your home on 1/2/09 to pick up our puppy from Cricket/Stealer litter. We chose the largest male out of the litter. We want you to know, we ADORE him. He is a wonderful family member and he is doing great. His behavior is unbelieveable to be only a puppy. He immediately became comfortable with his new home and us. We just wanted to let you know that we feel so thankful to have found you guys and to have the opportunity to bring one of your labs into our lives. His name is now officially, Cash! Thank you for your excellence to the breed and thank you for our precious, big guy! P.S. Your daughter is a sweet heart!
Matt, Caron and Isabella Miller (Beckley, West Virginia) 1/10/09
Hazel (Gwen/Preston) has brought so much joy to our home and Duke has really taken to her,surprisingly only after two days.I have all ready taught her to sit,and she now knows her name.I am very excited to train and socialize her…Some 5wks. later,she has had her first interaction with swimming(indoors,of course)and has started puppy school.I know she will be the ace of the class,because she all ready knows all her commands,and walks on leash perfectly.What a beautiful little girl,every where she goes,people stop and have to hold her.The day care she attends 3 days a week,has given her so much joy,and has socialized her tremendously.She is the Love of my life.Thank You for everything.I’ll send pictures soon………Shari Fadale 1/6/09
We got our beautiful yellow lab, Sahara (Endless Mt. Sands of the Sahara, from Grizzly Bear and Liberty) from you in February of 07. We love her so much, and she is the most wonderful, amazing dog!! I can’t imagine what our life would be like without her, she is so much a part of our family. Well, we are now ready to give Sahara a brother! We would like to put a deposit on a puppy that we can take home in April, if at all possible…
Please get back to me at your earliest convenience; I can be reached by email firstname.lastname@example.org
PS Our former neighbors, Eric and Sandy Dalton, just got a black female from you at the end of December. From the time we got Sahara, Eric started bugging his wife to get a lab. He was amazed at Sahara’s temperament, even when she was a puppy, and thought she was the best dog! He recently called me to confirm that I got her from you because he was finally able to convince Sandy that they were ready to get a dog; he wanted to be sure he got a lab from Endless Mountain because he said that Sahara was the best behaved lab he had ever come across!
Christina A. Wildrick, Esq.
Director of Risk Management
Peace Church Compliance Program
Hi Donna-this is Courtney Calacione, who bought Linus in November of 2007 from the Melody/Griz litter! He is now 15 months old and a very healthy 80 pounds! Linus continues to amaze my husband and me everyday with how smart he is. We had our first baby, a boy, in September, and Linus has been fantastic with him-he is so protective and gentle! My husband takes him for long walks at a nearby park, and from day one when we got him, so many people compliment on how beautiful Linus is.. he is such a handsome dog! Linus loves to play with other dogs and is so sociable-everyone loves him. Attached is a picture of Linus taken this past holiday-you can see what a perfect dog he has become! Linus brings us a lot of joy-we just love him so much! Wishing you and your family a very happy 2009!
Courtney and David Calacione 1/2/09
Many thanks, Donna…I’ve received the fax. You are always a pleasure to deal with and I’ve expressed this to everyone when I tell them about Endless Mountain Labradors. We get so many wonderful compliments about Gracie. Her personality, her conformation, etc. Our vet is impressed with her every time he sees her and I’m working on getting him to adopt one of your puppies. By the way, at your suggestion I’ve purchased the book THE ART OF RAISING PUPPIES by the Monks of New Skete. GREAT BOOK!!! Grace is a fast learner and has already mastered several commands. She is such a joy in our lives. The day after Christmas we went to see MARLEY AND ME and cried like babies when Marley dies. It was so very similiar to the recent passing of our beloved black Lab, Cheyenne. So it was an added JOY to come home to the warm and loving welcome that Gracie gives to us whenever we come home. Wishing you and yours a healthy, happy 2009.
Loretta Makrancy 1/2/09
Donna – Maggie Moo (Stealer x Shop Til You Drop) just turned one on Christmas day, so we wanted to send you some pictures (from when she was younger and from last week) so you can see how well she has grown. We are just delighted with Maggie, she is a great companion and addition to our family. Maggie is very smart and mischievous. Having owned a Golden Retriever in the past, we were looking for a calmer dog and Maggie Moo fits the bill. Our trainer even commented, “That is one laid back lab.” When we walk her, people often comment on how beautiful and shiny her coat is. Thank you for Maggie Moo.
Brian and Lara 12/28/08
Dear Stanley’s, I’m writing to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, as well as share some photos of Luke. Luke was from the Lily/Stealer litter born March 6, 2007. I could not be happier than I am with Luke. Luke is an outdoor dog by defnition and is by far happier in the water… or the snow… or the woods… than inside. Everyone that visits comments on his behavior, how nice of a dog he is, and all I can reply how easy it was to train him. He’s overly loving and eager to please. I could go on all day but I’ll move on. Attached are a few photos I snapped today after playing in the creek at my parents. He has a few Burdocks stuck here and there, but he wouldn’t let that stop him. I was so glad to get these pictures, as it has taken over a year to get him to either pose, or hold still, for a photo. Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Truly,
Brian Berry 12/27/08
Dear Donna and Jon: Merry Christmas. We were enjoying the evening and telling family tales including stories about Xena our yellow lab. Xena was born 11/26/2000 AKC SN786379/07 the smallest and best of a litter from Dugan and Heidi. She is an amazing and wonderful member of our family. At eight years old she is healthy, very intelligent and playful…. She is the calmest and smartest dog we have ever known. She wants to please, trains easily and is eager to be social. People who visit and meet Xena are always impressed with how polite she is. She walks with us easily and never runs away when off leash, not even when there are other dogs or animals. You may recall the story of how we happened to call you. We had mentioned to Dr. Douglas Antczak of the Baker Institute of the Cornell Vet School that we wanted to get a puppy. Months went by and then he told us of a visit to your kennel by a Cornell Vet ophthalmologist. He said you had a small but very special business. He really liked your dogs. When we spoke you had two pups left from a litter. We told you we had three young children (11,7 and 5) and that we were hoping for a calm dog that was easy to train. You selected Xena for us. Xena was an instant member of the family. We are very pleased with Xena, her personality and know she is the center of our household. Jennifer and Al Biloski live in our neighborhood and we believe “Lucy” has the same father (Dugan) as Xena. Lucy is a large dog, very friendly but on the high end of spirited. Lucy and Xena a friends and beautiful dogs. Thank you for providing us with Xena.
I wanted to give you an update on Endless Mt. Goodness Gracious (Grace) from the Millie/Grant 6/6/06 litter (see pictures attached). Grace and I started agility training last year to build our relationship and I had no intention of ever competing, but with encouragement from my instructor, Grace and I have competed in 5 AKC agility trials and Grace has earned Standard Novice, Standard Open and Novice Jumpers titles, and has two legs toward her Open Jumpers title. I can’t believe that we will be competing at the Excellent level! At trials you don’t tend to see many labradors, so many people have been impressed with Grace and ask where she is from, so I tell them about you. …I think the Flint River Ranch food is excellent, and am glad that you introduced us to it.
When I picked Grace up from you, I remember Claudia walking around your house and wondered when I would have a dog that acted like Claudia. I think I have her now.
In the next 1-2 years I would like to get another agility Labrador from you.
May you and your family (two-legged and four legged) enjoy the holidays. 12/13/08
Best regards, Jennifer Seidel (“Gracie” below)
I just wanted to touch base with you with an update about our two year old lab Aspen. She is doing great and is an absolutely fantastic dog. She is sensational in both the home and in the field. That is a rare combination, but she fills both roles spectacularly. When we purchased her from you we had our daughter Kyleigh, who was three at the time, and they became best buds instantly. We have added a second daughter to our family, Peighton. She is now 16 months old, and her first words after Da-da and Mama were Aspen and puppy. Aspen is endlessly patient and truly loves being with the kids.
We have been extremely pleased with her, and hope to add another to the mix in the future. We are looking to move to a larger home with a lot of property in the near future, and shortly thereafter we will begin our search for another pup. We have also recommended you to several people who have been looking for labs including two people that have called on referral from our vet who were looking for outstanding labs that were healthy (our vets quote was that she has million dollar hips) have a great disposition and appearance. Thank you again for a really special member of our family. I have included some recent shots of her.
Courtney and Kristin Davis 12/08/08
Maggie is nearly a year old and is the best dog I have EVER had. She has an amazing personality and is a great companion.
I hate to say she is my best friend but at times I think just that. Always by my side at home and great company when I travel to my camp in the Adirondacks. She is so smart and loving. My entire family now understand just what an English lab is all about.
Your labs are truly amazing, thank you and I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Bob, Alyson, Jess and Samantha
President DigiChrome Studios, Inc.
Donna… I want to take this chance to pass on some updated information and pictures of our “Louie” (Stealer/Ladybug)… Well Louie is now 18 months old…he has completed his field training this past summer and two weeks ago his new skills were tested with a duck hunting trip to Santee, Nebraska. I have attached pictures of his trip…to tell you he did wonderful could be a bit understated…he was outstanding!! He not only held his position but retrieved every duck shot!! He exceeded Shane’s expectations by leaps and bounds!! For an 18 month old and had never been in the duck boat before he did very well. We can’t tell you enough how much Louie means to us and what a happy guy he is! He is always wanting to please and the tail is always going! He is a great companion not only to Shane in the duck boat but can come into the house with the family and be just as wonderful!! By far he has been the easiest puppy to train from the very beginning and continues to be eager to learn anything new!! Thank you Stanley family from the Kendall family of Iowa, again for the dedicated work you continue to do with all the dogs you have placed, you truly have been given a wonderful gift, we look forward to planning another addition to our family, a little sister for Louie, in the near future. We wish you and your family a wonderful Holiday season!! Sincerely… The Kendall’s 11/25/08
Thanks for the photo! Beau (Endless Mt.’s Beautiful Boy) is doing great – good sleeper and eater and just an absolute sweetheart. He slept the whole way home in between licking our faces and wagging his tail. We are overjoyed with our new baby – thanks for a wonderful dog!
Just wanted to give you an update on Amazing Grace (Gracie…Casey/Gabriel)). Last Sat (Nov 1st) when we put her in the car for the trip home, she seemed fine, but as we drove away she howled as we drove through the pine forest. When we reached the main road, she had finished her “goodbye to Endless Mountain” and fell asleep. She was terrific for the 4 1/2 hour ride to central NJ. She was getting restless the last few minutes and assured her she would get to pee REALLY soon. As soon as we got home we took her out to the garden. We may not have mentioned that Lou is a commercial landscaper, so we have a gorgeous garden and none of our dogs has ever been allowed to poop and pee just anywhere. Fourteen years ago Lou built a “sandbox” and Gracie is the 3rd Lab who has learned to poop and pee inside the sandbox. She was taken right to the sandbox and immediately peed. In less than a week she has pretty much gotten the idea and accidents inside the house have been very rare. She’s not only beautiful, and smart, she almost trained!!! We were hoping that Gracie and our 2 1/2 yr old cat, Jesse, would get along. Jesse has lived w/a Lab since the day we brought him home when he was about 10 weeks old. He loved Cheyenne and he is missing her as much as we are. On Sat he came nose to nose w/Gracie and since then he’s been teasing her and playing w/her and he seems to really like the idea that she’s the same size as him!!!! Gracie sleeps in a “baby crate” next to our bed. The first night she howled when we put her in there….for all of 5 min. Then she fell asleep. She awoke every hour or two and whimpered and I softly told her to go back to sleep…AND SHE DID. Lou is up very early each morning and takes her out to her sandbox. She poops, she pees and she’s back in the bedroom w/me until I get up, then she follows me as I get ready for the day. All in all she’s adjusted extremely well. I’ll send some photos w/the next email. Loretta Makrancy 11/07/08
Donna, We just had to send you a picture of Tater (Misty/Preston 2/1/2007 litter). He is gorgeous, I mean handsome. Now we know what it means when people say a dog completes a family. We love him. He is very spoiled, I mean loved. People stop us all the time to say how beautiful he is and how amazing his coat is. Thank you for being such a great breeder. He is exactly what we wanted. Please feel free to share our picture and recommendations, he is the perfect lab. Sleep, eat, play, sleep some more, eat, eat, eat. Thanks again. Amy Tempel 11/5/08
Our Maizey, born July 5, 2007, from the Mackie/Blanche litter is amazing!!!!! I know you hear this all the time, but she is so smart and so beautiful! We live in the country on 20 acres with 3 ponds, so she is loving the water and being out with us playing and hunting. My husband took her dove hunting in Sept. and could not believe her natural instincts. Our lab that passed away earlier this year was a fantistic hunter and we cannot believe how great she already is for only being only one year old. We are so grateful that we heard about Endless Mt. Labradors before we bought a lab from any other breeder.
Thank you, Nancy Meyer 10/18/08
Hey Donna, Just wanted to check in and say HI! Allie (Cocoa/Doc puppy) is doing great! She is going to be two soon, believe it or not, and she surprises me everyday. She has never been professionally trained, she did not need it. She listens to everything I say and stays by my side all the time and she does not even have to go on a leash. Everyone wants to take her home they cannot believe how good she is as well as the most beautiful dog ever. Fortunately I can tell everyone I know first hand this is how all of your dogs are because it is not my first. I hope you are all doing well and I will send pictures soon.
Many Thanks, Karen Peck 10/13/08
Date: 10/13/2008 7:05:24 AM
Subject: our puppy hi . we could not be any more happier with our decision to come to endless mt and buy our sadie … she is beautiful and well tempered she has also rejuvinated our 7yr old lab lila. please use us any time for a reference she has brought so much joy to our family
Donna I know you get a ton of e-mails but I wanted to share this with you. Maxwell (Preston/Mallory) outstood every puppy in class today, not only did he do what Joe and I asked him, but when I was hand signed him, he was outstanding, no other pup could do that. The trainer was blown away. He is absolutely beautiful, he will have the most blue of the black coats when he is grown, huge teeth He has the best face. We definitely plan on showing this show dog. I attached a photo of him and his moo cow and a chew bone being silly that I took last Wednesday. You should see him sitting on my lap going for rides in the truck, what a hoot I’m off Friday and weather permitting, he and I are going for a ride with the top down on my XLR, he will be a knock out!!!! Take care. Sandy, Joe and Maxwell Morgan 09/28/08
Dear Donna, Thank you so much for our Peanut and Brutus (from the Trixie and Romeo Litter). We adore them and as you can see from the picture they get along great! They are both so intelligent, they seem to learn commands without a great deal of effort. Our Vet is so impressed with them, and wanted to know where we got them from, because he could tell that they had come from such a good breeder. We really appreciate that you take such care and effort to make sure that the puppies are healthy, and well taken care of. Thank you again, we are so happy with our little pups.
Tara and Sheldon D’Lima 09/24/08
Just thought I would send you a few pictures showing how Gracie is doing at her new home in Texas. Plane ride was fine and she is up to date on shots, eating her NuVet every day and already starting on obedience training. I have already taught her sit, down, here and crate. I have also already gotten her comfortable on a leash for walking. She is very smart and our 3 kids LOVE her. Our male English Lab, Garth, is very gentle with her and has adjusted extremely well and I believe is getting a second wind at the age of 12. Anyways, I hope all is well. Will try and remember to send other pictures as she gets older. Take care. Trey Becan, Texas, 09/17/08
Hi Donna, Just wanted to share with you a recent photo of our lil guy, Buster, who has doubled in size these last five weeks, and has become the star of our neighborhood here in Manhattan. Passersby are regularly commenting on his wonderful tempermant – a little gentleman with people and dogs of all shapes and sizes. We have Buster on the Flint River Ranch and his Nuvet supplements, both of which he loves. Potty-training has gone swimmingly. Accidents are few and far between (I cannot remember the last one — and we live on the 7th floor!), and he goes on command just about anywhere along our street or in the park. He has also been very quick to learn the leash, as well as basic sit, stay and shake commands. Buster had his first doggy-paddle in shallow water over Labor Day weekend, and we’re taking him back to the beach this weekend. He loves, loves, loves water — bottles, faucets, the tub, and even dirty city puddles that we do our best to keep him from! Thank you again. Buster is a perfect little boy and we just love him to pieces. Very best, Kelly Ford (NYC) 09/16/08
Thought you’d might like to see how our guy Tucker George is doing. He has been great learning everything. Crate training was unbelievably simple. He goes to bed at night on his own before we do. …He loves go on rides, even the 4-wheeler. I have recommended the Flint River Ranch to several friends and they are now using it also. Hope you like the pictures (we sure think he’s beautiful – we hear it everywhere we take him).
Take care, Don and Linda Peifer 09/11/08
Donna, Just wanted to say hello and to tell you how much we adore our Casey (chocolate female from Mackie/Macy). She loves playing with Big Papi and is the sweetest little girl we’ve ever seen. I can’t get over what a beautiful chocolate brown her coat is. I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful shade of chocolate on a lab before. Hope all is well with you 8o). Have a wonderful weekend. Will be in touch to keep you posted on our pups. Sincerely, Julie Everitt 09/05/08
Just to update you, Tubby, a chocolate female from the Martha/Mackie litter is doing great. She excelled in her puppy pre-school class and is now in Puppy Kindergarten and again, is excelling and going beyond every other dog in the class. She picks up commands and general obedience wonderfully. I have already trained her, at 5 months to do double retrieves on land and in fast moving water on the Susquehanna. She is such a strong swimmer. You can tell that the innate sense to retrieve is apparent every time she hits the water.
Tubby has such a great disposition. It is evident that you have a great line of dogs. I am very thankful to have one of your Labs. I will keep you updated. I have attached some pictures of Tubby and her brother Gaylord the bassett hound.
Chris Buchinski (PA) 09/06/08
Hi Donna, Jonathan & Olivia, David and I wanted to let you know that our new family member (Mackie/Tina litter) is doing well. Except for potty breaks, he slept all the way home … a 9-hour drive. He’s adjusted to his new home and his crate without any difficulties. I’ve attached a few pictures: one of the pup with Tina just before we left, one in his sleep position on the ride home, and one displaying his toothy grin. This morning I found him striking a pose that would make Mackie very proud! Thanks for your commitment to excellence. We’re delighted to know we’ve got a great Lab!! David & Susan Hafey (OH)
Just wanted you to know that Shaeley earned her Rally Novice title on Friday, August 29, at the Newton, NJ Kennel Club show. Our girl received a 98 out of 100 for a second place. She was tied for first, and in this case, the AKC deems that the judges go to the time clock to determine the winner.
(Shaeley’s time was a few seconds slower.)
Additionally, Shaeley turned heads with her outstanding good looks! The Rally judge even complimented Shaeley on her “beautiful face”!
Next step, is to start training for Shaeley’s Rally Advanced title. Hope you enjoyed this fantastic Labor Day weekend — weather was unbelievable!
Cindy Toussaint 09/01/08
Hi Donna and Jonathan: Tanner (Trixie/Romeo) loves his new bowls and toys! The ride home was great. He slept most of the way home and all through the night. He loves to go outside and seems to know that’s where he needs to go potty. Did you work with him on this? He already knows how to get “a toy” on command and actually did bring it back once. We’re on our way to having some real retriever fun with him. He’s so smart and only home one day! We love him! Thank you for such a wonderful puppy!
Michelle Oleski and Family 08/30/08
Hi Donna, Just a quick note of thanks and an update on our lil guy. Buster is doing great and we just adore him. He slept 95% of the ride back to NYC on Friday, and when he wasn’t sleeping, he was as mellow and easy-going as he was when we first met him. We got up twice with him on Friday night, once on Saturday night and he’s been sleeping six-hour nights in the crate since. Phew! The vet did him a clean bill of health yesterday. I can’t wait til he has his next vaccinations so that we can take him to Central Park and properly introduce him to our neighbors’ dogs. All in all, Buster’s been a delight. We so appreciated your perspective on his demeanor — he is just as you said: loyal, always at your feet, just a cuddlebug. And it’s so much fun to watch him develop day by day. This week, we’re continuing to focus on his routine and introducing the crate for naps (not just for night time!). Thank you so much for doing what you do — your approach, your property and your dogs are so very special. We will most certainly be back for another one in due time! Very best, Kelly (NYC) 08/19/08
Hi Donna, I just wanted to let you know that our new little guy is fabulous! My husband could not be more pleased with his new field companion. Buddy (Crickett/Stealer, yes, the name did stick) has made himself quite at home, and my Irish setter has become very maternal (even though he is a male:) regarding his new friend. This little guy is not only stunning to look at, but his personality and temperament are even better than we had hoped for (and we had very high expectations!). You raise truly amazing animals. Thanks for your devotion to the breed.
Peace, Debra Kelly (Maryland) 08/18/08
Hi Donna- Just thought I would say hi. I was looking at your website and your new location looks beautiful! We got Tucker from you in June 2002. He is such a wonderful dog! We get so many compliments on him! We had a baby 16 months ago and they are fast becoming buddies! Here are a couple of pictures of him. Hope all is well. Dara 08/15/08
Hope all is well with you and your family. Aria (Claudia x Rugby) is doing great! I cannot believe she will be four next month. She is a sweetheart and brings so much joy to our family. Attached, is a picture of her at swimming in Lake Naomi and another one of her lying around the house. As you can see not much has changed since we got her. She is the most mild mannered dog EVER!
Thanks, Collette Woods 08/13/08
Hi Donna, Jonathan and Olivia, We decided to name our little guy Griz Moe. It’s in ode to his daddy (Griz) and me being a graduate of the University of Montana Grizzlies! He is doing very well and already has a nickname. Speed Bump…he protested softly whenever we hit a bump in the road on the six hour drive home! We had our visit to the vet and he is just perfect! He also attended a wedding reception with us on Saturday night and he was the life of the party. Thank you so much for all you do and for blessing us with our little guy.
Melanie, Rick and Griz Moe Weiss 08/5/08 (Ohio)
We wanted to touch base with you and Jonathan to let you know about Roxy (LadyBug/Stealer). I’ve attached a couple of pics for you to see for yourself how well she’s doing.
We absolutely LOVE her however… Roxy is training wonderfully and is so smart. She has slept through the night from the first night on without a peep. Her bedtime is around 7:30 if she’s had a really active day and she sleeps til 6-7am…pretty good huh?? She eats like a champ, in fact loves her food and we’re having great success in housebreaking her.
Both Frank and I want to thank you for her and please know we’ll take good care of her.
Jo and Frank Terracciano (NJ) 08/04/08
Donna and Jonathan,
Our dog Teddy has been the calmest dog! He turned one on June 5 and we picked him up a year ago on July 27! When ever we are on a walk everyone stops to talk to us about his great head and how black his nose is!
He is very calm and never jumps on anyone…he loves to be with the family and we all treat him as part of the family! He was what we all wanted and wished for and it finally happened! Thanks for giving us a wonderful dog that is calm and what we wanted!
Great news! In spite of the tremendous heat and humidity this weekend, Shaeley earned two legs toward her Rally Novice title!! In addition, on both days, Fri., July 18, and Sat., July 19, Shaeley was awarded fourth place. What a terrific girl! Hopefully, at the end of August, I can get her Rally Novice title at Sussex, NJ. She is also ready to start working in traditional obedience in the Novice ring. Might even give that a whirl at Sussex also. So, now, Shaeley has achieved her CGC, her Therapy Dog certification, and is working toward her first Rally title. I know you are not surprised at her success based on her wonderful lineage.
Cindy Toussaint 07/19/08v
I just wanted to let you know that the 2 pups we picked up on Memorial Day are wonderful! They are well behaved, mellow, sweet and are exactly what we had in mind when we decided to get the two of them. They entertain each other wonderfully and it’s hard to remember what our family was like before we got them. Thought you’d like to see how big
they are getting and just want to say thanks.
Julie Haviland 07/16/08
Hi Donna & Jonathan, We named our Essense/Romeo pup, Little Maggie. She is such a sweetheart. Talk about a laid back Lab, she doesn’t even sit to eat, she lays down. She goes right into her crate to take naps and when she wants to go to bed! The 3rd night home and she is already sleeping all night…without a peep(with the help of a big stuffed black lab). Thanks for everything. I attached a couple photo’s. Maggie has also jumped right into pool and is a natural swimmer!
Best Regards, Tom & Viv, 07/14/08 (NJ)
Hello Donna and Jonathan,
It was really nice to meet you in person and experience the excellent work you are doing with the dogs. Just wanted to give you an update on ‘Lucky’. He did really well on the car ride way back home. The only time he barked we stopped the car and let him out and he did his business. He has taken to the crate very well. He whined for a few minutes in the crate and then slept the entire night without a sound (I was prepared for the worst ). Of course, I let him out around 2 am (on my own) to do his business, and off he went to sleep in the crate again until morning. As we saw in your house, he just loves sleeping on top of the A/C vent. He has already started attracting a lot of admirers. And whoever sees it just raves about his excellent LOOKS. My wife who was not very keen on getting a dog has become his biggest FAN… she won’t leave him alone for a minute. She just adores him. Thanks… And the way things are going with Lucky, looks like I will be there soon to get another one (a BLACK this time). Regards… Vishal (NJ) 07/14/08
“Franklin” from the June 16th pick up is doing great! He’s handsome, smart (house broken and crate trained )and already a natural born swimmer at our summer residence on the lake.
He’s integrated well with the other three male labs that I have but has bonded very closely with “Buster” my 4 year old chocolate male.
We love him to death!!!
Kathy Fischer 07/09/08
Hey Donna and Jonathan! Peaches (Millie/Grant) and Grady (Doc/Blanche) just celebrated their 2nd birthdays! Thought you might want to see how beautiful they are as “adults”. They are such well behaved dogs…even our boarder said they are the best labs she has ever kept! We hope you are doing well. Thanks so much for our pups…we love them dearly. Sincerely, Amy Bird Smithfield, VA 06/26/08
Hi Donna, How are you? I hope all is well. I see you have been busy updating your website, which is why I am emailing. I just wanted to let you know how great it looks. I absolutely love all the new pictures you have added. That was one of the things that drew me to you as a breeder. I just loved to see all the puppy and dog photos. What you see is what you get. I probably look almost daily to see what is new. The new puppy ones are absolutely adorable, and I love them all, but I must say, the one of Anna and “Amy” is my favorite. That is such a great shot, taken at just the perfect moment! It makes me smile everytime I look at it. You do raise such beautiful animals . . . makes me want another. Anyway, I have been meaning to send you an update on Macie (Macy/Stealer). She turned 6 months old yesterday. Once I download the tons of pictures I have of her, I will send you some. She is fabulous. Loves everyone and listens so well. She has the sweetest face and most expressive eyes, and fits right in with the stocky build of the English Lab, weighing in at over 50 lbs already. I can’t wait for you to see her. So, once I get on the ball, I will email you some photos. Take care, and thanks again for all you have done and continue to do. Tiffani T. 06/26/08
“I thought you might like to see how nicely Berdley turned out!…He is a doll and we all love him up to the moon and back. He is definitely all you said he would be and more. Me is just perfect, and we are thinking about getting a female in the next couple of years…thanks for your committment to breeding the best in the breed.”
Karen L. Lyons, 06/17/08
Sorry it has been so long since i wrote or sent any pics. Blue is doing great. Just neutered him last Wed. and he did fine. He is getting big. 44 pounds. I have to say I am so happy I chose to get him from you. He is exactly what I was looking for. He has this little bounce in his step. Like he is on show all the time. I have people stop me on his walks to comment about his prance. Thanks again. I hope all is well with you.
I just wanted to share with you a quick update on our Endless Mountain chocolate Lab, Grady (Cocoa/Doc Litter November 2005). He instantly became a member of our family. He has grown into an extremely handsome, loving, social, intelligent, healthy and playful dog. We constantly receive compliments on his looks and calmness. He loves people and other dogs.
Grady has provided us with nothing but joy. We love him so much. I have attached a picture of Grady taken recently.
Thank you for doing what you do… these are truly special dogs!
Leslie and Damian Bailey
About 18 mo. ago we got a puppy from you. We named him Grady. He is from the Ben/Blanche litter of December 2006. I just wanted to let you know how wonderful he is. We are very blessed to have him in our family. He is very loving, friendly, smart, willing to please us, and fun to be around. His personality always shines through. At 5 mo. I took him to a training class to start obedience training and to help socialize him. After that, we joined the club and have competed at club level. His first match at age 11 mo. he finished 4th. The next 2 times we competed he finished 1st in the pre-novice class. We are now ready to compete outside the club in Novice A. Also last month he passed the Canine Good Citizen test. I am estimating he will be a registered therapy dog by the end of July. (Grady will be my 2nd therapy dog.)I just wanted to let you know how wonderful we think he is. I could go on and on about him. I have attached some pictures that were taken recently while our family was hiking on the Appalachian Trail for the weekend. I hope you enjoy them.
Linda Gantert 05/28/08
Donna and family,
I am proud to announce that Fritz received his UDX today!
The best part was that today was his birthday. He turned six years old today.
He is such an awesome dog and works so wonderful for me. I am so glad to have my Fritz as a part of my family.
Fritz is my Novice A dog and for us to have a UDX for his sixth birthday is great.
I want you to know that I am so glad that I got Fritz from you. He has been and will be everything and more for me. We have such a bond between us and he loves working for me.
I think we will pursue another avenue with Fritz now, not quite sure what yet. He loves swimming and jumping off docks so maybe we will try “Dock Dogs” with him.
Thank you so much for my Fritz, Jane Fantz 05/21/08
I don’t know if you remember us but we bought our Hank from you in 2006. He is a Preston/Sasha boy. I saw you at Potomac in 2007 where he took 1st in sweeps. You told me then that he would really fill out his second year and while I believed you, I didn’t know how much. He has turned into an absolutely beautiful dog. Everyone always comments on how gorgeous he is and how he is a gentle giant.
We are starting to have his clearances done because I am interested in breeding. I am working at a veterinarian referral hospital and boarding facility and have access to state of the art health care for him. I was wondering if you ever use your puppies that are not owned by you for stud. I would love for you to look at him and if for nothing else, just give me your opinion. I know breeding is a big responsibility and it would be nice to have a “mentor” that I trust.
Out of all the dogs I have seen and researched, I still love your dogs the most.
Thanks for our beautiful dog Hank!
Donna Forney 05/21/08
I think this pic of her looks a lot like her dad Gabriel (Twila was the mother). By the way, feel free to add us to your customer referral list – we’re very happy with everything. –Mike McDermott 05/04/08
(Above, Bella (Twila x Gabriel) at only 7 mos old!)
We wanted to share how wonderful McFadden is doing (from Isabel Mackie)!!! We love him and he’s just great. He is growing fast every day. He is very smart, he learned to ring his bell when he wants to go out within one day! He already knows how to heel, lie down, give a high five, sit, etc.
We get compliments constantly about how cute he is, how well behaved, and how shiny his coat is. Tonight is his last obedience class and we expect him to walk out of there with a gold star
He is such a wonderful addition to our family. Thank you thank you thank you for breeding such wonderful dogs.
Thanks again and keep up the great work!
Kathleen and Jay 04/16/08
Hi Donna, I, like many others, visit your website every now and then to check on news and puppies. What a surprise to see the photo from the movie of Marley and Me! It never occurred to me that since Endless Mountains Labradors is mentioned in the book, this would include the movie too! It is so cool! How very exciting! Is that really one of your puppies in the photo with Owen? Which litter are the puppies from? Our Sandpiper is a joy! Honestly, when I read your story about the Lab picking up the laundry, I really couldn’t believe it. A couple of weeks ago on a very cold Sunday, too cold to go out for the morning paper, I sent my husband out to get the paper, with Sandpiper following right behind him to explore the front yard. Before he picked up the newspaper, I asked Jim to see if Sandpiper would get the paper, since I had been thinking and reading in the dog books on how to teach your dog this very difficult trick, as many dogs simply cannot learn this one. Jim said, “Sandpiper get the paper” and Piper stopped sniffing the grass, turned around, walked over and picked up the paper, then brought it directly to me into the house! We both stood there with our mouths open in disbelief! Piper has been happily getting the newspaper for us everyday since and seems to love to do this. We never had to teach her! I know you must hear these stories all the time, but it is a new experience for us to have such an intelligent puppy, even though she is approaching her first birthday May 2! I just had to share. Like to stay in touch, Geri and Jim Moorhouse 04/12/08
Bonnie (Holly and Romeo) is beyond words! She is everything, +. Beautiful, almost trained (we got her 4 days ago), listens to “no”, and most importent to usx : a people dog, cries to be by you; I suspect can be an “off lead” companion. Thanks! When she’s settled, may ask for another pup. My son will probably contact you in 6 months. Best, Suzanne Kelly 04/12/08
Dear Donna .. Just want to tell you the (short) story of Duncan – our ‘natural born’ little fella (Doc puppy). Yesterday I opened our deck door to let he and Chip out. I have a bird feeder on our deck railing. MOST birds fly away (taking off UPWARD!). A fairly young black bird took off about 4 feet off the ground (parallel to it) and Duncan did his usual “take off” jump to the yard, (he looks as if he’s diving) and GRABBED THE BIRD OUT OF THE AIR!!!!!!!!! OH – I was MORTIFIED, yet I KNOW that they are ‘retrievers’. Well – to my absolute amazement … this year and a half old boy who hasn’t had a SECOND of retriever field instruction, GOT the bird and EVER SO GENTLY carried it around. Now – he did NOT bring it to me … but I NEVER CEASE TO BE AMAZED at his ‘instinctual’ reactions – his ‘soft mouth’ and his gentleness. Just wanted to share this with you and the others who may read it – your dogs are absolutely EVERYTHING that you describe them as. Thanks so much Sue
Hi Donna, How are you? I hope you and your family are doing well. I wanted to give you an update on my Macie (Macy/Stealer 12/25/07). She is doing so well. She will be 15 weeks tomorrow. On her last trip to the vet’s, she was 26 lbs, which was 12 days ago. I am sure she is pushing 30 lbs now, if she isn’t more already. They grow so fast. I took these pictures today. As you can see, she is such a little beauty. I wish I had such a nice profile. Ha ha. I can’t imagine you ever get tired of hearing this, so here it is again. Thank you so much for such a great puppy. She truly is the best puppy I have ever had the pleasure of owning…hopefully my other dog isn’t reading this right now! Her ability to learn things is amazing. I don’t think I have ever housebroken a puppy so quickly either. Anyway, thank you again. Words cannot express how happy we are here with her. I think I mentioned this in my last email too, but it is worth repeating. Our other dog, Daisy, who is 8, is youthful once again. Not that she has much choice in the matter…Macie never gives her a moments peace. LOL. I so wish in the worst way I was ready for another dog. You’d find me on your doorstep. They simply are the best. They have it all, from their stunning looks to their awesome temperament and trainability. What a complete package! I walk with my dogs daily, and I don’t think there has been one day that has gone by that someone different did not ask me about Macie or say how gorgeous she was. So, a huge thanks once again. Sincerely, Tiffani 04/12/08
Dear Jonathan and Donna Stanley,
We are so happy that we bought a lab of you. Our big boy Winston (Doc/ Maribelle litter) is the most beautiful sweet natured dog we have ever known, and seen. As being a family whom walks dogs at the SPCA, his temperment is amazing compared to the other dogs. It is everything he wanted and beyond. Every time we walk Winston in the parks and lakes, we get sooooo many compliments from everyone.. for example ” Wow he is just gorgeous!! and … What an amazing coat on him!… and… What a husky boy!… and the ever popular… Are you sure he is a puppy?” When we got Winston, we thought he would be an outdoor dog, WELL that changed from he day we got him. He is 80% indoor dog He is on our couches(accually when we were typing this letter, he was on the couch watching the screen).. the leather ones also… he is sleeping on the beds… starting at us in the kitchen and many more.
We just love him to death, he was worth every penny. You truly deserve a huge thank you for your time and effort put into your breeding. Your knowledge and experience is all in the lab we have. We attached some pictures to show you how are big boy is doing. Thanks again! Keep up the excellent work!
-The Johnston family 04/06/08
It’s been a while since I’ve sent an e-mail, and its hard to believe that our Duchess (Doc/Martha litter) will be 4 this November! She is truly a blessing and we love her more and more each day. Since Rob travels so much for work, she is my constant companion and goes everywhere with me. She has been a joy to have from day one and we get constant compliments from everyone about her looks and awesome temperament.
I have a MUCH younger sister, and Duchess turned my very-afraid-of-dogs 7 year old sister into a dog lover. She was scared to death of her, but within an hour they were rolling around on the floor together. Duchess is so wonderful and gentle will all children big and small, and enjoys whenever our friends with children visit.
She enjoys relaxing on the couch, and doesn’t miss a night of sleep in bed. She’s my favorite snuggle buddy. We can’t wait until we will be ready to get another Endless Mountain Labby sister for Duchess, and I recommend you to everyone I know. I’ve attached a few pictures so you can see how big she’s gotten (she’s the black puppy on the “puppy pictures” page with the blue rope toy under her paws).
Courtney Hathaway & Rob Mahoney (and Duchess) North Carolina 04/04/08
Dear Donna and Family, I wanted to give you and update on our Macy/Stealer puppy my husband and I picked up on Feb. 15th. If you remember, Donna, we mentioned wanting to name her Maui, but that just didn’t stick. My husband and I both kept calling her “Macy.” Well, we just ended up going with that. I hope you don’t mind we stole your name, but we did change the spelling (Macie). Macie is so wonderful. As of this past Wednesday, she is up to 17 lbs already. She is my little porker. Everyone just loves her. If you remember me telling you our veterinarian loves this breed and owns some herself. Well, anyway, she can’t stop saying how beautiful Macie is. She loves her head! She knew who Baker was right away too. It has been 3 weeks now since we have had her in our lives and don’t know how we got along without her. I was worried about bringing a new puppy home, as it had been over 8 years since I had a puppy. My fears were short lived though, as she adapted so quickly. She took to her crate immediately and slept all night long the very first night! I couldn’t believe it. Not a peep out of her. I am just so thrilled on so many levels. You really deserve a huge thank you for your time and effort put into your breeding. Your knowledge and experience is evident in the puppy we have. She truly is outstanding. She has such an eagerness to learn and please, it is amazing. She already goes to the door to go outside too, which I find phenomenal for a 10 week old puppy. I also just wanted to mention that she has also brought “life” back to our other dog, who is 8 y. o. Since we lost our other dog before Christmas, she sort of just laid around all the time, but now she acts like a puppy herself. I could just sit and watch the 2 of them play all day. Seriously, thank you once again for allowing us to have one of your little girls. I would absolutely get another in a heartbeat and recommend you to anyone looking for a great puppy with an excellent temperament and great looks. Take care. Sincerely, Tiffani Tobin 03/08/08
Hi Jonathan and Donna,
I wanted to write and tell you how Griz is doing .(Doc and Martha litter) I have been blessed with this dog .I love him so much .I get so many compliments on this boy and he go’s everywhere with me. I got him from you about 6 month ago and I was going to get another female (Twila litter!) but I had a family emergency my grandmother pass away the following week . I will be contacting you for that female so Griz has a friend . Just want to let you know this lab truly is a gift from god !!!! THANKS FOR THE BEST GIFT EVER YOU ARE TRULY WORKING MIRACLES ONE PUPPY AT A TIME!!!!!
Candace Cone 02/19/08
I’m not sure if you remember me but —— I bought Bailey (son of Griz and Frosty) almost two years ago. Bailey was born on February 11th 2006 litter.
I wrote a book while going through my Breast Cancer episode and Bailey is a huge piece of this book as he was what kept me from feeling like a victim. Bailey and I have a bond today that you cannot imagine. He is my life. I would like to send you a copy of the book to share with you. He has inspired me to quit my corporate sales job and open up a doggie day spa and retreat. I am trying to get into a location at this time. I can’t thank you enough for having chosen me to own Bailey. He was the one that had the deposit lifted and his little face was on your web site for me to fall in love with. I picked him up the weekend before I started radiation. What a journey I had !!! If you can e mail me your new address I would be glad to send you a copy of the book.
My web site is www.SingleWithBreastCancer.com if you would like to check it out.
http://www.authorhouse.com/bookstore/ItemDetail.aspx?bookid=48000 (to order the book)
Regards, Bruna Verna 02/04/08 I’ve attached two pictures so you can see how he’s grown into a handsome dog. (see below)
I know it’s been a long time. I hope you and your family are well!
I thought you may be interested in seeing how Oliver has grown! Unfortunately, we don’t have a great camera, so these pictures do not give him full justice of how strikingly handsome he is – you were right!
I can’t tell you how many compliments we get on him, such as “WOW, he’s gorgeous, WOW that’s a good looking lab, he’s absolutely beautiful, look at that head, that’s a happy dog, he’s smart, he’s so friendly”, and on and on.
Our neighbors who are dog lovers and especially biased to labs are IN LOVE with Oliver. As a family, they call us to take him for walks, they just love spending time with him.
Thank you again for giving us such a gift, we feel so blessed! He is such a joy!
We’ll keep in touch!
Virginia & Glenn Reiser, and Oliver 02/02/08
Hi to the Stanleys and thanks so much for our wonderful puppies, now 8 months old, Ricky and Lucy. We couldn’t be more happy with these two wonderful dogs. Everywhere we go, people comment on how beautiful they are and how well behaved. They have quickly picked up a number of tricks and love to show off for everyone. Their tracking ability is also amazing, easily following deer trails and raising birds from the area fields. They love our latest exercise strategy which is to harness them to the front of my mountain bike and allow them to pull me around our local park on the jogging and bike trail. They are quickly learning voice commands for right and left although whoa isn’t coming quite so easily. Below are pictures my daughter took of them for Christmas.
Thanks again for the dogs of our dreams.
The Mitchells 01/13/08
Hi Donna and Jon, Well, I just want to show you how well your pup is doing. He is a Lily/Gabriel pup, and I have named him Sam, well…Samuel Angus. He is completely house broken- no problem…..And knows what NO means…very smart. As you will see, he is growing into a handsome young fella too. I am almost getting tired of hearing ” Awww, he is the cutest puppy I have ever seen.” Maryann Gluck 01/11/08
Dear Donna, I am so happy that I wanted to write to you and let you know that Ranger (and I!) passed Basic Obedience Training last night. He passed with flying colors and was told by one of the trainers that he is “brilliant”! He is bathed in compliments everywhere we go, whether it’s on his gorgeous coat or his wonderful demeanor! He is a shining star for us and we love him to pieces. Because my husband is up and out before I am even awake, we usually call one another each morning just to touch base about the day ahead, etc. We ALWAYS talk about Ranger and what he did last night or that morning. He brings a smile to our faces constantly. We could never thank you enough for such an amazing friend! Fellow Lab Lover, Sue Danneker 12/13/07
Just wanted to let you know Halle is doing great. We are all in love with her. She has such a great personality! She has done well with her crate and doing well with the potty training….
She just went to the vet and had a great check -up. No worms or parasites. She is eating well and seems very comfortable here….
Thanks again. You’ve done a great job with your dogs and puppies. She’s a great addition to our family.
Stephanie Corio 12/07/07
Hi Donna! I just wanted to give you a quick update on Linus..he is doing great!!! He amazes my husband and me everyday with how smart he is at only 11 weeks. He knows to go to the back door when he has “to go”, and has taken to the crate really well. He gets along great with other dogs and loves to be nosey-he has to see what everyone else is doing! Linus seems to be the most content in our family room, laying at our feet, playing with one of his toys. He is too sweet for words- he is just pure joy! We are so happy with how well he has adjusted to our home! I will send you some pictures of him so you can see how beautifully he is progressing. Thank you for providing us with Linus! We love him sooooo much! Take care, Courtney Calacione (Melody/Griz) 11/07
It’s hard to believe it has been one year since we’ve brought home Cash (Lollipop/Griz Sept. 2006 litter). I keep saying we should have named him Clifford, The Big Red Dog…because he keeps growing & growing & growing! He certainly doesn’t look like that itty bitty puppy we brought home. But he is just an absolutely sweet, wonderful big ole baby doll! He has been a tremendous joy to have around: everybody loves him and he loves everybody. We could not be more pleased!
Throughout this past year we have received compliment after compliment on everything about him: his temperament, how smart he is and how gorgeous his coat is…he is as soft now as the day we brought him home. Most folks are shocked when we say he just turned one year old, because he is so laid-back…he is even gentle with our guinea pig!
All the horror stories you hear about some Labs is certainly the complete opposite of our experience with Cash. He has NEVER chewed up or destroyed one thing in our house. He was completely housebroken within 2 weeks. He never leaves the yard or runs away from us. He has never dug up our yard or my flower gardens. He listens to our children just as well as he listens to us. Training was a breeze!Cash loves to play fetch, chew sticks, and play hide-n-seek with the kids. He loves to go for walks; he is a water freak and he is also completely happy to lay at our feet and sleep! All things a lab should be.
I want to share a few “smart” dog stories about Cash: he learned to get the newspaper from the front lawn and bring it inside with only 2 times of trying! He has his own trampoline that he stands or lays on when the kids are jumping on theirs (I’m waiting one day to look and see him jumping, I really am!) He knows how to “doggie” hula hoop, do somersaults and he plays wiffleball…both fielding and batting! Wish I could include a video to share, you have to see it to believe it! I know that Cash truly thinks he is one of the kids: one day they were acting up and I called them into the room. They all came, dog included. Lined up to listen, and Cash sat there right in-line with the kids, waiting to hear the “behave yourselves” speech from Mom…too funny!!
As you can tell by this long letter…we are soooo proud of Cash and we love him very much! We look forward to many more years with this incredible guy and feel we are truly blessed to have such an amazing pet!
Lots of luck in your upcoming move, your new home looks beautiful. I am happy for you to have a new kennel in which you can continue raising this awesome breed! The attached picture is what we are using to make our family Christmas cards.
Happy Holidays and God Bless!
The West Family
Tom, Jackie, Haley, Gabriella & Cash
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, human and canine!
I just wanted to give you an update on Cooper (Liberty/Doc – 5/2007). We attended our second show this past weekend in Syracuse, and competed in Rally Novice and Obedience Novice. Cooper did great, and now has two legs on his Rally Novice, and one on his Obedience Novice. He definitely prefers Rally – it’s more fun and interesting! He qualified in Obedience, despite the fact that he saw a big bug on the floor during the free heeling, which was certainly much more interesting than anything I had to offer! I looked down and he was WAY back there, staring that bug down, as if to say, “Don’t worry, Mom. Go get the paper towel to squish him! I’ll watch him and see where he goes!” Silly dog. He was so intent on that bug. Don’t anybody worry – he had it covered! I was hysterical! He even cultivated his own fan club, of sorts, who admired him and cheered him as he scored a 94 in Rally!
Congratulations on Romeo’s success in Syracuse! I am sorry that the breed competition conflicted with the obedience competition. I did not get to see him either day. We were only there Saturday and Sunday.
So, in a few months, I imagine this Endless Mtn. boy will ultimately earn his CD and RN, in addition to his CGC. This is my first experience in the competition arena, and it is amazing to look back and see how we got here. I have many people to thank, and you are one of them. We are so thankful for Cooper. He is a blessing for me and my family.
Wherever our journey leads us from here, we are thankful for you and the dogs you breed.
Once again, Happy Thanksgiving!
Mary Sgambati, Stillwater 11/24/07
Another “smart dog” story for you….I place my 1 yr old Sylvie(Doc/Claudia) this week with a family friend, who has 9 kids. She told me almost a year ago she wanted an older retired dog from me if I ever had a black female…well, I kept it in the back of my mind, then when the time came, I knew Sylvie was “the one” (after passing over a couple I could have given her)…so this dogs goes home with them, never housetrained, lives in their house, all the little kids use her as a pillow while watching movies at night, and Sue said to Sylvie (jokingly one night, something to the effect of…), “you know, with all the children in this house…it would be nice to have a dog who picks up all the dirty clothes on the floor and puts them in the laundry basket…”
( you know what I’m going to tell you, don’t you?) she walked RIGHT over, and started doing it right away, she’s been doing it ever since…I get goose bumps telling the story. Can you believe it???? ( I got this story second hand from her sister in law, so when I get it in HER WORDS I will re-post this!)
Donna (yep, this one’s my story) 11/2/07
Hi Donna, I just wanted to give you a quick update on “Gracie” (Liberty/Griz 7/15/07). She is truly the sweetest puppy anyone has ever met. People cannot get over how calm and well behaved she is. Our two children Emma (almost 4 years old) and Jack (almost 2 years old) are completely in love with her and I am happy to report that I have proven wrong EVERYONE who told me not to get a puppy. She is best friends with the lab next door (also an Endless Mountain dog) and everyone who meets her loves her. Thankyou so much for breeding such beautiful and intelligent dogs. Gracie’s vet was so impressed with her that she gave your name to a friend who had just lost his beloved lab – she was sure that he would want another dog once he took a look at your website. Sure enough, she told me that he is waiting for a pup from one of the December litters! We hope all is well with you and your family. We love having Gracie as a part of our family! Amy Fabry NY 10/21/07
Hi Donna – Just wanted to drop you an update on Zoe. Thank you for putting our story up about Zoe saving us from being hit by a car. I also wanted to let you know that Zoe has now become a therapy dog for one of the local animal shelters that I volunteer for. I was told that Zoe had the right personality for therapy work but that she had to do a three month course in preparation of the certification. Since she had already completed two obedience courses I thought putting her through another so quickly (she was only two at the time) might be too much for her. A good friend of mine has a golden retriever who does therapy work so she showed me what Zoe needed to know for the test. I kid you not when I tell you that I showed Zoe on only three occasions and she passed the certification with flying colors. HOW SMART IS THAT!!!!!!! We now spend a lot of our time visiting hospitals, nursing homes and elementary schools. She brings so much joy to these people and will actually get in bed and lay with them if they are to sick to sit up to see her. She continues to amaze us in every way and as I look at her now laying in front of the fire ( her favorite place ), I wonder how we ever existed without her in our lives. I will forward some pictures of her with one of the kindergarten classes. Hope all is well and have a wonderful holiday season. Sincerely, Shari Sajer 11/2/07
Our two Endless Mountain Labs taking over the house. Black Lab Brody from Suzanna & Doc October 2004 and Yellow Lab Shanny from May 2007 Twila & Legacy. They are the best part of my day. Jill Pankosky 10/15/07
Hi !!! Just a note to let we made it home fine, only one pit stop, otherwise she just napped the whole time. When we got home we kept her outside to play for a while and when she came in we put her down on the kitchen floor and she wandered right into her crate, which was filled with fuzziness and passed out! I guess we wont have much problem with the crate training. Thank you again for such a wonderful pup! We will keep you updated.
Amy Cochran and Family 10/13/07 (Martha/Doc pup)
Hi! Just thought I’d send you an update on our little Hallie. She is doing great. Probably weighs about 30 lbs now. She is fully trained and has adapted to our home and to our other dog wonderfully. In fact they are the best of friends and sleep side by side. She has been such a joy to have. She is so smart and trained so easily. You certainly know how to breed excellent dogs. We get so many compliments on her good looks.
She has been on Flint River Ranch dog food and the NuVet supplement since we brought her home and I think both are excellent products. Thanks again for a great dog. Sincerely, Nancy Gundry 10/17/07
Donna, I just wanted to say hello and let you know that Big Papi is doing great. He is the sweetest dog and I am so in love with him already!!! I haven’t forgotten to get you some pictures…my husband has some on his digital camera (which unfortunately I don’t know how to use), and I promise when I get them I will send them on to you. You will also be glad to know that I have decided to keep him on the Flint River Ranch food, rather than switch over to Royal Canin. I truly believe that FRR is the best for him. … I also wanted to tell you that everywhere we go (Big Papi and I) Big Papi gets compliments ALL the time on what a beautiful dog he his, especially when we go to the pet store for toys 8o). He truly is a gift from God and is such a blessing to me. I am still hoping to get him a little brother sometime next summer/early fall. I will be sure to let you know when I’m ready!
Julie Everitt 10/16/07
Hi Donna,> > I wanted to write to give you an update on Gracie (Beatrice/Doc). Our 5 > hour ride home was a breeze. She let us know when she had to go potty > and slept the rest of the ride. Gracie is a wonderful addition to our > family and comes almost everywhere with us, especially to Grandma’s! I > get compliments on what a beautiful pup she is daily. She is so > smart; she knew the family routine after just a couple of days. The > crate training is going great and so is the potty training. We couldn’t > have asked for a better dog! > Hope all is well with you and your family.> > Traci De Angelis > 10/17/07
Hey Donna and Jonathan! How are you guys? Wanted to give you an update on Molly…She is doing awesome! She is going to the door now when she needs to go out (started after two weeks), she is sleeping through the night(started after a week and a half), she knows the command “sit” and she knows how to chew on all of us very well! She has prooven to be quite the retriever……. She is so stinking cute though and is just one of the family…fits right in! We all love her! Hope you are all doing well…here are some pics. Hope all is well with you!
Marie Leopold 1-/12/07
Hi Donna – happy Thursday!
Just wanted to touch base and let you know that sweet Bella (Bella Moose as we call her from Doc/Martha) is doing awesome! She loves to swim and puts her whole head under water when retrieving her toys. J She will be 2 in November, which is hard to believe. We can’t imagine life without her. My grandmother passed away last week and Bella has provided such comfort. She is always by our side with kisses and unconditional love. She thinks she is a lap dog (at 72 pounds) and loves to lay on our laps and after a few minutes of scratches, she rolls over on her back and puts her paws up on our shoulders so we have complete access to her belly. She is so precious.
Oh and I will have to send you a picture of her in the bathtub. We have those metal tubs out in the backyard that we fill up with water. She gets in the tub and curls up in a little ball, puts her whole head under water, then sits her head on the side of the tub when we are out working in the yard – it is hysterical!!!!
There is nothing like a lab!! Hope you and your family are well. I’m sure you are getting ready for the big move at the end of the year. You all are in my prayers. Thank you again for the beautiful blessing you provided our family.
Donna and Jonathan:
Attached are three recent pictures of Shaeley/Sweet Pea. Today, we had her swimming in the Delaware River practicing her retrieving for her first goose hunting season, which opens this weekend. She loves retrieving the orange dummy, and hopefully will transfer this concept to a live goose when the situation arises! My husband has also been using a goose wing in their backyard practice sessions to give her the feel of the “real” thing. (As you have stated, “why hunt with an ugly lab!” Any one can see from the pictures, Shaeley is so beautiful!))
Shaeley and I are still involved in our obedience training classes. She is not quite ready to go off-lead successfully yet, so we will not be entering in any Novice obedience competitions in the early Fall. She is, however, ready to try some Match Shows at the Novice level just to get the ring experience. We have also trained in AKC “Rally” this summer. She enjoyed this training since it is less rigid than traditional obedience, and she liked the verbal encouragement permitted at this level. Our girl is one busy dog!
We wanted to give you a one week update on little Sasha. She’s doing wonderful and everyday she amazes me more. She’s already mastered sit, going upstairs and going down a couple of stairs. She sleeps through the night if we put a blanket over the crate. I’m talking about 8 hours. During the day she naps either in her crate or on the kitchen floor. We took her to a softball tournament today and no lie we got approached by at least 20 people who absolutely love her. I was asked by several where I got her and of course I told them Endless Mtn. Labs in PA. We were even asked if she was for sale and the answer was NO. We were even told we should consider showing her because of her walk and looks. You truly do a wonderful job on your breeding and we are blessed that we found you….. It really doesn’t matter what color they’re, you have a wonderful temperament in all of your dogs. Dori does have one question for you. She wants to know at what age can you show them and how much obedience do they have to have at that point? Thanks again, Dianne and Dori 09/15/07
Donna, Cooper will be in his first AKC Obedience Trial on 9/15. We will probably NQ, because I will be handling him. I have no idea what I am doing. He does great with our instructor, though! She says I love him too much. Whatever. I had to go to a class by myself and leave Cooper home, and handle her German Shepard so I could learn what I am doing wrong. She told me after and hour and a half that he was Schutzhund trained. I do things on a need to know basis. Good I didn’t know that until we were finished! He’s a nice dog. Very smart. My trainer kept saying, “He’s smart like Cooper!” So, we will try at Novice A, and see where we go from here. Cooper loves to work and do new things. I’ve considered trying to train him to track if we don’t do well in obedience. He loves to learn, do new things, go new places, and meet new people. He’s a thinking dog. He’ll do anything I ask two or three times, but after that, it’s like pulling teeth. He just doesn’t see any point in it. And you know, he may be right. I think he cooperates just to humor me. That’s why I think he would like tracking. I don’t hunt so that’s not an option. I still hope to get a show quality female pup one of these days. I really like the Dickendall and DJ lines, and am watching those. Also a fan of big fan of Doc and Dreams, naturally, AND Mallory and Mackey. Labs – what a wonderful adventure! And, also, I read the part of your website about dogs going to heaven. It touched me deeply. I KNOW that our dogs go to heaven. I believe that God is a loving God. He would not give us the love we share with our dogs and never allow us to be with them again. I think I emailed you about the loss of my sister, and how I found my way to you, and then to Cooper. I have since lost my dad. I know our families, including our beloved dogs, go to Heaven. And we will be with them again. Cats I’m not sure about because I never had one! Anyway, God bless you and your family and dogs! And congratulations on having bred another Optigen A pup! Mary 8/31/07 Stillwater, NY
Hi Donna, It’s been a year since we’ve brought “Endless Trouble” – aka “Trouble” home and he is such a wonderful dog! I was just browsing these old pics of him and I can’t believe he was ever this small! We wanted to say thank you again for such a wonderful addition to our family! He is such a handsome, loving dog with a great personality! My favorite quality about him is the fact that he is always at our feet! Whenever I put down his food, he would rather have a few extra scratches versus eating – it melts my heart! Our other dog (Bandit, Cocker Spaniel) – prefers to chomp down so this just sums up his personality! He gets good exercise outside but honestly, he is happiest with us – whether by our feed or on a nice walk. In addition, we are adding a little girl to our family – due Christmas – and our son is 3 so we’re very excited! Trouble will no doubt love this little girl like he does our son- he licks his hands and feet (not for the leftover food part – haha) every chance he gets so we’re very excited to see him with his new girl Thanks again and I hope all is well with you and your family! 08/31/07 Michelle, Chris, Bryan, baby girl, Trouble, & Bandit Trouble – Tiffany/Doc litter – May/June, 2006
Donna, Well, Keira has been a part of our family for one month now. She’s livened up the place, to be sure, and has added so much laughter and love! She slept most of the way back to Erie in the car, with no accidents. She took to the crate the first night without any problems and slept soundly in between potty breaks, which she would signal with a short bark. She has been sleeping through the night for the past two weeks. She was completely house trained in two weeks and only has accidents now when she gets too excited, as puppies sometimes do. I’m training her to ring a set of chimes hung over the outside door knob to let us know when she needs to go out. She’s doing it pretty consistently now, after only a week. She’s mastered “sit”, leash length “stay”, fetch and she walks next to me or behind me during our walks. She’s definitely the most intelligent puppy I’ve ever had – she picks up things very quickly. I’ve read both of the “monks” books and have been watching Cesar Milan regularly. The information has been so helpful. It’s taken a while for “the pack” (my other two labs and Keira) to settle in and get the pecking order straight, but it’s calmed down alot. Keira sometimes tries to act dominant, but my other two are pretty assertive with her and things are much more stable. aI’m so glad I have her and I want to thank you for raising such loving and intelligent pups. When she runs to me with her ears back, flapping in the wind, with that puppy “smile”, my heart just melts! She had her first vet visit a little over a week ago and everything looks great. Again, thank you, Donna, for Keira and for all the joy she’s giving! Georgann 08/07/07
Donna, It was so nice to finally meet you. I just want you to know that we made it home safe and sound and without any trouble at all 8o) ! Out “little guy” slept most of the way and in my lap the whole time…we really bonded. I just wanted to thank you, again, for all that you have done. What an outstanding and wonderful place/environment you have for all the dogs. We were very impressed, but not at all surprised at the care and love you provide for your dogs. I am hoping to get a sibling for our new arrival next summer. At least we now know the way to Endless Mountain!! I will most definitely keep in touch with you. Again, thanks for everything. Sincerely, Julia 07/28/07
Hi Donna, I check your webpage “references” section, almost daily in hope to see other pups from my Charley’s Litter (Doc/Blanche May ’06). I was so happy to see one of his brother littermates on your page. I was wondering if possibly you could exchange my email with Grady’s owners (Amy Bird). I would love to see more pictures of his brother and hear just how great their pup is doing. Charley is my life and I’d love to be able to speak to another owner from his litter. Thanks. Joanna 07/25/07
Hey, Donna and Jonathan! Monday marked one year since we drove from VA toget our two lab puppies from you, Peaches and Grady. We took them swimming on Sunday, which they love, and I finally took my camera. I know you get tons of pictures from proud families, but if you have the time, I’d love for you to take a peak at how they have grown. I sent 7 pictures because I couldn’t make up my mind (I hope you can pull them up…it’s a new program for us)…I figure I should get to send twice as many as everyone else since we got two dogs! :o) The last photo is pretty funny because you would think Grady would have gone after the ducks, but all he cared about was the tennis ball. They keep us laughing and we truly love them! Hope you enjoy the pictures! Grady was from Doc and Blanche…don’t the eyes give it away?? ) And Peaches was from Millie and Grant (I think I remember you telling us that Millie was pretty large). Grady last weighed in at 85 pounds and Peaches was 70 pounds (about a month ago). And just so you know, I cannot stress enough how loved these dogs are…I wish we were closer so you could see them play together. They are quite spoiled…they have a great life (peace of mind for a breeder, too, I suppose) )
I can’t remember if I sent this picture to you so thought I would now. Snickers (Martha/Doc) and Buddy (Trixie and Griz) are 2 of the best dogs I have ever owned!!! Snickers was alittle jealous at first but within 2 days she accepted The Budster!!! As you can see they are best buddies and have so much fun together. They make us laugh everyday.
I have started taking them to visit my Dad who is in a home for Alzheimer patients and they are so good and all the residents love them. Neither dog has had special training in therapy but boy you would be impressed at how sweet they are with the patients.
Hope all is well with your family and the construction of Aspen.
Sincerely, Debbie from N Syracuse 07/24/07
Hi! Rich and I bought a home in Ocean City NJ. It is a very friendly town especially for dogs and especially for Labs…. House has a nice yard and their are oodles of people who admire Tasha. She is one beautiful pup as everyone tells me. I will forward pics soon. She is very bright and she actually saved me from low sugars (I’m diabetic) when I was ill by grabbing me and pulling me upright from the couch where I had collapsed. She then proceeded to lick me and when she wasn’t happy with the response she drank a bowl of water and proceeded to spit it on me! I came around and was able to grab some glucose tabs and that brought me around enough until Rich came home. What a dog!!
We treat “Gracie” like a child and quite frankly our king size bed is not big enough. HA HA We will be in touch when we decide to increase our family. Your dogs are just wonderful, I am a hairstylist and work out of my home . So Gracie spends her days being a “Shop Girl” as we call it .She moves from person to person laying ON their feet while they are getting their service done. If some one is sick or hurting from a injury ,I swear she senses there pain and is extra loving towards them.
I feel she is a blessing to all the ladies who come daily and just love her to pieces. ( I get lots of ,where did you get such a well behaved dog?) I tell them Endless Mountains Labs!.
She really is just so wonderful, and I thank you for raising such great dogs.
I’ll be in touch Lisa 07/13/07
Dear Donna, Our apologies for not sending you any news sooner, but I’ve finally gotten the chance to write you with praises for our pup! (Tucker) He slept for (pretty much) the whole 5 hour ride home, with some pit stops along the way, of course, but never whined or cried for his litter mates as he was content on my lap. He was a bundle of joy from the time we picked him up! He had plenty of socialization during baseball season and was greeted by young and old. We taught him right away not to jump, since we know how big he will be. We participated in puppy kindergarten classes and he was a star! Of course, I had baseball almost every day and trained with him at the field, so he had plenty of practice and socialization. He loved water from the time that he first saw our pond and brook and LOVES food:) Many people who have not seen the English Labs make little comments about his stockiness, but the vet assures us that it’s his proper build. Thank you so much for your “truth in advertising”! Everywhere we go, no one can resist Tucker because he is so beautiful and so friendly and kind. When we went away on vacation we had a dog trainer house sit for us and Tucker participated in a lot of classes with her. She told her other clients that “this is how a puppy should be” and that we were doing everything right…I know that it all starts with the breeding! She and the other trainer that we take classes from agree that Tucker is a very special puppy. During a socialization class, there was a puppy that was shy and no one else would play with him. Tucker went over and made friends and got the puppy to play. ( I joked, saying that that was how I raised my “kids.”) Honestly, he is such a great dog that it makes me leery to think about getting another one in the Spring; if all goes well, we’d love to get a yellow. Our dog sitter said to DEFINITELY go to the same breeder, and there is no doubt that we will! When I get a chance, I’ll send some pictures to you so that you can see how much Tucker looks like his daddy, or at least I think he does. Please just know how thrilled we are, how loved he is, and how much joy he brings to everyone that meets him! Sincerely, Carrianne and Steve Durham, CT 07/11/07
Donna… I wanted to take a quick minute to drop you a line and bring you up to date on our Louie. It is hard to believe he has been with us 19 days already. He is an amazingly smart puppy!! House training is near completed – never have we had that with a puppy of only 9 weeks of age! He understands when we ask him to stop, we are working on sit, he loves to play fetch with his ball and is returning and giving (lasts about 10-15 throws then looses interest heheehee)for his age thats pretty good! We have not had him in the lake yet – but he decided to put himself in the kids pool (many times) so we don’t think water will be a problem!! He gets to come to work with me everyday – we don’t use the crate but only at night and naps at home – here at work he has taken to under my desk as his nap area!! He is so good with new people – he is our little greeter and sooo polite. I just have to tell you keep up the good work – we are seeing the perfection in your breeding at such an early age and what a fun & loving puppy Louie is that we know he will be a great adult dog. Even our vet has made a few comments on his temperment and behavior, and he is never in trouble – the 3 year old is in more trouble than Louie!! T The Kendall’s 07/18/07
I hope you are doing well. I wanted to give you a quick update on Maddie (puppy of Trixie and Griz) and let you know how happy we are with her. She has been such a joy to have as part of our family. She loves to go for hikes and has even started running with us in the mornings. We take her swimming as much as possible and she loves it.
She adores other dogs and people and gets along very well with children. All of our friends and family are so impressed with how well behaved she is. I can’t tell you how many times people have commented on how calm and pleasant she is (they also comment on how pretty she is). We have friends with Labs who bark incessantly and jump all over you when you walk in the house. Maddie is the complete opposite, just a sweet dog with a low key temperament.
She is a quick learner too. She was housebroken and crate trained in less than 2 weeks! We’ve started taking her off-leash when we hike the trails and she has done really well.
Anyway, thank you for breeding such a wonderful dog. We couldn’t be happier. I’ve attached some reason photos
Hi Donna, Here are pictures of Lollipop/Griz’s pup on her drive and first day in her new home. After driving about 2 – 3 hours, she began barking and scratching at the car window, so I told my daughter to stop quick at the next exit and we found a grassy spot to see if the puppy needed a potty break. Sure enough, that is what she did! I could hardly believe it. She is a sweetheart. We are still working on a name for her, though and will let you know. Our best,
Hi Jonathan and Donna,
I just wanted to email you and let you know how absolutely in love we are with our little Roxy. She just recently started puppy training and is by far the smartest pup in the class. She is very well behaved and full of love and energy. She’s been great with kids and strangers, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. I can’t even tell you how hard it is to walk her in public because people stop us constantly to comment on how amazingly beautiful she is … “perfect lab” is the most common term used. Our neighbors actually have two yellow labs and Roxy goes over for play dates just about every day for an hour or so. She also recently started swimming, and it’s now hard to keep her out of the water! Just wanted to say thank you for supplying us with such a wonderful part of our family! We definitely will be coming to you to get her a
friend to play with some time in the future… attached are some pictures of her that I thought you would enjoy…Thanks so much again you guys are great!
Dolores and Matt 06/22/07
Dear Donna ..
Just want to tell you the (short) story of Duncan – our ‘natural born’ little fella (Doc and Chessie pup).
Yesterday I opened our deck door to let he and Chip out. I have a bird feeder on our deck railing. MOST birds fly away (taking off UPWARD!). A fairly young black bird took off about 4 feet off the ground (parallel to it) and Duncan did his usual “take off” jump to the yard, (he looks as if he’s diving) and GRABBED THE BIRD OUT OF THE AIR!!!!!!!!! OH – I was MORTIFIED, yet I KNOW that they are ‘retrievers’. Well – to my absolute amazement … this year and a half old boy who hasn’t had a SECOND of retriever field instruction, GOT the bird and EVER SO GENTLY carried it around. Now – he did NOT bring it to me … but I NEVER CEASE TO BE AMAZED at his ‘instinctual’ reactions – his ‘soft mouth’ and his gentleness.
Just wanted to share this with you and the others who may read it – your dogs are absolutely EVERYTHING that you describe them as.
Thanks so much
Hi Donna, Sadie is really a wonderful dog- all that we could have hoped for. She is so friendly, gentle and truly affectionate. People continually stop us on the street here in Chappaqua to tell us how beautiful she is . We tell them its all genetics, from EM Labs!! She is such a smart dog and now sleeps every night with our 12 yr old son, Josh. She has become our third child who goes every where with us. She is in the middle of everything, be it in the kitchen or just watching TV with the family. She was from the litter of Trixie/Griz -Oct.19, 2005. She has such a classic Lab face and temperament … We now realize how right you are when you discuss how important genetics and good breeding is . She is just a great dog! Thanks for breeding such amazing dogs. By the way, Sadie loves her Flint River Ranch food. Regards,
Larry, Diane , Meredith and Joshua 05/17/07
Dear Donna, Thank you for picking us the best little puppy. She was comfortable with us right away, not a bit nervous. She is so calm, sweet and affectionate. We all just love her. Griz makes the best puppies. Thanks for everything. Kelly 05/06/07
Dear Donna, It’s me, Sue Goodbred. We have one of the Doc/Chessie litter – “Duncan”, and I just wanted to send you a bit of a report on him. Everything you say in your literature about the litters from your dogs is true – at least it is as far as WE are concerned! Duncan is absolutely BEAUTIFUL – and he is one of the lights of my life. He IS highly intelligent (at times, to my dismay!! ) and his temperament IS sooooooo wonderful! I know that our having Chip, who just turned 11 last Friday and is quite laid back also helps, but Duncan is absolutely the most low-keyed ‘pup’ we’ve ever had, and he’s only 15 1/2 months old! I was checking out your website and when reading the beautiful article you wrote about dogs going to heaven, I could actually see your face and hear your voice. … I hope that you and your family are doing well – it’s wonderful to see that you’re doing so well and read about all the new litters to come! I must say .. TWILA is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I don’t want to keep you, I just wanted to let you know that SO very often, when I look at ‘my boy’ I think of you and Endless Mountain and thank God. Sincerely Sue 04/17/07
I just wanted to write you and let you know that Madeline is way too cute! Honestly, I think that everyday, and I can’t believe she is 1 year already. I know it is silly, but we celebrated and she was really fun. I attached some pictures of her “party”. I have been thinking recently about having another puppy and thought it would be great if she could have her real sister. What would be the possibility of getting another pup from Maribelle and Doc?
Thanks for everything, We love our dog!!!
Hi Donna, Coleen Lawrenzi here…I have a few questions about Mocha Karma/Doc liter. We were at the vets yestrday and I wanted you to know that she is 70lbs. and super healthy….I scheduled her to have her pen hips done an the 24th of April…She will be 18mo.s old….I wanted to know if you would be interested in using one of your stud dogs….I really trust you and your breeding ethics and don’t want to look elsewhere for a stud dog that I am not familar with and also do not trust…..I would like to carry on the excellent genes that I have now..I DO NOT want to breed anything but the best…health, temperment,etc…..Mocha is the total lab, she is confident,smart and of course very good looking…ALWAYS getting compliments on the looks..Also, she loves to work…We got her CGC in January..And started with getting her titled in obedience…Classes are going great…..also dabbling with doggie dancing just to break up the training ,it’s fun for her and me….She loves to learn new things…she’s good at doing ta da…..(bowing).Anyway please let know your opinion.Thanks Coleen…ps.Cash..Lollipop/griz liter.and Jackie West visit often and play…he’s soooo cute….She is always bragging about him and for good reason..take care…
Donna, Thought you’d get a kick out of our girl bringing the paper to Daddy. Could my slippers be next?
Gene , 03/28/07
Dear Donna, This is a pretty good pic of tucker and I. I know you sometimes don’t open files, but this one might be worth it. Erich 03/19/07
(I guess we can “assume” that he’s a pleased client!?? LOL!)
As you probably know, Shaeley/SP, just celebrated her first birthday on Feb. 28. She is such a terrific dog!!! We love her intelligence and her overall reaction to the world in general. What a delight it is to come home to her at the end of each school day!
Just finished our Pre-Novice/Novice obedience class. She is so sharp! We are signed up to take the Novice class starting next week. I have decided to skip doing AKC Rally with her and go for a CD (companion Dog title). Hopefully, we can be ready for an attempt at a first leg in late summer, early fall. Will continue taking the obedience classes with Shaeley to get her ready for this goal. I’ve also contacted Diane Bauman, obedience trainer guru, author, to give us a private lesson in April. Diane had a dog obedience training school in Northern New Jersey about 20 years ago where I had my first contact with obedience training. She helped me get a CD on my first dog, a field English Spring Spaniel. I am truly excited to meet up with her again in April.
As you can see, we are busy with our girl. Couldn’t imagine our lives without her!
Cindy T. 03/16/07
Hi Donna – just wanted to send a few pics of Reggie. He is doing so wonderful! Almost mastered the Sit command! These pics are from a week or two ago, but I will send new ones soon! Thanks again for such a wonderful dog – we are absolutely in love with him. He is such a sweetheart, and so good. He has been crate trained from the second or third day we brought him home. And even if he isn’t sleeping in there, he just hangs out in there, without making a peep – until we come and let him out. He is completely potty trained and I cannot thank you enough! We love Reggie, and will definitely come to you if we ever decide to add another pup to our family! Lisa02/09/07
Donna, We thought we’d share a picture of Gulliver (Grant/Holly litter August 2006) with you on the day he decided he’d try to be a chocolate lab instead of a yellow one! Gulliver is just wonderful–beautiful, excellent temperament and loves to be around us all the time. He’d great with our 4 year-old son and the two have become fast friends, although Gulliver does love his socks. He was housebroken right away and is an excellent walker. Our neighbors have commented about his good manners–we know it’s because he wants to do anything he can to please us and make us happy! He’s a wonderful puppy and we’re so happy to have found you and him! All the best, The Henze Family 02/09/07
My husband & I got a puppy from the Trixie/Griz litter in Aug.2006 (he was the grunter & groaner) & we named him Howi. He has such a personality & we love him like a child. I’ve read the stories of the car rides home and have to say – our drive was about 11 hours and he did excellent, once the a/c was pointed on him he slept most of the ride. He now looks forward to getting in the car everyday. He was sleeping through the night after just 3 days & house trained in about 1 week. We immediately started taking him with us to car shows, fairs, parks, etc. to get him used to people. He did better than expected at such a young age & now comes with me to work everyday, he has become our store mascot. People are always complimenting on his appearance & temperament. Also they often comment on how soft he is, I attribute that to good breeding, the food & NuVet you suggested. He posed so well for the Christmas picture that we used it for our billboard and newspaper ads at work. Howi now has fans that come in just to visit and see how big he is getting. We enjoy him so much that we are considering getting him a girlfriend to add to the family very soon.
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job with these dogs, hope to see you soon.
Donna: I cannot say it enough how truly happy we are with this wonderful puppy…it is unreal how great Cash is!! He is absolutely priceless! He was an angel through the holidays with company stopping by and us out visiting with him in tow. I know you have been breeding these beautiful dogs for many years and you know how remarkable they are…but for those of us who are not often exposed to well bred dogs, we are all wowed!!
Here is a pic of tucker and his kitty fraizer. Hope all is well. Have a great new year. I thought this pictures would be good advertisement for how calm your dogs are! Erich 1/2/07
I hope all is well with you and your family. and I picked up a puppy from Doc and Maybelle in February 05. Our Grizzy Bear ( black male) is amazing. His excellent breeding shows. Drop dead gorgeous build and coat, loving and even tempered, a good snuggler…..We could not be happier!
So as my four legged friend snores beside me on this cold night, I say thank you and Happy New Year!
Hello Donna, How are you, Johnathan, Olivia, and all those gorgeous dogs doing??? Just wanted to give an update on Bettis. He is still doing wonderfully, really we couldn’t have asked for a better breeder and puppy/dog. We thank you for that. He listens very well and is very very smart. I could leave a treat on the floor and tell him “NO” and he will wait for John or I to say “get it”. He is very gentle with the kids especially Kaitlynn (she is 5 years old) he is such a loving dog. When the kids are playing he has to be right in the mix of things…LOL Everyone comments on how handsome he is. He also is now fully out of his crate, and full access to the house. At first we were alittle worried but he has been great. The only thing he did was tear up my blind in the kitchen trying to look out the window to see when we coming home. LOL John and I visit your website frequently and had seen that there is a Chocolate male from Blanche/Ben…I bet those pups are just gorgeous. When we are ready for another puppy, we would love to get another one from you. Here is a recent picture that i had taken last week (12-6-06) Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Years!! Take care and God Bless!! Sincerely, John, Shelley, J.J., Kaitlynn, and Bettis 12/14/06
We wanted to give you an update on Cash (Lollipop/Griz pup). He slept the 5½ hour drive back home from picking him up, not a peep from him the whole trip! Cash is sweet, calm, gentle and highly intelligent!It is truly unbelievable how smart he is: he has quickly picking up basic obedience commands, doing incredibly well with housebreaking and he is playing fetch…all at just 9½weeks old!!
We get lots of compliments on how beautiful & soft his coat is and what a wonderful temperament he has!!
We could not be more pleased, he is everything we were looking for and sooooo much more! He is a delight: we feel very blessed to have such a gorgeous, clever, loving puppy join our family!
Thank you for your commitment on breeding the best Labs possible!
Tom, Jackie, Haley, Gabriella & Cash 12-6-06
As for our newest family member…..Sally is 8 1/2 months old and absolutely beautiful, with the most amazing temperment. She recently experienced her first Thanksgiving and with 17 people for dinner and a house full of family for most of the weekend, it wasinteresting to see how calm and happy she was with constant motion. Since she is our second dog, we were afraid it would get alittle crazy, but she loves Belle and has made Belle act like a puppy again. Sally is a total water dog…no puddle is too small to try and swim in!!! Finding you was a godsend. We often go to the website to just dream about another dog. Thank-you for breeding wonderful, healthy dogs. We all can’t remember Not having Sally as a member of our family. 11/29/06 Donna
Hi Donna, I wanted to write and let you know what a pleasure Charley is (Blanche/Doc). He is a doll and everywhere he goes I get complimented on what a gorgeous, well bred dog he is. Everyone in our vets office wants to take him for themselves! He’s just such a joy and such a cuddle monster. He loves to give kisses and hang out in our pond in our yard. He also loves the flint river ranch food. We kept him on it because of how wonderful he does with it.
Good Morning, Donna! Let me say this right up front …..If all of your dogs are anything like Brandy, what a TREASURE you folks have. ) We picked her up on a Saturday (11/04) and she is a wonnnnnderful dog. Her entire temperament is just beyond comprehension. One would have to see to believe. Our children just love her so much, as do my husband and I. With seven children (ages 20 down to 3) there is NO lack of attention and/or affection here. This entire situation – finding your site, the inquiry for a choc pup you had avail in November and missing that opp’ty, then the need for Brandy needing a new home, etc.- is a ‘God-incident’ for our family. We are so blessed. Anyways, thanks so much for your dedication, quality and continued care/concern even after the puppies/dogs go to their new homes. Firm Believers in Endless Mtn Labs, The Anna’s 11/08/06
Hi! We just wanted to send you a picture of Darby and her new baby brother, Owen! As you can see, Darby is loving her brother! She is absolutely wonderful with him. We are thinking of getting another dog to add to our happy family and were wondering about the Blanche and Ben litter in February. Do you have a lot of deposits for females? Thanks Shannon 10/23/06
Donna: if you guys ever need a reference of happy puppy parents and customers of your buisness just give them my email address we can tell them everything form the 4 hour car ride when we picked her up to the joy we experience everyday with our princess jasmine! thanks, Scott 10/17/06
Hi Donna, Jonathan, and Olivia, Just wanted to send you a picture of Aria and Emily celebrating Aria’s 2nd birthday! Hats off to you for being a truly wonderful breeder. She is everything and more you could want in a dog.
Collette, Kevin, Sean, Emily and Aria 9/29/06
Hello! First, we would love to thank you for our wonderful puppy. He is such an amazing, beautiful dog. He is 12 weeks old and is an absolute joy. He makes my husband and I so happy. We picked him up on August 12th, 2006. We get so many compliments from people when they see him. His calm temperament, beautiful colors (neat orangish, reddish yellow), adorable face, and his love for children will be really nice when we decide to have children. My husband and I are so happy with Junior (that’s his name) that we are interested in getting another puppy. We originally wanted to get two puppies but figured it would be a lot of work. However, Junior is such a good puppy that we wish we originally got two. My husband and I are interested in getting a black lab from one of Doc’s upcoming December/January litters. Thanks, Caterina 09/21/06
Just thought I’d drop a note and tell you how much we love Sunny. I’m in the process of packing and moving from Philly to NY. She has been in a different home, NY, Philly, Long Island practically every week we have had her. She is sleeping better. Was house trained totally in 2 weeks…and is amazing. Everyone loves her. My friend said she is the quintessential dog! I am sending a few pic’s. These are from week 2 & 3. You truly create wonderful pups. I have had 12 before her in my lifetime…and she is the best. She reminds me so much of my favorite Irish Setter , “Ruby”….Sunny is precious. She can sit and down and we are working on over. I adore her…can you tell?!
Hi Donna! Here are some pictures of our beautiful puppy!! He is SUCH a good boy and we are so enjoying him. He has a great personality and has fit so well into our family. Would you happen to have a picture of his mother, Holly, that you could email me just for fun? I have a picture of Grant from your website and I am enjoying seeing him look like his daddy but would love to see his mommy as well. Enjoy the pictures and I hope all is going well! I will send you some more recent ones soon as he is growing SO fast! He is already 24 pounds! Sincerely, Karen 09/08/06
Dear Donna – I just wanted to write you to give you a quick update on our sweet puppy George (from Tiffany/Preston’s litter) that we got from you this past March. He is doing wonderful and already weighs in at 70lbs at 8 months old! He is a very strong and healthy little guy and has a wonderful spirit and zest for life. He loves to explore and meet new friends, and is known by name to many of the people in our neighborhood. He has been an absolute joy since the day we brought him home, and we couldn’t imagine our lives without him. He comes with us almost everywhere we go and I have even had to give up the passenger seat in our truck so that he can sit there and look out the window! Because George is such a great dog, we are considering adopting a “sister” for him from you this winter because we love him so much and would love to bring another one of your dogs into our home. I have included a few pictures of him so that you can see how handsome he has become and how much he resembles his father, Preston. Thank you again for raising these great dogs! Jessica and Christopher 09/05/06
Hi Jonathan and Donna -
Just wanted to send you an update on our dog “Ozzy” that just turned 3 years old on 6/25. He is a pup from Dugan and Heidi. We are continuing to enjoy this wonderful dog that we picked up 3 years ago and can’t imagine our busy lives without him. I consider him my 4th kid. I have never seen a dog that wants to be around people all the time like this guy. We bring him along with us to our kids’ soccer and baseball games and he sits right along side with us cheering them on. My daughter’s soccer team adopted him as their mascot. I noticed that everyone on your website brags about how wonderful their puppy is when they first bring them home. I just wanted everyone to know that their great puppy that they receive from you turns into a wonderful adult dog that will love you and provide wonderful companionship for their full life.
The Wagner Family 08/31/06
My husband, Mike Gorsline, purchased Turbo from you last March 2005. Turbo is the most beautiful, intelligent, sweet, playful, loving, friendly, happy, incredible dog I have ever known. We had another (black) lab before Turbo from New York, that I adored. He was loved for miles around in Miami. Today people still talk about our son, Murphy Black, who passed away 4 years ago at the age of 13 years. I never ever thought I could love a dog again like Murphy. But Turbo changed my mind. Thank you for the last 18 months of love and companionship. Turbo is admired by all who know him, and ask where he is from. We tell everyone about “Endless Mountain”
The photo on your e-mail cover looks just like “The Turbo”. He is 90 lbs, thinks he is a lap dog and loves to walk and play. He brings me his leash and licks my face every night at 6:00pm, as he knows the time we go for our long 45 to 1 hour walk. He loves new places and new people. He goes out on our boat with us, and has even jumped on our tube with the children to go tubing. I should send you a photo. It is hysterical. I think Turbo would actually sit at the table with fork and knife to eat if he had hands. He does watch TV at times, if the program has animals on it. What a personality this Labrador has. I cannot wait to see him at 2 years of age, when he becomes an adult. Everyday is something new.
I LOVE THIS DOG(BOY). If he did not sniff so much, I would think he was human.
Thanks for breeding the quality of our “Turbo”, beautiful inside and out.
Donna, Jonathan, & Olivia, Just a quick note to let you know how happy your puppy has made our family. Our kids love having her, and she loves them right back. We started puppy kindergarten at St. Hubert’s in Madison, NJ last week. She is a quick learner, and very sociable with other pups. We will send you a family pic soon. I think the attached picture is ready for a lab calendar, let me know what you think.
Anthony, Lisa, Anthony & Cristina 08/08/06
Sometimes people ask if two puppies is a good idea…well read the letter below!!
Hey, Donna! I thought I would take the opportunity to reply simply because we just got home from a walk and I am in a bragging mood. )
We are so in love with these two puppies! They are both so special in their own little ways and after only 2 weeks with us, they have proven themselves to be very smart dogs! They are doing GREAT in their crate. They sleep together in it at night beautifully and during the day are in it together if we need to be away. There is no whining or barking when they are in there and when we return, if they are awake, they are just sitting there calm as can be until I open the door for them to come out. This literally began happening after just 3 or 4 days of using our crate! They go for walks with me and the kids at least 3 times a day! They have gotten the hang of the leash and are already walking right beside us without pulling! I have even had 2 neighbors say they are impressed with the way they are walking with us! We are now starting to teach them to sit every time we stop walking, which with a little coaxing, they are doing consistently! Noel has taught them to sit quietly before they get their food each day, so even though they are so excited to eat, they are sitting so nicely! We could not be more impressed! At this rate, I’m thinking they will already know all of the basic commands before they are even old enough to begin their puppy-kindergarten classes! We knew from day-1 that Grady would be this way, as he was already being so good when we got him home at 10-weeks old, but Peaches has been a HUGE surprise at only 8-weeks old already learning these things! Did I mention they are both already housebroken??? They go straight to the back door and sit, then bark or whimper only once, and wait for us to let them out! I think Noel had really high hopes of how things would go with two puppies from the beginning, but since I have never had a PUPPY, I was really uncertain. I have to say that now I am a believer…we have set the expectations high and been consistent, and we found that they can do and WILL do anything!
One more note…Grady is already 21 pounds (the vet nicknamed him “Moose”) and Peaches is about 10 pounds. They are so LOVING! Especially Peaches…she will kiss and kiss and kiss, especially in the morning! And not only are they loving to the kids and us, but they are loving to each other. I have taken SO MANY pictures of these two sleeping because they always cuddle (over an AC vent to keep cool, of course!). ) We couldn’t be happier…it was worth the drive, for sure! We will keep you updated on all the new things they learn over time. We are just so proud and are so glad they have completed our family!
Sincerely, Amy 08/07/06
Hi Donna, I just wanted to send you an update about Maggie (Endless Mt Isn’t She Lovely from Annabelle/Doc). She is very intelligent, highly trainable, and beautiful. When we take her for a walk, everyone comments on how beautiful she is. She is also very athletic and goes for a 2 to 4 mile jog with my husband every morning–so she is very muscular. Maggie also immediately took to swimming the first time we took her to a lake. She graduated from puppy kindergarten and is now excelling in basic obedience. Her teachers have commented on many occasions about what a ‘nice’ dog she is–she has great focus and quickly learns all of the new commands. She now knows at least 30 different words/commands to which she correctly and quickly responds. Her teachers have asked where we got her (they say they are always on the lookout for the names of breeders when they see ‘good’ dogs like Maggie). So, of course, I gave them your name. They have also suggested we consider training her for competitive obedience or rally, given her keen focus and how quickly she learns. Thank you for a wonderful dog. She really is everything we could have hoped for and more! Cathy 7/21/06
Donna: I just wanted to touch base with you and tell you how pleased the whole family is with Emmitt. He is so smart…I have taught him so many tricks and he is only 5 months old. He is extremely obedient too. He comes when we call him and he loves to go for walks with me and he stays right by me without being on the leash. We love him so much! I think he is the best and smartest dog around. Thanks for breeding such wonderful dogs! He is filling out nicely and his coloring is beautiful. We are thinking about getting a black friend for him one day. I would like to get one from you again, however, I think this time I would like an older puppy, about 1-2 years. If you ever have a situation where you needed to find a home for an older dog please keep us in mind.
Dede (Sevierville, Tennessee) 07/16/06
Dear Donna & Jonathan, We just wanted to give you an update on Endless Mountain Kodiak (“Kodi”) from the Griz/Trixie litter born on Oct. 19th 2005. He was the largest of the litter weighing in at over 18 lbs when we picked him up. It was a fitting name for our little bear! What can I say except that we are absolutely in love with him. He has been remarkable since the moment he came home with us. Not only did he adjust so well but so quickly. Sleeping through the night from the second night and housebroken by the end of 2 weeks. I have never seen anything like that before! He has the typical lab personality and temperament, he is so full of love and affection, sweet and gentle and great with kids. Kodi is very smart and was first in his training class! He loves to go swimming in the pool and our pond. He is such a water dog! Everyone who meets him is so impressed by how beautiful he is and well behaved at almost 9 months old. Looking forward to getting a brother for him in a couple of years! Yvonne & Rob 07/16/06
Just wanted to let you know that Aria is doing very well. Of course the vet was amazed with her temperament, beauty and breed. He also owns labradors and said “she is the best he’s seen…almost ever!”
Thanks for all your help,
( a letter from one client to another…one who owns Bronzen, and one one who owns one of his sons!)
Andrew: Bronzen is such a fantastic, sweet, noble, funny, and dear guy!! He hates the Va. heat and humidity, though, and I feel very badly for him!! I know this is greedy, but do you have any photos of Manford? I am not too slick on the computer, but I know how to forward stuff; so I will sort through my photos; Donna had sent a photo of a Bronzen pup for us awhile back ( perhaps it is MANFORD??!!) unfortunately, when we picked up B. in late March, Claudia, his sister, was ’away’… and none of his pups were on the premises!!
We were SO impressed with Endless Mountain… I am recovering from a very bad injury, and could NEVER dream of getting a lab if he/she were not beautifully behaved… B. has never pulled, pushed, bumped; he waits like a gentleman for me to get down the stairs before he comes down… he is just a prince!! When we drove in, all these dear lab ‘heads’ peered out of the kennels, heads of all sizes and colors… and they sort of ‘materialized’ to see us, not one bark… it was amazing. We then went inside to where B. was in a crate in Donna’s living room, and there was a big box with 11 yellow lab pups, and a sweet mother lab who let us play with and hold her pups; my husband drove away saying, ” maybe next year we can come back and get a puppy!! That is HUGE statement from him, because he knows how much work they are!!
Has Manford been calm since the beginning? I am reading ” Marley and Me” and thinking, “Whew!!”… I could no longer do that amount of training; I am eager to find the reference in that book to Endless Mountain… haven’t gotten there as yet!! I understand the difference between Amer. and English labs, but I would love to hear first hand how the early days were. B. is six years old, so if he ever HAD the sillies, they are long gone!! We just don’t meet many English labs in our area. OK… You’ve got me all revved up… thanks again!! I hope to hear from you about our favorite subject over here!! I’ll try to send some photos!! Marynelle. 06/30/06
Gracie is doing wonderful! We couldn’t ask for a better dog! She has just fit right into our family. She’s 13 weeks old and pretty much house broken. She is doing great with her crate, you really do breed excellent dogs. I’m amazed at how well she behaves. She is such a pretty dog we get comments all the time about how soft her coat is. I’m so glad we took the time to do the research and found such a great breeder! Thanks so much for a Great Dog! Jackie : ) 06/14/06
The BEAR of Endless Mountain- was born -July 2004
He is gentle, almost 90 pounds, sweet, calm and a love to every person and fellow animal that he meets.
he looks a lot like his Dad, Griz
Hi Donna – Here is the picture you asked for of Fritz. It is from the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac where he received his new UD Title.
Thank you so much for this wonderful dog.
Donna I cannot wait another minute to tell you how much we love our new puppy. Her name is Sally and although we have only had her 1 week, I am certain she thinks she has been here forever. Our 9 year old chocolate, named Belle, has been absolutely amazing and Sally follows her everywhere. They play together, eat together and Belle is usually sleeping near Sally’s crate. She went for her first vet appointment and was weighed @14 pounds. Our vet could not get over how beautiful she was and her disposition is amazing. My daughter Carly has assumed alot of responsibility and since we are already big dog walkers, Sally is already getting used to mini walks along side Belle. Anyway, you can tell we love her and are so grateful we were referred to Endless Mountain. Donna 05/19/06
Donna, I LOVEEEEEE my puppy.. He is the sweetest , dearest, most have to be with you pup I have ever raised. He is smart , active outgoing and just a joy to have. He was been wonderful with the house breaking . Push button and knows what to do and when. Slept in the crate in our bedroom from 10:00 pm to 6:30 am without a peep.. I have high hopes for Baxter.. I will keep you updated. He loved the beach . See attached. Thanks ever so much for offering Him to us.. I hope Gwen turns out to be everything you could have wanted. You and I go back a long way . I will always be your trusted friend. Best Regards, Stephanie (lab breeder for 20 yrs) 05/19/06
Donna, Just a note to let you know our puppy, Riley, (Ladybug and Sam litter born March 5th) has adjusted very well and we are enjoying her tremendously! She’s got a great personality and seems to be quite intelligent. She was housebroken in less than 2 weeks! Our vet spoke highly of (the dog food you recommend) by the way. Thank you for a wonderful puppy. I will send pictures at a later date. Robin 05/16/06
Donna, I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know Brody is doing just great. He went to the vet last night for a vaccination and is already 18 lbs!. The vet said he’s going to be a tank (!) and that he’s such a beautiful labbie. Brody hasn’t had an accident in the house for about a week and really doesn’t nip or jump too much. He already knows sit, stay, come and off (I can’t believe he’s only 10 weeks old). I was walking him Friday in the rain on my property and the UPS truck literally stopped in the middle of the road to compliment me on such a beautiful puppy. Again, thanks for such a beautiful, smart dog. -Michele 05/16/06
I just thought I’d take the time to write you a little update. Our Duchess (Martha/Doc litter) is doing GREAT! She’s now almost a year and a half and just a pleasure to have. Her temperment is like none other and she just loves children and babies. She also likes to play with other dogs. Our vet just raves about her and she’s the only dog that actually likes to go to the vet, she waggs her tail as soon as we pull into the parking lot. Just thought I’d send you a picture of Duchess all grown up.
Courtney Rob & Duchess 05/04/06
This is Jane Frantz and Fritz. I’ve emailed you a couple of times regarding Fritz’s achievements but don’t think you have received them. Hopefully you receive this email.I am so proud of Fritz – He is out of Endless Mountain Dugan and Fluffy Casey Sue.He is only going to be four years old this May, 2006. He is such a wonderful dog. We just received our UD Title last Thursday at the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac . We took first place and were the only dog that qualified. We have only been competing in the Utility class since last November and it took us only five tries to get our title. I had our picture taken at the show last Thursday and will try to send you his picture.In April we completed our Rally Excellent Title. We breezed through Rally with three wins in Rally Novice, three wins in Rally Open, and three wins in Rally Excellent. Fritz and I have a bond that I’ve never had with another dog. He is so willing to please and tries his best in everything. I am so glad that I found your site and purchased Fritz.
Jane and Fritz 04/19/06
Just wanted to give you an update on “Titus” (Cocoa/Doc litter) He is everything that you said he would be…beautiful, smart, and has a wonderful temperament. He loves people and other animals and has really become a part of our family. He just completed Puppy Kindergarten where he graduated with honors. Enclosed is a picture of Titus at 4 mos with our 3 year old daughter. Too cute! Thanks again for giving us this great puppy…
Donna: Here is an update on Halo, the last of the Melody/Grizz litter. I will start off by saying she is an AMAZING puppy. I can’t believe just how smart she is! On her second night home, she was already whining/barking at the back door to go outside to go to the bathroom. I have never seen that in a puppy so quickly, EVER. She has been unbelievably easy to train. After only a few training sessions, she already learned how to sit and come. She will begin her puppy classes in about a week. She is an absolute sweetheart, and gets along extremely well with the other dogs in the extended family. She loves to play with them, and doesnt seem afraid of anything, even when the older dogs try to establish their dominance over her. So thank you so much for an amazing pup!!! I have already recommended you to friends, and when in the market for another pup, will absolutely return to Endless Mountain! We can’t thank you enough!! -Corey & Stephanie 04/02/06
Hi Donna: We wanted to touch base and let you know how well Casco is doing. She is truly one of the brightest dogs we have ever had. Training her has been a pleasure. Her temperment is exceptional. She is loving and sweet and has bonded with our female golden. We love watching them interact particularly when Casco feels the need to clean Mystics’ ears. We can’t beleive that she is going to be 14 weeks Monday! It seems like yesterday we brought her home. She walks with with us 2 miles everyday and I cannot tell you how many people stop us to comment on how beautiful she is. Her coat is truly to die for. We are already talking about the next dog (black female). You truly breed amazing animals and for that we are eternally grateful. Kim & George 03/25/06
Donna – Hi! We just wanted to write you to let you know that the Tiffany/Preston puppy we got from you (we named him GEORGE) is doing wonderful. We have so much fun with him and are so proud of him because he is such a beautiful, smart, fun dog. Everyone that sees him tells us how beautiful he is and he certainly loves the attention! He did not cry at all during his first night with us, and has adjusted to his life with us with no problem. He is almost completely potty-trained at 11.5 weeks and we are going to begin puppy training classes with him next week. I have nto Thank you so much for raising such wonderful animals. George is everything we could ask for in a dog and much more and we can’t imagine what we would do without him! I will send you another e-mail and some more pictures as he grows. Thank you again for everything. Jessica and Chris 03/06
Hi Donna and family, I wanted to let you know that Gracie and I went to see a well known dog trainer in my area this morning, he couldn’t believe how well behaved she was and that she hadn’t ever had professional training before now(just the 5 basic commands that you had given us). He was so impressed in her muscle tone and behaviour that he doesn’t even want to start with basic we are going to be starting with advanced and working our way up to search and rescue. He is very excited to be doing that with her. He also said that he has trained many dogs before and never has had one so calm and willing to please. He and his assistant both commented on her “beautiful” coat and how it shines and wanted to know where I had found such a GREAT BREEDER. Gracie is from ANNABELLE/DOC litter this past June. I will keep you posted as we progress. He also told me that its nice to see someone care so much about breeding and take pride in there dogs like you. He also breeds german shepards and does K9 with the area police departments so he knows his stuff! Again thank you and hope to be out there again this summer for another pup. Corrine 2/27/06
Hi Donna, Just dropping in to tell you how blessed we are to have Gracie. She is the best dog, so loyal and a temperment that I have never seen before. She learns so quick that I want to start entering her into things…Also she has a coat that just shines and eyes of her dads( DOC/Annabellelitter). I am so proud of her to show her off and people stop me and are just in awe over her and of course they can’t believe how calm and sweet she is, and then they tell me about their bad experience with their labs and of course I tell them where I got her and that the breeder makes a big difference, as you know I have had that bad experience also and really love this breed and vow to continue to excel this breed. Gracie also is histerical she knocks at the door when shes ready to come in she loves to play tug-of-war with my other dog…old weighs 64.3 pounds and my vet really loved her. Well as always thank youfor such a wonderful dog. I could go on for hours about her. Corrine and family
Almost 2 years ago, (March will be 2 years), I packed up my 2 -yr-old son and I drove 7 hours to pick up a puppy from you and turned around and drove another 7 hours home with my new pup. It was the best day ever. I am a single mom to a 4 year old boy and watching the 2 of them together has put more smiles on my face than ever before. “Niko” is such a loyal and absolutely beautiful dog. When we walk him, people stop and ask questions about him wanting to know where i got him, etc. He loves people and he loves us. He protects us and he is a faithful companion to both my son and I. I just wanted to say thank you again. –Jennifer 2/8/06
Dear Donna: Just a quick note to let you know how well Snickers is doing. She is 90 percent house trained, knows how to sit with hand command and shakes hands. She gets along well with our 13 year old and my daughters 3 year old dog. She has slept through the night since we picked her up. She is in our room in a doggie bed. The first night she whined a little but I would reach over the bed and tell her go sleep and that was it! I can’t tell you how much she is a part of our family now. She is one of the smartest pups I have ever had. My husband is amazed at her progress. He is thinking we should get another in the next year or so. We may be looking at another chocolate or a yellow next summer as I am off summers. Once again thanks so much for being a top notch breeder. We will send pictures soon. Sincerely, Debbie 02/05/06 Hi Donna- I wanted to update you on Sandy Hans. She was from the Trixie and Griz litter. She is such an amazing dog. I hate to brag but at 10 weeks she is already potty trained, knows sit, stay and heel. She is making lots of friends. Kids stop by all day to visit her and she has several dog friends. She comes with me each day to pick the kids up from school and really likes the car now. .. My children can’t get enough of Sandy and since it’s been so warm out they have taught her to fetch a Frisbee and go down our slide. The play kick ball and hide and seek and Sandy jumps right in. We have taken her to the beach several times and she chases shells into the water. She adjusted to our home very quickly and loves her crate. She sleeps in it at night in our bedroom. She barks once to go out around 3:oopm and goes potty and we get right back into bed. I expected it to be much harder to train her than it was. .. . ..We are using her food as her training treats so she isn’t over eating. My husband used to kiss me hello first – now he greets Sandy then kisses me. She has become my best friend and my shadow. Sandy is happy and healthy, learning good habits and having lots of fun. We are so glad she joined our family. Thank you for all you do to breed such beautiful and well tempered Labs!! 1/13/06 Tracie
Just writing and sending you pictures of Austin, son of Tina & Brunco. Austin is an extremely smart lab. He learned the basic commands in a matter of days after we took him home. Austin loves swimming in Grandpa’s pool in Paramus. He runs and jumps into the pool better than any adult or child that I have ever seen! The snow is a catch 22, he loves playing in it, which is fun, but we can not get him back inside. Wanted to thank you for your dedication to the breed for this is the smartest and best looking lab that I have seen. Everyone else that sees him says the same. One of his most amazing traits is his love for kids. I have recommended others who have inquired about Austin. We noticed a couple of months ago that you were selling Austin’s Father, Brunco, and we were wondering if there are going to be any other labs that you might be selling that are older (not puppies)? Thanks again, Ralph & Laura 12/14/05
My wife Becky and I purchased a chocolate female from you in April 2005. Her name is Kaylie and she is wonderful. She has the best temperament of any dog I have ever met. She is obedient, loyal, and very intelligent. We finished our first puppy training class and she did great. She loves to swim and play with other dogs at the dog park (she loves going there and playing with all the other puppies). She also loves to sleep next to us on the floor – she tends to snore after a day of playing. She is almost 10 months old and weighs about 75 pounds. We will send you some pictures at some point in the future. Mike and Becky . 12/03/05
Hi Donna, Just wanted to let you know how well “Endless Mtn Amazing Grace” is doing. I was nervous about our 3 hour drive back to central NY but Gracie was awesome. She never cried, messed, she slept all the way home. She is always there to greet me at the front door after a long hard day at work. Everyone stops me and raves about her coat and her eyes. She has the most beautiful eyes. She is the greatest. I am looking forward to getting a male from you hopefully this summer. Thank you for always answering my questons. My family thanks you Corrine, boys & Gracie. 11/25/05
Hi – This is Jane – I bought a puppy from you 3 years ago. (Endless Mtn. Fritzgerald, CDX, RA – “Fritz”)
Just an update on my Fritz – He is doing so wonderful for me! We had our CDX title before he was 3 years old. We now have our RA (Rally Advanced) title. We are now working on our UD title and RE title. He is such a great dog.
For a little pat on our back – We entered the “All Stars Performance Show” this year. You needed 3 scores of 190 and above even to enter. We made it and entered in the Open Class. There were nineteen dogs entered in that class. People and dogs came from all over the world to show. A lot of the peopled that showed were professional trainers and had been showing for years. Fritz is my first dog to show in obedience and I was just honored to be able to attend. We placed 8th in the Open Class out of nineteen dogs. What a thrill that was for us!
You should be very proud of what you are doing with your dogs as my Fritz is just an example.
Hi Donna, Just wanted to drop a note and fill you on what’s been going on with Bella. Now at 6 months old she is a real beauty. Her deep cocoa color is amazing and her coat just shines. She is full of energy and runs and retrieves with Rick each and every morning out at the local hunt club. Her playmates include Baylee a 160lb mastiff, Benji my sister’s coonhound/beagle and Lorna the neighbor’s black lab. Bella is smart as a whip, as we were told when we picked her. She takes after her mom Liberty from what I gathered from the conversation with Johnathan. It has been a very sad, tragic year for us, we have lost 3 family members within 5 months of each other, including my mother and I can tell you that when I get home and Bella greets me, she makes my heart a little lighter. She chases the kitties at every chance she gets. Trapper Kitty just loves her and is constantly rubbing up against her and looking to play, Mouse on the other hand wants no part. Thanks Again for such a Wonderful Dog!
Cathy & Rick
Thought you might like to see a picture of Cooper (Liberty/Doc) at age six months. He’s really a wonderful dog, very smart and happy. He’s going to obedience class, and is the star of the class! The trainer just loves him. She is a Lab breeder, and can’t say enough good things about his personality.
Cooper just wants to please. There’s nothing he can’t or won’t do, as long as he understands what is being asked of him. He believes everyone is his friend, and every day is an new adventure with exciting things for him to discover! Yesterday, he discovered a blowing leaf was really a chipmunk! Boy, was he ever surprised! And off he went, after the chipmunk, who just barely escaped. Now, we chase EVERY leaf, because surely one of them MUST be another chipmunk!
Thank you for Cooper. He’s everything we ever wanted, and more than we ever dreamed. He’s truly a blessing for our family.
Hello again, I’ve been meaning to send you another picture of Lucy… She’s 2-1/2 now. We can’t tell you enough what an amazing dog she is! She’s smart, loyal, well-behaved, an excellent retreiver, exceptional swimmer, and so beautiful! I can’t tell you how many compliments we get…asking for training tips, etc…but we haven’t done anything out of the ordinary with Lucy at all. We simply explain that the breeder makes a huge difference in selecting a dog. She’s so willing to please & intelligent that she learns things in no time. But anyway…I could brag forever about her. Here’s the picture. We think she looks a lot like her father (Dougan)…. Thanks again for breeding such quality dogs!–Julie 8/29/05
I wanted to let you know that our black female from Doc/Chessie’s litter is just adorable! We named her Toby. She is so well behaved, mild mannered, playful and loving! The perfect mix of personality traits that we were looking for! We love the shape of her face and her body structure. She is a beautiful puppy. We couldn’t believe how well she took to crate training. Every night (including the first night) she didn’t fuss or mess all night! On the second morning, she even knew what door to go to let us know she had to go out! She has had very few accidents in the house. She is amazing! We were also impressed that she knew how to sit on command … and she was only 8 weeks old! She is so comfortable around my husband and me. She also loves to be around kids and other dogs. Everyone loves Toby! We are looking forward to training her as she gets a little older. It is very obvious how intelligent she is. We can’t wait to see what she will be able to do as she gets older.
Well, it may be too late, but hopefully you’ll still enjoy hearing from us about our now, 2 and a half year old yellow lab, Bailey! … Bailey is such a terrific part of our lives and family…because of her 3 other families have gotten dogs. She is the most loving, affectionate dog I’ve ever had or seen. She loves to “hug and kiss” – until we are weak with laughter and exhausted from her loving! Her parents were Tessa and Dugan…She loves all people and all dogs. We travel to SC each summer and she’s wonderful in the long car ride. .. We crate trained her and she still goes in it to sleep during the day when we’re out…she’s not chewed up any shoes or furniture, so we consider that a blessing! She spends much of her days in the summer – swimming in the lake in front of our house, chasing tennis balls in the water! I cannot imagine our family without her… Thanks for having such a great facility; for raising such wonderful dogs and for adding so much joy to so many families! Sincerely, Sheila 07/23/05
We would like to thank you for breeding such wonderful dogs. they are both smart as whips. Also out of the eight labs at puppy school ,I can tell you for a fact that the endless mtn. labs were the best looking for sure. .Thank you again for such wonderful pups. they really do give our family allot of pleasure best regards, Roxanne & Jacob 06/19/05
Jonathan & Donna,
Our Brandy (Doc/Maybelle’s pup) is now 6 months old. We had open our pool several weeks ago and just started using it this past week. Brandy was a little unsure at first, but after about a few hours she walks right down the steps and off she goes!! When we go for walks, people still stop us to let us know how beautiful she is and how beautiful her coat shines. She is such a wonderful dog…exellent temperment! Where ever we go, she goes too. Even if it is running to a store, she is with us enjoying her car ride. We will give you an update when she is a year old.
Dale & Michele 06/15/05
Donna, Attached are some pics of our “puppy” from Griz/Tiffany litter. She has completed the AKC good citizen and is doing well. She will be entering the advanced class in near future. She is a good looking dog. She is also training hard to beat the undefeated feline in the local “Pet WrestlingFoundation smackdown”. (Ithink she has a tender side and could whoop butt if she really wanted to!!). If that pic surfaces, it will be an insult to canines everywhere!!!!!!! Hope all is well.
Dear Jonathan & Donna -
Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how our dog Ozzy is doing. He will be turning 2 on June 25th. He is a pup from Dugan and Heidi’s litter. We are continuing to enjoy his tremendous personality, loyalty and affection towards us and our 3 kids. He is our golden retriever Buddy’s best friend! Ozzy wants to be with our kids all the time. He actually taught himself how to let himself out. He hits the latch on the screen door with his paw and opens the door. If the kids are out, he wants to be out. If the kids are watching TV, he lays down with them. If they are in the bathtub, he lays right beside it (and occasionally jumps in when mom isn’t looking!). He also plays basketball with my son and his friends. He will steal the ball from them and actually dribble it with his nose. He also plays soccer with the kids in the yard too! He hits the ball with his nose and pushes it along the ground. It definitely is a site to see! I go on your website constantly and still have yet to see a breeder that has even come close to the quality of your dogs/puppies. Keep up the good work. I’m sure we will be back in a couple of years for a black lab puppy.
Thanks again and take care!
Just wanted to let you know that Stella (Ivy/Sam) is doing great! She’s over 6 months old now and probably weighs around 55+ lbs. We are always getting compliments about her beauty-the vet even commented on it and told us that he sees a lot of labs, and she is a real beauty! I remember when we picked her up, you said how all of the pups in her litter had such pretty faces and that they got that from Ivy. She is very well behaved, too. Definitely still a puppy, but if she is this good now, she will be amazing a few years down the road. My husband is teaching her how to hunt and swim; swimming was a breeze-she hopped in a neighbor’s pool and off she went. The hunting/retrieving has been going well too-my husband took her to his hunting club where she was training with other dogs, some titled Master Hunters. When it was her turn, she retrieved the bird without a problem and returned to heel like a pro. We joke that she can now hang with the “big dawgs”!
Thanks again for giving us such a great friend-we love her dearly and can’t imagine life without her anymore!
Hi Donna, I work for Limerick Veterinary Hospital. A client came in with this gorgeous chocolate lab puppy…I have never seen such a correct lab pup in all my experience in this field! He (Beckett) is absolutely gorgeous and well behaved. I would love to have one of your pups in the future. I am not sure who Beckette’s parents are, I will find out and let you know. Please keep up the good work! It is nice to see a true breeder! Kathleen 06/04/05
Hi Donna, About a year ago (she will be 1 on June 6) we purchased a pup from you from Frosty and Grizzly Bears litter. Just checking in to let you know that this puppy does you proud. She is everything we could have wanted in a puppy. Zoe is beautiful to look at and stands taller than most of the labs we have seen. She is strong and weighs in at 80lbs.but does not have an ounce of fat on her. She has the sweetest personality and it is very rare that I turn around and she is not behind me looking to have her ball thrown or just waiting for a pat on her head. People have mentioned to us that we should show her but we prefer to keep her all to ourselves. Thank you again for bringing her into our life. On a different note, I have a friend who would like to get a black lab. I told her she absolutely must get it from you. She would be interested in getting it for her sons birthday in late August. Sincerely, Shari 05/16/05
Dear Donna and Jonathon,
Just a quick update on Wyatt (Doc/Martha litter). He is the greatest dog ever! He is nearly six months old now and weighs about 60+ pounds and is so smart! We couldn’t be happier with him. I recommend you guys to everyone I know who is interested in a great quality lab puppy. As you can tell from the pics he has a soft and gentle side, especially when playing with our four daughters and a rough outdoors side. All in all a very well rounded family pet. Thank you again for such a great addition to our family!!
Chris and Karen 4-26-05
I finally got a quite moment to tell you how lucky Sarah and I are to have our puppy that you blessed us with. “Kya” is a dream. I look forward to coming home to her everyday to play, take her for a walk or just take a nap with her. We get a minimum of one compliment a day from people during our walks saying how beautiful, loving and most importantly how “good” she is. We picked up Kya at the beginning of January from the Miriabelle/Doc litter born on December 10th. I had wanted to join a puppy training course leading up to us picking her up. I decided that I would take extra time that she deserves and train her on my own. Kya except for the first night has never kept us up at night whining in the crate or evening playing to loud. In addition I am able to take her out without a leash at 4 ½ months and feel comfortable that she will listen to us. She knows several commands and is still learning new ones every day.
One other quick note I would like to add, the food that you recommend I would highly recommend to anyone that is “skeptical” about ordering food or even paying “a little” bit more for it. Her fir coat is just as shiny and beautiful as can be. We have had very few cases of upset stomach and most importantly she is a very happy energetic puppy.
Stanley’s please keep doing what you are doing.
Sarah and I will be back to get another one probably within the next 6 months. Thank you for the best gift anyone could ask for.
Hi Jonathan and Donna, I wanted to write and tell you how Gideon is doing since he turned one year old this week! He’s a black puppy from Annabelle and Doc that I got from you last May. He is a beautiful boy and I love him dearly. When I first got him home I was a little worried for a while, because he was so calm, (unlike a lot of lab puppies!) I thought he must be ill! But of course that was just him. He has grown in to the exact dog I wanted. He is so gentle with my other dogs, and just a really sweet guy. He looks a lot like his Dad too, which I’m very happy about! I just wanted to let you know that he is very loved, and will be, hopefully into very old age:) Hannah Cooper 3/23/05 I just wanted you to know how GREAT Guinness is doing….Last night he passed the Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dog test..Now a cert therapy dog…Guinness and I have been training since he was 10 weeks old and it has paid off…..He is the most loving dog that gets along in every situation….he has great looks too…..I think there are alot of people at the monticello kennel club who were mad that I did not show him and altered him….he is my pet and we love him SOOOOOO much….I could not do the show thing with him…..I might do obedience with him in show….I’ll let you know if he gets any points…… Brodie is also doing great, he is more of a agility dog..very obedient but just reserved……he need more confidence …..Since his personality is more reserved than Guinness I been working on other skills with him and he is doing very well….. we love him too……Maybe he too be become a therapy dog but that will take some time with him……. I hope all is well with you and your family…… Denise 03/11/05
Hi, Donna, I Anabelle II is doing great! She is such a pleasure. The vet techs were fighting over her care because they all love her and can’t believe how sweet she is. She has such an adorable face. Just extremely happy that she’s a part of our family. I know where I’ll go if I want another lab! I’d also recommend you to anyone looking for a lab! Take care, Tammy 03/10/05
I wanted to contact you regarding our Bosco (Annie/Doc litter, 9/04) and just how happy we are with him. He is now 6 months old, has been through formal training and is just a wonderful family pet and companion. He is as friendly, smart and willing to learn as any dog possibly could be. We are consistently stopped by people who comment on how handsome and well behaved he is.
Jonathan & Donna, We just wanted to give you an update about our little Brandy! The ride back home to Toms River, NJ (5 hours) was great! Brandy slept the entire time on my lap. She even held her pottying until we came home. The first night was a little rough for us with her crying but we knew she would get better as the days went on… We only have her for about 5 days and she is content, gentle, inquisitive, has a great disposition, and is a very lovable dog! Everything we hoped for in a dog. We are SO happy with her!! Our twin girls are adjusting very well with her… We wanted to thank you both for your very thorough and informative website! Without it, we would have never known about the English Labradors. Thank you so much for everything! We are very glad that we have met you both and your family of Labradors! Thanks Again, Dale & Michele The Twins, Hailey & Kyla, and Brandy! 02/06/05
Hi Donna, this is Irene Proukou. We got the first male pick from the Casey/Griz litter. His name is Rugby and he is doing great. The best thing about him was that he never cried the whole way home(3 1/2 hours) and slept the whole night his very first night with us. After only one week he was going to the door whenever he needed to go out and after two weeks he was potty trained. He is very confident and secure. He is currently taking a kindergarten puppy training class. definately …couldn’t be any friendlier. We were so happy with the whole process of getting him from you, that we wanted to thank you. We are seriously considering finding a brother for him, at Christmas time next year, since this time of the year has worked well for us. We would love to know if you ever mate Casey and Griz again even if it’s not around Christmas time, then Rugby would have a true sibling! Please let us know what you think about that. Keep i! n touch, and thank you again. Love, Irene, Ray, and Rugby 2/2/05
Hi There! I wanted to send a picture of our baby! He will be 2 in April! Baily is just the best dog you could ever have! I always tell people now that we have a lab, there is no other dog! He is everything you said he would be! He follows us around the house, yard wherever we are, he wants to be right there! He wakes us each morning with kisses and is so good with our kids! We have a pond down the road, so he spent time almost every day last summer swimming!! Boy can he swim! Now that snow is here, sleigh riding with the kids is his past time. I decided that if I were you, I would want to be kept abreast, I’ll continue to keep you posted! We can’t thank you enough!
The Lewis Family 02/02/05
Hi. I adopted a beautiful Chocolate lab puppy from you almost three years ago. I just wanted to send a picture of him and tell you how wonderful he is. He is literally the best dog I ever could have bought. He is such a loveable and mild tempered boy. We love him so much. Here is a picture of him in our yard in Rockland County New York. Thank you so much. Jessica and John New City, New York 02/01/05
I acquired one of your pups in February (born 12/6/03 of Rolf and Martha). His name is Samson. I just wanted to let you know he is doing extremely well, and I’ve included a few photos. He is extremely intelligent, independent, and has a line of hair down his back that is curly and slightly longer than the rest (you can see a bit of it in the second photo, although it is most impressive between his shoulder blades). We call it his toupee. I remember when I picked him up you remarked that because he had curly hair on his ears, he would have curly hair. Well, that he does!
I’m hoping to come back and get a little sister for him sometime. Thank you for providing such excellent animals.
Tracie E. D.V.M., Ph.D. 11/01