Dr. Greg Cook (Our vet for over 20 yrs., lab lover) Broadway Animal Hospital Phone: 607-734-1272
Here are some letters from some of our many pleased clients! Sometimes it’s good for you to hear what OTHER people say about our dogs.
Dr. Greg Cook (Our vet for over 20 yrs., lab lover) Broadway Animal Hospital Phone: 607-734-1272
Here are some letters from some of our many pleased clients! Sometimes it’s good for you to hear what OTHER people say about our dogs.
“Looking for the best bred English Labradors one can find? Endless Mountain Labradors is the place! The selective breeding produces wonderful dogs with a low-key temperament that are very well-adjusted by the time they go home with their new owners. The genetic screening is extensive. In addition, the level of customer service and the educational offerings are unparalleled. I travelled 1600+ miles to pick up my first EML pup a year ago and returned this year for a second pup. It’s easy to see why EML/Donna Stanley is an AKC Breeder of Merit!” –Michelle Miles, Colorado, (Momma to Solomon and Ruby!) 02/25/17
Just try to check in every year! I got this best friend / son .. in 2008 and he has not aged or slowed one bit! Everywhere I go people ask, “Where in the H*** did ya get that Lab??” He is by far the most loving .. lab we have ever had .. I knew it the day I had the first male pick in one of Preston’s litters .. I laid eyes on the Darkest Chocolate. Then all the other dogs were … doing their thing ..well as soon as I knelt down .. ” Easton ” literally came straight to me ! Family at sight ! Lol .. anyway he is almost 9 and doesn’t act a day over 3! One healthy pup!! FYI we have found that truly letting the lab be a lab is the best for their health.. wet = soft / moister throughout skin.. his overall health is unreal!! We use prescription oatmeal shampoo ! And a spray in conditioner ! Have a blessed week–Grant Utz 02/21/17
Just wanted to give you an update on our buddy “Hudson”, a Glory x Sterling puppy born 4/2/16. He is the best dog in the world, he truly has completed our family!!!! Here are some pictures–Kristen Lazzara 02/15/17
Hello and happy New Year to you all!
We wanted to send some pics from the past year with Gordy, since I’ve failed to touch base much since we brought our sweet boy home! I know you love all the pups from your litters!
Gordy is all that we dreamt of- the sweetest, most loving lab… He defines what a Labrador “should” be, and we can absolutely trust him 100% with our two children. They absolutely ADORE him and Ben at age 4 is learning how to handle his nonstop wagging tail! As a veterinarian, I deal all the time with dogs with behavioral issues, and have come closer to getting bit by a handful of labradors than any other breeds, because of unpredictable behaviors or conflicting messages (and feel strongly that these dogs were absolute contradictions of how labs should act, even at a vet office!). Gordy is the most stable, loving, reliable dog… I am absolute sure all of your labs are… I would always and forever recommend you so highly to anyone willing to invest in a wonderful family member. Not to mention so incredibly handsome! Gordy comes to work with me most days and is a perfect example of a well-bred, healthy dog. We absolutely adore him and thank you for bringing him into our life!
With gratitude from Michigan,
We celebrated Max’s “gotcha day” a week ago, He is such a treasured part of our family and so handsome! He loves greeting customers, hunting with daddy and playing with his sister (our daughter). We are complimented daily on his temperament and appearance. Here are some up to date pictures, Enjoy!
Hi Donna – two years ago we were blessed with our black lab Tucker
(Reese/queen). He is such such a happy boy and just a wonderful addition
to our family.
He absolutely loves the snow and has become an inseparable buddy to our
yellow boy Fletch as you can see from the pictures.
The picture below of him by himself is from today. He is such a handsome
Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year!
Cherie & Dana Gridley
It’s been an amazing couple of days, and I just realized that I haven’t posted anything here yet! After a long, long road, here is Harry and his service dog Queenie! We went the private route and hired an amazing trainer, Nicole Larocco-Skeehan of Philly Unleashed, and found this incredible dog from Endless Mt. Labradors. She still needs training, but without any promoting she has completely latched on to Harry, snuggling as well as protecting him. But none of this would have been possible without the help of all of YOU, and the amazing generosity of our friends at Jersey Mike’s Subs! Watch them grow together, and in the meantime help us work on treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy. -Harry’s Heroes Facebook Page
I cannot thank you guys enough! Murdoch is an amazing dog and was totally chilled out the whole ride home. He seems really relaxed and happy here at his new home. The oils smell awesome ( I love them too….they relaxed my whole family👍)
Thank you again for doing what you do….and doing it sooooo well. I’m a happy It was great meeting you guys! I will keep you updated.
I’m writing to share some pictures of Alice (Bella pup) and Zoey (Quill/Manny pup.) Alice will celebrate her first birthday tomorrow (Zoey was three on December 12.) Where does the time go?
The girls are best friends and have the best time playing together. Alice is still very mellow and loves to be cuddled. Zoey would be happy to chance a ball and swim all day! They have such different personalities and compliment each other very well!
We just love Zoey and Alice and are so happy to have them!
I hope all is well with you.
Just wanted to give you an update on Bonnie who we adopted last June. She is
We are ready! Libbie will have so much fun walking in the neighborhood with all
the children! And greeting trick or treaters at the door!! She is a kid magnet. 🙂 Not sure who is happiest when she’s with them..
I think it’s a tie. <3 One of the biggest joys of having her is her absolute LOVE of children. She’s ever so gentle, so
warm, so loving. She will make a wonderful therapy dog!
Hope all of you will have a FUN and safe Halloween.
Mary Bradford, Libbie and Clint (10/24/15)
I wanted to tell you how much we love our sweet Maverick, Manny/Shiloh Fall litter 2011.
He is everything we wanted in a labrador. He’s my pride and joy!
Your website is 100% true regarding the laid-back personality of your labs.
My sons always tell me Maverick thinks he is a lap dog!
He is 4 now and is as sweet and gentle as the day we got him.
He instantly became a very important part of our family. We adore him!
The Mashburn Family (10/14/15)
We are on our annual vacation on Peaks Island Maine and wanted to send you some pics of our three Endless Mountain labs.
Our male black lab is from a Mackie/Chai litter. He is a sweet heart and reminds me of Mackie every day. We recently had him to the vet for his annual appt and our vet, who used to breed labs, called him “stunning.” His best bud is our 9 year old chocolate, Doc/Annabelle who is a gem. She has been since day one and still froggies off the bed like her daddy. Our 5 year old black lab, Stealer/Macy is our precious sweetheart who shakes her butt with a bone in her mouth like no other dig we have had. They truly are special and we thank you for continuing to breed such amazing and sweet animals.
Kim & George (7-26-15)
Hello Donna, Annastasia, and Endless Mt. Labradors!
I must share a story with you: our little Penny (Evie x Stealer) has been attending all-day training classes for the past month. When I went to pick her up today, the trainer was commenting on how smart and beautiful Penny is! There is another chocolate lab in her class and the trainer said there is a remarkable difference between the two Labs-Penny’s coat is beautiful and shiny compared to the other Lab (whose pigment is so diluted that his family is actually working with their vet to try to correct), and she is an incredibly smart, hardworking pup who loves to please and has strong hunting instincts! The trainers can’t believe she’s only 12 weeks old with what she’s already accomplished! Penny is a true testament to the wonderful dogs Endless Mt. Labradors strives and is known for. Thank you so much!
-Sheri Lau (7-21-15)
Happy Fourth of July from Deacon and family. As you can see I sure am a handsome man at 1.5 years old. I am one happy boy. I got to go for a ride in the truck today and go swimming at the lake. Dad said I did an awesome job retrieving the dummies! My family loves me so much. I get spoiled everyday. My favorite part of the day is snuggling up with dad on the couch at night to watch TV.
Deacon, Christy, Tim & family
Hello EML family,
Just writing to inform you that our Josie Girl ( Daizy/Devon) passed her Certified Therapy Dog test today. We are so proud of her! Our search for the ideal puppy started and ended at your facility! Just a little over a years ago we picked up our little girl and started with our training and socialization! It has been a fun year but really looking forward to the future as a Therapy Dog team. Thanks for all you do!
Georgianna, Len and Josie Lingar
Just wanted to say hello & send ya some recent pictures of our Jake (Tara/Mackie).
We can’t believe he’s tuned 1 this week! Wow, time truly flies!
Jake’s doing really well & is such a big LOVEY boy!!! He’s constantly wagging his back end & tail with pure happiness which always makes us smile & warms our hearts. ? He has been an absolute joy & we love him to pieces! ?❤️
Hope you are all well at EML & are enjoying summer! Wish we were coming up to get another puppy again this summer….but 2 is plenty for me right now! Maybe in a few years! ?
I have been wanting to write a brief e-mail to say we love our puppy, but time has gotten away from me and here I am 2 1/2 years later.
Remington AKA Remi, has been a wonderful addition to our family. Everywhere we go people are always commenting on how handsome he is. Cuddle was his mother and Manny was his father.
My husband and I had our 1st Child 15 months ago and as you can see, he loves Remi as much as we do!
Hello EM family!
Just an update on our beautiful girl Josie (Daizy/Devon). She started Therapy Dog class last Thursday and did great! She is the youngest one in class. We have 7 more weeks then she will take her test in July. She is quite the ham! She can turn on lights, bring dirty clothes to the washer, bring my walking shoes when it is time to walk, sit pretty ,etc. She participated during the Special Olympics and was loved by all. She will be a great Therapy Dog! Will keep you updated!
Georgianna, Len and Josie
Dear Donna, Dear Annastasia,
Here is a quick update on our new edition Brodie.
Brodie is doing very well and adjusting to the new environment.
He is a great mix of playful, mischievous and mellow.
He plays hard and sleeps hard ;-).
Brodie gets on well with our other dogs, especially with Grace (picture,) as you can see.
He still needs to adjust to South Florida heat, therefore he’s drinking gallons of water. That makes the housebreaking part quite a challenge ;-).
We are very much in love with him.
We will keep you postet and send more pictures throughout his growing process.
Thank you so much for letting us be part of you great lab family.
Kirsten & Martin
Dear Endless Mountain Labs:
Just wanted to let you know that the yellow female puppy from Julia/Manny litter is settling well into our family and doing fantastic. We have named her Harley Laine Horst.
Here are some pics below with my preschooler, Griffyn (4 yrs). Harley is sweet, so very smart and easily trainable, and my son is in love with her, she makes our family happy. She has slept through the night from the very first night she came home with us about 3 weeks ago, is already pretty well potty-trained (we have a fenced in yard) and is fine off-lead, comes on command, even from 1/2 a mile or more away.
Thanks so much for breeding and raising such wonderful Labradors. I anticipate we’re going to have a long, wonderful life together!
Good morning Donna and Anastasia-
I just wanted to send a few photos of our Otis (Kitty/Sterling) acclimating to his new home. It has been a great week for all of us! He has been such a good puppy… Perfect mix of playful and mellow! He loves playing outside and chasing the birds and leaves or playing catch with the tennis ball. Then he’ll come back inside and cuddle up for a long nap. Our children are in love and so are we! He’s adjusting so well; we couldn’t be happier! We’ll continue to send some photos as he grows. Thank you so much.
Thank you first for giving us the most beautiful loving lab ever, peanut is not a little peanut any more but one of the best dogs ever. Second for installing the love of caring for animals in Megan she starts her vet tech job Monday. It started with her helping you on weekends when she was in high school. Thank you for being a friend. You, Jonathan and Liv will always hold a special place in my heart!–Eileen Herbert 04/12/15
Hello Annastasia & Donna,
Just had to send you this latest pic of our sweet puppy Jake (Tara/Mackie) today…he reminds us of his beautiful daddy more & more with every passing day!
He also loves swimming with his sister Emma. We’ll take a “sunny” 80 degree April day in Pittsburgh anytime! Lol!
Thank you again for our precious boy…can’t count how many times he makes my heart smile each & every day! ❤️
I thought I’d write and share how lovely our household has been since we brought Zarley (Reese/Queenie) home from Endless Mountain on December 21st 2014. He is such a delightful, pleasant, playful, calm, zany, and charming fellow. We have a 18 month old black lab girl Zoey who was quite hyper and a bit unladylike and having Zarley there has helped her become more proper and tender and gentle with everyone especially my 7 year old son who she’d always just torture as she just needed to play all day long. Her energy level was beyond excessive, we couldn’t keep her busy enough, having Zarley to hang out with, and his very calm demeanor has given our entire family hope and excitement. We adore and love him to pieces. He hates to be alone, and he loves just parking at and on our feet, even if they’ve only been there for just 2 seconds, he’ll follow us and park and it’s cute when I have to keep moving and he has to keep readjusting to our movement. He is great with the kids, and he loves that my son gets down and plays with him on the floor often throughout the day. He’s a food hog though, I’ve never seen such a hungry dog. We want to thank you, for your dedication to raising quality stellar English labs with a temperament as calm and peaceful as they are.
We just wanted to share a brief note with you about Mickey. Donna and I can’t even begin to tell you how many times we have been stopped and asked where we got such a beautiful Labrador. We always say ” the best breeder you could go to. Endless Mt. Labradors.” Hope spreading the word helps. Mickey is such a good boy. We are so proud of him and how he is growing. The puppy known as Chunk is now 80 lbs. He is a strong boy and hopefully outgrowing his allergies. We wanted to thank you for being the best at what you do and bringing Mickey into our lives. Again we are deeply saddened by Mackie’s passing and could only hope that Mickey grows into the representative of the breed he was. He was the first face we saw when we came to visit. Thanks again and wishing you the best, Howie and Donna 3/28/15
Hi Donna and Ana,
I’ve seen via Facebook that it’s national puppy day, so I thought I send a few pictures of Tucker (Hope & Hero) now 5 months old!! The chocolate lab next to Tucker is his big sister, Rogan. They play together the majority of each day and are the best of buds! Tucker is an amazing dog with a wonderful disposition and the best companion we could ask for! We are so happy he’s part of our family! Thank you for breeding such wonderful Labs!!!
The Dean family~Durango, CO 3/23/15
Hi Donna and Annastasia!
I wanted to give you a long overdue update on Suki. She is almost 10 months old now and she is every one of the amazing things that everyone has said about their EM labs. She’s smart, beautiful, calm, well behaved, and definitely part human. She has really been easy. I have two boys, 2 and 4, who she adores and who worship her. I take her hiking and to the dog park every day and let her ride in the car with me while I do all my errands. We’re doing an intermediate obedience class now and we’ll definitely go through advanced because she loves it so much. The few issues I had with her all quickly went away. She was very mouthy the first month and then not all. She used to run up to everyone and jump up and like clockwork as soon as she had her first heat cycle she became a calm, polite adult. She used to be very dominant with other dogs as a puppy but now she’s just very confident.
If dogs are mean to her she just holds her ground and in no time she makes everyone her friend. It’s quit e remarkable. I also think that her confidence, rather than submissiveness, is just what our family needed. The boys crawl all over her and she just loves them more for it. She’s also only barked about a ten times since we’ve had her. She doesn’t make a peep…I’ve never known another dog so quiet. As for her looks, she’s absolutely stunning. Everyone things she’s a male, which I love : ) She’s 75 pounds of solid bone and muscle. I think she could even stand to put on another 10 pounds before she’s filled out completely. We joke that she’s part angus cow. I plan to go through atleast another few heat cycles with her as it was really easy. She just lazes around the house and doesn’t mind the diapers at all. I could of course go on and on but I’m sure you have to read many of these emails a day! Thank you so, so much for her. I recommend you to everyone and hopefully in the future we’ll get Suki a brother from you too. If you have any pictures from her siblings I’d looove to see them.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Suni Aboughaddareh 3/21/15
Donna, I have to say thank you…to you and your ongoing work and dedication to the breed. I have had Labs since the early 1970’s. Good dogs and I have loved them all. We have 2 other
Labs that we love however Spencer is so unique. From the day we brought him home! We never had a puppy go up and down the steps at 8 weeks like he did. He is independent,
not needy or frightened of new things. Playful, happy and just makes us laugh at his enthusiasm every day. What a difference he has been. Smart, eager to please and just a joy to be around.
He is sensitive to our body language and hand signals without us trying to teach him. He is a natural. The first time we allowed him in a swimming area he just went in and followed his dog brothers.
We have never seen this with any of our prior dogs. It just proves that it is all in the breeding program. Also you mentioned Flint River food and the benefits. Spencer has perfect white teeth, a beautiful
coat, and no odor! We do have to wipe our dogs off after running outside some days but they only need a bath every 3 of 4 months. We used to bath our dogs every other week. We found it necessary due to their doggie odor.
We do not have that issue any more since we feed Flint River to all three of them. It is amazing! Again that you for your kindness and your breeding program. I will send some new pictures soon, to add to the collection of other happy dogs.
Sheron Row 3/21/15
Hi, I thought I’d send a few shots of Lux. He is growing to be such a big boy. Today he turns 9 mos. old, but it seems like he has been with us a life time. he is such a part of the family. We love him dearly. Loves playing in the snow,especially chasing snowballs. He sleeps like he hasn’t a care in the world as you can see from one picture. He has the thickest most beautiful coat of fur we’ve seen. There is a wavy patch down his back. He is smart, playful, funny. Does it sound like we enjoy him? Yes, we do. Enjoy following you on Facebook and reading the different articles printed. Thank you for a great pal !!! Dave & Elaine Duschang 2/28/15
Hello EML, just wanted to give you updated on our beautiful girl Josie (Daizy/Devon). What a character! Josie is attending school weekly for obedience and ‘home schooling’. In home schooling Josie is learning how to turn on lights, retreiving items such as TV remotes, slippers etc, picking up her toys at night and learning to wipe her own feet. What a ham! She is flying through the lessons! We are very proud and look forward to what new trick she will learn. She starts ‘therapy dog’ classes in the spring! The photo is Josie giving the ‘stare’prior to our daily walks. They are the highlights of her day. Thanks for all you do, Len, georgianna and Josie Lingar 2/16/15
I was ordering some Bully Sticks for Hailey on the Flint River site and came across a link for Endless Mountains. It has been a while and I wanted to give you an update on Hailey. She is now 20 months old and wonderful Lab. She is absolutely beautiful and her temperament is amazing. Literally – everybody loves Hailey. She is smart as a whip and friendly to everyone.
Thanks again for an amazing puppy – she has been a fantastic addition to our family since day one.
PS – I attached a couple of pictures of Hailey – thought you might want to see how she has grown. She looks just like her Mom. I remember when we came to pick up Hailey we meet Elise and she had a toy in her mouth the entire time. When we have visitors, Hailey runs to her toy box and grabs a toy that she brings to greet people. Just like her Mom.
Hi Donna and Annastasia!
Thought you would like to see some pictures of Vinny and Eleanor. They LOVE the snow!! Eleanor will bark at us until we make a snowball and throw it for her to catch. Vinny has to be bribed with treats to come back in the house if there is snow. I meant to send the other picture around the holidays. Hope all is well!
Hi Anastasia, Donna and Jonathan,
Finley (Erica & Mackie) was three months old yesterday and part of our family for exactly one of those months. What a joy she is! From Day 1, she has charmed her way into our hearts: A quick study and so willing to please, playful and loving.
After a few whimpers in the car as we left the Endless Mountains, she settled right down and slept most of the way home, a four hour trip. She has slept through the night, with no accidents, since Day 1. (That’s a gift we’ll take!) And we’re coming along pretty well with the potty training. She’ll sit by the sliding door in her gated part of the kitchen, give a little whine or bark, and that’s our clue. (Of course, she has also been known to do that just when she’d like to get outside for awhile, with no need to go.)
She understands a sharp “no” and has learned that when we go out, she must first sit down by the door and wait for the leash to be fastened, and the same when we come back in. Puppy classes start this evening, so it will be fun to see what new things she’ll learn.
We are so happy that we found Endless Mountain Labradors. How grateful we are for our beautiful little pup and are confident that she will be yet another shining reflection of your careful breeding.
Finley – early January 2015.
Peggy and Ron Gregg 1/13/15
Today this handsome man turned one year old. I can hardly believe how fast the time has gone. He is such a wonderful dog. He loves the snow! He plows his head in it, rolls in it, and makes snow “doggies” in it. He just got back from a 5 day “vacation” to the cabin in Bedford County with dad. They had a great time taking hikes and playing in the snow. The pink pig rib flavored nylabone in the picture was his birthday present. He loves it! He has had a great year. He learned how to swim and to water fowl hunt. He is a great companion, and we can’t wait to celebrate many more birthdays with him. Mackie would be proud of the man that his son is becoming! Thank you EML for raising these beautiful labs.
Christy, Tim and family 1/11/15
PS Look at that beautiful face. It receives lots of kisses everyday!
Dear Donna and Anastasia,
Hope you are well! We just wanted to write and let you know how great it has been since we picked up Bear (Sicily/Spencer male). Each morning after eating breakfast, he grabs a toy and sits in one of our laps while we have our morning coffee and watch the news. He has been such a joy and is such a relaxed dog. He loves his Flint River Ranch lamb millet (does jump spins while we get it ready in his bowl) and his favorite treats are vanilla greek yogurt, baby carrots and ice cubes. On Thanksgiving he laid around all day, surrounded by a wild household of 18 people. Everyone kept remarking that they have never seen a puppy act so calm. We’ve had so many people on the streets comment on his beautiful coat and rich chocolate color. Sometimes he gives us a look that we have coined “the Spencer look” since his face looks so much like his dad’s in that moment. We just love him so much and wanted to say hi and thanks for breeding such wonderful dogs! Attached are some pictures for your viewing pleasure! Happy Holidays!
Dan & Kate McKenna 01/08/15
Ladies, we are calling Oakley the Thanksgiving Miracle. We had a 4 hour ride home in blizzard like conditions and other than 10 minutes total or so of whining he either slept peacefully or enjoyed chewing on his toys. Happily plopped into the snow upon arriving home and peed. He did pee as soon as we brought him in too but that’s probably because he was too cold outside in those conditions. Otherwise, we could have walked him more. After playing more at home, during which we introduced him to his crate using his toys – guess what he did? The pic tells it all! Thanks for a great experience! We’ll keep you updated. Warm regards, the Haldeman Family 11/26/14
This is our beautiful boy from Doc. Also our girl from Twila and Legacy. Both dogs raised in a house with older kids and adults. I have a great nephew and 2 great nieces. These dogs are amazing with them!!! They are very protective of them and love them so much. They are like little “nanny’s” Following them around (could be for the food they drop). We can’t wait to add our new boy from Scotch and Cello to our family!!!
Jill Pankosky 11/25/14
I wanted to send you this photo of Angus, who we got from you some 9 + years ago, and Lola, who we got from you about 4 months ago. Stacey said that Angus was Lola’s great, great Uncle.
I’m 58, and have had dogs my entire life. We’ve had Labs during our family years, which is pushing 30 years. These two are, far and away, the finest dogs I’ve ever lived with. Lola, in particular, is an amazing dog. She is the finest dog I’ve ever had in the family. She has such a sweet, loving disposition. She is a lover! Lola is also incredibly intelligent. And, most importantly, she is so easy to train, that it’s a joy to behold. She wants to know what we expect of her, and can’t wait to comply! Our Vet, who is a grad of U. Penn., was beyond impressed with Lola’s lines and health.
Thank you for what I know has been many years of dedication to finding, and breeding the finest Labrador Retrievers on the planet. I’d never even think of getting a Lab from anyone by Endless Mountain Labradors.
Best wishes for a wonderful holidays to you, and your family.
Don Newman 11/22/14
Here is a recent picture of our baby boy. He is almost 2! Where does the time go? We love him to pieces! He is the best!
Hope all is well.
Hi Donna and Annastasia,
This was our little Laney in her Halloween costume. It is a little small on her , she grew from the day we bought which was only a week prior, must be that Flint River Ranch. Hope this makes you smile.
She us doing very good in puppy preschool. The trainer uses her to demonstrate to the class when she is showing new trained behaviors. Me and Chris are like proud parents. We can’t that you guys enough.
Dear Donna and Annastasia and our Endless family,
Happy Fall! We hope you are enjoying the season in your beautiful “neck of the woods”. Here in Tidewater Va, Autumn is making her arrival in typical leisurely fashion. Libbie LOVES the new brisk air and swirling leaves. She is, through and through, a cold weather girl.
How fun to see her pictures in the recent blog! The big girl panties picture cracks me up. She took the whole ‘being in heat’
experience in stride. Gotta love the Endless Mt. Labrador temperament all the more at times like that!
I don’t know how to properly put into words how Libbie has changed our lives. We are completely spellbound by her beauty, kindness, loving grace, and warmth, every single day. Not one day goes by that we are touched deeply by how blessed we are to have her with us. She is truly our angel dog.
As has been her nature from day one, she continues to spread exuberant joy to everyone she meets, old, young, dog, human, friends and strangers alike. She livens up every class she takes, bringing laughter to each teacher and dog owner, adding levity and fun to the group.
They ALL love Libbie. She enters wagging, smiling, turning inside out to say hello and give her kisses. She “bows”, then lays on the floor when greeting all children and babies… And when she met a dog with paralyzed back legs. Libbie instinctively knows when to be extra gentle.
She is a true ambassador of love and grace.
We are continuing our weekly classes because she enjoys them so. She is in a continuous Graduate Novice class. She is doing her mama proud with her 4 minute down stays and 2 minute sit stays, beautiful heeling, recalls, and figure 8’s. And she’s getting the hang of the (not too high!) jumps too! Last week her friend Nixie’s owner called her “the flying Labrador”. She also still has a LOT of puppy in her. She’d like nothing more than to take off with a squeaky toy and engage the class to corral her. Butt in the air, toy in her mouth, chin on the floor..gesturing..”Come on..I dare ya!”
How do we thank you for the gift of Libbie? My heart melts searching for a way!
Can’t believe it’s been over a year since we brought her home. What a blessing of a year it has been! In a year of two, our dream is to bring another Endless Mt. Labbie into our lives. Maybe a baby brother for Libbie to nurture and love.
I’ll include some recent pictures of our dear girl..our angel.. our blessing.
We hope you both, and your families are happy and well!
Sending wags, kisses, hugs and love,
Libbie, Mary Bradford and Clint 11/3/14
Just wanted to send some updated pictures of the boys. Keb (Scotch and Misty Mae) and Seeger (Tara & Mackie) are getting along marvelously! Keb is now 8 months old and Seeger is 4 months old. We are so happy to have 2 EML labs! They are both wonderful. Seeger is the most well behaved puppy we have ever had. He is such a good puppy that he goes to work with us everyday and hangs out in the office. I am so happy that he is so good and chocolate! It really is blowing the minds of those that think chocolates are crazy labs!!! And wow is he beautiful!
We had an exciting day. Raven got her first limit of pheasants (3 roosters). Thought it was time to send a photo and give you and update. She is a remarkable dog in so many ways. She is a perfect companion, house dog and all around good buddy. We have to remind ourselves she is only 10 months old, she is doing so well. She is very obedient, loves attention, takes hand signals, looks to you for attention in the field, has a great nose, has perfect range, and the only time she isn’t carrying something in her mouth is when she is sleeping. She is a pure joy to be around and has blended in with our two other dogs really nicely. Thanks again, couldn’t be more pleased.
Jennifer and Todd Felton
P.S. – If you ever need a reference please don’t hesitate to contact us.
(Rio and Lana’s pup)
Hi Donna and Annastasia
Just wanted to share with you a picture of Murphy (Vegas x Atlas) who is now 16 months old. Here he is, after playing in the mud on a beautiful fall day.
Murphy is such a wonderful dog – always happy and so loving. We have several friends who got lab puppies about the same time as we brought home Murphy. Murphy, by far, is the most handsome of any of the dogs and has the perfect personality to match. He is fun-loving and playful yet obedient when he needs to be. But at 83 lbs., he doesn’t really realize that he isn’t a lap dog!
Murphy and our 2 1/2 year old French Bulldog Maddie are the best of friends. Despite the size difference, Maddie is clearly the boss!
Thank you so much for Murphy. Not a day goes by that we are not so thankful that he is part of our family. We tell everyone about Endless Mountain. You have the best labs!!!!
Susan and Todd
Shaker Heights, Ohio 10/27/14
Hello All at EML,
We were on vacation this summer in OBX, NC and had some family shots taken. When the photographer got down on her knee for a different angle, she couldn’t have known that is the international Labrador signal for ‘come to me’. This is one of the most fun shots we got. The photographer used it on her blog and a reality company she works with has asked to use it too. Maybe I’m biased but she really is a beaut! Grace was so good on the beach; she didn’t bother others (much) and would swim as far out as we were.
She chased birds and dug holes. Sounds like a great vacation to me. This is a Lynette/Hero puppy from 2/2011.
Dear Donna and Annastasia,
Here is a recent photo of our beautiful Laney. Thank you so much for blesses us with the little girl. She has brought us such joy this last month. She is so sweet and so smart. She even walks great on a leash. She is starting puppy preschool next Saturday. And also is attending her first Halloween party. She is going to be a pumpkin, we hope she wins best costume.
She loves people and other dogs. She is so well behaved. Thank you again for raising such beautiful dogs. My husband and I are are just in love with her. I truly don’t know how after being in the company of her you don’t believe that there is a God.
Hi Donna and Anastasia,
In honor of National Black Dog day we wanted to write and tell you all about our first few days with Jet. We love him so very much and already can’t imagine our family without him. He has brought countless smiles, laughter and love to our home. Jet is the sweetest puppy ever. He loves being around people and has been the highlight of a couple of soccer games and practices. Everyone has been in awe over him. Jet had a wonderful visit with our vet this morning. He’s playing, eating and sleeping beautifully. Thank you so much for all that you do for Labradors and for providing our family with Endless love!
Heather, Jeff, Caroline and Parker Hayter 10/1/14
We have some great new pics of Barnaby (Mackie x Loretta). He is now 8 months old and weighs 60lbs. He gets comments of how beautiful he is everywhere we go, which is quite flattering 🙂
The beaches of New England are now open to dogs since the summer is over, so he has taken his turf back.
I am just writing to let you know that Deacon is about 9 months old now and doing great. He listens very well and has not destroyed one thing in our home. He is a perfect gentleman.
This past Saturday was the first day for youth duck hunting, ( I am not a hunter, but my husband and daughters are avid hunters). Anyway. Alli, her dad and Deacon went on their first duck hunt together and they both did great!! Deacon was the perfect Retriever! I have included a picture for you.
We love Deacon so much and are so glad that he is a part of our family!! He loves to lay on the couch with us in the evening and “watch” TV. He loves his Chocolate flavored Nyla Bones and his blankie. We can’t wait to continue to watch him grow.
Here is a picture of Abby taking the drivers seat in our motor home when I get up to put fuel in it. She is now 13 months old and doing great. She is with us and in her fifth week on the road. This week at Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab UT. Abby goes everyplace with us, at National Parks dogs cannot go on trails, so Alice and I take turns with the other staying back with Abby where she greats everyone entering the trails and is a total hit even rangers. While traveling she sleeps between our seats, but when we stop at a campground for the night its full Lab puppy ready to go.
Bud Roberts 9/22/14
Here are a few pictures from our first days at home. Rosie loves to surround herself with toys! She brings them out of her basket, piles them up on the floor and then collapses right in the middle of all of them! She also fell asleep last night watching football with her dad – picture below. She slept like that for an hour 🙂 Safe to say she is a happy little pup!
Lauren South 9/22/14
Just wanted to give you a George (Devon/Daizy) update. He is growing like crazy at 45 lbs. and just graduated from puppy class level one(he did real well). He starts level 2 mid-Sept. In these pics he took his first lengthy road trip (9 hours) to the Univ. of Tenn in Knoxville to visit my daughter Kelsey(2nd from left in group shot). She took him to her office where everyone fell in love. He brings such joy to our lives and we thank you immensely.
Jane Elam 8/25/14
Deacon is getting so big! He is such a gentleman, and we love him so much! Our hearts swelled with pride when he “found” his ability to swim this week! He has always loved the water, but he was afraid to go in beyond where he could touch. He loves retrieving his dummies now, and follows hand signals to find them!
I can’t believe how much he has grown in the past couple of months. He loves cuddling on the couch with us. He is such a gentle boy. He loves his family, especially his big sister, Morgan. She is leaving for college on Friday, he is going to miss her so much.
Thanks again for this wonderful boy!
Hi Donna and Annastasia,
Tuula is doing great! She is getting big now 5 months and over 50 LBS. She is such a beautiful dog. She literally stops traffic! We have had people stop thier cars and holler out what a beautiful dog she is and others pull over to the side of the road and get out to say hello to her and ask where we got her. Here is a picture of Tuula chilling out in here favorite beach chair at 4 months old. Thank you for such a nice dog.
Patrick and Jen Healey 8/13/14
As I’ve mentioned previously and when we picked Abby up, she is now one year old, both Alice and I volunteer at an all breed no kill rescue. We take in mainly abused, abandoned and neglected dogs. Saturday we took in a pure English Lab (Lilly) from an owner surrender because she attacked their other dog several times and bit the owner (supposedly). Alice and I decided instead of leaving her in the kennel we would bring her home and see what is up. First she cannot open her eyes fully and the leak a clear to cloudy solution, so we took her to our Holistic Vet on Monday. She determined that her eyelids have grown in and are scratching her eyes – this has been going on for over six months according to the owner. Alice and I are going to cover the cost of the operation which we eliminate the pain. Our Vet said in her opinion it’s questionable breeding practices. The dog is AKC registered so I tried to find the breeder on line – no website. Bad breeders hurt dogs (my opinion). Despite the pain she is a very sweet and gentle dog. In fact there has been no incident at all and I feed both dogs together side by side – I watch but nothing except Abby trying to steal Lilly’s food. Despite her training, Abby is still a puppy – and a Lab puppy, big time.
Now on to our (your) amazing Abby. Abby took to Lilly the minute she saw her, and has tried to take care of her, this dog is 18 months and Abby is just a year now. Abby licks her eyes, and comforts her. Abby goes to her crate and picks up her toys and brings them Lilly and lays them down in front of her and licks her lips. Then this morning they both ran downstairs to the basement, I called Abby and Lilly to come up, Abby came at once, Lilly stayed downstairs, I called again and although Abby had already come upstairs and sat by my side as I’ve taught her to do (I help rehabilitate the abused dogs we get in and have lots of training experience) Abby ran back downstairs, bumped her nose to Lilly’s nose and essentially brought Lilly upstairs. I’ve seen a lot in my years working with dogs as a volunteer, I’ve helped rehabilitate a number of abused dogs, many of which were used in fighting, but to date have not come across a dog with the intelligence, confidence and sense of self that Abby has. Our Vet absolutely loves her as does everyone who meets her, and she them. She has helped this rescue Lilly tremendously in only a day and a half. We leave on a two month RV trip next week sometime which we have planned for 30 years, so in all probability Lilly will go to another foster, but seeing Abby with her only reaffirms with us what you have said in many of your blogs, if you buy a dog, buy from a reputable breeder ONLY – thank you for being that breeder. I now call her the Amazing EML Abby.