|"I bought a fabulous male puppy from y'all just before Christmas.
He is very intelligent, already retrieving beautifully, sits, stays, lies
down and shakes with aplomb. He is very talkative and is forever tormenting
poor Zoe, our six year old yellow female. She adores him and has totally
adopted him as her own. They play for hours then crash for hours. I just
wanted you to know that he is happy, gorgeous and an absolute joy. Thank
you again for BAXTER, he makes us laugh every day and has made Zoe a happy
- KC Graham
|"We wanted to let you know that "Britta" has adapted beautifully
to our family! We're not sure who has more energy, our kids or her! She
has checked out great at the vet. She has been such a joy already. We can't
thank you enough for trusting us with her. Thanks so much."
- CJ and Mark Finnical
|"We are having fun with CJ. She is a great puppy (and smart,
too)! We already have her trained to ring the bell hanging on our patio
door when she needs to go outside. Thanks again for a great puppy!"
|"Max is home, at least that's what his name is at the present
time. Attached a couple of photos of what appears to be our very smart little
guy. Thanks for providing us with such a great dog."
-Lisa and Sander Wechsler
|"Bear is the smartest dog we've ever owned. We are training
him for dove hunting and he is such a quick study. He is so intelligent,
so responsive, so eager to please, yet so very calm and level headed. We
think he is going to be an excellent bird dog. He's also such an excellent
family dog. He adores our 12 year old yellow lab and is great with our three
kids. He is such a great pal! What a one in a million dog! Thank you again."
-Mary and Dave Parker
|"Tucker is going on 6 months now and he is as wonderful as
ever. Attached are some pictures from his first swim a couple of months
back. My father and I were completely amazed at how he took to the water.
No hesitation and charged ahead for one after another retrieve. He's been
out to the sporting clays range and has no issues with the guns. I'm going
to give him a go at some pheasant later this year and hope to get some duck
time in later in 2004. He sits and watches the local geese and ducks fly
over our deck every morning on their way to the pond."
|"Well, we might have gotten last pick, but as proud mommy
I must say that I am sure that we got the best of the bunch. From the first
night home, she has slept in her crate from 10 until 6 without making a
mess to clean up or without whining all night. That is much more than I
can say about either of the other babies that I have raised. The Vet gave
her an excellent report and she was most definitely the talk of the office.
I can't tell you how many compliments that I have gotten about her calm
temperament even on the first day that she was with us."
|"As you recall, a year ago June our Shadow whelped six pups
sired by Willie. A year later we felt that a puppy birthday party was in
order and had five of the six return for a reunion. What a fun day. All
five had had their own characteristics, yet were all unique in one way,
their temperament. All were truly wonderful, calm and affection dogs. You
are truly gifted in bringing that out in all your dogs."
|"Hello from Alan, Brenda and Zack Seldin! Zack turned 2 this
week - he's all grown up and quite a special dog. He's got more personality
than many people we know! We hope you are doing well. Have a great summer!"
-Alan and Brenda Seldin
|"Thought you might like to see a recent picture of Bailey
(son of Slipper and Teddy) at 18 months. Bailey is just great - he is the
most wonderful companion and a lot of fun to be with. He is very good natured
and affectionate. Bailey is looking forward to his beach vacation - loves
the water and chasing those gulls! Hope all is well with the Dove Hill family."
|"Thought you would like to see some recent pictures of Tucker.
WHAT A DOG!"
|"We think that Molly just gets more and more beautiful every
day! She is ten weeks old in this picture. We are so happy that you entrusted
us with caring for Mollander's Blessing of Dove Hill. She has quickly become
the love of our lives. All of our friends and family agree that she is beautiful,
smart, and spunky. She keeps us on our toes every day. Thanks again."
-Daisy and Bill van Opstal
|"I thought you might like an update on Savannah too. I'm
pleased to say that she is alive and well and still making me happy every
single day of the year. She is a wonderful girl who has made many, many
people smile throughout the years. Savannah will be 10 years old this coming
October--so hard to believe. We recently moved from our home in Massachusetts
to Portland, Oregon. Savannah, who continues to hate the car, drove across
the country with me and was an absolute trooper the entire way. She charmed
hotel keepers across America and quickly settled into a routine of sleeping
in different places each night.
Thanks again for bringing Savannah into my life. She is so well loved and cared for and I just wanted you to know how much she means to me."
|"Our lives changes the day we brought Spencer home from your
house. I can tell you that even after losing him over 2 years ago, my eyes
are still tearing as I write this note. Spencer's vet told me that Spencer
was a very unique dog- smart, beautiful, easy to train and incredibly loveable.
You could look into his big dark eyes and know that he understood exactly
what you were thinking and feeling. Spencer was my first "baby". We did
everything together. My two daughters came along Spencer became a Nanny.
He would sit by the babies and make sure that they were okay. He'd let them
curl up against his tummy and nap and played tug a war with them for hours.
Shortly after Christmas, the vet diagnosed him with cancer. On 3 Mar 2000,
I had to say good-bye to my dearest friend. It was the hardest thing I've
ever had to do in my life, but I knew it was the right thing for him. We
brought his ashes back home and they are resting under a dogwood tree in
the woods behind our house over looking the creek he used to swim in."
-Marti V. Fleger
|"We wanted you to know how much we love our dogs - and to
file a complaint. Your dogs are perfect except for one thing - they don't
live forever. One month ago today we lost our Abby, who we brought home
from Culpeper on April 1, 1988. She was three weeks shy of her FIFTEENTH
birthday. She was the a faithful, loving, wonderful companion, and the smartest
dog we've ever met (which she often used to get into mischief)... smarter
even than most people we know! She was also loaded with what we affectionately
called "Abby-tude." She had us wrapped around her little paw, and she knew
it. She also had her "little brother" Enzo in line, too... at least until
he figured out that he outweighed her by 15 pounds or more! Enzo, while
not striving for membership in MENSA, is the most affectionate dog we've
ever met. He always loves to be touching "his people" in some manner. This
often means he's laying on our feet, or shadowing us everywhere we go. Thank
you so much for letting us adopt him - he is an integral part of our family
now. We sorely miss our Abby, and we love our Enzo with all our hearts.
Here's a picture of our two beloved pups, taken last Spring. Thank you so
much... keep up the good work!"
-Mike, Peggy and Alex Beattie
|"Well it has been over two and a half years since we purchased
our black lab from you. You advised us that we would select a good southern
name for him. Well we did. His name is Rhett, for Rhett Butler. He is a
hunky 92 pounds of pure muscle and is absolutely handsome, charming, loving,
and so expressive. Neighbors and friends line up to take care of him if
we both have to travel out of the area. I don't think that many people can
say that about their dog. It is all in the breeding; and the kudos go to
you! When people ask where we got him, we proudly mention your name and
web site. Hope to be a repeat customer in years to come."
-Tom and Holly DePaul
|"My wife and I would like to pass our best wishes and happy
holiday sentiments to your family at Dove Hill; If you recall, we are the
family you allowed to raise one of your beautiful lab pups - now passionately
named Sunny's ANGEL (born November, some three years ago). Angel is the
quietest of our three labs (black, yellow, and chocolate) and she recently
began processing for doing Therapy Work with elder people. She enjoys her
quiet time and when she needs that special time - she merely places her
head under a bed skirt. Otherwise, she is laying at your feet or leaning
on your side. She has the sweetest disposition and truly enjoys being near
people. We are very grateful and pleased with this family of labs and feel
privileged to be part of their special lives."
-Larry, Janice, and Lauren and Shady (black); Angel (yellow); and Koko (chocolate)
|"Everything is going great Wilson is the best dog ever. Everybody
always says he's the best looking Lab in the dog park. I don't think they've
ever seen a real English Lab before? They always ask if he's mixed with
something because his head is so big and blocky. Any wanted to drop a line
to you guys and let you know that we're good, he's good and thanks a lot
|"We love Angus to pieces. Everyone who meets him says that
he is the most handsome dog that they have ever seen and many people ask
if we will breed him (unfortunately for them, we got him fixed). Angus continues
to be very calm, very mature and very bright. It's hard to believe that
he is only 7 months old - he acts like an 8 year-old dog that is sweet,
spry and intelligent yet calm."
|"We just wanted to drop you a note and tell you our Maddy is doing great!
She is absolutely adorable. She's a little over three months and just weighed
in at the vet office at a healthy 23.5 lbs! She's growing so fast, I can't
believe she only weighed 11 lbs the day we got her. Maddy is definitely
playful. We love her and can't thank you enough for such a wonderful puppy."|
-Kim and Joe Brown