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Welcome to our Love Page #13, where you can read comments from some of our puppy families and meet their precious ones. Enjoy!

Adolescent Clay :-)

All grown up :-) Clay is a LucyXTy son - gorgeous - wow, words fail me...

The lines on this dog, and the head, oh wait, see the next photo

If I could put this head on every dog I breed, I'd be one happy woman! Glorious!

Hi Chris,

I wanted to give you an update on Clay. I'm absolutely convinced that you sold me a super-dog. Not only does he retrieve ducks, he calls them in and shoots them. He even steers my boat.
All kidding aside, (I don't even hunt ducks), he really is super intelligent, super calm, and super good looking. We love him so much!
He's enjoying his new life here in central pennsylvania. He probably knows at least 10 different words already. Attached is a picture I took of him today fishing in our pond with my wife and I.
Everybody that sees him just adores him so much! I'm so glad that we made the trip to Illinois to get him. I'll update you as he continues to grow up. Take care, Vince

Hi Chris,

Clay is anxously waiting for us to open our swimming pool. Speaking of ducks, he was watching one fly over when I took this picture. He is doing great!!!!! It's hard to believe that he is 1 year old already. We love him to death.


Hi Chris,

Well, we made the long trip home safely. We left your place around 1:30 PM, drove straight through and arrived home at 2:20 A.M. It was a long ride, but pup traveled very well. We stopped and let him out 5 times, and he went the bathroom every time.

We absolutely love him! He's doing great. We are very surprised at how calm he is. You must have been working with the puppies and their sit command. He's got it down pat. We have only had one accident in the house so far, and he is allready going to the door, sitting down, and whimpering when he wants to go outside. (Well, almost every time)

I guess we are going to go with the name Clay. Thanks again so much for the great dog, everyone that sees him just loves him (except our toy poodle Annie), she is not too happy, but is learning to cope. As he grows, I will tell you all about him, and occasionaly email you pictures. Take Care! Vince


The red is Shamrock, Clay's sister, a 2008 LucyXTy daughter

Here is a picture of Shamrock (Bree).
Shamrock is a wonderful dog. She has grown so fast. She loves the snow and especially loves her buddy Buster. She is doing a very good job hunting and she loves it. Everyone in the family adores her.

Happy Birthday to all!!
-The Zoucha's

Mr. Wrigley - yep, you guessed, a 2008 LucyXTy son :-) Lovely, lovely lines!
Hi Chris.......

Just wanted to send you a 1 year old picture of Wrigley. We plan to celebrate on March 17th!!

He's a big boy now and loving life......his favorite thing to do is to chase ducks & geese into the water on the golf course. Of course he doesn't stop when he gets to the water.......

Hope all is well with you.

Chris Evert

A young Maxx, a 2008 LucyXTy son - yes, it is a litter theme on this page :-)

Thank you Lord for the food I am about to receive :-)

Heaven - I've died and gone to labby heaven :-) Happy Birthday to ME!

Happy Birthday to Wrigley! He and Maxx are definately brothers! I can't believe they are going to be a year old, where did the time go?

He is doing very well, end of January he was about 90 lbs. He certainly is a big boy!


Vicki Gronwold

This is Buzz a 2004 GennyXMaize son - gorgeous boy, his sister Buttercup is on here a few pages back :-)

This must be the 'give me the cookie already' look :-)


Here is Thistle 4 years later. His name is Buzz and he is a moose. Biggest Head I have seen on a Lab. He's 115 lbs and solid. Very Smart and loving. I attached a couple pics for your album. Looks like his daddy Maize only a bit bigger.

take care

Dominick Berarducci

Baby Gunner - FaithXThistle 2008 boy - his adult photos are on page 10, yeah, I know, out of order, but at least I'm getting some pages done!

Now you see why I had to include these photos - what a lovely pup!

He grew up to his potential too!

Chris -

Hope your holidays were great and that you are not missing your oldest daughter too much!! After meeting her I would imagine that she will be the star pupil in her classes. She definitely seemed to have a natural rapport with the dogs.

Our holidays were hectic as we had a wedding, but Gunner did very well during the madness. I have attached a couple of pictures of him from today - the first chance I've had to take pix!! He is just gorgeous and feels like he's been part of our family forever. When I bragged about how well he was doing with the housebreaking, I was speaking too soon, of course. I'm sure you knew that. Thanks for not saying so. He will go from 10 pm - 7:30 am on weekends which I think is super. But he still has not figured out how to tell me he needs to go out. I am on a schedule that keeps accidents from happening. I found this out the other day when our son was watching him and Gunner just squatted on the kitchen floor right in front of him and me (I was busy cleaning house).

Got him trained on the invisible fence as far as I can tell. He trained easily on it and hasn't crossed it since they put it up to "containment" level. Time will tell when spring comes and bunnies start hopping and dogs start taking walks past our yard.

Hope you can make out what he is growing into from the pictures. He's pretty hard to get to stay still unless he's sleeping. Hope all is going well with you and upcoming litters. Talk to you soon.

Renee Brennan

Chris -

Thought you might like a couple of pix of Gunner. Growing like a week and such a good dog. The 17th at the vet he weighed 38 lbs. On weekends we like to walk for a couple of hours through the forest preserve near our house. He loves it and so do I.

J Renee Brennan


One year old Cutter a 2006 BumbleXThistle son

Cutter and his best bud Buddy

Thanks Dad for arranging all this water for me to play in!

What, I didn't eat nuffin!

Two year old Cutter showing us his "Thistle" face - looks so much like dad here!

See - he could BE Thistle :-)

Hi Chris,

Cutter (Buzz) is settling in quite quickly. He was very good for the 3 hour drive home. In fact, he cried more on the 10 minute drive to my mother’s house for Thanksgiving yesterday! I think he was afraid he was moving again. He had so much fun playing with the family yesterday he actually let me sleep for 5 straight hours last night. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks….I will try and send some pictures in a couple months for you.

Take care,



Hi Chris,

It is good to hear from you…Cutter (buzz) thanks you for the birthday greeting ;)

I have to say thanks again for a near year. Cutter is the best behaved puppy I have ever seen. Since I have had him, I have only lost two leather belts, and I stopped crating him at all when he was 7 months old. He stopped the crate training at night at about 4 months old (the first two weeks in when I lost the belts). Since I adopted him, I bought a new house for us with a bigger, fenced in yard. He has been in heaven ever since….lots of trees, lots of branches, and lots of squirrels, moths, and flies to chase.

I attached a few pictures for you. One of them is with my buddy’s Buddy. That is Cutter’s best play friend. I am now two blocks off the Fox River, so Cutter and Buddy have been playing in the river all summer. The first day Cutter found out what water was, priceless. He ran right off the pier after Buddy expecting there to be solid ground! It took him about a month of watching Buddy and gradually walking further out to get used to it. Now, I can’t keep him out of the water. I am sure you heard about the nasty flooding we got up here last month, Cutter loved it (one picture in there)!

Have a great weekend!

Dan Goetz


here’s a couple updated pictures of 2 Yr old Cutter!


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