Comments from Elma Pup owners
(Lorken's Return to Sender
June 24, 2019
Elma x Moose Pekar
of Greendale, MH
April 30, 2017
Elma x Locked 'N' Loaded's Down and Dirty, MH
Moose Pekar of Greendale, MH
born June 24, 2019 all chocolate
Three of the 12 families had a previous
from Lorken Farms
All pups now placed in their new homes.
We hope people will continue to send updates so we see how they look grown up
Thanks to all the wonderful homes who adopted a Lorken pup!
Nalu Howell is now living in Indiana.
Her family wrote:
"I said she wouldn't be on the bed. Who was I kidding. I put her
A few days later they sent the second photo saying,
"Just wanted you to see how they were getting along. First time he has
played with her."
Fletcher lives in WI. Her family wrote:
"Just a quick note from Eau Claire! Annie is transitioning quite well in
our home. We keep saying that she is so close to being potty trained!
She loves our other lab, Millie, loves to run through the yard after the girls,
and really enjoys sleeping on the air conditioning vent. Grandma and
Grandpa think she is adorable...as do all our neighbors and the girls' friends.
Thank you for raising such sweet puppies. Annie is a true love and we are
blessed to have her in our family!"
Hunter Breed is enjoying a lazy Sunday on the
Ellie Sundby's family wrote, "Just letting you know that Ellie has settled in
well. Not one accident in the house yet. She is eating good and
playing/napping regularly. She is a wonderful puppy. She even slept
through the night last night (first night in new home) til 5am. Right now,
she is sleeping in a good sized kennel next to our bed. Thank you for the
good day last Sunday and all the good information. Here first vet
appointment will be Monday, August 26."
Rooney Christopher's family says he
is doing well and handles the stairs fine. His first night he woke up at 2am
crying, he was taken outside and then slept until 6am. This family had a
dog named Gale from Lorken Farms. He was 19 pounds at his 9 week vet
Ranger Chaney is now in Ohio with his new sibling "Raz".
His family wrote:
"Thought I would let you know, the trip home went well. I stopped 4 times for
Ranger to potty. No messes in the car. We put him in the smaller
kennel overnight with Raz in the same room for company. He slept all
night. The transition is going well for everyone involved. P.S. My
wife thinks he is awesome. Thank your for everything...Ranger and Raz
napping in the car. Took them to the store to get more food for Ranger.
He is responding to his name and come."
Hazel Feltman now lives in Colorado Springs, CO.
On Aug 16, 2019 her family wrote:
"Just wanted to send a few photos of Hazel to you. We absolutely lover her
and the boys are so excited."
Hank Lemke-Rochon lives in a Wisconsin with a family who had
adopted a previous pup from us. They wrote on facebook:
"As we were leaving Lorken Farms, Ken's parting words were, "Have a good life
Hank!" Sweet right?"
Summers now lives in Illinois. The day after she was adopted her Dad wrote:
"Hi Lori,Ken! Violet is doing fine. Learning all the new sights and
sounds of her new world. No accidents YET! She knows why we go out too.
Gets down to business right away. Learns Quick! No problem with
Maggie so far [their other older Lab]. She carefully attempts Maggie to
engage with play, but Maggie ignores here. It's rather cute how carefully
she tried. She is easily frightened by some new sounds and sights
[adjustment period can be a bit overwhelming] We try not to over load her
too soon to these things. So much out there. Little bit every day.
Anyway, she is so pretty and a joy to have around. Her new name....'Lucy'
Denali Kaull's family wrote,
"Hi Lori & Ken - I just wanted to let you know that Denali is doing well
She is such a sweet little girl. Potty training is going well and usually
only gets up
once during the night. She loves to snuggle and we love her so much.
She's a little spoiled.
Thank you for such a wonderful dog."
lives in Wisconsin, his mom wrote,
"Murphy is very settled in. He slept well both nights and has learned to
walk on a leash right next to our older dog... "
Elma x Locked 'N' Loaded's Down and Dirty, MH
born April 30, 2017 all chocolate
Five of the 10 families had a previous puppy from Lorken Farms and were getting
See photos of the litter as they grew.
Schwartz lives in Oshkosh, WI. Photos at 1.6 years old.
"Hi!! We bought one of Elma's Puppies who had the orange collar. (In
looking back at your papers provided he was the biggest of the litter...and
may still be lol:) He basically picked us out by following us around
that day. We were just looking at pictures online of his siblings and funny
how he acts like some. Fenway is a beautiful big boy!!! We would love
to stud him out because it would be a shame not to but really don't know
where to start.
He is a great swimmer! Loves to snuggle (although we don't believe he
knows how big he is) and of course loves to fetch. (His paw is bigger
than my hand). He's so funny he wants to play fetch so bad that the
nerf gun is kept outside that shoots tennis balls... he lays outside the box
it's kept in until someone plays with him. Thanks you and hope you
enjoy hearing about the little baby :)"
lives in Wisconsin. His family says,
"This is Tucker Mathison. He's settled in really well and is loving all of
his dog "neighbors". We went on vacation this week to the Dells and had so
many compliments on how handsome he is :) And he loves playing in the water!
@ 8 weeks"
Mud Kirkman lies in MN.
"We made it home! The pup slept in my lap the whole way! He
checked out the yard, my garden and the house. I think he'll like it here! He
has made his way to our hearts! We love him!
Nice meeting you and Ken today! We'll keep in touch-"
At about 1 1/2 years old Muddy's owners wrote:
Hi Lori! I wanted to let you and Ken know how your pup is doing!
He's full grown, handsome, well trained and well loved!
We couldn't have asked for a better dog! He is intelligent and calm!
It's been a joy for me, as an amateur to work with him!
He's my boy, but retrieves for Dave too. Return to Sender and Mud did
We're so happy with our pup from their litter, and I'm pretty certain he is
happy with us, too!
Click on photo for enlargement. Photo
of them duck hunting.
Beau Notestine lives in Arizona
After he arrived his family wrote:
"Hi Ken and Lori, just wanted to let you know that I made it to Arizona this
afternoon. Beaux has been an absolute jewel, taking all his new adventures in
stride." They sent a photo of him on July 4th taking a nap on his back.
Beau at 7 months old. We can't believe he's seven months old.
He's so smart, already knowing sit, stay, come (mostly), walking calmly on the
leash and retrieving balls. Everyone who meets him says how beautiful he
2019 - Hi Ken and Lori - since today is the birthday of our Beaux and all his
siblings I wanted to send some updated pics and let you know how he's doing.
First his favorite sleeping position. He's off leashed trained and loves
chasing tennis balls and lizards. We are so happy to have him in our
Rip Perry is in MA.-
His family wrote: "He looks so grown up. He is doing great, growing
so fast… He is a smart little fella… We just love him, lot of energy…."
At 4 months Rip and his Dad took a break from hunting for a photo. That's quite
young to be able to do gun dog work.
Gus Fulcer in Illinois
"Gus (black collar) has been a wonderful puppy. At 8 he weeks learned to sit
and is doing excellent with heal and walking on the leash. He has to be next to
a person when you go from room to room. He loves to be with people."
July 28th 2017 they wrote, "Gus is a pup on the go! We take him everywhere and people
look forward to us bringing him. Here he is at lacrosse practice! Next picture
is him and his 1/2 brother Trigg! They play daily together! My vet loved your
website and I have given it to a lot of people for future litters! So let me
know and I have 3 people interested for next year!" The last photo is
of his 1st birthday celebration.
Otis was the last pup placed after someone backed out last
minute. He went to California to a family who had bought a pup from us in
the past. He spent a couple of days with us after the litter left before he could be shipped.
Otis Cuevas's family wrote to us the day after getting him:
" Wow, what a great pup, tossed a tennis ball and he already retrieved it. I
sit down and he comes waddling to me. We are crate training him so me and the
wife are taking turns sleeping on the couch next to his kennel."
Riff Rathsack in Wisconsin enjoys camping with his brother Benny. In Oct
2018 (1 1/2 yrs old) a photo was taken on a hunt up north.
Lucy Rooney lives in Iowa. She is the 2nd pup the Rooney family got from
us. In July they wrote,
"Hi! Lucy has grown so much. She was in for her last round of shots yesterday
and she weighed in at 25 pounds. She was 18 at her last one! She is such a great
dog and is the perfect addition to our family. Our youngest can barely lift her