Comments from Liz Pup owners
Lorken's Emma Good Bet
Liz x FC Cosmo's Concerto Charlie Litter
Liz x AAQ, GMHR-HRCH Mountain's Top Watermark'n Woody, MH
FC-AFC CJ's Mister Litter
Liz x FC-AFC CJ's Mr. T (Tiger)
||Email from Paul: 9/24/2013
wanted to route you a quick email and provide feedback on our dog
"Vader" that we purchased from you approximately two years ago.
I have worked and owned labradors in the past, and Vader
is in a
class all by himself. His drive to retrieve is exceptional -
whether it is in the woods, fields, off the dock, or off a boat. He
was extremely easy to train, requiring minimal correction. Vader
has hunted game farms and in South Dakota for pheasants and grouse -
and it is clear he has hunting line genetics. All I have to do is
put on a vest, or take out a shotgun, or take out his training
collar - and he just gets excited. What a hunting partner.
Beyond his hunting and
retrieving capabilities, Vader is truely a family dog. His
personality is calm, playful, and entertaining. He wants to be
around people and interact all the time. Vader is very much a big
part of this family.
we made with dogs was purchasing Vader from Lorken Farms"
Thanks for the email Paul!
Click on photo for larger picture.
|Shady now lives in North
Carolina. She wore the pink collar in her litter.
Her family wrote:
...Shady has turned into a mean little retrieving machine. Her focus
and drive is amazing, such a good little worker. I think she is
pretty smart too. She graduated from Puppy Kindergarten and we are
now in a Really Reliable Recall class. She has been to several
agility and flyball competitions and is fine with all the noise, dogs, and
people coming and going. I am super pleased with her temperament.
She went to flyball practice the other day and she did so well, we had her
doing side by side recalls with another dog...There is something special
about this little black dog. I thank you guys, Liz and Tiger every
day for her.
Zeus lives with his family in Oshkosh, WI
see 2016 photo of Zeus
Remma lives in Michigan
Liz x GMHR-HRCH Mountain's Top
|Ella is a chocolate
female pup who is living in Houston, TX. Her family picked her up
when they came to visit more of their family in Minnesota. The owner
is a photographer and took the wonderful picture to the right.
Ella's mom wrote:
Just wanted to say thank
you for such an awesome little puppy...we couldn't ask for a better little
girl:) Benelli did great on our 4.5 hour ride back to MN. The kids each
took turns holding and playing with her. Benelli's first night home went
very well. She slept in her crate and only whimpered a few times to go
outside to potty:) Our family already loves her so
much! Thank you!
After we got back to MN
we stop by Gramma's so the extended family could meet our newest
addition:) We played outside with her for a few hours and I was taking
pictures pretty much non stop and got a ton of ones:) I knew exactly which
"sitting" shot I wanted to capture so I just kept trying until I got it:)
Being a portrait photographer I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I use
to get babies and toddlers full on attention...apparently the same tricks
work on puppies to! LOL:)
She has more pictures
on her blog at
She does very nice
Lorken's Delilah Jones is a black female that went to Connecticut
The new owners wrote this
note after picking her up from the airport:
We have a tradition of naming our dogs
after Grateful Dead songs and lyrics. Aiko, Stella Blue, and now Delilah
Jones from the song Brown Eyed Women. She is adjusting quite well. She
loves being outside and actually retrieved a rope toy that I threw to her
this morning! She is a little intimidated by her new surroundings but this
morning, she seemed much more comfortable. She loves her bed which we
found funny because we thought she might not know what to do with it at
first. I attached two pictures of her for you to see! Thank you so much
for sending us such a wonderful dog! We love her very much and are
ecstatic about having her as a member of our family.
Skippy is a chocolate female that went to Alaska.
They had an older dog they wanted to introduce her to.
After picking Skippy up at the airport the new owner wrote:
She arrived a bit late at 8 pm but was in great spirits and romped in the
yard for an hour. She is gorgeous, not at all shy anymore and we are
enjoying her immensely.
She slept pretty well last night and is chasing old Beatrice around the
yard like crazy so is adjusting quite well.
Liz x FC Cosmo's Concerto Charlie
and left: Black Male from the litter in Waupaca, WI. Owners write:
"You guys sold us a great pup! He's already smarter than us (yes, that
could be a problem) and we're having a great time with "Jordy".
We'll stop for a visit some time soon" Jordy is a house dog and gun
a photo of Bing shortly after being placed in MA. Her family says:
"Just wanted to let you know how Bing is doing. Last night we tethered her to
our bed with some old blankets under her and our daughter Rachel slept nearby on
the floor. We all sacked out at about 10:00 PM and heard nothing from Bing until
just before 3:00 AM. We took her out and she went to the bathroom and when we
put her back in our room she whined maybe three times and then slept until 6:00
AM. What a dog! In other words, she has been great. We take walks down the
driveway and around the yard and she does pretty well with that, although at
times she just stops and looks. Everything is still very new.
Message from owners in MN who
adopted the yellow female and a black male. They are members from the same
"Hello Lori and Ken, I just wanted you to know that we had a great trip home
with the puppies. We stopped a couple of times for them to do their thing and
had NO accidents in the car! YEAH!!! We are very happy with the pups and Kent
thought it was really cool to get the one with the white. Thanks for helping a
dream come true. I will send pictures periodically so you can watch them grow.
Thank you so much keep up the good work with the dogs."
5/19/08 - They go on to write:
"Lori and Ken,
We thought you would like to see some pictures of the puppies. They are doing
very good and we are really enjoying them! The yellow one is Codi and the black
one is Lucy. The big puppy is our 6 month old named Echo.
Once again THANK YOU! They are so smart and loveable."
Message from owners in Lower
Michigan with a black female named Daisy.
"Greetings Ken & Lori
We thought we would drop you a quick note w/pic to
let you know that "Daisy" made it home just fine. After we left your place,
she slept almost the entire 9hrs that it took for us to get home. We finally
arrived home at midnight (Michigan time), she woke up and was so full of
energy that she kept us up for a few more hours playing :o)
She really has a loving personality and
disposition. (Charlie and Liz Beth did a great job!)
We will send some more photos as she grows."
Shortly after placement we received this email from
the family that adopted a yellow male they named "Charlie". Charlie has a
black Lab brother 6 months older named Fonzi:
"Hi Ken and Lori!
Just wanted to let you know that Charlie is doing great! He is very loved and
adored by us all. Fonzi is a little out of sorts, but slowly getting better.
Thank you very much for our new little buddy! I'll try and send some pictures
Just a little update on Drake... He is adjusting
awesomely to his new home here in Marshfield, WI. First day he slept quite a
bit, but then his true colors came out by the next day. He is a fun loving
little dude. He has energy to spare when he is playing with us, then like any
puppy he gets pooped out and crashes for a bit.
He appears to have incredible instincts thus far.
He can smell like no other pup I've seen. I can't hide his reward treats when
working with him... he finds them in my pockets every time! He is already
fetching a ball and he comes to his name and sits nicely waiting for his
reward. I'm stunned thus far by all of the above, but then he came from great
parents so I shouldn't be! We have been very impressed with both of you
and we have enjoyed working with you in acquiring an outstanding lab
puppy! This has only been reinforced with your thoroughness and reference
follow-up website on Lizzy's litter. We are enjoying seeing how the other pups
are doing. We will keep you posted on Drake's progress periodically.
Below is Drake's first hunt at 4 1/2 months old!
The family writes, "See how big your little guy is now...He is an incredible
dog, fun loving & Smart. We did a little duck hunting this fall.
He made his first retrieve! It was (our daughter's) first duck hunt as
well. He continues to learn, we're working on double retrieves right
now. Crusted snow is slowing us down..." To the right is Drake at
6 months old.
Three Lake, WI.
I just wanted to tell you again that it was nice
meeting the two of
you Monday night, and the pup is doing great! She is just a sweetie!
I think we have decided to name her "Roxy" because she keeps chewing on all the rocks in the yard! She tries really hard to play with our
wire-hair pointer, but Radar is a little rough for her. It's fun to
watch them try to play, though. The first night she didn't sleep too well; it's amazing the noise something that small can make! But last
night she slept between us in a king-sized bed and did much better!
Looks like she is going to be a very spoiled girl! I also took her to
meet my mother last night and she loved her, too! Roxy also got to
meet my daughter's two labs (a big yellow and chocolate). I think
they were afraid of her!
Update with photo 7/24/2007Sorry I didn't get a photo of Roxy to you
sooner. Here she is at 9 weeks old. Besides being beautiful, she is very smart
and is learning new things every day! We love her a lot! Her 9-week checkup
went good. She weight 15 pounds!
Yellow Male July 11, 2007
Hi guys! I just wanted to give you an update and a comment for your
page...along with 2 photos.
Gunner is doing fantastic! He sleeps through
the night with no crying or whining at all. On his second night home, he
figured out how to escape his indoor kennel...first lab of the family to
figure that one out so soon! We have a little Houdini on our hands. He
already responds to his name and is doing extremely well with "here"
and "sit". We are blessed with an intelligent and loving lab. He has
completed our family. THANK YOU!!!!
Just wanted to give you another update on Gunner. He had a vaccination
today and weighed in at 17.3 lbs. He's growing like a weed! He is
learning so much every day and catching on very fast. He is by far one
of the most intelligent labs we've owned! He makes himself very
comfortable over the central air registers during this humid weather.
10/1/2007 Hi guys! Just wanted to give you an
updated picture of Gunner. He is doing fantastic. Such a loving and gentle
dog. Gunner loves taking long walks and playing fetch.
Black Female 7/11/07
to send you a report on Tess. She was an angel on the way home and slept
most of the ride. She also spent most of her first day sleeping. During
the first night she only got up a few times and usually went potty when
she was let out. The second day her puppy energy returned and spent most
of her time running around the yard. Tess has adjusted very well and is
already retrieving a small dummy several times in a row. I would like to
thank you both for making our puppy buying experience a very enjoyable
one! After dealing with you and seeing our pups potential we are sure we
made the right choice in choosing a pup from a great mom like Liz! Thanks
From the owner of the yellow female pup in
7/9/07: Morgan is doing really well. Just
wanted to let you know and send you a picture of her lying like Liz does.
She has slept on her back in the same stretch. Thanks so much, we'll keep
you up to speed with her progress.
9/7/2007: Just wanted to quickly say Morgan is still doing great. She was at
the vet yesterday and weighed in around 26lbs. The vet said her heart sounded
good and everything felt very healthy. He thinks she will be a fairly tall pup.
She is loosing all of her baby teeth right now. By the way, she's still a
licker. She really likes to give kisses.
I still think about Ken's comment to Morgan when we were leaving your house.
"Live a good Life"........So far, I think she's enjoying her new family. Just
think, we haven't even started hunting yet and she seems happy. Should get even
more fun for her soon.
Rylee Vanek (black) with her adopted
big sister Chloe.
The family writes,
"...Rylee is a joy and has brought so much happiness. As you can see she
is healthy and growing. She loves the snow. (We are) still training
her and working with her. She is just so much joy we cannot tell you how