Sent: Friday, June 24, 2011 3:52 PM
Subject: Cam McCord
We are having a ball with Cam. He is enormous! The children
love having him swim in the pool with them. He runs with
me occasionally but the leash is still quite an undertaking!
I am wondering when will be the appropriate time to bring
him to you and David for training. Marjorie and John Carter
brought their dog Dixie to you and have raved about your
program. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks so much!
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 2:48 PM
Subject: Puppy Pics
Here are some pictures of Prada and one of her and Jager.
She is so sweet. She has slept on my bed since she was
6 weeks old. She is not a chewer. loves her dog toys.
She is so long legged and lanky. Everyone loves her. Jager
plays with her , but when she is done that is it for the
time being. I crate them when I leave.
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 4:29 PM
Subject: Information - pup of Max
I don't know if you recall but I purchased a puppy from
you - black lab in August of 1999. Dad was Max, Mom was
chocolate lab, don't recall her name.
Well we purchased Jake from you in August of 1999 and
he brought us tremendous joy! Sadly, he died today - developed
Lymes Nephritis and quickly passed away - we had to put
him down. I just wanted to let you know that Jake was
the most wonderful dog we have ever had, brought tremendous
joy - and laughter to my entire family. He will be missed.
We are heart broken and devastated. Just wanted to thank
you for breeding such wonderful dogs.
Sent: 02/21/11 11:42 AM
Subject: lab puppies
I wanted to let you know were are loving the little
guy. He is so sweet and just loves being wherever we
are - laps especially. He has been so good with the
house training already - luckily the weather's been
mild. He's had great fun in the yard and the kids are
loving him. He has also done really well at night -
up only once each time and went out and did his business
and came back in and settled back to sleep. Last night
he went 5 hours. He definitely is a chow hound, tries
to eat out of the food bin and wanted to make sure every
last piece of food was out of the bag as you'll see
pictures. Thanks again. We go to the vet tomorrow.
Sent: 09/18/07 9:02:09 AM
Just wanted to let you know how things are going! Tatton
is just an amazing little boy and we are convinced he
is brilliant! He is already consistent with his "sit"
and is doing really well with his "come" command.
You guys gave him a great start in teaching him "no
jump"...rarely does he even attempt jumping up
on people. He has been accident free except for one
time when he did let us know but we got there a little
too late. I am letting him out several times at night
to potty but he is going right back in his kennel afterwards
with hardly a fuss...and no messes as of yet in his
kennel (we are very proud!). We are working on slowly
introducing him to the girls and giving him a little
one on one time with each several times a day. He has
been very appropriate...he and our Aussie Kenzie can
get a little wild and then we intervene so it doesn't
get to be too much. The car ride home was great...he
did fine in the crate and went potty at all our stops.
He truly has a little part of Budleigh in him! Thought
I would attach a couple pics
for you! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting both of you and
seeing Shadylake Kennels in person. Tatton is a complete
Dolly,Mike and Paul JAKE too!
Sent: 09/22/06 8:54:01 PM
We are the family from Florida that took a pup from
a litter born 8/3/05. (Max & Lucy)
I named him Jake..Do you remember?? He is just wonderful!!!!He
weighs 80 lbs. and our other dog,Bosco (chocolate lab)
weighs 81 lbs . He is so mellow you would never know
he is a pup still. The only problem we have is when
he is in the yard he does not want to come in! He never
chewed a thing and I keep toys all over the house. He
is a joy and gets along well with his brother, Bosco.
I always look at your web site (www.shadylake.com)
to keep up with all the latest. Jake looks just like
some of the dogs .I am sure that Max is a daddy to some
of them. He isn't in the crate any more even though
I keep it open. He has free run now and sleeps with
us every night at the foot of the bed, along with Bosco...IN
A QUEEN BED...GO FIGURE....We would not have it any
Thanks again for raising such great temperaments in
your dogs. He is all that we were looking for. We will
keep visiting your web site and if we ever look for
another dog we will keep you in mind.
Dolly,Mike and Paul JAKE too!
Sent: 07/06/05 4:15:01 PM
Subject: Thank You!
I just want to check in
with both of you and tell you how much we are enjoying
She is so much fun and has so much personality. She
has gotten very good at retrieving and sitting. The
potty training also went pretty quickly. I have attached
a recent picture
taken in Highlands NC where we spent the 4th of July
on a lake.
Also, I was wondering if you could email me the photo
you took of Sebastian and I with her on the day we got
her. It looked like it was an adorable picture. If you
do not have it, that is also perfectly fine. We are
still planning on boarding Brit with you July 18th-26th.
Thanks again! Rebecca and Sebastian
Sent: 07/29/05 11:15:27 PM
Subject: Jake (Guestbook Entry)
We bought Jake from you coming
up on 7 years now. We love him more
then you can imagine. He is the tallest and biggest yellow
lab you have ever
seen. He is so tall and ripped but still weighs 105lbs.
We would love
to come visit some time. I was wondering if Jakes parents
are still around
(MAX AND CINDY) When people ask how Jill and I ended up
always say it was because of Jake. She gave him to me as
a present when we were
dating and it feels like or life has revolved around Jake
Do you have any litters coming up soon?? Our friends always
say Jake is
the nicest and best looking lab they have ever met. He sleeps
in our bed
Sent: 12/06/04 10:00:54 AM
Subject: Woody (A Shadylake All Star)
Well, we are the proud parents of a Senior titled son. Woody and Rick
pulled it out Friday. We had to run 3 series!!! First, was land mark-flyer, water
mark memory...did good. Second, hard water blind (wind really blowing, set
up hard ),land blind(close to land mark).....did ok. Third, 2 water marks..one
down a channel. Woody ran down the side, did a cannonball jump, retrieved
the bird, returned the same way. Lane & I talked to the judges, if he
passed we were leaving Saturday. He said the second series was questionable,
but he blew away the third. Said his marking was great, he knew that Woody
wasn't afraid of the water...by the cannonball leap!! That he took the quickest
way there and back and nailed the mark. The to-go bird was no problem. Woody's
home for a couple of months. Of course, it's pouring rain....he's always
been a rain-magnet. You all take care. Hope Free and babies are fine...
Sent: 1/27/04 10:21:04 AM
Subject: Update on Shannon
Hi David and Jenette,
It's hard to believe that almost one year ago we came to
pick out our Shannon. She has grown into such a beautiful
dog. People are always remarking about how beautiful her
coat and color are. She is still so sweet natured and loving.
She is also so smart and learns so quickly. We are so grateful
that we found you and that we have her as a part of our
family. We are all so attached to her and she has fit into
our family as if she has always been a part of it. We'd
like to have you board her when we take our vacation this
summer. It is well worth the 90 minute drive for us to know
that she will be well taken care of and loved while we are
gone. We will let you know the dates when we know them.
Attached are a few pictures
Sent: 12/02/03 8:18:43 PM
Subject: Maximum Security's Secret Code
I took Maximum Security's Secret
Code to Aberdeen, SD on 11/9-13 and
downed 10 pheasants. Cody's first pheasant hunt was
terrific, he retrieved
4 birds considered lost by 3 men and 5 other dogs, one retrieve
was out of
sight over a hill but he came back with the bird! I'm extremely
with Cody, Max, and Free.
Sent: 6/23/03 9:31:54 PM
Subject: Owners Course
After working with Cody for
2 years I've learned you need to have an
owners course because the dogs are smarter than a lot of
us. What a joy to
have a well trained, responsive, gogetter! Thanks to Max
Sent: 5/12/03 11:13:47 AM
Subject: update on Shannon
It's been a busy but wonderful past two weeks. We could
not be happier with Shannon. She is so sweet and good
natured, of course she can be frisky and playful too
with lots of biting (we're working on that), but she
is also so cuddly and affectionate and has adjusted
so beautifully to our home and family. She pretty much
knows the routine and is learning so quickly, already
she sits and lays down on command and knows her name
too. Potty training is hit or miss, but she does go
way more out than in and we praise her like she won
the lottery. Of course she gets so much love from all
of us and I think it's helped her adjust to missing
her sisters and brothers. You were so right about her
temperament and intelligence, she is such a good girl.
I've attached some pictures, she's grown so much. I'm becoming
as attached to her as she is to me I don't know how I'll
leave her when we go on vacation!
This Thursday I'm taking her to the vet for her first appointment.
Hope all is well with you! (Pics)
Sent: 5/10/03 9:57:11 AM
Subject: Shady Lake's Sady M' Lady
We are having a wonderful time
with our new lil addition. She is great!!
They are inseparable!!!
Sent: 5/29/02 5:33:07 PM
Subject: Update on my puppy
Jenette and David,
Here are some pictures of Scout that we've taken since we
brought her home last February. She has been a great joy
She is a devoted pet and the affection is equally returned
from us. All our friends tell us how beautiful she is and
that she has a great personality. We agree!
We are thoroughly enjoying being the proud owners of such
a wonderful dog. Keep up the great work with your dogs!
Trisha and Todd Palmer
Sent: 2/26/03 9:06:07 PM
David and Jenette,
Just wanted to let you know what a great dog "Buddy"
has become. He should be ready for the Fall AKC and UKC
events. I have him on hand signals and blinds. He still
zig-zags instead of taking a straight line on a blind retrieve,
but we are working on it. I have never seen such a smart
dog. Your breeding was excellent. He is the perfect combination
with Chancy being so affectionate and Max such a workhorse.
I can't wait to show him to you. We are also seriously considering
a female out of your next litter. I don't know much about
the dogs, and I wanted to see what you had to say about
them. Email when you get a chance and let me know when they
will be ready.
Hope all is well. Thanks again for such a great dog.
Sent: 1/25/03 8:20:24 PM
Just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you and Jenette
know that Shrimp (yes the name stuck!) has adapted really
well to our home and he was the hit of Christmas. Our three
boys have become very fond of him and won't let him out
of their sight. Of course, he sleeps very well each night
after all the attention. He is a great dog and is fitting
in very well.
If still available, I would like to take you up on your
offer to watch you with your dogs to gain a better understanding
of training techniques. Will you please let me know if this
is still okay and if so, what might be a good time?
Thanks again for a great dog.
Just wanted to let you know
how much we are enjoying Belle. She slept until 6am the
very first night home (which instantly endeared herself
to me)! Since then we have fallen in deeply in love! She
is retrieving well so far and starting to learn her name.
She goes many places with me in the car and is exploring
the woods behind our house. You should see how fast she
tries to run chasing the children! She is even more precious
to us, having lost Abby. Thanks so much for sharing with
"Bo has had a remarkable
record in earning his AKC Junior Hunter and UKC Hunting
Retriever titles by age 18 months. I must credit the Smart
Start Program, and your continuing training programs, for
this remarkable performance." read
the rest of the letter
Joanne and Skip Gossman