Here are some more letters and photos we received from satisfied owners
(Last names and addresses have been omitted)

From: Mary
Sent: 12/24/2015
Subj: Deep Run Belle, BN, RN, CGC

Happy Holidays from Belle (Pancho & Sally), she just turned 3 years old on 12/20/2015.
Just wanted to let you know Belle is doing. I started with a puppy obedience class and the teacher thought she had such a good attitude, enthusiasm and drive that I ought to continue with lessons and then compete in trials. Belle is the first dog I have ever tried to train for obedience and it has been harder work for me to learn about training and showing than it has been for Belle to learn her skills. She is very smart , learns quickly and is always happy and wags her tail non stop.
Belle had the RN title in 3 consecutive trials with two scores of 100 and one 90 (I messed up). She had the BN title in three consecutive trials, 193.5, 197.5 and 198. First place in all trials. We will be continuing with training next year, hope to start agility trials next year also. (Belle runs agility courses much better than I do). The judges always remark about what a good working dog she is.
Belle loves training and going to obedience and agility classes. She also loves hiking, swimming, retrieving and just sleeping in my lap on the sofa. Belle is a total joy to have in my life.

Best, Mary

From: Steve
Sent: 12/18/2015
Subj: Remy's 1st Duck Hunt

Hi Phyllis,
We hope this finds you progressing well with your knee surgery and that you'll be back training soon. It appears to Marguerette and I that Remy misses you and the training routine at Deep Run. He is doing well at home and adjusted quickly to some "spoiling" but works well on his basic drills.
The two of us went duck hunting last week in Arkansas - it was his first duck hunt as the one I had planned before Thanksgiving was cancelled due to my hunting partner coming down with bronchitis.
Remy loved riding in the boat while we were scouting the day before the season re-opened, although, he was full of energy and I had him on a lead to keep him settled somewhat. A lot of this was probably the new experience, over the next several days he was much calmer in the boat. He retrieved all of the ducks that three of us shot with the exception of several that went down in very thick, heavily flooded timber that he couldn't mark as he was watching and marking others that were falling in front of him - the several I didn't send him on fell far behind us. His first retrieve was a large greenhead - unfortunately I had problems with my iPhone on Thursday morning and didn't get a photo of him. He made a very long retrieve of close to 175 yds. through a large decoy spread and into heavy grass to a wounded bird that was swimming. We had a group of four ducks come in and knocked all four down of which one fell deep in the thick timber behind us. Remy marked two of the birds and did successive retrieves and only required a little guidance on the location of the third duck. I believe you would have been proud of him.
The attached photo is on Friday morning when my iPhone was working. I did use a lead on him as you'll see and he has the training collar on. I didn't use the training collar on Thursday and he did some barking when we were calling ducks and shots weren't being fired and birds weren't falling. I believe that he's accustomed in his training to hearing the duck call, seeing a bird and a shot being fired, so I used the collar on Friday with some nicks and he got over the barking quickly. He was just impatient in wanting to work.
Excuse the long e-mail but wanted to share the experience with you.
Thanks so much for the quality work that you have done with Remy. I'm looking forward to the continued growth in his retrieving skills under your guidance.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


From: Debbie
Date: December 5, 2015
To: ""
Subject: Takoda is Three Years Old Today

Hi Phyllis,
Today is Takodaís 3rd birthday! (Sam x Peaches December 5, 2012) I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks for breeding this sweet pup that has brought so much joy into me and my familyís life. Everyone who meets him falls in love with him. One of his favorite things to do is roll over on his back and lay there while you rub his chest. He will lay there for hours but usually our hands get tired before that!
Takoda is offically the most spoiled dog Iíve ever owned! Those new couches I just bought last year have a spot for him, LOL! While I'm at work he spends his days with my Dad keeping him company and they are the best of buddies.
I am thinking about adding another puppy to the family within the next two years so you will be hearing from me again soon! Here are a few pictures from our trip this summer to the Eastern Sierras. Hard to believe that goofy roly poly puppy grew into such a magnificent mature Labrador.

With Love,
Debbie & Deep Run Traveling Takoda

From: Laura
Sent: 11/29/2015
Subj: Rosie Update.....

Hi Phyllis and Team,

Although we have only had Rosie for a couple of weeks now (Siskel & Glow litter born on 9-18-15), she has quickly become a member of our family. She is growing like a weed, enjoys her walks, and has found the chipmunk holes in our backyard! Attached are a couple of pics Rosie in her new home.
She is great,

Laura, Steve, Elliot, and Matthew.

From: Steve
Sent: 11/22/2015
Subj: Remy Photos - BBKIRC Ribbons

Hi Phyllis,

I sent you some photos from the hunt test last Sunday that you may be able to use some of for the BBKIRC website. Most were of Remy so not a lot of variety.
Also, I've attached a few photos of him with his ribbons which you may be able to use one in the Kudos section of your website if you think it's appropriate.
He's doing good with the basic drills that you showed us. We very much appreciate the time you spent with us and the coaching to handle him in the events last Sunday. He did well in spite of his handler (me!).
Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Best regards,
Steve & Marguerette

From: Michelle
Date: November 8, 2015
Subject: Lucy

Thought you would like to see what a beauty our Lucy is, she's the daughter of Sam/Calypso, birthdate January 22, 2014. She is by far the sweetest lab we have ever owned.

From: Danielle
Sent: 11/2/2015
Subj: Bay (Casey/ Lacrosse puppy)

Good afternoon!

I wanted to share some updated pictures of our Casey and the cross puppy. Her name is Bay, short for Bailey. We absolutely adore her and she is a great addition to our family.
Bay picture 2
Bay picture 3
Bay picture 4
She is getting adapted to life in Florida. We took her to the beach last weekend and she loved it!

Danielle & Tommy

From: Lynn
Date: Fri, Oct 23, 2015
Subject: Puppy -- Phoebe (Pancho x Rain)
To: Phyllis Giroux

Dear Kristi, Phillis, and Jack,
We wanted to let you know that we love having Phoebe (Pancho and Rain litter, Dec 2014) in our family! She is very sweet, smart, affectionate, and eager to please. She was voted valedictorian in her puppy class ;-), and is doing well in obedience classes. We had several gatherings in June and July and our friends were amazed at how well behaved she was, and at how much she had learned at an early age. I may enter her in Rally novice in January. We are also trying agility for fun and she seems to enjoy that so we hope that is in our future as well.

She is beautiful, and we get many compliments on her. Attached are several photos. At 8 months she was 60 pounds and has stayed about that weight, which is fine with us! Thank you for picking out the perfect pup for us!

Lynn and John

From: mmills
Sent: 9/25/2015
Subj: Puppy

This Deep Run dog is 13 years old! Quite a day's work.

From: Jennifer
Sent: 9/15/2015
Subj: Siskel/Chanel puppy

Hi Kristi!
Just wanted to let you know Sadie is great! She loves the beach and swimming - and all looked well at her vet appt yesterday.


From: Mike
Sent: 9/14/2015
Subj: Maverick (Windy/ Magic 2011)

Phyllis and Jack,

I hope all is well at Deep Run. I just thought I would give you an update on Maverick. He is absolutely the perfect dog for usÖthe sweetest dog at home, and a solid gundog in the field.
My daughter in law works for a photography studio in Houston. They needed some dog pictures to advertise on their website, so she volunteered Maverick. I have only seen one of the pictures (attached) but it is a great shot of him. His first modeling gig. 4 days later, we are in a uncut rice field for the opener of teal season here in Texas. We didnít lose a bird all weekend! He was really awesome. Truly an "all- purpose dog" ! Thanks again for such an awesome pup!

From: Maryann
Sent: 9/9/2015
Subj: Blue born 12/30/2015


Here are a couple pictures of Blue.(Deep Run Blue Sky)from Stars litter.
Blue picture 2
Blue picture 3
He has been such a wonderful dog. Since he came home with us every Friday we visit an assisted living home and the residents just love him. One of the photos is Blue visiting his friend that had a stroke. He has been to puppy school and the next level and does great. I don't know how he is so good at the nursing home. He has learned a lot in school but he still has a way to go. Blue sleeps beside people never jumps he sits when someone wants to pet him he has brought a lot of smiles to his friends. He has a sweet personality. We have a wonderful time with him. He is very special.


From: Allison
Date: September 1, 2015
To: Phyllis Giroux
Subject: Honey (Twitter x Hunter)

Hi Deep Run,

Jenn and I were saying the other day that it has been almost 2 years since you called to say you received our application for a pup and that you had some upcoming litters. We picked up our sweet Honey in March 2014. As you can see, she has grown to become an exceptional dog: happy, attentive, energetic, and loyal. She follows me every where I go. She has visited the beach house, the mountain cabin, and the farm. She is very athletic and has hiked several mountains in Pisguah. Just wanted to up date you about what a great girl she is. If any of the owners of Honey's siblings are interested in swapping photos and stories, please give them my email.


From: Dawn
Sent: 8/10/2015
Subj: Biggins family update

Hi Deep Run
We adopted a puppy from Siskel x Glow liter of February 25th. We couldn't be happier with our puppy. He is loving, gentle, playful, energetic,well behaved. We couldn't have picked a better puppy ourselves. I can't tell you how many times we say wow that breeder picked the perfect dog for us.
We named him Tucker. Tucker and our 5 year old Sam are the best of friends. Our favorite times are playing fetch with either a stick or a red rubber freebie, going on long walks and meeting neighbors. Tucker and Sam love to lay together, Tucker will put his head next to Sam's arms hoping for some rubs and snuggles.
Thank you for picking the right puppy for us. We couldn't be happier. Attaching a picture of Sam and Tucker.

Thank you
Dawn, Dave, Sam and of course Tucker

From: Jennifer
Date: August 1, 2015
To: Deep Run Farm
Subject: Best Year Ever!

Hi Deep Run!

It's hard to believe that a year has flown by with our sweet Maddie (Casey/Gypsy). She has so much personality and is adored by all of us. She loves to: take walks, retrieve her toys, swim in the pool, chase bugs, shred toilet paper rolls, take rides in the car, do tricks for treats and snuggle on our bed. She has been the best addition to our family and we couldn't imagine our lives without her. We get compliments all the time on her good looks (especially her white coat) and her sweet personality.

Thanks for such an amazing puppy, we love her so much!
Scott, Jen, Lauren and Jamie

From: Terry
Date: July 31, 2015
To: ""
Subject: Sadie (born March 29 to Howdy and Rockette)

Hello Deep Run Staff!

We love are new puppy Sadie. She has many nicknames but Sadie Boo seems to be our favorite. She is an excellent listener, loves retrieving and walks. Thank you so much for our wonderful pup!
Sadie picture 2, Sadie picture 3

Terry and Family

From: Kristin
Date: July 28, 2015
To: Phyllis Giroux
Subject: Harvey Update

Dear Deep Run,
Hello and greetings from sunny California! I just wanted to give you guys an update on Harvey (from the Siskel x Apple litter). He has settled in quite well and seems to be loving his new life here (see attached pictures!)
Harvey picture 2, Harvey picture 3.
He has quite the fan club over here, quickly winning over my fellow trainers and even random passersby with his adorable yet handsome looks as well as his confident and charming personality. He is also quite the ambassador for your kennel as everyone who has met him and is potentially thinking of a lab for their next dog has asked me where he came from (and I proudly told them about you, of course!). Thank you so much for this wonderful puppy who is quickly growing into an amazing dog. I'm in love!!

Kristin and Harvey (aka Deep Run's The Dark Knight)

From: Erin
Sent: 7/20/2015
Subj: Gunner

Just wanted to let you know that Gunner is very happy in his new home! He loves his kids, enjoys his yard and many toys. He is getting big very fast, is up to 17 lbs and the vet says very healthy.

From: Rob
Date: July 18, 2015
To: "Phyllis Giroux"
Subject: Thank You So Much!!

Hi Phyllis & Kristi,
We wanted to let you know that Finnley is doing great. He slept for most of the plane ride to Boston and adjusted very quickly to his new home. Thank you so much for everything that you did with him the past nine weeks. Especially his crate training! He sleeps through most of the night in his crate next to our bed and likes to take an occasional nap in his crate in our family room. Our two boys, Camden & Braden, are doing a fantastic job helping to care for Finnley. He loves taking walks on his leash around our yard as well as on some of the trails in the woods around our house. He also had a ton of fun the other day playing in the water in the kiddy pool. We introduced Finn to our older Lab, Smokey, through a progression of steps and the two of them get along very well. It's fun to watch them together.

We are following all of your recommendations and great advice. Glycoflex, Missing-Link, a bit of yogurt with breakfast and just like Smokey, Finn likes to snack on an occasional carrot. He started his series of appointments with our VET the day after we got back and has been added to our Pet Insurance policy. Thanks to all of your hard work, everything is off to an absolutely wonderful start. Here is a picture I took today of Finn with one of his favorite toys.

All Our Best,
Rob, Gina, Camden, Braden, Smokey & Finnley

From: Sandy
Date: July 16, 2015
To: Phyllis Giroux
Subject: Casey Puppy

Hi Phyllis,

I just adore my Casey puppy. I have attached a few photos of her for you to see.


From: Betsy and Dave
Sent: 7/9/2015
Subj: Thank you and kudos yet again!

Deep Run you have done it again!!! Murphy (born April 8th from the Cassie/Rugby litter) has settled in quite well with us. We were initially a bit concerned bringing a new puppy into the mix with our Nelly (also a Deep Run pup from the November 2, 2006 Hannah/Spencer litter), especially with the age difference. But our concern was unfounded. Four weeks in and they are fast friends. Nelly more often than not seeks out Murphy to play! Amazing. Murphy has brought back Nelly's puppy attitude. Murphy was not too excited about his crate on the first night, but from day 2 on, he has been an amazing pup just like his big sis. And smart too. He already walks nicely on the leash, knows sit, down and off. Housetraining him has been easy.
Again, thank you for another fantastic Deep Run Pup.
Satisfied customers once again!

Betsy and Dave

From: Erin
Sent: 7/10/2015
Subj: Gunner

Gunner (Pancho x Pearl) seems pretty happy with his new family, he is such an angel!

From: Laura
Sent: 7/1/2015
Subj: Puppy Patton

Dear Phyllis & Staff,
I just wanted to say Thank you. We absolutely love our new little boy. He is gorgeous and extremely intelligent. He's definitely going to bring much joy to our lives. I have been working with him daily. He knows his name, come, sit, and starting to work on down. We are working hard on potty training. He is doing great with his crate. Just a little update. We are very impressed, thanks again.

Laura & David

From: Linda
Sent: 6/30/2015
Subj: Thanks

On June 6, 2015 my husband and I picked up our new puppy, Declan, born 3/29/15. He is amazingly smart and excels all of the other pups in his puppy kindergarten class. He is going to start hunt training in two weeks. He is mild mannered and willing to please and likes my two other labs. I couldn't have asked for a better dog. Thank you for a wonderful puppy who is loved more each day. Linda

From: Joanne
Sent: 6/29/2015
Subj: Happy 4th

Picture 2
Picture 3
Gus and Zeus wanted to wish you a Happy 4th of July!
Gus will be 10 in Aug and while he's showing his age he's a very happy, healthy boy. Zeus is 18 months and is doing great.
Zeus will have his first trip to the beach in Sept. I can't wait to see them both play on the beach & swim in the ocean together. Both are well loved members of our family and a joy to have in our lives!! Thanks for breeding such stellar (and quite handsome?) labs.

Joanne, Chris & Tori (Gus & Zeus)

From: Elke
Sent: 6/28/2015
Subj: Baxter

Baxter (Clay/Magic June 2013) is a sweet boy. He enjoys his days with swimming in the bay, taking long hikes and long naps. He fits right into our home perfectly. Can't believe he just turned 2. He is prefect!


From: Lori
Date: June 4, 2015
To: ""
Subject: Happy Birthday to Deep Run Blu

Hello all,

We wanted to share Blu-'s special day with his first family. We can't believe he's one today!

Blu picture 2
Blu picture 4
Blu picture 5

He is a remarkable boy!! He's both handsome and as sweet as they come. He charms all that he meets. Most incredible though is how unbelievably intelligent he is. We can't thank you enough for him- and hope to share his birthday celebration with you for many many more years to come!

Cheers to Deep Run Farm!!

All the best,
Dave, Lori, Bella, ZoŽ and Blu

From: Dana
Date: May 29, 2015
Subject: Our lab

We got our dog, Murphy, from you all about 2.5 years ago and I keep meaning to write to let you know what an amazing dog he is! He is from a Cara and Chief litter, and he has the best temperament and personality ever. He is so smart and affectionate, and we just can't imagine a better dog. He is also a handsome dog, and gets compliments all of the time. Our kids adore him and he's the best addition to the family. Thank you so much!!

From: James
Sent: 5/23/2015

From: Sharon
Sent: 5/13/2015
Subj: "Sara" Pancho x Fly 7/28/12

Hello Phyllis! Here's another Sara update, this time with pics! She continues to amaze everyone with her drive and enthusiasm, she LOVES agility! She still whines at the start line, just can't wait to get going. Her weave poles are absolutely amazing, she hits her entry from any angle and FLIES through them, putting Border Collies to shame. Since she is so very fast (she has actually run courses at over 6 yards per second, now that is fast!!) I have had to work on handling at a distance, she is often 10-15ft away from me when I send her to the next obstacle. Seeing her hit that weave pole entry from 15ft away always bring gasps from the crowd. She is so fun to compete with, as I mentioned before, she has that off switch like Pancho, seeing her in her crate or x-pen at a trial you can't even believe it's the same dog when you see her running a course. Even with limited trialing, she is now at Level 4 & 5 in CPE, she could earn her C-ATCH as early as this fall. Since she loves to work so much, I have now started Flyball classes with her. After only three classes she has already learned the "swimmers' turn" and of course the jumps were a piece of cake with her agility experience, my instructor says she can't wait to have her on a team, she will certainly bring some "flash" to the lanes at tournaments. I hope to be competing with her within the year. Once again, that perfect combination of drive, trainability and that wonderful "off switch" make her such a joy to train and compete with. She is such a happy dog, she bounds into any training class with such sheer happiness and excitement, everyone smiles and says "Sara's here!".
Sara picture 2
Sara picture 3

I can never thank you enough for all you do, not just breeding such amazing pups, but the incredible head start you give them before we begin our life with them. That is the difference between a good dog and an amazing partner. I will keep you posted on our success and FUN!

Sharon and Deep Run Sweet Serendipity

From: Terri
Sent: 4/27/2015
Subj: Deep Run Pups

Hi Phyllis and Kristi
Thought you all might like to see my two Deep Run pups. They already love each other and have been having a blast playing & swimming together. Thank you so much for breeding such wonderful puppies!


From: Bill
Date: April 24, 2015
Subject: Sam

Photo of the dog I purchased on 2/24/15 from DRF.
He's awesome.

From: Jim
Sent: 4/12/2015
Subj: Pup pics

Thought you might enjoy some Luke and Baron pictures when Baron was about 3.5 months old.

Luke and Baron picture 2
Luke and Baron picture 3


From: Anna
Date: February 20, 2015
To: Phyllis Giroux
Subject: Puppy from Deep Run Farm

Deep Run Farm,

Greetings from our family in Yorktown, VA! We had a magical Christmas morning as Blitzen's Shadow (Effie x Rugby) made his debut into our children's lives. Blitz is an amazing dog, intelligent, loving, laid back, and super friendly. He is 16 wks old and obedience training/house breaking has been a breeze. We don't go anywhere without getting numerous comments on how excellent he is. Attached is a recent photo with my husband and son...thank you for everything!


From: Bob
Date: February 20, 2015
Subject: RE: puppy pick up

The puppy we picked up yesterday (we named her Dixie) is fabulous! Sheís smart, energetic, and listens well for her age. In one day she is already going up the stairs from the garage into the house. Even while she is still trying to figure out where she is she is behaving great and has no fear.
I put her in bed with me last night and she slept through the night without any disturbance. That never happened before! Her and Cody also hit it off right from the start, which I was concerned about because in the past, Cody didnít take well to other dogs harassing her. Now I guess itís payback time for what she put Casey through. In 5 minutes they were playing together. Cody is actually looking out for her and pays her frequent attention, checking her crate, and plays with her a lot, and doesnít get rough. Cody is actually stepping up and looking after Dixie like Casey looked after Cody when we first brought her home.
Sheís sleeping at my feet as I write this.
Thanks for another great pup!


From: Sarah and Mike
Sent: 2/19/2015
Subj: Update!

Hi Phyllis and Jack!
I just wanted to update you on Deep Run Trigger Happy and let you know how he is doing here at the An Apple A Day Orchard! Trigger is a puppy from the Pancho and Busy litter back in January of last year.
We have been thrilled with how Trigger is growing and behaving. He is adorable and loves to play and will even give you a hug when you rub his belly! He was able to hunt a bit this season, but we are still working on his training.
Overall we are so glad we got another lab from your farm, there is nowhere else we would rather go to get a family/hunting dog. Attached is a picture of Trigger at 7 months, enjoy!

Sarah and Mike (NJ State Trooper and we lost our Elvis/Risky puppy to a tragic circumstance, Deep Run Grizzly Bear)

From: Michelle
Sent: 2/16/2015
Subj: Our Lucy

Our Lucy (Sam/calypso) is now one year old. Everyone who meets her is so impressed with her calm disposition. She is, by far, the best Lab we have ever had. She is sweet, smart, loyal and always looking for a way to please. I am a nurse practitioner working with the elderly and have used her as a therapy dog, she is very gentle and loving to my patients, they are always happy to see her! Thanks again for the wonderful lab!

Michelle and Brian

From: Elliott
Date: January 5, 2015
To: Phyllis Giroux
Subject: Re: Goose update

Good morning deep run team,
I thought I would drop you an email as Goose is 1 year old today. He has grown into quite the handsome chap and we could not have asked for a better behaved dog.
I am also writing to you about his food, we have kept him on the same pro plan puppy food that you recommend and now he is a year old and around 65lbs I thought it was time to bump him up to an adult food but when I went into the pet store I was overwhelmed by pro plans choice and wondered if there was a food that you would recommend. He is very active and we walk for an hour a day with hunts at the week so he is getting plenty of exercise.
Any advice would be great, I'm sure you're busy with new litters and I look forward to hearing for you.

Thanks again

From: Nicky
Date: January 4, 2015
To: Deep Run Farm
Subject: Bauer and Livi

Thought you might like to see some photos of the puppies. Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Livi and Livi/Bauer:


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