Reviews  Page

Below are some of the emails and pictures I receive from puppy

buyers.   I removed the last names and emails of the buyers to protect their privacy.

This is a Rainy and Luke puppy born April 8, 2017

From: Dana
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 11:27 AM
To: alanbchris@gmail.com
Subject: Update on Murphy

Hi Alan,

Hope you are doing well! I wanted to give you a quick update on Murphy, son of Rainy and Luke born April 8th. Murphy is so loved and doing great! He is 27 pounds of energy, curiosity, and cuteness, and has been the best addition to our family. Murphy's favorite things are playing fetch with an old shoe and stealing socks whenever possible. This past weekend we introduced Murphy to the baby pool, which he loved splashing around in. He is an absolute delight..thank you so much for breeding such beautiful, loving pups!!

Dana and Steve

  

 

This is a Dakota and Luke puppy born February 3, 2017

 

From: Anne

Sent: Monday, July 03, 2017 7:42 AM
To: Alan Christensen
Subject: Our Sweet Indy Update

 

Good morning Alan!

 

We wanted to bring you up to date on Indy, Dakota and Luke's little girl.  Here is a photo of our girl taken a couple of days ago.  Indy will actually pose for the camera.  She is now 21 weeks old and weighs in at 30 lbs.  Indy is such a delight!  We think she looks like Luke more than Dakota.  Indy loves everyone she meets along with other doggie friends.  She is a happy and playful pup who loves to take walks and go with us to the farmer's market.  We named Indy after the city we love, Indianapolis, however, the name has morphed into Miss Independent.  She graduated a couple of weeks ago from puppy training.  Indy is one smart puppy.  She has lots of godparents (friends and relatives) who have adopted her as their godchild (god-dog).  We are so thankful we have Indy in our lives and want to say thank you to you for breeding such wonderful Labs.

 

Anne & Greg

  

 

 

This is a Spring and Orion puppy born June 21, 2012.

 

From:  Kim
Sent:  Sunday, May 07, 2017 2:31 PM
To:  alanbchris@gmail.com
Subject:  Shea

 

Hi Alan,

 

I see you have  a review page with puppy pictures.  I love these two pictures of Shea.  I know you saw the one already.   Her parents are  Spring and Orion.  She will be 5 years old in June.  She has brought so much joy to our family.  Shea is very smart, gentle and loving.  She loves to get the newspaper in the morning.  We are so happy she is part of our family!

 

Kim

  

  

 

 

This is a Spring and Orion puppy born October 6, 2015 and Light and Vega puppy born March 26, 2009.


From:  Mike 
Sent:  Thursday, December 08, 2016 8:24 AM
To:  Alan Christensen
Subject:  Sailor and Gunner

 

Alan,

I hope all is well with you.  Here are a couple of pictures of Sailor who is now 14 months old, and Gunner who is 7 years and 9 months old.  They are doing great!  Two great looking, loving boys.   As you can see, Sailor is almost solid white. I hope you have a great holiday season.

 

Warm Regards,

Mike and Kathy


 

 

This is a Candy and Blizz puppy born April 28, 2016. 

 

From:  Jeff

Sent:  Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:02 AM

To:  Alan Christensen

Subject:  Candy and Blizz's Piper

 

Hi Alan -

 

Well Piper is now just over 16 weeks old and she is doing great.  She is one

of the smartest pups I've ever seen.  It is so easy to teach her new cues.

She heels beautifully on walks, even when other dogs are around.  We

constantly hear about her beautiful white coat whenever she's out on a walk

with us.  Piper is also getting along great with our kids and her new canine

siblings (two older sisters aged 8 and 9 years).  We just couldn't be happier

to have added such a wonderful family member.  I've attached an updated photo

for you.

 

Thanks again

  

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This is a Rainy and Blizz puppy born October 14, 2015.

From:  Jodi
Sent:  Sunday, March 20, 2016 8:08 AM
To:  alanbchris@gmail.com
Subject:  RE: Hi Rainy puppy people

Hi Alan,

Buddy is doing great! Granted he gave us a run for our money the past couple of months, which is why we gave him the nickname, "Pistol Puppy." We started puppy training immediately & found out he is a very smart puppy, but likes to test us anyway he can. Unfortunately he loves to eat his poop. Yuck! Working on correcting that! He was fixed at 5 months & he is now a very loveable, well behaved lover! He is great with all the kids in the neighborhood  especially our daughter.

 We couldn't imagine our life without this little pup!

 Thank you for checking in.

  

 

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This is a Candy and Blizz puppy born February 18, 2015.

From:  Paul
Sent:  Wednesday, February 17, 2016 8:53 PM
To:  Alan Christensen
Subject:  Fw: ROSIE J 2/18/15

Hi Alan,

I just wanted to drop you a line.  It's Rosie's 1st birthday tomorrow and wanted to tell you we couldn't be happier with how she turned out.  She is the sweetest dog ever with the best temperament.  My wife, kids and I are just crazy about her and she has become such a big part of our family.   On our block we are surrounded by half crazy rescue dogs, their owners always come up to us and tell us what a great dog Rosie is.  We take her to the dog park  often around here and she plays so nice with the other dogs.  To say I was nervous handing over a lot of money to a complete stranger for a puppy would be an understatement, but I wouldn't change a thing.   Rosie is great and I just wanted to tell you to keep up the good work.  I recommend you often whenever I can and if we ever decide to get a 2nd dog, you're my first call.  I certainly hope all is well.

 Best Regards,

 Paul

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This is a Spring and Orion puppy born October 6, 2015. 

From:  Mike
Sent:  Thursday, February 04, 2016 11:21 AM
To:  Alan Christensen
Subject:  "Sailor"

 Alan,

 Here are a few picks of Sailor (Spring and Orion Oct 6, 2015).  He will be 4 months old tomorrow.  We get so many compliments on how pretty he is, and as you can see, he is.  He is a very smart, playful, loving puppy, with tons of energy.  We could not be more pleased.  His brother Gunner (Light and Vega March 2009) play non stop.  They are two peas in a pod.  Just wanted to give you a small update with a few picks.  Thanks again.  He is perfect. 

Respectfully,

 Mike and Kathy

  

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This is a Spring and Orion puppy born March 4, 2015. 

 

-----Original Message-----
From:
Sent:  Monday, July 20, 2015 7:50 PM
To:  Alan Christensen
Subject:  Puppy pictures

 

Hello Alan,

 

I just wanted to send a few photos of my pup. His name is Oakley and he is doing wonderful. Have a great night.

 

  

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This is a Spring and Orion puppy born March 4, 2015. 

From:
Sent:
  Monday, July 20, 2015 1:25 PM
To:  alanbchris@gmail.com
Subject:  Thor

Hello Alan – I just wanted to send you update/ pictures of Thor. He is 4 months old now. He is doing great and is a very happy dog. He loves the water; we had him on our boat a few times already. Whenever we get our cooler/ boat bag together – he knows what we are up to and cannot wait to go. He is a very smart dog – he picks up on a lot of things now. He was house broken in easily after the first week we had him home. He sits by the door when he wants to go outside – he was trained to go to certain areas in the back yard and he does it every time now. He just completed/graduated puppy kindergarten after 6 weeks. He sits, lies down, shakes when commanded. He is still learning how to stay which is the hardest one to teach him. He will be going to adolescent school soon for the next stages. He is the greatest dog and everyone just loves him!

Thanks again.

  

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This is a Rainy and Blizz puppy born March 9, 2015.  

-----Original Message-----
From:
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 8:35 PM
To: alanbchris@gmail.com
Subject: Buddy

 

Hi Alan -  I purchased a puppy from you in May. You called him Buddy. We ended up keeping the name Buddy. We just couldn't find the right name and in the meantime called him Buddy and it took. He is our Buddy.

 

He is the most perfect puppy!! We are all about Buddy!!  He makes us smile all of the time. He is so smart and so well behaved. He was super simple to potty train and crate train. He's quickly learning sit, down, shake, stay, and rolling over. He has the sweetest personality.

 

I thought that I would send some pics in case you wanted to see how he's changed. He's growing too fast!!! 

 

There is not a more loved puppy!!  Thank you!!!

  

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This is a Rainy and Blizz puppy born March 9, 2015.   Here is a picture:

-----Original Message-----
From:  Lynn
Sent:  Monday, June 22, 2015 6:18 PM
To:  Alan Christensen
Subject:  15 weeks

 

Hi.  Finley is the BEST pup ever.   She is growing up so quickly.   She loves to cuddle and is doing well at school.  She is very smart, she knows how to get extra treats, learning commands very quickly and is getting ready to swim.

 

All the best.

 

Lynn

 

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This is a Lacey and Blizz puppy born April 27, 2015.  Here is a picture:

From:
Sent:
  Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:53 PM
To:  Alan Christensen
Subject:  Puppy is doing good.

 Hi Alan,

Just wanted to let you know that we are home safe and happy. We were very amazed how smart he is. He went to do his business only when we stopped on rest areas. He explored the house and doing very good for the first day.

Thank you for everything and I wanted to ask if I can contact you with questions if they arise.

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This is a Spring and Orion puppy born March 4, 2015. 

From:
Sent:
  Tuesday, June 09, 2015 1:26 PM
To:  Alan Christensen
Subject:  A note from Maverick (the puppy)

 Hi Alan,

Just a quick note to let you know that I am doing great.  My family tells me that I am "growing like a weed", whatever that means.  My legs and body are getting longer and I can now almost try to grab something off a table if it is close to the edge.  My last doctor's appointment showed that I have doubled my weight since I have come to Maine and am now 23 pounds.  I use to some what leisurely eat my food 3 times a day, now I find it much more fun to eat it as fast as I can!  I don't think I eat it too fast, but I guess I should be careful.  I have heard my family say that at least I chew my food (which my dog sister, Madison, apparently never did when she was little!)

I continue to love picking up everything in my path.  Rocks are fun.  Leaves can be quite chewy.  Sticks are really fun.  My family loves it when I pick up sticks during a walk as they say at least if I have a stick in my mouth I can't pick up a rock!  ha ha

I've seen a few deer out my back door.  My mom keeps trying to make sure I see them, she has even picked me up and pointed me in their direction.  However, it was much more fun just trying to chew her jacket.  The deer will be back.  I am sure.

I have so far trained my sister to know commands for me to sit, paw,down and almost roll over.  I have found that I get treats for each one of these commands, so it is kind of fun to take a little time learning these tricks!

 A few things I love to do just to keep my family on their toes:

1)  Grab a bite of our lilac bush each and every time I go outside, or come back in.

2)  Bite my middle "sister's" feet or socks.  She loves to pick up her feet when I go to bite her, so for me it's starting to be quite a game!

3)  Go for a walk.  Almost every single person I pass stops and tells me I am cute and pats me.  Many times I even flop over on my back and they laugh and laugh.  I don't know why, but they seem to think this is funny.  If someone doesn't stop, I sit and watch them go by.  You don't realize how many times people DO look back at me, and once they see me watching them, they come back and say hello.  It's fun here in Bar Harbor too as there are a lot of tourist so every time we go out we meet someone new!

4)  Grab a toy and run around and around the kitchen counter.  My oldest "sister" Madeline showed me this trick and it really is a lot of fun.  Often times I switch directions just so that she can get some exercise!

5)  Go running or walking in Acadia.  It's really pretty. 

6)  Bark at my "dog sister" Madison.  I know she is old, she is 13, but I really don't understand why she doesn't want to play with me all day long.  I keep thinking if I bark at her she will eventually give in. I am beginning to think when I bark at her she is giving my mom that look of "why did he have to come and live with us?"

Hope things back in Illinios are well!  My mom said that you have been to Bar Harbor before.  If you come back, make sure you stop by and say hello!

Attached is a picture of me by my favorite lilac bush.  I'll send another picture of Madeline trying to explain to me why I should be paying attention to her.

Maverick

Permission granted to leave person in the photo

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This is a Spring and Orion puppy born March 4, 2015. 

-----Original Message-----
From:
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 2:50 PM
To: alanbchris@gmail.com
Subject: 3 month pics

 

Hello Alan - Thor is doing great! He is growing up fast up to 23 lbs. now. Pics are above.

 

Best regards / Mit freundlichen Grüßen

    

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The small puppy's parents are Spring and Orion born March 4, 2015.   This is from a buyer that now has three of my dogs.   

The big dog in the left picture is from Sky and Orion born April 12, 2009.  The big dog in the middle picture is from Angel and Orion born October 7, 2009.  The picture on the right has all three of them.

From:
Sent:
Sunday, May 31, 2015 5:46 PM
To: Alan Christensen
Subject: Photo Updates of the Girls...

 I wanted to give you a update on River Rose..she is doing fantastic.  16.2 lbs at her 12 week check up and very busy, actually really naughty :-)......

 Montana Sky, Dakota Moon and River Rose Kaveney have all bonded and love each other so much.  The big girls are teaching River "mostly" good behavior, but they are all very mischevious when the three are together.  It is amazing how River is picking up traits of the other two.....we are having a great time....

 Here are two pics to show you how they are bonding...

 Montana and River....loving each other.....River is going to be very tall and lanky much like Montana Sky.....but appears to have her Dad's adorable face......Love them....The second picture is Dakota Moon and River Rose......Dakota is a "couch potato" ....she loves to relax, when River is ready for a nap or bed, she heads to the loving feet of Dakota.....

 Thanks again for breeding such wonderful canine family members.  we are having a great time and they are the absolute best dogs in the world!!!!

 Take good care!!!

   

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This is a Candy and Blizz puppy born February 18, 2015.

 From:
Sent:
  Saturday, May 30, 2015 12:12 PM
To:  Alan Christensen
Subject:  Fw: Mia-our puppy

Hi Alan,
I thought you might enjoy seeing a few pictures of our Mia. She's growing so fast, all I want to do is bind her. She was 6. 6 pounds at her first vet appointment and she is now 16 pounds! it just makes me want to cry. I can hardly hold her anymore. She loves the water, pontoon, spending time with her sister, and laying near us when we're sitting around the fire pit. I think my favorite picture of her is where she is peeking her head through the door of the pontoon ears flapping like the Flying Nun, and watching all the birds and water. See also loves to stand on top of her kennel instead of inside it. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Take care,

 

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 This is a Light and Orion litter born October 28, 2012

-----Original Message-----
From:
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 8:29 PM
To: alanbchris@gmail.com
Subject: Lights Litter-October 28th 2012

 

Hi Alan,

 

Hope you are doing well! Thought we would send some pictures of our dog, Sadie that we purchased from you from Light's litter (born October 28th, 2012) in December of 2012. She's an amazing dog and if you have any other pictures of dogs from her litter we would love to see them! Thanks!

 

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This is Christy and Orion dog born May 8, 2011

From:
Sent:
Monday, May 26, 2014 11:33 AM
To: alanbchris@gmail.com
Subject: RE: Bullis Lake Labradors

 Hi Alan-

We just wanted to send you a picture of Daisy on her third birthday. 

We love her!

 

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This is a dog from Spring and Orion born June 21, 2012

From:
Sent:
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:16 PM
To: alanbchris@gmail.com
Subject: Zoey on a hike in Oklahoma

 Merry Christmas from us and Zoey. Hope all your labs find good homes.

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This is a Spring and Orion dog born June 21, 2012 

From:
Sent:
  Tuesday, September 24, 2013 8:28 PM
To:  alanbchris@gmail.com
Subject:  Zoey

 Waiting on the mailman

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This is a Sky and Orion dog born on August 27, 2012

From: 
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:28 PM
To: Alan Christensen
Subject: Bentley

 Alan

Bentley is 1-year old today. He is a great dog, very smart and  quick learner. We love him very much.

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This is an Autumn and Orion dog born on November 5, 2009 and Christy and Orion dog born August 1, 2012

  

-----Original Message-----
From:
Sent:  Tuesday, August 06, 2013 2:19 PM
To:  alanbchris@gmail.com
Subject:  Rio & Marley

  

 

Hi Alan,

Here are some recent pictures of the dogs.

My wife says they are the most spoiled dogs in the world, but they also

bring us both a lot of joy.

 

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This is a Christy and Orion dog born August 1, 2012

 From:
Sent:
  Thursday, August 01, 2013 7:38 AM
To:  alanbchris@gmail.com
Subject:  Oakley Thor

 Just wanted to send you a few pictures of Oakley on his 1 yr Birthday. He cracks us up everyday. Loves playing soccer and frisbee. Just got him swimming. He is probably around 100 lbs :)

Thank you again

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On the left is a Sky and Orion dog born January 29, 2010 and the dog on the right is from Candy and Orion born August 10, 2011 

 From:
Sent:
  Thursday, June 28, 2012 12:13 PM
To:  Alan Christensen
Subject: ***pics of our BL Labs.***

 Good Morning, Alan

All is well here, Bleu is "PERFECT"..
She hasn't even whimpered one time since she got home...What a "GOOD"..puppy..

I received the reg. papers and calendars, they are lovely..:):):)

here are a few pics..starting with Sam & LuLu then MY Bleu...

Enjoy...

Your Friends,

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This is a Light and Orion dog born August 29, 2011

From:
Sent:
  Monday, January 09, 2012 6:36 PM
To:  Alan Christensen
Subject:  Cabot

 Quite possibly the best dog in the world.  Shown here lounging in front of the fireplace in Wisconsin.  Easy to train.  Brought in the paper at 8 weeks. He is the hit of the horse shows (the mascot for the barn) and loves to travel.  Hope you had a nice holiday - filled with happy puppies.

Thanks! 

 

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