Tom & Lori- Ever since I was first introduced to the two of you a few years back, I felt I had found a breeder who really cared about the dogs, doing everything they can to make sure they are healthy, not over-bred and purchased by people who would be responsible owners. Since that time I have referred many people who have purchased pups from River Valley. I bought both of my boys', Dozer first & then Tommy after his time as a stud dog at River Valley, as started dogs, trained and ready to go as I do not have the time to go through the puppy stage and do the training. My two boys hang out at work with me and are great for 'public relations' and when people see them they always comment on their wonderful disposition and ask what breeder. They are best friends, fantastic hunters but also great family pets. I enjoy referring potential British Lab owners to the Casey's, they are good people. Regards, Tom Jacob, Excel Boat Club
I just wanted to take time to tell you and show you what a beautiful young lady I have that was a pup of River and Molly. She is such a happy girl, happy to meet new people and other dogs. She loves rope toys, squeeky toys, and her soccer ball. She took to water right away with watching my brother's dogs playing and retrieving balls, she just walked in and followed, swimming behind them. We have attended puppy kindergarten and puppy plus class and are currently attending beginners obedience class in Bloomington MN. This is for my benefit to be a good dog owner and just having a better behaved dog. I want you to know how happy I am to have her in my life, and I will always do my best to take care of her. She is my joy. -Ruth and Tai' Shara Ahrens
Maggie is the greastest dog I have ever had. She is so much fun to be around. She loves all my friends and she is a playful dog. She knows when she has to be serious and when she can have fun. She obeys the whole faimly and WE do NOT regret getting her.
When we went looking for a dog we were looking for a specialty dog. We wanted a dog that will be a part of the family, a house pet, a good Suburban pet, and a hunting buddy for Dad. We found that in Maggie. She has been a wonderful addition to our family. We have found that our British Retriver is smart, gentle around kids, a quick learner, smaller than an American Lab, and a perfect fit for our family.
-Jim & Marion Anderson
Attached is a photo of Jessie, my beautiful 11 month old yellow lab. Jessie
is an outstanding retriever who was retrieving training dummies at 10 weeks
old and retrieving doves like an old pro at the age of ten months.
Jessie is loyal and affectionate and very good with children. Although an
accomplished hunter at a very young age, Jessie is much more that that, she
is a beloved member of our family.
"Hi, my name is Opal and I am one of the best Puppies ever, well that's what my mom say's once in a while. When I'm not being a "dog" out by the lake, I am cuddling with some of my best friends! The people who my mom got me from were really great, my mom says that they are the best breeders ever , and she does say that all the time. They are very good, honest, and down to earth humans who really know alot about us dogs. I guess I'm a lucky pup!" -OPAL
Our British Lab is perfect for our family and is great with our other animals - we have 4 cats and all of them get along great. Even though we think our pup was the best one, we're convinced that we could not have gone wrong picking any of her other littermates. Our Gracie has been easy to housetrain, has always had a mellow personality, and just as Tom had assured us really "turns on" the natural hunting instincts whether she's in the field or over water.
"Ivy is such a great addition to our family. She is as comfortable in the lake swimming as she is in every chair in the house! Thanks."
"We are so happy with our three year old lab, Sydney. It is a joy to come home to such a loving and happy dog. Not only is she great around the house, she's an outstanding hunter as well. Thanks Tom and Lori!!"
"Nick has been outstanding as a hunter and as our family pet. This year he has retrieved 26 birds. He can mark them in the air and he is fast on the bird. We couldn't ask for a better hunter or inside family pet. Thanks Tom, Lori, Paige, and Dante!" (Nick, 2 Years, Black Lab)
River Valley British Kennel Breeders of Fine British Labradors - Serving MN, SD, ND, IA, WI, & more. 26412 St Thomas Rd, Le Sueur MN 56058