Lakobie Labs Labrador Retriever Breeder in Virginia
Hello everyone just wanted to let you know that I am a long time breeder and handler of Shih-tzus.I have seen these dog up close and have been around them they are very nice dogs in more than one way.If you are looking for a good all around Lab this is a very good place to take a look.You wont be dissapointed.And Janet Good Luck with your furture litter.
Thank You Carol for your blog. What you wrote means alot from someone that has been in the business of raising wonderful dogs! My dogs love you and Ashley and I couldn't ask for a better person to be by our side in producing the best possible Puppies. Thanks again!
Hi Janet & Betty,Hope you are enjoying your holidays; I just wanted to drop you a little note and tell you how much we LOVE our new little puppy we named Gus.He is a wonderful, beautiful, sweet and smart little guy (well big) and did I say BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Thank you so much for everything. We have had a lot of complements on what a great disposition, personality and look he has and want to let you know that we would highly recommend you both to anyone that would be interested in a beautiful lab. Take care and happy holidays. Sincerely, Randy and Kelly Youts
Janet - Wishing a happy new year to you and your family! We are so blessed to have found you and we love our little female, Maya, which we received 1 month ago. She is a wonderful little puppy and very smart. We have taken her out to the river and have begun training her for hunting. She is not gun shy at all and loves to retrieve the birds already! Carries wings in her mouth for hrs! Very social girl and would not hesitate to buy another one from you! We are already telling all our friends about the quality of your dogs! Here is to a profitable year for you..!Sincerely,Marci Gwiazdowski
We couldn't have had a better experience adopting our hunk of chocolate, Ryder. Janet and Jr are caring, compassionate, knowledgable breeders with absolutely gorgeous dogs. Everyone keeps asking where our gorgeous boy came from and when we tell them we drove 5 hours each way, everyone can look at him and understand why. We are head over heals for our boy and will definitely be back for another LaKobie lab puppy sometime in the future. Thanks again, Melissa and Chris
I just finished perusing the site and at first glance the dogs are absolutely beautiful. I will be contacting this breeder this week to get more information with regards to pedigree and found out more about their foundation bitch and the origins of their stud dog; I'm sure I will be pleasantly informed about both.
We are now the proud owners of a beautiful chocolate lab from LaKobie Labs. In early April, I made contact with Janet regarding adopting a lab.
We have had our puppy for less than a week and you can that tell that he was a well cared for puppy! His temperment and training are exceptional!
Janet was in contact with us 100% of the way and her knowledge and expertise were most appreciated.She has made this journey a remarkable experience for us and we highly reccommend her company's services. Anyone who is lucky enough to receive a puppy from LaKobie Labs is truly blessed.
We have found both a wonderful new puppy and new friends.
Our family welcomed a Brody/Layla offspring chocolate lab puppy into our home two weeks ago. We are thrilled by how well he adjusted to our home and the joy he brings.
Janet spent the necessary time with our family on the phone, Skype, and social media (due to the distance that separated us) to get to know our family and assisted us in picking out the puppy that best fit with us. Because we were bringing the pup into a home with young children, she was able to provide us with her professional advice to pick a dog that could keep up with us!
LaKobie Labs went out of their way to make every step of the process easy. She even drove half way to meet us to deliver the puppy!
We remain in touch with Janet sharing pictures and refer to her as Grandma Janet because she really cares about the pups long after they are out of her care.
We are very fortunate to have adopted our Brody/Layla Chocolate Lab puppy "Neo." He brings much happiness to our family. Neo is very big, smart, sweet, and gets along extremely well with children, adults, and other dogs.
Janet was in contact with us throughout the process via Facebook, Skype, and by phone. She provided videos and updates of the puppy's progress constantly. We appreciate all the love and care she provided our little one and is still available for advice if needed. She truely cares for her dogs and her knowlege of the breed is exceptional.
I am very thankful I found Janet and would recommend Lakobie Labs to everyone.
Thank you Janet and J.R.
Absolutely love our girl out of the Layla/Brody litter! Exceptional breeding and this pup has been one of the easiest to train. Janet puts alot of love and time into all her dogs and it pays off!
We feel so fortunate to have found Janet and Junior at "Lakobie Labs" while searching for a new addition to our family. We brought home "River" our chocolate lab puppy 4 months ago. We couldn't have asked for a better dog or experience all the way around.
Everywhere we go with him people stop us to ask questions about him, most not used to seeing a good quality Labrador, they(and us) are in awe by him. They ask how we trained him to be so calm and good natured, especially being a puppy I reply" I did nothing" thats just the way he is, as is his brother, Ryder whom my sister owns.I've been to "Lakobie's Facilities/home" twice now and it's beautiful and clean and there dogs are well behaved, lovable and very sociable, they dedicate most of there time to there dogs and welcome us into there home like family. Also since we found out Layla was pregnant until now Janet has communicated with us through phone, Skype, Facebook,Email,etc. weekly. She cares about all her dogs and there puppies for life, I've never hesitated to pick up the phone and ask her a question and vice versa she calls/texts sometimes just to see how Rivers doing. My family owns two "Lakobie Labs" at this time, but this is just the beginning.After owning Labs all of my life we've found our breeder for life.
I was looking for an English Chocolate Lab. Preferred not to go through the very young puppy stage. Janet and Junius had the perfect answer for me. They had an absolutely gorgeous one year old named Jazz. She was spayed, crate trained, housebroken, partially command trained, loving, sweet, and I believe it was love at first sight. I made the trek from Woodbridge, VA to Roanoke, VA to Lakobie Labs. When I entered the backyard I was greeted by Janet and Junius and about 6 lovely labs. Looking at the premises it was clear that Janet and Junius loved what they did and took very very good care of the puppies and dogs. Also, they were both very friendly, cordial and very sincere. I had a good feeling about these wonderful people. After I spent some time with them and Jazz, I knew I made the right decision. Jazz did very well on the ride back to Woodbridge. She has adjusted very very well to her new family and surroundings and is loved by us all, our neighbors and friends. All I can say is thanks Janet and Junius.
I want to start out by saying how blessed we were to come into contact with Janet and Jr. They were extremely helpful right from the first conversation we had. We adopted Gracie in September 2012. At the time Gracie was 15 months old. We have had her for 3 months now and can not say enough wonderful things about her. When we received her she was already house trained, Crate trained, was able to walk on a leash and very well behaved. Gracie is the best of both worlds. When we are outside she is very playful loves retrieving balls, frisby's, and loves to swim!! And when we are inside she is calm and lays down. She doesn't jump up on people or furniture. I am able to walk outside with her without her leash and she stays right by my side. She has never ran away or even attempted to chase anything. When I am walking her I truely realize how awesome she really is. All the dogs on the street are barking and freaking out. Gracie just calmly walks past. We have 3 boys who love playing with her. She is fantastic with all of them. Esp. with my 3 yr old. Anytime, we take Gracie somewhere everyone falls in love with her. They can not believe how well behaved she is esp. still being so young. Everyone says how lucky we are to have such a great dog. And we are truely blessed to have such a wonderful dog to complete our family. This has been a wonderful experience. From the first phone call to Janet. To meeting Janet and Jr. They are very down to earth, wonderful people. Who takes very good care of all their puppies. If I was able to give them a rating it would be 10 out of 10!! I couldn't say enough good things about them.
Words cannot describe the experience we had with LaKobie Labradors. We were fortunate enough to have been chosen by Janet and Jr. to bring home one of Siggy and Layla's puppies. Watson is an absolute blessing. He is not only beautiful, smart and funny (complete lab*), he is just a joy! Maya (3 year old Chocolate lab) adores her new little brother, they play non-stop and when they are not playing they are cuddling together.
Janet and Jr have opened their family to us and when you bring one of their puppies home, the relationship is forever. Before bringing home our new fur-kid we had talked with them for close to 6 months, before deciding that this was where we were meant to be. Janet is very welcoming, patient, and will answer ANY question you may have. Her expertise and wisdom is infinite!
Watson is amazing with people, great in his crate, LOVES other dogs, was potty trained in no time and has already mastered sit, stay, lay down, paw, and dance (at 12 weeks old). We could not be happier with our experience with LaKobie Labradors and with our little man. They put the heart and soul into every single one of their dogs, and they are truly out to better this amazing breed.
From the bottom of our hearts, Janet and Jr, Thank You for helping us fill that missing piece to our family. We are so blessed to have met you both and your amazing pack!
I have to start out by saying how truly blessed I feel to have met Janet and Jr and to have one of their amazing puppies from Siggy and Layla.
Being new to this whole process and talking with several breeders, I knew from the start of the conversation with Janet that I wanted one of her puppies. Janet was so informative and patient through the whole process. My family really enjoyed the continuous updates via facebook, etc allowing us to see the puppies grow. Janet was always quick to respond to any questions and was always so helpful.
Our Miss Lola is such a gorgeous girll!! I keep saying this is the smartest puppy I have ever had. She has quickly become a very special part of our family. Lola loves playing with our 6 yo daughter and follows her everywhere. Lola also has played very well with our 3 yo shih-tzu. Even though Lola is 3x her size now, they still play tug-a-war with toys and chase each other all over the house.
Lola's personality and sweet disposition are amazing. We could not be happier with this sweet girl.
Many, many thanks to Janet and Jr for allowing us to have one of their amazing puppies and making this experience so positive. I look forward to hopefully having the opportunity again in the coming years!
I have 5 dogs and one is a long haired black lab that we rescued. Anyway, I just wanted to say that your dogs are beautiful and I look forward to meet you. I am sending you an email too.
We just want to thank you, Janet and Junius, for sharing Bailey with us. You both were so gracious with our family. It is clear that you take your breeding responsibility very seriously. You really love the puppies that you breed, and we are very glad that you took the time to make sure that you were placing Bailey in a loving home. Bailey has added a little more crazy in our totally crazy household, but we couldn't imagine it any other way. Just like her brothers and sister, she lets us know when she wants something. She is so beautiful and we are so happy she is a part of our family. Thank you for everything!
Thank you so much for taking the time with me over the past couple of days! I really enjoyed speaking with you about the puppies and life, in general! I cannot wait to celebrate the holidays with a new fluffy baby girl! I know she is going to add a lot of joy into our lives - especially our boys! We will be in touch next week after our closing!!! :) :) :)
I had the opportunity to visit Janet in June 2013 before my 2 1/2 years of no work came to end. I wanted to be able to spend some time with her and the dogs. She is such a wonderful person. Hospitable, knowledgeable in what she is doing and loves those dogs! I drove 3 hours one way and 3 hours back to stay only for 4 hours. I so enjoyed the visit. Chocolate labs are my favorite and I will be purchasing a lab from her now. I have 3 dogs now and wanted to try an English lab and kept looking until I found the right breeder. Janet and her husband and wonderful! It certainly was a pleasure. We connected like we have been friends forever but live far apart. I can't wait to hopefully get my new baby in December. I look to my next visit. Thank you Janet and Junius for opening up your home and hearts for me the day I was there. I may have to schedule to stay a couple days instead of an all day trip :)
My journey with finding a good lab has been a long one. I wanted a dog that would be apart of my family, be able to go on runs with me, as well as a dog that looks good. I contacted Janet a couple weeks before Layla was due to deliver and instantly I could tell that she is someone I could trust. She kept us all updated with pictures and videos which I always looked forward to. When I went to pick up Lucy (Layla x Houston litter) I was pleasantly surprised to see that the pictures do not do these dogs justice. They are beautiful! We met Toby and saw how well he did with children and we knew that we made the right decision. Lucy has been such a blessing to our family. She gets prettier and smarter every day. Everyone loves her. I loved being able to meet Janet and Jr and become apart of the Lakobie Lab family!
I had the pleasure of stumbling upon LaKobie Labs website on my search for a new addition to our family. I feel in love with Toby! What a handsome fella! I had spoken to several other breeders and decided to call Lakobie Labs. After speaking to Janet for over an hour I knew...even if I had to wait that I wanted to be a part of her family. We brought our Si (Faith x Dalls) home 11/30/13. Prior to bringing him home we knew everything that was happening thanks to the time Janet puts into what she does. Our family loved the weekly photos and videos that were posted. We loved watching the puppies grow and wondering which one would be ours. The videos were fabulous, we played and replayed and replayed them. We are already considering the possibility of another LaKobie Lab down the road. Thanks so much Janet and Junius for welcoming The Scharen's into your family!! Our little (for now) Si has been a perfect addition to our family!
Russ, Drew, Ben and I have always wanted another addition to our family, but were unable to have a dog because of Ben's allergies to dogs. We found out at three years of age, that Ben was allergic, when we started the process of a getting a service dog for Ben. Ben has Autism, and we thought a dog would help him socially, as well as adding to our family. We have tried multiple times over the years to expose Ben to hypo-allergenic pets, and have always walked away disappointed and without hope. Our daughter, Drew, gave up her love of having a pet as well, and sacrificed a great deal for her brother. I made a commitment that when Ben was ready, we would attempt allergy shots in a last ditch effort for a furry companion. Ben finally asked this summer (at the age of 12) to undergo shots so that we could possibly adopt a puppy. He underwent months of shots, and tests, and we all waited, not wanting to be too hopeful, as we had been disappointed before. We began to research breeders in our area. We found Lakobie Labs, and contacted Janet, and we were immediately welcomed! She and Jr were so helpful and patient, and spent a great deal of time with us answering questions, as we explained our situation to her. My husband visited their home, and we knew then that we wanted to place a deposit for a possible puppy. Meanwhile, Ben was continuing to undergo shots, and our hopes grew. Our first test visit, Janet brought Cassie, an older dog, to our home to "test" Ben and his reaction. Ben loved Cassie, and played frisbee with her. She loved Ben, and it was so heartwarming to see her play with Ben and Drew in the yard. Ben had no reaction, so we set up a puppy visit with one of the new pups from Layla's new litter. Ben again did great! No reaction! Ben had picked the puppy out from Janet's pictures on facebook. He chose her because he said "she spoke to him". Later, she became ours, as we adopted Molly to our family. Janet and Jr were always there to answer any questions we had, and the weekly photos of the puppies on Facebook, helped us feel like we were right there with all the pups, watching them grow! Molly is now 11 weeks old, and we are so blessed. She is so smart, and we have had so much sucess with crate and potty training, and she is already learning basic commands! She has become a wonderful addition to our family! We plan to keep in touch with Janet and Jr., and if we ever want to add again to our family, Lakobie Labs will be the first call we make! Thank you again, Janet and Jr for making our long awaited dream come true!
I so enjoyed my much warmer visit than our weather when I went to pick up my baby boy. We had snow and ice on the ground and when I got there we could go outside in the grass. Junius and Janet were once again hospitable. I feel like I have another sister to talk to when I go there. I feel at home. I had such a wonderful time once again. I enjoyed watching all the pups grow from both litters. All the pictures and videos were so much fun and so much work on Janet's part. I can't imagine the time and effort that took! I so appreciated that. She made the paperwork easy, and the goodie bag to go with pup was a nice surprise. River (Layla x Houston) is growing fast and is the most awesome dog! I am so pleased with him. Toby was great with him as the last pup to go home the day I was there. I will be forever grateful to Lakobie Labs for my boy. Thank you both so much.
Getting willow (our choclate lab) was the best decision I've ever made! Janet & JR are the sweetest people & have the best choc labs ever! I was never into choclate labs . I started my search for a black or yellow. I stumbled across her page through google and fell in LOVE with her dogs. We emailed her and got an immediate response! We messages a few times & then called her and spoke . It was like we knew each other ,very knowledgable and poem to all questions and concerns. We thought we wanted a boy, but after visiting the first time I fell in love with Layla (willows mommy) . When Layla went in labor she had stopped having puppies for a few hours .. If she never had her last girl I would have not had my little grill! Janet prayed for us to have one more little girl come out, a few hours and FINALLY willow came out. It was a miracle!! She came out just for us, Janet shared pics every week keeping us updated through Facebook and calls and messages it was great. I got to go back after having willow and print out her pictures from every week ,watching them grow was a truly amazing experience ,this is more then adopting a dog,it was a life changing experience and we've met some truly amazing people!! I love my little girl and she is perfect so smart and so healthy! I couldn't have chosen a better breeder , you guys are truly family and we thank you guys so much!!
I was lucky to come across the LaKobie Labs website when my husband and I were searching for our new puppy. Once I spoke with Janet, I knew that we wanted to adopt a puppy from her. It was very clear from that initial phone call that Janet cares very deeply about her dogs. It was also an added bonus that we got to follow the new litter in pictures and videos from the first day they were born. We brought home Mugsy (Layla x Houston) on December 13th and he is the most incredible dog. He is so smart, sweet, and of course adorable! We get stopped constantly by people when we walk him that want to play with him and ask us where we got him (people driving by in cars often stop us too!). He loves people and every dog he has met. We are so in love with him and definitely recommend LaKobie Labs to anyone thinking of getting a dog.
Just a note about Lakobie Lab's. I purchased a beautiful choc pup a few weeks ago and I can say for anyone considering Lakobie "do it". I have to say the entire process from beginning to end was extra ordinary. The entire process from pregnancy confirmation to birth photo's on the litters birthday...I felt enirely connected to every aspect of my boy's life until the day I brought him home. Chip is a blessing as well as Junious, Janet and all the gorgeous labs at Lakobie. Joe J
My family is waiting the arrival of a puppy in December. I called Janet this January just a few weeks after the loss of our beautiful boy Colt. My 11 year old daughter Faith was so upset she wasn't eating or sleeping, all she was doing was crying constantly. So I searched the web to find a dog that resembled Colt, thinking that would help to console my little girl. I found Janets website and her dogs were the closest match so I gave her a call. In the conversation with Janet she told me she didn't have any puppies available at this time but she might be able to locate us one. She said to give it a little more time so we can heal and call her after we thought more about it. We did just what she said! My husband and I talked and we knew that Janet was going to take care of us because she really cared. So a few weeks went by then we called her back and thanked her for the advice. We wanted to take the time to heal, but we also sent in a deposit for a puppy for the December litter. My little girls birthday is Dec 14th so we decided that it was meant to be. Thanks so much for the wonder talk Janet, you really helped our family through a rough time. The McCauley's
At Christmas of 2013, my kids decided that the only way they could guarantee they got a puppy was to ask Santa for it. Well, Santa did not bring one (a huge disappointment) but that started our search for a great breeder of chocolate labs. A friend mentioned to me that she found Lakobie Labs online and how gorgeous the dogs are. So, it begins. I contacted Janet to see if there were any pups available and to our delight, there were. The next two months we were enthralled with all the videos and pictures of the puppies. It really helped us connect with what would be our newest family member, Sutton. Sutton is a wonderful puppy. Thanks to the wonderful work that Lakobie does, Sutton was house trained when we brought her home! Janet was so good about answering all of my questions about what to do and how to do it as this is my first experience as an adult with a puppy.
Our new "baby" is growing so big and has such a big heart. She loves her tummy rubs which I hear from Janet she gets from her mom, Layla. We couldn't be happier and I feel a lot of that has to do with the way the Lakobie labs are cared for and loved. Thanks Janet and Jr.!
I like the lines on the pictures of your dogs. I have had dogs with Sandyland pedigree and that is my standard. I am interested in a puppy. You will see my puppy questioner via email I look forward to doing business.
Thank you, Janet, for our beautiful puppy! LaKobie Sakura of Dominion Valley (we call her Haiku) is super healthy, bright, and just too adorable beyond words. We were so impressed with your attention to detail throughout the entire process. The constant updates on facebook were wonderful (our family would sit together and watch those over and over). Also, the thorough YouTube videos, the emails, etc. covered every detail and made the experience smooth and stress-free. Finally, when the long awaited day came for us to pick up our new puppy, again ... the attention to detail! We love how you opened your home with a nice luncheon and the gift bag full of puppy things.
To anyone looking for a chocolate lab, we highly recommend LaKobie Labs!
We took the long road from Roanoke Rapids, NC to Roanoke, VA to pick up our baby the last weekend in April this year 2015. Summer is an angel - so sweet, playful, and intelligent!! She is priceless to us! If I am ever in the market for another chocolate lab, this is where I would return. She didn't even stress out in our home. For two nights, we slept nearby to comfort her, but she really didn't need it. She was already crate trained when we picked her up! Janet and Junius are fantastic breeders (I prefer the word grandparents)! They have a gift!
We were fortunate enough to find Janet on the internet. You could not ask for better breeders! Janet and Junius produce some of the nicest Lab I have ever seen. They have great temperament, very socialized, and wonderful build. Janet takes all the time she needs to find out exactly what you are looking for in a dog and matches the pup to your family with perfection! Junius starts the spoiling process :) The hard work that these two put in to their pups is absolutely reflected!
Our pup Mellow Mallo on the water is a very laid back pup. (which is what we wanted to help calm our female) Everything from getting on the waiting list through pick up day went very smooth. Janet and Jr. keep you very informed by phone, emails, facebook, and video's the entire way. When you pick up your new child they open their home to you and their family. By pick up day they have already started create training and potty training! I have to say these two are amazing breeders and you will not be sorry having one of their babies in your home! Our Mallo is 5 months and is everything we hoped for! He is very laid back and cuddly when he wants to be. He has calmed our girl down some and is his Dad's side kick. (They rarely are apart) Thank you sooooooo much Janet and Jr!!!!
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