Hello Yvonne,

I just wanted to send you a few pictures to update you on how much of a man our pup Cash has grown up to be. He will be two this May and is a beast at 105 lbs. Cash is extremely smart and learns commands very quickly, not to mention he is fast as lighting. He is a loving, loyal, spoiled baby who loves to run and play. He is a perfect addition to our family (even if my little shih-tzu doesn't think so) and we coud not be happier with him and Bayou Labradors. You kept us up to date throughout the whole process and could not have provided a nicer experience . I would recommend Bayou Labradors to anyone looking for an exceptional pet and companion as your dogs are all that and more.

Sincerely,

Earl & Tanya Parent
Walker, LA
Chopper & Cher May 2012 Litter
 


This write up has been a long time coming, but that is not to diminish how much Yvonne and Bayou Labradors deserves it. I spent months diligently researching the South’s best breeders and I communicated with many. Some were clearly competitors of Bayou Labradors but none could knock the excellent line from which Yvonne breeds her wonderful chocolates. After placing my deposit on a December 2010 Chopper X Coco litter, my anticipation began to mount.

From the minute the puppies were born Yvonne sent photo after photo and would eventually include a general personality assessment of each dog. When the time came I boarded an Air Tran flight from my home in Richmond, VA bound for Louisiana.

Twenty minutes South of New Orleans I met Yvonne and immediately realized how overwhelmingly warm she is. She assured me that I could take as long as I needed to choose my pup as long as I made the decision on that day. She gave me a Gatorade, and I took somewhere between 4-6 hours getting to know each puppy and both of their parents. I selected B1, who would later become Bayou Chopper’s “Bo”jangles Hoffman.

Bo is a wonderful dog who possesses beauty, intelligence, drive, and personality, while at the same time enough awareness to know when he’s done wrong. He has a great temperament, and is a well-trained and steadfast companion. Having just turned 3 on December 26, 2013 I couldn’t imagine a day without him in my life, and I certainly couldn’t imagine a better breeder and guide than Yvonne Plaisance.




James T. Hoffman
Richmond, Virginia
Chopper & Coco 2010


Yvonne and Steve,

Hard to believe it's been 5 weeks since we picked-up "Summer." She's 12 weeks old now and weighs 20 lbs. "Summer" is beautiful....her coat is a deep chocolate color and is still so soft. We love her expressive face! She is also very smart.....responds to all basic commands.....sit, here, down and knows her name.....and she is already showing promising retrieving skills for her age. We will likely start formal training prior to 6 months. Housetraining has been a breeze.....she "goes" at her spot outside on command; only a couple accidents early-on.....mostly our fault for not recognizing she needed to "go."

Thank you so much for helping us find a great female companion for our 15 month old male chocolate "Tide." The whole process was a complete joy and we appreciate everything you did for us, especially the frequent updates and pictures. You have a great breeding process and we highly recommend Bayou Labradors!

We'll stay in-touch! Happy Mardi Gras!!

Terry and Mark Street
Atlanta, GA
Zoey and Chopper 2013


Hi Yvonne and Steve,

Just wanted to give you an update on Bosco. He is a very energetic dog and loves to play with other dogs. He is also very smart. He has been house trained and has learned to go to his 'personal spot' in the yard to potty( I built him a 4 x 8 box filled with pea gravel in the back of the yard). He has leaned the basic commands also. He loves the attention of people and enjoys watching TV on his bed. Everyone thinks he's the greatest dog ever! He was even featured on our vet's web site as the dog of the week. Thank for all the hard work you put in to provide such amazing dogs. Bayou Labs is #1!!!

Rene' Allen
New Orleans
Chopper & Suzie 2013
 

Dear Yvonne and Steve,

Just wanted to write and let you know our wonderful Judge is doing! He is extremely smart and is also very eager to learn. He already knows all basic commands such as sit, stay, heal and lay among many others. He is also a natural retriever, especially when it comes to the water! Not only will he be a great hunting dog, he is also a wonderful family dog! He has such a sweet and affectionate disposition and loves being around dogs and people of all ages. We are quite biased, but we do believe he is the best looking dog we have ever seen! People are constantly asking about him/where he is from. We proudly tell them Bayou Labradors because we truly believe that y'all are the best! We can't thank y'all enough for making this such a smooth and easy process. We never had one question go unanswered or have ever felt so informed during the weeks leading up to us picking out our pup!

Thanks so much again!!

Rebecca Evans and Matt Graham
Shreveport, La
Lady and Chopper 2013
"Judge"

Yvonne,


Maggie is now 6 months and is off at training school. She is the daughter of Lady and Chooper and we see both of her parents in her. She has the chest of her Daddy and the build of her Momma. Not to be biased, she is the most beautiful Lab in the world. Everyone who sees Maggie May comments on her muscle tone and the beautiful color and shininess of her coat.


She has turned out to be a beautiful and loving dog. She is extremely smart!! You spoiled us as a breeder. To my surprise, not every breeder is as thorough and wonderful as you. After we got Maggie we went back and looked through the numerous pictures of the puppies growing and watched Maggie grow. It was enjoyable.


Maggie has been a great puppy. She was kennel broken is less than two days, and quickly learned to sit and stay. She had a natural instinct to retrieve and loves the water…we can’t keep her out! She even will watch hunting shows with us and tries to get the birds on the TV.


Thank you for all you have done! So long for now from Texas!


Heath Smith
Katy, Texas
Chopper & Lady 2013
 

8 weeks old

 

 

6 months old


Hello

When you buy a puppy as a hunter and a breeder you want the "WOW" factor dog. Well let me tell you, I got two "WOW" factors, my puppy and Bayou Labradors! Yvonne has helped me in many ways, not only did I get a very smart and good looking pup, she helped me with my new website! How many breeders would help another breeder like that? I'm telling you, not many. Here is picture of Gator Man, I will send more as I get them. Thank you Bayou Labradors!

Steve Croston
Idaho
Chopper and Molly 2013

 

7 weeks old

11 weeks old

 

9 months old

 

 

Yvonne,

Sometimes being big helps. A 12lb honker, his first goose. 16 degrees bet he wishes he was down your way today goose picture taken two days ago, duck picture taken today. Gator is wearing a xxx large, need to find something bigger next year. He will be one powerful dog next year. Really amazing how well he moves at this age being this big.


Dear Yvonne and Steve,

I wanted to write and thank you for all of your help in getting Fred. As you can see by the picture he is a handsome fellow and draws attention from everyone. He has a great personality, is very smart and is also a bit of a clown. We are working on his Canadian citizenship. I want to get it done before winter comes and he backs out and wants to relocate to New Orleans.

I really appreciated all of your help in picking him out and also the great information and pictures during the process. It was great to meet you and Steve. Thanks again for everything.

Sandy McEachern
Elora, Ontario, Canada
Chopper & Lady 2013

11 weeks old

 

 

6 months old

 

 

 

 

Fred was hit by a car and died on March 7,2014. We are so sorry for his family’s
loss and we will keep them in our prayers.



Have you a dog in Heaven, Lord?
Is there room for just one more?
Cause my little dog died today;
he'll be waiting at the door.


Please take him into heaven, Lord.
And keep him there for me,
just feed him, pet him, love him, Lord,
that's all he'll ask of Thee.


Yvonne and Steve
 


Hi Yvonne!


Just thought I share a recent photo of Hudson. He has grown so much in the last six weeks. He weighs 27.5 pounds, and is completely house broken . He is also learning basic commands of sit, stay, and wait. He doesn't like being told no either. He is such a sweet , calm boy we all just love him .Hudson has even brought spunk back into our older dog, they are the best of friends .


Novella McGowan
New Jersey
Chopper & Suzie 2013

Yvonne,

This is our handsome boy Hawke Eye Dakota CBK Murphy! He is our very energetic seven month old lab. From day one he has been such a joy to have! At ten weeks he was potty trained to go outside the majority of the time, and at 16 weeks he was completely trained. He is very smart and very athletic. We currently have him in obedience and agility classes. He is doing very well with each, but especially with agility. All of the other dogs in the class are several years older than him, but he is keeping right up with them, and seems to be excelling above them. He is already a fierce protector of his home. He keeps us very busy with all of his antics. He is quite a character and has a very unique personality. We both love him very much and spend a lot of time with him. He is our boy! Yvonne, everywhere we go we get so many compliments on how good looking of a Labrador he is. He is totally gorgeous as you can see! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to bring such a joy into our lives!

Michelle & Bryan
St Louis, Missouri
Coco & Chopper 2010
 

 


 

Yvonne,

I just wanted to share with you guys. Are amazing boy got another title today. The title he received today is for Novice Jumpers. So far he has his Beginning Novice title in Obedience, his Novice Agility in Standard, his Open Agility in Standard, and now his Novice Jumpers. So he has four titles behind his name now. He is also EXTREMELY fast. The course that is attached was to be run in 42 seconds and he ran it in 21.08 seconds. He has an unbelievable drive that is unmatched!
Let us know what you guys think.

Your friends,
Michelle & Bryan Murphy
St Louis, Missouri
Coco & Chopper 2010


Hello Yvonne and Steve,

We wanted to write and let you know how F2 is doing these days. Her name is Macie and she is everything we hoped for in a puppy. She is growing every day and now weighs 55 pounds. She is very smart, eager to learn and please us. A day or so after she arrived and got comfortable at home I tossed a puppy sized training decoy for her and she instinctively ran over picked up and brought it back to me.....at 9 weeks old!

She now sits on command, stays where we ask her too, sits and stays before meals and does not "attack" the bowl until we tell her she can eat, walks on the lead without pulling and heals most all the time. She also retrieves pretty well including the drop command when she returns. What more could we have asked from a 16 week old puppy? Everyone that meets her is so impressed with this dog and can't stop commenting on how well behaved and smart she is at this young age.

The entire process was wonderful Yvonne and you guys made it enjoyable start to finish. Thanks for taking all my calls and eagerly answering my crazy questions.

Thanks to you and Steve for taking the time and care required so we can enjoy this fine line of dogs....please pat Chopper and Suzy on the head and tell them thanks too!


Kind regards,


Shane & Felicity
California
Chopper & Suzie 2012

9 weeks

6 months

 

Hi Yvonne,

Hope you're doing well! Just thought you'd like this pic of Macie. Now that I'm carrying twins I have Macie carry our water on our walks....and surprisingly she loves it! :)

I'm feeling good but definitely starting to slow down. :) Macie really is the best dog....she is so so sweet and loving and every day I'm so glad we got her. Coming from someone who was NOT a dog person before, that's huge! On our walks everyone comments on her beautiful coat, it's still so soft. We have a dog walker come once a week and he said she's he model dog when he takes her with other dogs. :)

 

This is from yesterday, almost
26 wks....getting big!

Shane & Felicity
California
Chopper & Suzie 2012

We think you are stunning! Congratulations on your baby boy and your baby girl. You are truly blessed.

Yvonne & Steve

 


Hi Yvonne,

Our precious Jager has been home with us a little over a week and we could not be happier. He is a happy, healthy, gorgeous puppy. He already loves to retrieve. I just know he is going to be a great hunter! We can not thank you enough for all that you did from the time the puppies were conceived thru the day we picked him up. All of your updates ensured that we were part of the whole experience all the way from Maryland. By the time we actually got to New Orleans we felt as if we were visiting friends. You and Steve were so welcoming on the day we picked up Jager. It was all I could do to drag Mark away from Steve. Yes, we missed our plane, lol.

We are looking forward to watching him grow and become another beautiful Bayou Labrador!

Mark and Candy Bartolowits
Odenton, Maryland
Chopper and Nikki

 

3 1/2 months old

 
Yvonne,

This is how cool your dogs are! I finally put Jager in the pool today. He bolted right in. I will send you a picture of what he did next.

 
You really do have the coolest dogs!

And then he goes to lay out!

 

Hi Yvonne and Steve,

Jager is 6 months old now and is becoming a very handsome boy. We get many compliments on his beautiful dark chocolate coat. His training is going very well . He does double retrieves at 75 yards and consistently stays steady on the line with no breaking. He loves the water. He will dive and completely submerge to make a retrieve.

I think most important to me, he is a wonderful family dog. He is calm and very loving and we are so happy that he is a part of our family.

Mark and Candy Bartolowits
Shot of the Bayou "Jager"
Chopper and Nikki
 

6 months old

6 months old

 

7 months old

7 months old

 

10 months old

 

First Hunt - 14 months old

 

 

14 months old


Hi Yvonne and Steve,

Parker and I couldn't have picked a better breeder to help make our life complete. When we decided to start looking for a puppy we researched several breeders. After looking at your website and reading all the positive things, we knew that Bayou Labradors was the right choice. Throughout the process of Cajun being born, we felt like we were there everyday with the pictures and text messages you sent us. You were so patient and kind to our many questions about our new addition. (We are first time parents!)
When we saw Cajun for the first time, we knew that he was the one for us! We have been so pleased with Cajun and his retrieving abilitities. He truly is a smart, loving, incredible dog.
He is now 5 months old and we can't remember what life was like before him. Everyday he makes us proud watching him grow and learn! He is anxiously awaiting his first duck season!

Thank you so much for everything you have done for us!

Parker and Courtney Ferebee
Conway, AR
Chopper and Suzie 2011

 

 

10 months old

 

 

Congratulations Cajun
April 28 & 29, 2012
2 SHR passes

10 months old

 
Finished the season with around 190 birds in 20 some days.

18 months old

 

 

18 months old

 

 

 

 

Congratulations!


Parker Ferebee and Cajun


Started Hunting Retriever Title


3rd and 4th Started passes plus


Started Hunting Retriever Title!


Pin Oak Retriever Club


Dewitt, Arkansas


March 9 & 10, 2013
 

 

 

 

1 1/2 years old

 

2 1/2 years old


Yvonne,


Just thought I would share this with you. This is Deuce (L) from Dixie and Chopper's litter from July 2012. He has finished all of his advanced gun dog training and is now in the field and is a retrieving BOSS!!


John Barnes
Chopper and Dixie 2012

Dear Yvonne,

Just wanted to say thank you for the chance to have such a great chocolate Labrador, Bayou Choppers Cajun Beaux (b-3 Chopper/Lady 2012). Beaux is doing great, he picks up on new things faster than any Labrador I’ve ever had. He has so much drive and determination to please. I took him out dove hunting 2 weeks ago (his first outing) and he surpassed my expectations plus some. Beaux has become such a big part of my family and he gets along great with my girlfriend's Labrador or any other dog I have had him around. I could not be happier with this Labrador.

I have to say its not just the dog I am pleased with, ever since the first time I contacted you, it has been a great experience since. From constantly keeping me updated with pictures and emails throughout the entire process from the time the puppies were born to when I picked him up. I can still text you with any questions I might have or just to give an update on how Beaux is doing.

Thanks Yvonne for such a great dog.

J R Eddy
Choctaw, Oklahoma
Chopper and Lady 2012


Yvonne

His training is going great. After two week he had the house training down. I just have to watch for when he heads for the door. He's too small to go out the doggy door. We all go for a walk every morning and afternoon. He's very playful and energetic. He'll retrieves in the back yard for about five to ten minutes before getting distracted. I try to keep his mouth busy. He chews everything. Rudy steals Zeke's rawhide every chance he gets, Lol.

Father Marc Noel
Morreauville, La
Chopper and Suzie 2013

 

 

3 months old

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am so grateful to Bayou Labradors for breeding top quality chocolate labs. My puppy Zeke has great hunting instincts. I can't wait to see him reach his full potential as he develops into a full grown retriever.

 

Father Marc Noel
Morreauville, La
Chopper and Suzie 2013


Mrs. Yvonne,

I hope you and Mr. Steve are doing wonderful. I am so glad that I came across Bayou Labradors about a year ago. Without y'all, Hunter and I would have never gotten the perfect dog like Prince.
In December of 2012, we were patiently waiting for the birth of a 4th female, but Spice only had two. Hunter and I were so upset that we would have to possibly wait for the next litter. Nevertheless, you talked me into thinking about a boy. I will never regret the decision we made. Prince has been so wonderful and such a joy. He has been golfing with us, gone on boat rides, been to the beach and everything else in between! Not only does he look amazing just like Chopper but also has the brains to match! Thank you for everything you and Mr. Steve do! We hope to see y'all soon :)

Mackenzie Matthews and Pro Golfer, Hunter Hamrick

Montgomery, Alabama

Chopper and Spice 2012

 

6 months old

 

Yvonne,

Prince earned his first title this week. As you can tell he is a great looking boy. He loves to train and retrieve. He catches onto things fast. He started a few weeks behind several puppies with the trainer and has passed them. He has a ton of drive. He is very athletic and as fast of a swimmer as I've seen. He loves to hit the water hard! Mackenzie and I love him so much and can not wait to get him back at the end if the month.

Mackenzie Matthews & Pro Golfer, Hunter Hamrick
Chopper & Spice 2012
Baltimore Maryland

 

 

9 months old

Today is his first birthday. Thanks to you, chopper and spice.


Hunter Hamrick

1 year old


When my wife and I started looking for a puppy, I had no interest in getting a Labrador whatsoever. Then I saw my cousin's Labradors that he had, I fell in love with them. Didn't know where to begin to look for a Lab. My cousin referred me to Yvonne, low and behold there was a spot open for a puppy. We chose the name of Bayou Chopper's Coco Lafitte (Lafitte for short). He's by far the best dog I've ever owned! He learned all basic commands by week 8, his drive to please ceases to amaze me. He takes to the water like there's no tomorrow and his speed on the ground is remarkable! He has won the hearts of everyone he comes in contact with. Everywhere I take him I receive complements on how gorgeous he is and if I got Lafitte from Bayou Labradors. Seems everyone knows of Steve and Yvonne. I am by far more than pleased with my choice in breeder!! Yvonne and Steve were more than helpful in answering all my questions about training and caring for a Labrador. I highly recommend Bayou Labradors to anyone!!!

Matt & Marisa Kraly
Marrero, Louisiana
Coco and Chopper 2013
 


Dear Yvonne and Steve,

We can’t thank you enough for the opportunity to get Rouxbie (F-1, Chopper/Spice, 2012) from Bayou Labradors. We did a lot of research when we we were looking for a breeder for our new puppy and are completely thrilled with the way that everything went. It’s not just that you provided a beautiful dog, but the whole process was a total pleasure. I’ll never forget how you stayed in constant contact with us as Spice was giving birth, as well as throughout the seven weeks after. Your hour-by-hour text messages, photos and videos made it possible for us to be a part of the process even though we were hundreds of miles away. By the time we actually came to get her, we felt as though we had known you forever. You are not just a breeder-you are friend and you care deeply about the dogs you raise, long after they go to their new homes. To me there is no greater tribute to a first-class breeder.

Rouxbie is truly amazing. She is a happy, well adjucted and even-tempered sweetie. Presently she is at training school, with Logan, getting ready for duck season. She has the perfect personality and temperament of the family dog that we wanted, as well as the intelligence and drive of the great hunting future that awaits her. She is a breeze to train and smart as a whip.

She’s full grown now at 55 pounds which is exactly the size that we wanted, although she was 62 pounds when we sent to training in August.-She’s working hard. The trainer is telling me that she has great “stuff” and is doing beautifully. We can’t wait until she comes home so we can have her lounging with us in the evening and working for birds during the season. You have truly amazing dogs in your kennel and have way surpassed our wildest dreams of what we have in our dog.

Here are a few pictures of her during her first fifteen months. I promise to be more faithful about writing and sending picture.

Most fondly,

Denis and Emilie Dunderdale,
Cotter, AR
Chopper and Spice 2012
 

8 weeks old

7 months old


Steve and Yvonne,

Nala has been an outstanding dog to work with and I could not have been happier with my choice to pick Bayou Labradors as my breeder. Around the house, I could not have gotten a more loving, well-behaved and smarter dog with a better personality. As my first hunting dog, I have been truly spoiled by having Nala. She was retrieving at birds at 100 yards at 5 months of age during her first hunts and has progressed to an outstanding retriever and hunting companion. I have never been around a dog with such a desire to please and willingness to learn. She never wants to stop her training sessions. She will even grab a bumper while I am not looking, run back to the middle of her training field, and wait until I come meet her to train her longer. Training is incredibly rewarding with a dog that has the ability to learn anything I teach her after only one or two repetitions. I have gotten endless compliments on how well trained she is and that she is a "beautiful lab". It has been a dream to have a that "once in a lifetime dog" for my first dog. You can bet that when it comes time for my next lab, I will look nowhere other than Bayou Labradors.

Thank you for everything, Steve and Yvonne,

Ross Gray
Carbondale, IL
Chopper and Suzie 2011



 


I began looking for my idea of the perfect Labrador a couple years ago. I wanted a chocolate Lab with good looks and lots of hunting ability. After much research and a couple of failed litters, I turned to Bayou Labradors and a male pup out of Lady x Chopper. I'm happy to say that I now have that perfect Lab. Earl is a handsome dark chocolate male, full of energy, and yet calm and fun to have around the house. He gets along well with my other Lab and has become a part of our family. I look forward to years of hunting with him as well as just enjoying him at home. It was a pleasure to work with Yvonne and Bayou Labradors. I couldn't be happier with my pup! Thank you!

Jim Donaldson
Lake Stevens, WA
Chopper & Lady 2013

4 Weeks

 

3 1/2 Months

Hello Yvonne,

The pups are six months old today. I just took this picture of Earl today. He's doing great! I've been working on basic obedience stuff and he's doing very well. He heals nicely off leash now.. I've been doing a little pheasant hunting with my other Lab and when I bring birds home Earl loves them and will carry them around if I let him. Looking forward to more training this winter and next spring. He has lots of personality and we sure enjoy him!

Jim Donaldson

Lake Stevens, WA
Chopper & Lady 2013


Yvonne,

Thank you so much for our adorable labrador Gambit and for my parents' little girl Blossom. Gambit has truly been a wonderful addition to our family, and we're very happy he gets to see his sister and littermate all the time. We've gotten so many compliments about him, and most can't believe how big he is for his age! He's very affectionate and has a great personality, and he's so smart! He amazes me with his intelligence.

Working with Bayou Labradors was a great experience. My wife and I appreciated all the photos and updates we received via text and email to let us know how our little guy was doing. We would definitely recommend you to any potential lab owner.

Thanks again!

Walt and Janice Trepagnier
Laplace, Louisiana
Chopper and Coco 2012

 

5 Months

11 Months


Hi Yvonne & Steve!

It’s been 3 1/2 weeks since we made the long journey down to the Bayou to pick up our baby Maya, from your Chopper and Lilly 2013 litter. A couple interesting facts about her – she is a lover who always lays on her back so someone will rub her belly. And she snores when sleeping! Maya is adjusting really well to our other two “babies”, Moose & Rudy. They have a ball playing, tug-of-war being one of their favorite games. Maya loves splashing in the pool and we cannot wait to start training her to retrieve. As you recall, we plan to breed her with Moose in a few years and have already been approached for puppies when we have them! We wanted to thank you for everything – your constant updates from Lilly’s pregnancy through the birth and after. We thoroughly enjoyed your updates and pictures along the way, which added to our excitement and anticipation. We are attaching a couple pictures for you and promise to keep in touch with updates and more pictures as she grows up. She has truly lived up to our expectations and we couldn’t love her more! Thank you!!

Stacy and Gary Dean
Wood River, IL
Chopper & Lilly 2013

Dear Yvonne and Steve,

I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to get a pup from Bayou Labradors. Cassidy has been just an absolutely wonderful puppy! He is very sweet and loving to a hard driven toy player. I just adore everything about him from his good looks to his willingness to adjust to the moment and take it for all it is worth! This puppy is always in a great mood and has a wonderful temperament. From when I first contacted you I knew you worked hard to provide dogs and puppies that are outstanding in all qualities and are just a perfect match for anyone looking for a lab! When I take my puppy out he turns heads and everyone asks where I got him from and compliments on how handsome he is! I will give him the best life possible and I will provide him chances to do field testing, agility, obedience, and dock dogs. Plus be my companion and friend throughout his life! Cassidy is fearless and ready for any adventure, life lessons I will take with me as I grow too! Now the work begins but it's not work--- it's FUN!

I can't wait to share news with you as we tackle performance events and have lots of fond memories.
Sincerely,

Amy Docter and Cassidy
Freeburg, Illinois
Chopper and Lady 2013

 

8 Weeks

11 Weeks

3 Months

 
Meg and Cassidys Halloween picture at my work. He is a dinosaur and shes a turtle. For a small donation to Missouri State veterinarian research you can bring in your pet, pick out a costume, and get a picture. Love it!

5 months old

6 months old

 

 
Hi Yvonne,
Okay, here is the raw video of Cassidy going out on a retrieve. He watched the bumper go and blasted out after it. They were not successful ALL THINGS ASIDE I want to focus on how proud of him I am! He definitely gets an A+ for effort. It's not about ribbons or titles for me. It is about extending our relationship and teaching him everything I can in his lifetime, especially for a green handler/owner of a field labrador. I am overjoyed every day I spend with him and all of our moments are precious. He has my total confidence and he will excel beyond my wildest dreams in performing and my companion. Thank you Yvonne Redell Plaisance for trusting me with one of your puppies!

Amy Docter
Illinois
Chopper & Lady 2013


Hi Yvonne,

Rook, out of Chopper and Lilly has been home with me for two weeks now and I can honestly say he is my heart! He's so energetic and playful but also has his sweet side as well. He's definitely a daddy's boy. He always has to be next to me even when he's sleeping. When I leave the room or he can't find me he starts whining. Every where I go he's with me. I always get compliments on how beautiful he is and how his coat is so dark and pretty. My vet even said he has one of the best and most beautiful coats she's ever seen.


All my family and friends love Rook and my mom who's always been a small dog person now has told me since Rook's been here she wants a Lab too. He really has captured all of our hearts and I couldn't be more thankful for him. He was the last pick and I definitely believe they saved the best for last because I couldn't ask for a better dog/companion. I thank you for everything you've done. From helping me decide what litter to go with and all the updates along the way till I got my little man. When I decide to get another puppy I will definitely be coming back to y'all again. Thank you so much again for my wonderful dog Rook! Here is a picture of Rook.

Jonathan Thompson
Denham Springs, LA
Chopper and Lilly 2013

 

Hey Mrs. Yvonne

I just wanted to send you an updated picture of Rook at 11 weeks old. And I would like to say thank you so very much for my little man he is my world and I couldn't be happier with him. I can't thank you enough!

Jonathan

11 Weeks Old

 

 

Hey Mrs. Yvonne,

Here is a picture of Rook at 8 months old and he is absolutely beautiful!!! I couldn't
ask for a better dog. I still get multiple compliments when I bring him places about how
beautiful he is. I still can't thank you enough for all you have done.

Jonathan Thompson
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Chopper and Lilly 2013


Yvonne,

Molly is truly a wonderful dog and very smart. She has the drive and eagerness that will come in handy in the blind. She was swimming and trying to retrieve at only 8 weeks and hasn’t slowed down since. She picks up all the commands very quickly and I can’t wait until the upcoming duck season to see her in action. Everyone says how beautiful she is and I couldn’t agree more. I’m very pleased with her and thanks again for everything.

The Hebert Family
Brusly, LA
Chopper & Molly 2013

Yvonne,

Thank you so much for everything. My new Chopper and Cher pup, B2 is so wonderful. Everyone is amazed by his temperament and thinks he is so adorable. His registered name is Bayou Chopper’s Cajun Kodiak (call name Kody). My last chocolate lab passed away last year at 16 years old and I found you guys by searching online for a breeder with labs related to him. I found out that you had two females related to him and then I took one look at Chopper (ok I took a bunch of looks at Chopper, he’s stunning) and I knew then that I was going to get a new pup from you guys. The experience has been wonderful. We drove 2500 miles roundtrip from New Mexico and back to go pick him
out and bring him home and it was worth every tiring mile of the drive. You’ve been great with all of your constant updates from pre-conception to pick up time. And Steve taking me and my girlfriend Claudia on a swamp tour was an experience that we’ll never forget. Anyone contemplating getting a pup from Bayou Labradors, don’t hesitate! They are wonderful and so are their pups.

Thanks again and we’ll send updated pictures of Kody as time goes on.


Michael Smith and Claudia Veronica
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Chopper and Cher 2012

 

9 months old

 

14 months old 


Hello Yvonne,

WE LOVE OUR LAB SOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!

OAK was born in December of '12 and we brought him home in the beginning of Feb. I must say he is the best ever. I have never had a dog that is so loyal, trust worthy , fearless, full of energy, and most of all full of love. Oak is great with my 2 daughters and is very gentle with them . He is always alert and a fast learner. Having Oak around has made our family come together for late night walks and playing hide and seek in the house. Oaks favorite game by the way. When I am home Oak rarely leaves my side, ready to serve me in any way. True Loyalty!

Dealing with Bayou Labradors has been exceptional and very pleased. Before picking up Oak we could not wait for our weekly updates with videos on how the puppies were progressing. Now our new addition has a loving home and fits right in with ease.

The Ericksen Family & OAK
Kenner,La.
Chopper & Spice 2012

 

7 weeks

7 months


Hey Yvonne,

Thank you for such an amazing dog! I seen your webpage when I was still in Germany and knew right then and there that I would want a puppy from ya'll and nobody else. We could not be happier with Bayou Chopper's Choclotate Kiwi (F1, "Kiwi"), she is such a well behaved, calm and adaptive puppy. She is awesome around other people, kids and dogs, playful and completely focused when we are training. She trusts us and is courageous enough to approach new things like horses, cows, the waves of the ocean, 'mountains' and waterfalls and terrain that is not always steady. We enjoy her so much and don't wanna miss a day with her.

Ya'll are breeding exceptional dogs and put so much care into your puppies that we can just advise anybody who is thinking of getting a dog from Bayou Labradors to go for it! We most definitely would get another puppy from ya'll.

I hope you enjoy the pictures and video of our beautiful and smart girl.

All the best to you

Paulin and Cody Salomon with Kiwi
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Chopper & Nikki 2013

 

 

Hey Yvonne,

My husband talked to you on the weekend about how happy we are with Kiwi and that we would like to get another dog from you out of a possible Chopper & Nikki litter in 2014.

Kiwi is doing great, she is now 8 months and 41 lbs. We get so many comments about her coat and how friendly and well behaved she is. We just moved to Boston and I started throwing her first marks in the woods. In the field she retrieves marks up to 60 yards with no trouble and we are working on extending it and on our double marks. I am looking for a compatible trainer right now, cause I really want to start her in a hunt test next year. As a complete layman when it comes to hunting I am just at a point where I need input on how to channel her talent.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

All the best

Paulin, Cody and Kiwi
Boston, Mass.
Chopper and Nikki 2012

 

13 months old


 

 

Yvonne,

Duke is amazing. Very calm well mannered, muscular, great listener. I'm excited to hunt with him this year! Duke is a wonderful dog.

Craig Delahoussaye
Lafayette, Louisiana
Chopper & Suzie Q 2012


Ms. Yvonne I would like to take a moment to thank Bayou Labradors. I couldn't be happier with my new companion Sassy Coco Marie!

As I watch her grow up, it blows my mind how smart she is. I am sure it's the bloodline from Bayou Labradors. She interacts well with other dogs and never wonders off like most puppies would!

When Sassy was 7 weeks young she was already fetching mallard wings! At 10 weeks she was bringing whole teal ducks back to me! I love watching her grow up! Also she has an amazing nose that makes others jealous haha! She's 4 1/2 months old now and diving/submarining under the water. She's not scared at all.

You guys are great and you have some amazing dogs. I couldn't be more pleased! I could go on forever!

Seems like I'm bragging but it's all the truth! No telling what Sassy Coco Marie is capable of. Bayou Labradors is bad to the bones!

Thanks again :)))

Scott Lovett and Sassy
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Chopper and Nikki 2013

 

7 1/2 weeks

4 1/2 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sassy doing it big for New Years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can't get how well mannered she is for one year old.


This is Mo at 15 weeks. We couldn't be happier with our guy ! He's got a great personality, he's intense about feathers and he loves the water. We took him trout fishing on the stream and couldn't keep him out of it, I think he's part otter, lol.


Thank you for such a good dog. You guys were very helpful and friendly throughout the process and super patient when we came to pick our dog.

Thanks again

Danny and Jessica Ferstermann
Baltimore, Maryland
Chopper & Spice 2012

7 weeks

 

15 weeks


Yvonne,

Cameo has been an exciting addition to our family. Yvonne, you were very informative through the whole puppy process. Any questions you were more than willing to answer. Thank you for all the videos and pictures. That showed us your love for the labs and your business. Camo had retrieving instincts as soon as we got him home. He is now a beautiful eight month old that is very well mannered and eager to learn.
Thank y'all so much,

The Burton's And Camo
Arkansas
Chopper & Belle 2012


Yvonne,


We could not have asked for a better dog. Cuda is a loving dog who needs lots of attention. I have somewhat trained him, no doubt if I would have sent him to a trainer or had more time to spend with him, he would be a champion. Cuda made 2 years old in December, he is the tallest Lab I have ever seen and weighs 80 lbs. He comes camping with us and we don't even need to tie him up he is so well mannered. Awesome dog.

Marc St.Pierre
Lutcher , LA
Chopper and Coco 2011

Yvonne,

Well this is long overdue. I hope you and Steve are doing well. Here are some pictures of Spooky Cajun Blue Bayou aka "Spook”. Spook is B2 out of Chopper and Spice born 5-14-12. He is doing very well and has become a great companion. When I met him the day I picked him up it was not what I expected. The love and patience that comes through on phone calls, emails and on your website do not compare with you in person. Once we left he began to whimper as I had him in a cage between the front seats. I thought this is going to be a long ride. I figured he missed his Mom and Grandma (you) and I was in for 12 hours of whimpering and a very upset puppy. However once I opened the door of the cage and let him out he walked out onto the center console and looked around. After a few minutes he laid down and rode there for the next 800 miles without an accident or a whimper. It was a great bonding experience and I recommend it to anyone thinking about flying their new pup home. The drive is the only way to go. He loves to go for a ride in the car or golf cart and I believe the early long ride helped with that.

Well the last eight months have been very special to me. He has boundless amounts of energy and then is able to sleep like a hibernating bear. He is very healthy and has a great coat. He gets complements often on his looks and shiny coat. He is very smart and learned how to ring a bell when he needs to go out in just a few days. He hunted this year and was retrieving ducks at 6 months of age. I just took him to Mossy Pond Retrievers for training. I expect he will do well and look forward to his progress. Again my apologies for not sending you this much sooner. When I dropped him off he just turned 10 months old and weighed 69 pounds. I’ll keep you posted on his progress at Mossy Pond.

Jim Simon
Lake Okeechobee, FL
Chopper and Spice 2012

 

10 weeks old

 

 

 

 

 

10 months old

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We got a limit this am.
Spook was on them like white on rice!

 


Yvonne,

I could not be more pleased with our Chopper x Spice puppy, Cain. He has been a great addition to our household and the boys really love him and the sentiment seems to be shared by him. Our old girl (12 yr. yellow) isn’t as big a fan as he has ruined her lounging routine.

Cain has been at the trainer’s (Rody/Kristen Best of Best Retrievers) for the past five weeks and has come along quite nicely. I knew I was going to have a pro start the training out, so I didn’t make much effort on teaching him myself because I didn’t want to make it more difficult on the trainer (having to undo what I screwed up). But the few things I did teach him (Sit, Stay and Down) he learned very quickly and both my wife (veterinarian) and I can tell he is very intelligent. He is VERY food-focused and this has made training him even easier. Now he is almost done with force training and knows and executes all his obedience commands (Sit, Down/Platz, Here/Heel, Place and Free) off-lead and at a distance. He moved up to first in his class on the force training and had to pass several dogs who had a couple of weeks head start on him. He really enjoys his bird pen time as well. I’m not sure he’s going to want to come home when it’s over.

He has started to move out of the lanky puppy phase as you can see from the attached picture (Cain with my 6 year-old Reid) which was taken on 12/21/12. He is around 60-65 pounds at 7 months old and has grown quite a bit in the last month, so I would expect him to top out somewhere around Chopper’s size (75-80 pounds). We’ll be running him in Started/Junior this Spring and then start working on hand signals for Seasoned/Senior as soon as I can get him ready. Not to count my chickens to early, but from my past experience there is no reason to think he won’t develop into my next HRCH/MH house dog. But best of all, I won’t be fetching my own birds again this dove season!

I will send an updates when l we start running tests.

Wayne Bumgarner and Family
Houston, Texas
Chopper and Spice 2012




Yvonne,

Just wanted to add another note. Of the very, very many labs and goldens that I have owned, trained or had a part in training Cain has been by far the smartest. From a Mother's perspective he is the only dog that has not chewed up a thing in the house. With a 6 yr old and a 2 year old ( and all their toys) this is really saying something. No destroyed furniture! We keep him in our large kitchen that adjoins the family room and never put up a baby gate. He learned quickly at 7 wks old to stay in the kitchen. He is a great addition to the family--- oh, and from a veterinarian's perspective you were fantastic to work with and you do a fantastic job with the puppies.

Thanks,
Jennifer Bumgarner, DVM

 

 

Yvonne,

Check out last week's Retriever Result for new junior hunters. Cain went 2 for 2 at Bryan/College Station and 2 for 2 and title at Brazosport ARC. He is listed as the youngest titled dog last week at .8 years. He is a retrieving beast and has only one speed.... GO!

I'm running him at our home club Southeast Texas HRC this weekend in started and he will get a week off training for some r&r before getting back to more intense training. Can't wait for dove season!

Wayne Bumgarner
Houston, Texas
Chopper & Spice 2012

9 months old

 

 
Yvonne

After 8 months of training we finally have our "puppy" back. He just finished swim-by and I am going to start my part with walking baseball and 9-point. He remembers all the rules of the house and so far he's following them better than before. He's a bit clingy though. Follows me around everywhere I go. Nice to have him home.

It's good to have friends like the Best's. Their crew did a great job. Highly recommend them if you ever need a dog trained.

Wayne Bumgarner
Houston, Texas
Chopper and Spice 2012

1 year old


Margie Moonraker was a Christmas surprise for our 8 year old girl and 2 year old boy. She made out daughter cry tears of joy when we came home with her a few weeks before Christmas. She is so smart and has become an instant member of the family. Every where we take her people stop and tell us how beautiful she is. The vet said she was the best looking and healthiest lab she has ever seen. Our experience with Bayou Labradors was amazing! Thanks Yvonne for making our wishes come true!

Love,
Kris, Claiborne, Mia, and T-clay
Slidell, Louisiana
Chopper and Lady 2012

 

Yvonne

She's doing fine! she cried a little bit last night but not too bad. The kids love her!
Now how do you keep the baby from eating the dog bone?!! Lol!

Trisha Martin
St Charles, La
Chopper & Spice 2013


Hi Yvonne,

My wife and I have been Lab owners and breeders for a long time, but when our 7 year old daughter wanted a chocolate and I wanted a new hunting dog we didn’t know where to turn. We did extensive research and one breeder s name kept coming up, Bayou Labradors. After talking to Yvonne for hours we had our breeder, and we couldn’t have been happier. We got F2 (Red) from Lady and Choppers 10/18/2012 litter. Her name is Nicoya and we love her. My wife and children could not be happier and even our vet was impressed by not only how beautiful she is but her impressive pedigree, health background and genetics. This dog is the most trainable dog I have ever had. At just under 9 weeks she is housebroken, knows the sit command, loves her new family/home and is already retrieving. Yvonne made the entire experience memorable, sending pictures once a week so we could see all the puppies as they grow. The most difficult part of this experience was choosing which puppy to take home, they were all amazing.
Nicoya loves to play with our 2 older labs, 7 and 10 years old, and is happy playing, retrieving or cuddling with the kids. Her first hunt test is 4/27/13 so we have our work cut out for us, but she is a fast learner and should make her first pass easily. We can not thank you enough for the perfect little puppy; Nicoya is all that and more!!

Chris and Laurie Rais
Islip, New York
Chopper and Lady 2012

 

 

Ollie and Nicoya sleeping on our bed tonight. She is getting sooo big and she is such a good girl. We have our next vet appointment a week from tomorrow...cant wait to see how much she weighs...lol

She has mastered the mini cow bell we have hanging from our back door knob to let us know when she needs to go potty....very smart. Her retrieving is incredible, even when she doesnt know where the bumper or toy landed, Chris tells her "back" and she continues to look until she finds it...she is a retrieving machine...she just cant get enough. We will send better pictures in a week or so but we just wanted to let you know how amazing she is....thank you again!

Chris and Laura Rais
Islip, New York
Chopper and Lady 2012

 

Hi Yvonne,

As I promised here are new pictures of Nicoya. She had a vet appointment on Friday for her last set of shots and impressively she weighs 36 lbs at 15 weeks. Dr Rosen is in love with her....as we are.

This morning was her first hunt practice and Chris was so proud because Nicoya did an amazing job....one of the other hunters came over and inspected Nicoya, asked Chris where he got her; when he said New Orleans the hunter asked if she was a Bayou Labrador. You have definitely gotten a great reputation all over the country!!!

Thank you again for an amazing puppy...we are so proud of her!!

Chris and Laurie Rais
Islip, NY
Chopper and Lady 2012

4 months old

 

4 months old

 

 

Hi Yvonne,
I know it has been a while so I wanted to give you an update, Nicoya is doing GREAT. She is 7 months old and 65lbs of lean muscle.
Her first AKC hunt test is June 8 & 9. Chris has been working everyday with her and we think she will pass without a problem.
We will send pictures again soon. Just wanted to drop a quick message with a new picture.

Chris and Laurie Rais
Islip, NY
Chopper & Lady 2012


In July 2008 we had to put our beloved 12 1/2 year old black lab, Cutter, to sleep. When we came home from the vet I told my husband, Clint, I never wanted another dog, ever, because I never wanted to feel that heartache again. Well, here we are, 3 years later, the very proud owners of not one but TWO Bayou Labradors dogs!!! Rouxfus, 2, came into our lives and home in Sept of 2009. You can read my husband's testimony and also some of Yvonne's comments to get to know this absolutely amazing dog and how Clint researched for the “perfect” dog.

I have had so much fun helping out a little with Rouxfus' training that I decided I wanted my own dog to train! I have to also say that as I have watched an incredible friendship form between my husband, myself and Yvonne, there was never any question about where I wanted to get my pup!! Yvonne and Steve are the most caring breeders and dog people and the way they care for the pups the first 8 weeks of their lives is quite simply amazing. And on top of caring for the litters, Yvonne somehow finds the time to send numerous pictures and adorable slideshows to help us all choose the perfect pup, in addition to texting and emails and answering numerous questions!!!
 
So, in late July, 2011 Bayou Chopper's She's Everything to Me aka Paisley (yes, I am a country music fan!) came into our lives! She is everything I could want or imagine in a dog and is already amazing us with her intelligence and retrieval skills! When she swims, she glides as smoothly as an otter as she retrieves an Avery teal or a small bumper. Paisley is also retrieving small bumpers on land and returns them right back to me. She is learning obedience skills as well and knows her sit, down and kennel commands quite well. She and Rouxfus get along famously!!! He is very patient with her and those sharp puppy teeth! Truly, they are each other's best friend!

15 Weeks Old

They each help me to not mind so much my own empty nest, since now it is filled with chocolate labs!!!! :) It is one of the best feelings in the world when Paisley comes running up to me and is always so happy to see me!! I can’t wait until she is ready for her first hunt test.

Thank you, Yvonne, for everything that YOU are to Clint and me!! We love you!!!

M.K. and Clint Beaty
Orlando, Florida
Chopper and Suzie 2011

 

 

Hi Yvonne

Paisley is now 15 months old and a delight in every sense of the word! Her training is coming along very nicely and we plan to run our first hunt tests this fall in the Started and Junior categories. She is amazing, as her trainer (me) is sometimes not very diligent on a daily basis as far as her training goes and yet, she always does very well when we do train. She is just so, so smart and has a high drive for retrieving. Her marking is incredible and her ability to learn quickly amazes me. But she is also a very loving, sweet girl and I am so happy I picked F2 back in July 2011!!!

Here is a recent picture of her and I training last month in Georgia at Mossy Pond Retrievers. I will send more pictures when she wins her first ribbons!!

M.K. Beaty
Orlando Florida
Chopper and Suzie 2011
 

 

 

 

Paisley and I ran the Coastal Empire Hunting Retriever Club's Started Hunt Test Oct. 13-14 at Mossy Pond Retrievers in Patterson GA. We had a great time and we should have gotten a ribbon both days BUT due to handler 'error' i.e. I was so nervous as it was my first test, we didn't pass the first day. I was so sad (I admit, I cried!) because she is so GOOD, we should have passed easily, which we did the second day. Chalk it up to a learning curve and I did learn a lot, lost my nervousness, and am ready to progress with my WONDERFUL Bayou Labradors chocolate lab!!!! We will run our next Started test on Nov. 4 in St. Augustine. Can't wait!!

 

 

 

 

16 months

Congratulations!

MK Beaty and Paisley

2nd Started Hunting Retriever (SHR) pass

Northeast Florida Hunting Retriever Club

November 4, 2012

 

18 months

Congratulations!

MK Beaty and Paisley

3rd SHR pass and
Started Hunting Retriever Title (SHR)

Florida Central Hunting Retriever Club

12/1/2012 and 12/2/2012
 

19 months

Congratulations!

MK Beaty and Paisley

1st and 2nd AKC Junior (JH) pass

Treasure Coast Hunting Retriever Club

Okeechobee, Florida

January 26, 2013 and January 27, 2013

 

 

 

Yvonne

Paisley and I ran our first AKC Junior test and I couldn't be more proud of my
Bayou Labradors chocolate dog!! She passed both days of the test AND we ran both
days off lead (senior level). In Junior you are allowed to hold your dog by the
collar to avoid a break at the line. So many people told me to hold her, as that
is a 'gift' in Junior (you are not allowed to hold by the collar in higher level
tests). But I listened to my heart as I know my dog and decided to not hold her,
as that is the level she and I had been training for. She was rock solid steady
at the line! She is so smart and learns so quickly. She is focused as a
retriever but she is also a complete LOVE. She has filled my empty nest with
love and FUN!! I can't imagine life without her!!!!

MK Beaty
Orlando, Florida
Chopper and Suzie Q 2012

 

 

 

19 months

Congratulations!

M.K. Beaty and Paisley

3rd and 4th AKC Junior Hunter (JH) pass
&
Junior Hunter Title

Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club

Montverde, Florida

February 9 & 10, 2013

 

 

2 years 4 months old

 

Congratulations!


MK Beaty and Paisley


1st AKC Seasoned Pass


Northeast Florida Hunting Retriever Club


November 3, 2013

 

 

 

 

2 years 6 months
 

 

Congratulations!

MK Beaty and Paisley

Hunting Retriever Title (HR)

Florida Central Hunting Retriever Club

December 8, 2013

 


Yvonne,

Ella Sue is the most perfect puppy we could have ever imagined and everything we hoped she would be and more. She is beautiful, smart and so playful! Every day she surprises us by showing us something new that she has learned! She is sitting on command and fetching like a true retriever at 9 weeks old! We could not be happier with our little girl.

Bayou Labradors was a blessing for us to find. The dogs are beautiful, smart and well behaved but more that that, Bayou Labrador makes it such a special experience. We were so excited to get Ella and the constant pictures, videos and news we received about the litter before we picked her up made the experience so personal and amazing! We can't wait to see what she will learn tomorrow and see the dog she becomes! She really made our little family complete!

Thank you so much for everything!

Chris and Sarah Hickman
New Orleans, La
Chopper and Belle - 2011

 

Dear Yvonne,

Here are some new pictures of our girl! She is still the apple of our eye. Incredibly sweet, loving and smart. She is the best dog ever. Thanks so much.

Love, Sarah and Chris Hickman


 

 

 

 


This is Bull. Retrieving his first duck. Lol. Its stuffed but he thinks its real. It even quacks. Lol

Wilford Seymour
Southern Arkansas
Chopper & Molly 2012

7 weeks old

 

Yvonne,

 

I wanted to tell you how great a dog Bouillon, aka Bull, has become at just 4 months old. He has passed his first two Started Hunt test. Two more passes are needed to obtain his started title by 5 months old. We are sure he will pass with flying colors. We're taking him to the Cajun Hunting Retriever Club in Louisiana to run for his started title this fall.
Bull is a true gentleman in the house, but when the ducks start falling, he turns hulk on us, lol. He has so much drive and desire and he is a pleasure to train. He is such a fast learner. He is already finished with his basic commands and basic obedience. He passed with flying colors. Everyday his desire gets stronger and stronger. He is a true retrieving machine and a great gun dog.
Bull turned many heads at the Pin Oak HRC Hunt test, all the judges bragged on his retrieving ability and desire. They couldn't believe that such a young pup showed so much hunting ability. Once when I mentioned Bouillon’s name, one of the judges replied, "You don't have to say the name BOUILLON we know the name, and we know the dog. This dog will definitely go down in retriever history. He has a bright future ahead of him. He has already made this clubs history. How old is he again? Wow!" I was very impressed at his performance along with the audience, there were judges there too. He left me in aah, that I was able to work with such a great dog. Every time I look at him I am so thankful I found your kennel, Bayou Labradors. Bull has a bright future ahead of him and I am glad I can be a part of it.

Thank you so much Yvonne!

Sincerely,

Wilford Seymour
Southern Arkansas

Owner: Swamp Stomper Retrievers
Chopper and Molly 2012

 

 

 

 

Yvonne,

Hey just wanted to give you an update, I am very proud of Bouillon "Bull" for obtaining his SHR title at just 5 months old. He amazes me every day with his desire and drive. Can't wait to get him in the blind this week opening day.

Thanks Yvonne for everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Swamp Stomper's AR. Cajun Gator Bouillon "Bull", 6 months old with his retrieved game on our last hunt of the season. Now on to the HUNT TESTS TO GET THAT HRCH TITLE !!!! he is doing great Yvonne.

6 months old

 

Hey Yvonne,

 

I just wanted to say hi, and let you know how SHR Arkansas Cajun Gator Bouillon is doing aka "BULL". He is so awesome! We have picked up a lot of ducks together in the past 18 months. Bouillon has been nothing but amazing in the field and in the duck blind and also as a friend of our family. He has so much style and class, he was always meant to be mine from the moment you called me and told me about him. As you know he had a brush with death, but you will be pleased to know he has almost made a full recovery, we are still in the rehabilitation stage but as you can see in this picture He is not the same dog that was laying on that surgery table. The doctor says he cannot believe this dog was almost fully paralyzed from the hips down a month ago and how he has recovered so quickly. All I can say is (( HEART )) and the will to overcome any obstacle that is thrown his way.

Anyway I just wanted to say thank you again for everything, and for Bouillon, he is truly Gods gift to me. It was our destiny to cross paths, he has proven himself time and time again to defy the odds stacked against him and prevail over those mountains like a true champion. I cant believe nearly a month ago I sat and watched a nearly paralyzed dog lay fighting to live and now he is fighting me to retrieve. He brings me all kinds of stuff to throw for him to retrieve, the only thing killing him now is that I won't let him, ha ha. I just tell him not yet boy, but soon enough.

I just wanted to say, you have been not only a GREAT friend, but a wonderful mentor. From the first moment I mentioned that I was starting my own kennel and training program you have supported me and my dream and helped me gain knowledge and wisdom on breeding and how to run a great kennel like yourself. After nearly 3 years of researching and looking at hundreds of websites and kennels we found your kennel and saw Chopper. I knew I wanted my foundation stud to be a son of chopper and your bloodlines. We couldn't be any more pleased with Bouillon. He is exactly what we were looking for in a stud dog and way more than we could have ever imagined. Again thanks Yvonne for all your help you will always be one of the foundational pillars that make up Swamp Stomper Retrievers. You, your kennel and retrievers are 1st Class!

Wilford Seymour
Swamp Stomper Retrievers
Chopper and Molly 2012

 

13 months old

 

 

1 year and 8 months old


Dear Yvonne,

I just wanted to send you an update on Lucy, now 8 months old. I know if you had known how beautiful she was going to be, you would never have sold her. Well, we waited long enough for her and the wait was so worth it.
First, let me thank you for taking care of her until she was 6 weeks old. I so appreciate all of the pictures you sent as well as the time you spent describing her every action to us. She fell right into our family and is now part of the hunting “club” where the guys love having her with them. When she gets back from the hunting camp, she is all mine!!!
Thank you so much. Your advice and care have been special. I know you love her still.

Flory and Allen Reynolds
Prairieville, La.
Chopper and Cher

 

10 months old

7 weeks old

 

8 months old


Dear Yvonne,

I wanted to take some time to relay my testimonial of your tremendous operation. It was after extensive research that we decided to purchase a puppy from Bayou Labradors - a decision that I'm extremely happy I made.

Bayou Chopper's Bluegrass Gator (Chopper X Suzie) made his way up to Kentucky to join our family back in April. I had communicated with Yvonne what exactly I was looking for in a new pup - specifically the best mix of pet/hunting companion I could find. She kept me informed of the progress of the litter via emails, texts, and plenty of pictures. The entire experience was wonderful Gator has been a terrific addition to our family.

10 days after he arrived, a terrible accident nearly ended everything - fortunately, after several heart-wrenching days the only issue he had was a broken rear femur. A pin and stint were administered, and 6 weeks later he was good as new!

I began training shortly after his recovery, and sent him to a professional at the age of 6 months. This trainer, an "old school" duck dog trainer who is never one to give many compliments, had nothing but praise for Gator's drive, intelligence, and obvious well-bred nature (which of course, we already knew!). As he so eloquently stated to me, "You've got a heck of a brown dog there - he could go as far as you ever want to take him". Given this old fellow's personality, this was about as praise-worthy a compliment any dog may ever get.

Within 2 months, Gator had flown through basic obedience, force fetch, and was beginning blind retrieves. The trainer warned me prior to starting that Gator would most likely not be ready to head to the duck blind this year - however, after 6 weeks of training the trainer was practically begging me to get him out there, and was excited for me to return Gator to him after the season for more advanced work. Gator joined me in Arkansas this past weekend for his first hunt. He retrieved several ducks and geese with no hesitation - he would go all day, every day if it was possible!

I cannot say enough about the quality of operation Yvonne runs - if anyone is in search of the highest quality chocolate lab, I advise them to look to Bayou Labradors with as strong a recommendation as possible.

I will continue to update you on his progress and send more pictures to add. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Bo Brooker and family
Gilbertsville, Kentucky
Chopper and Suzie 2012

 

 

It was an immediate bond that has gotten stronger. From 5 1/2 lbs as a runt to 98 lbs.
 

 


Yvonne,
Buck has been a wonderful addition to our family. I have trained several labs in my life but none have come along as quick as Buck has. When we got him he was the runt and weighed a mere 6lbs. Now at 4 months old he is weighing 35lbs, doing water retrieves, doubles, blinds and up to 80yd retrieves. At the rate he is going he will make a champion before 2yrs old. His intelligence and drive to retrieve is incredible. Oh and he is already riding the 4 wheeler like a pro and loves it. I plan on taking him duck hunting for the second split towards the end of December. I will keep you updated on his progress.

4 Months Old

Thanks,
Andrew and Tina Juneau

Moreauville, Louisiana
Chopper and Belle 2011

 

 

Yvonne,

Here's a couple pictures from today of Buck. He is phenomenal...not even 6 months old and retrieving like a champion. We has a bunch of 5 mallards come in today and killed all 5. He retrieved all 5 flawlessly with 2 being blind retrieves in the woods!. He has learned so much so fast, I am running out of things to teach him...lol. He sits and behaves like a seasoned dog. Oh and the little runt weighs 60lbs now. He is having the time of his life and so am I!

Andrew & Tina Juneau
Moreauville, Louisiana
Chopper and Belle 2011

5 Months Old

 

 

 
This is the latest pic of buck. Made 57 retrieves on teal this year so far. We didn't lose a bird. He made a 200yd retrieve on a cripple teal and about 10 blind retrieves. His manners in the blind are awesome. Acts and works like a 5 yr old dog.

14 Months Old

 

Buck is sooo awesome and getting better with each hunt. He loves to hunt and gets so excited when we are calling ducks, because he knows he's about to get to retrieve, his teeth start chattering...really loud! Its hilarious! All the guys i hunt with are just fasicinated with him and cant believe he does what he does at 16 months old. Today he handled to a 200yd blind retrieve that i never dreamed he would be able to do. He is a work horse of a dog and so well mannered is a pleasure to have in the blind. It's hard to believe when we got him he was barely a 6 lb runt no one else wanted. All I can say to them is thank you for passing on my 80lb runt. I love him.

 

Andrew & Tina Juneau
Moreauville, Louisiana
Chopper and Belle 2011

 

16 Months Old

Yvonne
He is licking his lips, waiting for another retrieve. Buck is a machine! Today he made 18 retrieves in 3 ft of water, all swimming. He had a blast!

Andrew Juneau
Moreauville, Louisiana
Chopper and Belle 2011

18 Months Old

 


Hey Yvonne

It's Kenneth, I bought Sophie from you about two years ago. I know I haven't been giving you any updates, sorry for that. I guess it's better late than never. She is the daughter of Chopper and Lillian the Brave. I know she did not come from one of your Dams but everything paid off. Sophie is doing great. She has a great personality and is very attentive to everything. This season was her first full season of hunting. Needless to say she is a natural. When I first got her I started working with her on basics which she picked up very easily and the rest just fell into place. She now lives to retrieve. This year so far she has retrieved over 50-60 birds. Many where double and triple retrieves. Even a few two at a timers. I guess she figured why not if she was passing right by the bird "might as well pick it up too". Anyway I am very pleased with Sophie and have recommended you to everyone. More pictures to come.

Kenneth Easatin
New Orleans, Louisiana
Chopper and Lillian the Brave 2010

Yvonne,

I can’t say enough about our precious TANK. He is adorable and we couldn’t ask for a better puppy. Tank was a Christmas surprise for my husband and kids and the best Christmas present we could have gotten. Tank loves running after the kids and had a ball in the recent snow. He is growing so fast, now 13 weeks old and a fast learner. I can’t wait for the weather to get warmer so he can go swimming in the lake with our female lab, Mocha, and all the kids. My husband is excited about this coming year’s duck season and has already started Tank retrieving ducks. Chopper and Brandy did good!!!
I will recommend Bayou Labradors to anyone looking for a fine chocolate lab.



 


Thanks,

Andrea Lewis and family
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Chopper and Brandy - 2009

 

3 yrs old

 

Started Hunting Retriever

 

4 years old


Hello

This is Kurt and Jonnie Sonnier. We have Stormy Little Gator Bear Lulu from Chopper and Molly 2012. She is awesome. Doing well finished obedience training with Chad Vidrine at Sugarland Retriever in Broussard, La. He has done wonders and will start hunt training in February 2013. She is healthy and loved by all. Everyone said how beautiful she is and we agree. She is now going to be 8 months old next week and will be going to hunt test in March 2013 and will be ready for next duck season.

Kurt and Jonnie Sonnier
Lafayette, Louisiana
Chopper and Molly 2012

Yvonne and Steve,

I wanted to send you an update on Annie. From being the smallest one in the litter she is growing so fast. We have gotten so attached and her looks draw attention from everyone. We would like to thank y'all for all that y'all put into these dogs. She has caught on to everything so fast already. I hope I can keep up with her learning ability. She is sitting on command and retrieving bumpers already.

Thanks again

Nick Deshotel
Erwinville, Louisiana
Chopper and Lady 2012

Hello Yvonne,

Greetings from Erie, Pennsylvania. I wanted write you to tell you how our dog, Preacher, is doing and send some photos! She is one amazing dog. She is smart, a very strong swimmer with a great nose. She is just perfect in every way. We were so happy to get one of Chopper’s daughters. Since the day we picked her up and flew her home we bonded like loyal friends. She has brought so much joy to our family.

We highly recommend Bayou Labradors to anyone looking for a quality chocolate Labrador. Thank you again Yvonne, you made the choice of getting a Chopper puppy a great experience.

Danny and Kelly Kuzma
Erie, Pennsylvania
Chopper and Mocha 2010


Layton's Girl Scout Cookie "Scout", is a female pup from "Cajun Spice" and "Chopper". This is my 5th lab to purchase and train, but the first from Yvonne and Bayou Labradors. While I don't participate in trials, I have high expectations for my dogs for duck hunting, dove hunting, and then they are finally cross trained for deer recovery on a bow hunting club. I have been looking to purchase this particular pup for 2 years. I knew exactly what I wanted in a chocolate lab and only Yvonne could fill the order. Now that I have "Scout", I'm already looking forward to the next one. These are very special dogs!

Steve Layton,VP
Finch Productions, LLC
Gary Finch Outdoors
Brewton, Alabama
Chopper and Spice 2012

 
Yvonne,

This is a video of Scout's first water retrieve. I just
think it's amazing that she went from swimming to
water retrieves in the same lesson.

Steve Layton
Brewton, Alabama
Chopper and Spice 2012

 

3 Months Old

 

8 months old


Dear Yvonne and Steve


We fell in love with F5 from the moment we saw the first text from you. We really want to thank you for your help and all the updates and pictures you sent to us through the whole process. We looked forward to the pictures and videos we received on a weekly basis. We named her Bayou Choppers Coco Cabela’s Roux--- Call name is Cabela. It’s funny you had never had a Cabela and you had two this litter! She is so smart and getting big so fast, 13 weeks and 21 lbs! She has been such a great addition to our family and has fit right in and is doing awesome. She is off to training July 1st, we will miss her every minute she is gone. I would recommend Bayou Labradors to anyone who is looking for top quality Labs!


Shannon & Janine Vice
Lafayette, La
Chopper and Coco 2012

 

7 weeks old

4 months old

5 months old

8 months old

10 months old

11 months old

2 years old


Dear Yvonne and Steve


I just wanted to send you some Pictures of F6. We have named her Bayou Chopper’s Coco Cabela and call her Cabela. She is so smart!!!!!! We had second pick and we knew from the time we saw her at your house she was the one we wanted. She was the last to be born but I guess the saying goes they save the best for last. She is only 8 weeks old and mostly house broken and already picking up bumpers. I really want to thank you for your help and all the updates and pictures you sent us through the whole process. We talked to Jimmie Wilson the other day and we will be sending her off to be trained. It will be hard to let her go for a few months But I know it will best the best thing for her (still trying to convince my wife of this but she fell in love with her from the start and don’t want her out of her sight).


I have done extensive research to find the best breeders and dogs and this is what I have come up with. If you are looking for the perfect Chocolate Labrador, look no further. They breed the best Labradors in the world. Yvonne and Steve care so much for their puppies. They have always answered any questions I have. We have 2 other Labradors and they even answered questions that I have asked about them. We have not only found the best breeder but friends for life. We talk on a regular basis, either they call me are I call them. You could not ask for better people!! If anyone would want to talk to me about a reference, please give them my number. Thanks


Robert & Sandy Gaudet and Cabela
St Rose, Louisiana
Chopper and Coco 2012

 

 

 

Dear Yvonne and Steve


I know it has been a while since I sent you an update on Cabela. In the last letter I said we were going to send Cabela off for training, this did not happen! After we got her home we could not part with her for any length of time. We have to see her every day! So I had made up my mind that she was going to be a pet. She is the sweetest and most loving dog I had ever seen. Has to be next to my wife all the time. Something happened last month! Don’t know what made her do this but she started retrieving the bumper I was throwing for my other Lab. Now all she wants to do is retrieve. It is like I have a retrieving machine. She will go over, under or through anything to get to the bumper. Just working on the breaking and I will have it done. Don’t get me wrong she is still a very loving and affectionate dog. I could never imagine life without her. Thanks for everything you have done.

Robert and Sandy Gaudet
St Rose, La
Coco and Chopper 2012


Hi Yvonne, just wanted to give you an update. We've had our new puppy from Chopper & Lady (B2 Orange) for a little over a week and are so in love with him!! We named him Marlin, and he is such a joy to have in our lives! He is so friendly, playful, and loving. We are constantly being complimented on how cute he is by anyone that meets him :) He is eating, sleeping well, and has already been to the vet. Thank you for everything you did to make the whole process enjoyable and easy. Receiving pictures and videos were often the highlight of our days, and we are so happy to finally have Marlin in our home!!
Thank you,

Ron and Holly Lehman
Houma, Louisiana
Chopper and Lady 2012

 

 

 

 

 

10 Weeks old

 

4 months old


Yvonne,

Just wanted to give you an update on Bailey....She became a member of the family from day one and has been a blessing ever since. She picked up on her training at home in the back yard and has developed in to a great retriever. Spoiled as can be sharing a king size bed with my wife and I at home, but a duck hunting machine when she needs to be. I cant thank you all enough for breeding such great dogs. With only myself (a rookie) training her, she has done outstanding. Some things have been taught and some instinct. Much of this can be attributed to the blood running in side of her.

Watching Bailey progress and hunt as a young dog has already made this hunting season unforgettable. Not to mention how much fun she is at home. My wife and I don't know what we would do without her.

Thank you again. I would and will recommend your dogs to everyone


Andrew and Monica Anderson
Daphne, AL
Chopper and Suzie 2011

7 months

18 months


Dear Yvonne,

Kameaux (1st pick male, B3) is doing great! He is so smart. Kameaux learns at a very easy and fast pace. He will sit and come by a voice command or by whistle. So far, he can sit and stay from 40 yards away and he is only 13 weeks old. Amy taught him to shake as well. He is also house broken and kennel trained. Kameaux's favorite thing to do is play fetch with his dead fowl!

I would like to thank you for breeding such beautiful and smart chocolate labs! I looked all over town and the internet looking for a great chocolate lab breeder. When I came across your website, I knew then and there that I wanted a lab from Bayou Labradors. The only hard decision was which litter to choose from!

We would also like to thank you for your generosity for the day we went to visit your kennel! We were very impressed to see how nice your facility is! You also made our wait a little easier with all of the great photos and videos you sent!

Yvonne, thanks you for your patience and thanks again for a great pup!

Jay & Amy Hernandez

Sulphur, LA

Chopper & Lilly 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 months old

Congratulations!

Jay Hernandez and Kameaux

1st and 2nd SHR passes


Cajun Hunting Retriever Club

Estherwood, Louisiana

October 19 & 20, 2013
 


Happy 5th Birthday Hester!!! You came into our lives unexpectedly 2 years ago, but you were a true blessing!!! You took one look at my 14 year old yellow lab, Jake and appointed yourself his protector. You gave him the utmost respect & love. For that, you won a place in my heart & a home for life!!! We love you Hester!!!

Judy Patureau
Houston Texas
Sonny and Coco 2007

Born 11/28/07


Yvonne,

We wanted to write to let you know how wonderful our lives have been with our new addition, Tully. Your weekly pictures and emails were so helpful as we waited for our puppy. Every week we grew more and more excited and couldn't wait to bring him home. Though flying him home was an option, the 10 hour drive from Florida was more than worth it to be able to bring Tully home with us. He was a perfect angel the whole trip back, sleeping often and never having an accident in the car.

It didn't take very long at all to housebreak him, which people still cannot believe. I attribute part of that to your early use of a kennel, which made the transition home into his kennel here relatively seamless. He knew early on how to signal us and let us know when he needed something. He learned sit and lay down commands very easily and is eager to learn more. Our vet complimented us on a beautiful pup and said that he believe the breeder did a great job in getting us a well bred, physically and emotionally sound puppy. We couldn't agree more. He is a lover of all humans and other dogs alike. He's a beautiful puppy who gets more and more handsome every day. We look forward to our lives with him.

Thank you so much for your professionalism throughout the process. You have given us such a wonderful puppy who will undoubtedly make us happy for a very long time. We have already recommended you to a family member looking for a chocolate lab and will recommend you again.

After writing this letter to you it seemed a little long but we just can't help bragging about you and our boy.

Sincerely,

Crystal Hargis and Chris Mason
Clearwater, Florida
Sonny and Coco - 2007   

 

Hey Yvonne,

I just wanted to send you and email and say Happy 1st Birthday to Coco and Sonny's Puppies from 11/28/07!!! Tully is a handsome 1 year old. We had our friend come over with her nice camera and take some pics of our gorgeous boy. We figured we'd send you a few so you can see how well he's growing up and post an updated picture if you like. He makes us so happy and everyone at Thanksgiving said what a pleasure he was to be around :) He loves to play frisbee, to go on runs and to the park.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Let us know if you get any updated pics of any of his litter mates.

Talk to ya later ~ Crystal

 

 

Happy 5th Birthday to my sweet Tully bear. Sweet cuddly boy (when he wants to be- mostly
when he wants to get on our bed at night), faithful hiking buddy, lover of all dogs and people.
We love you to pieces Tully! Thank you Yvonne Plaisance for such a special pup.


Crystal Hargis Mason
Seattle Washington
Sonny and Coco 2007

Born 11/28/07


Dear Yvonne,

Just wanted to send you an update on our little Duchess Lily. She is weighing in at 19 lbs and is as beautiful as can be! She is healthy and happy and absolutely loves her new home. I cannot thank you enough for keeping us informed about the puppies from birth until I picked her up. I loved every one of your emails, texts and photos. It was amazing to see them grow and develop from a state away! I wouldn't hesitate to give you and Bayou Labradors the highest rating. You were so professional, kind and caring. Thank you for going out of your way to let me meet Chopper and Lilly. I see their traits in Duchess and she definitely is just as sweet and beautiful as her parents!

A little about Duchess... She knows to sit, she comes when she is called (even when she has something in her mouth that she shouldn't), she is a fantastic retriever :), super affectionate and loves to be cuddled an petted. She loves to play in the backyard with my son and to go for short walks

(she is very well mannered on the leash). She LOVES ice cubes! LOL. She is a wonderful addition to our family. Thank you so very much!

Eve Shulman
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Chopper and Lilly 2012

7 Weeks

 

 

3 1/2 months

6 months


Dear Steve and Yvonne,

Leslie and I are so pleased and over the moon excited with our new found companion “ Ellie Mae (F2)”. She is such a wonderful puppy, super intelligent, curious and independent, thanks to “Chopper and Ms Lilly”.

We wanted to share some photo's of Ellie Mae, she is coming up to 11 weeks & has grown so much since she came to California on Oct 26th,. She has the most adorable features and we have fallen in love with her beautiful hazel green eyes!

Our friends Shane & Felicity Warf, CA, referred us to Bayou Labradors, who themselves have one of your puppies “Macie” now eight months old and absolutely stunning.

Yvonne, it truly has been a pleasure to work with you on selecting our puppy. Without a doubt we made the right choice to work with Bayou Labradors and cannot thank you enough for all of your support along the way, and conversations in the future.

Daniel & Leslie Hansen
Woodland Hills, California
Chopper and Lilly 2012


 

3 months old

5 months old


Yvonne and Steve,

We really can’t say enough about how pleased we are with the puppy that we got from you in September. F2, now known as Cash, has fit in perfectly with our family. She is spoiled already and acts just like she is one of our children. For 3 months old she is so smart. She sits on whistle and is consistently steady, which is surprising for her age. She also goes into her kennel, and gets into her bed on command. Cash loves to fetch as well as swim. She is getting very consistent with retrieving on command. She is absolutely gorgeous! Cash goes with us as much and often as possible and we constantly get compliments on how beautiful she is. People are just so attracted to her dark brown coat and pleasant temperament. She is very energetic and loves to go for rides and play. She also knows when it’s time to settle down and get into her bed. For a puppy she is fantastic with our children. She lets our 9 month old daughter crawl all over her and love on her. We have already given out your website information to a local couple that just loved Cash. Thank you so much for all of the texts and updates throughout the whole process. We felt like we already knew so much about all of the puppies before we even saw them in person.

Thank you again!!!

Scott and Katie Miller
Mt. Hermon, Louisiana
Chopper and Belle 2012

Hey Yvonne!

It's Amanda Henrikson, Kimber's owner. I just wanted to update you on his progress. He is such an incredible pup and an absolute joy to have! He is already house trained, which I find unbelievable! He has such an amazing personality and is growing soooooo fast. He's almost doubled in size since the day we brought him home. Right now we are working on leash training so that I can take him on my morning walk, and he's making some progress but still thinks his leash is a chew toy. Lol. I just wanted to give you a heads up and let you know how wonderful he is!

Todd Nelson & Amanda Henrikson
Pinch stouts, La
Chopper & Lilly 2012


Steve and Yvonne

Our Lee is now three years old and he is the baby of the house. He is such a wonderful part of our family. It's funny how he understands everyone's role and works it. He's laid back and obedient with my husband, cautious and very protective with me and flat out rotten with my mother in law!! It's like having a child, and we love it!! He is a great hunter and loves the water. It's tough to get him out the pool in the summer time! He is incredibly smart and has a great personality. I'm so happy that my husband did his research and found you guys. Our life wouldn't be the same without our baby! Thanks!!


Lauren and Jonathan Faust
Slidell, La
Chopper and Coco 2009


Yvonne and Steve,

We can’t say enough about Bear. He is mild mannered at home and then transforms into a monster when we take him out to retrieve, he just doesn’t want to stop. Our dogs are one of the most important parts of our family and we are extremely picky when it comes to what we were looking for in a dog. We couldn’t have asked for a better puppy. He is very smart, has a high bird drive, is extremely trainable, has great conformation, mellows out at home when it is time, and has a strikingly dark coat just like we wanted. We took him out for his first swim last Saturday and he jumped right into the water without hesitation and kept going back out into the water even when there wasn’t a bumper to retrieve. We finally had to put a leash on him to hold him back, he just wouldn’t quit! Thank you for putting up with all our questions and constant requests for puppy updates. Even though we are in California, you made us feel like we were part of the whole experience. You made it very special for us. We can’t thank you enough! Please feel free to use us as a reference as we could not be happier with our new family member!!!!


Dave, Poppy, Colleen, Michael, Bo, and Bear Lange
California
Chopper and Molly 2012

7 weeks old

5 months old

 


Yvonne and Steve,


It was surely love at first sight!! We adore and are SO happy with our new big guy, B1. Before we even arrived home from picking him up, we absolutely knew what a special and lovable boy we had found. He is our sixth lab, and we have loved all of them, but this boy is so beautiful and smart that I don't know where to begin in describing him! He has totally charmed the neighborhood, our vet's entire office staff, the whole family and our other two labs in a matter of just a few days. He is truly remarkable and what a gorgeous puppy.


Thank you for the wonderful experience of finding the perfect match for us through Bayou Labradors. Your constant updates, pictures and information made us feel a real part of the birth and growth of these puppies and you were very helpful to us in the later selection of our boy. It is so apparent how much you love your dogs and their pups and that was very endearing to us. We'll send new pictures soon. Many thanks for everything.......you're the greatest!!


Fondly,

Judy and Stephen Pol

Baton Rouge, La

Chopper and Coco 2012

 

2 months old


Yvonne,

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are so thrilled with our puppy -- F1, now Olive -- from Coco and Chopper's latest litter. She's gorgeous and obviously quite bright, as she already knows the "Sit" command at the young age of 7 weeks. Everyone that has seen her has commented on how beautiful and pleasant she is; she won over the hearts of everyone that works at our vet clinic. My family is so smitten with her, they will definitely be phoning you when they're ready for their next lab.
We loved being able to watch her grow up through your updates and are grateful that you were there to answer all of our questions as we prepared for a new puppy. Thank you for being patient with us throughout the process of picking our puppy -- we made the right decision! She's perfect in every way!
Again, thank you! We couldn't be more pleased!

Sincerely,

Anne Grant
Zachary, La
Chopper and Coco 2012

Yvonne,

Never shot to many but she retrieved everyone we shot! Awesome dog Nikki & Chopper pup thanks awesome breeding.

Errin & Tyler Clark
New Orleans, La
Chopper & Nikki 2010


Mrs. Yvonne,

It's hard to imagine a time before Roux was in my life now, she is such a wonderful dog. I constantly get compliments on how beautiful she is (especially her dark chocolate color) from people like my vet all the way to complete strangers on the street. Being a puppy still, she can be high energy at times, but everyone comments on how well behaved she is for her age. She already knows a wide range of commands and will be starting some more formal training next month. She's just a complete sweetheart and is always ready to be someone's cuddle buddy on the couch. I've been so happy with her that I tell everyone I know about Bayou Labradors. After your next litter goes home, three of your puppies will then be living with friends of mine who have fallen in love with Roux. Couldn't ask for a better chocolate lab or breeder! Hope y'all are doing well.

Malory
New Orleans, La
Chopper & CoCo January 2012


Yvonne,

Thank you so much for everything you have done for us! You have been wonderful from the very beginning. We loved the constant updates and pictures you sent us throughout the process. It was always refreshing knowing that our little guy was doing OK. We were also very grateful for your help when it was our turn to pick. We wanted a family dog and you did an amazing job helping us pick out the PERFECT puppy. Bentley is so playful with the kids and loves their attention. His temperament and personality is perfect! We are constantly getting compliments on how handsome and smart he is. We started training him as soon as we brought him home and he has done extremely well. At 3 1/2 months he was already potty-trained, can sit, shake and stay. We are so happy to have him as a part of our family...he seems to like it too! I would recommend Bayou Labradors to anyone who is looking for the perfect labrador! Thank you again!

Nichole and Frank Palmisano
New Orleans, Louisiana
Chopper and Molly 2012
 


Yvonne,

I'm really not sure where to start. I was scared to death of getting another dog after losing my Lab (Ben) of fourteen years. That was hard. Any animal lover knows. I would casually look for other breeders of Chocolate Labs but nothing came close to matching Bens frame. He was tall and a lightning bolt retrieving ducks. Skimming the internet, I found your website one evening and saw Chopper. What a gorgeous dog and right in New Orleans of all places! You were so nice on the phone. I did appreciate the time you took through the whole process.

 

4 weeks

Anyone who has one of Choppers puppies is extremely lucky. They are gorgeous dogs with a temperament to match. Everyone loves his personality. Charlie is the most loving dog and just doesn't have a bad day! He gets up in the morning and will wait in the yard for me to throw a bumper or a tennis ball and of course will make you laugh just being himself. I love his drive for retrieving. He spent about 6 months with Jimmy Wilson who did a phenomenal job. I have been wanting to get him back to Jimmy but haven't been able to. Jimmy loves training Chopper puppies! Super drive, gorgeous looks, and so smart. I think anyone who has one of these dogs will attest to that. Charlie has been a great addition. I'm so glad I found him. His registered name is, Louisiana Bayou's "Bon Temp" Charlie. I know you care for these puppies and it shows. Thanks for everything.

7 weeks

 

Jimmy Thornhill
Chopper and Coco - 2010

5 months

 

16 months


Dear Yvonne and Steve,

Lucy is 3 months old and we fall more and more in love with her everyday! She is a quick learner, lots of personality, and so much fun. She has learned so many skills already - we are so happy with her. She has loved the pool from the start and she won't miss a day without a swim or fetch! Our Beagle Peanut and Lucy play all day and have become fast friends and partners in crime!

We loved the personalized touch you gave us - even before we met her! We would come back again and again. For now, one puppy is enough!

Steve and Liz Dickson
Orlando, Florida
Chopper and Spice 2012


Hi Yvonne

Sorry it took me so long to send you a picture of Lucy's F4. She is so dark that I couldn't get the lighting right to see her beautiful face. Her name is Clair and her full name is Brownie Clair Buttercup. Crazy, but that way everyone's ideas get included.
She is a dream puppy and by far the easiest puppy I've ever had. She is completely paper trained while in her puppy pen, but for the last few days she just cries a little to let me know that she needs to go outside. It's hard for me to believe that she is doing this at barely 9 weeks. Also, she is quiet all night from about 11pm until 7am. I'm amazed. I'll keep you up to date.

We love, love her!!! I'm at work for 24 hrs today and I miss her as much as I miss the kids.

Thank you!!!

Dr Cheri Lowre
Studio City, California
Chopper & Lucy 2012

 

Hi Yvonne,
This is Cheri from California. We are celebrating Claire's 1st birthday! She is awesome! Her and I just went for a long birthday hike. Thank you for such a sweet dog!

Happy 1st Birthday Claire, 5/11/2013

Pooped out after a long birthday hike!


Yvonne,

These are the pictures I have been promising to send. Isn't he beautiful!! We have named him Chopper's Bayou Benelli and his call name is Benelli. I think he looks like a mini Chopper. He has been such a great addition to our family. He has fit right in and is doing awesome. His personality is so sweet and he is already potty trained. He loves to play and even likes to lay on the couch and watch cartoons!!! Everyone has him spoiled rotten already. I can't thank you enough for such an amazing experience. You made it such a smooth transition from his birth to the frequent updates on the puppies' progress. We had such a special experience knowing which one was our puppy from birth, as he was the only male of his litter. All of the puppies were so beautiful, but of course I think I got the best!! I would, without hesitation, recommend Bayou Labradors to anyone who is looking for top quality Labs and the experience of a lifetime.

Kim, Chad, Collin and Mason Chauvin
Houma, Louisiana
Chopper and Coco 2012

 

1 year and 5 months old


Yvonne

Isn't she beautiful. First full winter in working ducks and geese, she was wonderful, hard-working and fast . Have to say, I have a new best friend. Thanks for a wonderful dog. She is now 2yrs-5 mo old.

Dallas Bryan

Chopper & Belle 2009

 

Yvonne,
Sorry this has taken so long to get to you. Cassie has brought a lot of joy to my life. As you can see from the photos, she is a happy and healthy puppy. I constantly get compliments on both her beauty and manners. I started training her as soon as I brought her home and she has done extremely well! She is an extremely intelligent dog and picks up on training and tricks within a short amount of time. Her favorite activities are chasing the tennis ball and going to City Bark to play with the other dogs. I am so happy to have her as part of my life.


Belinda Wharton
NOLA Obedience Training, LLC
(504) 920-8853
Chopper and Nikki - 2011


Yvonne

This is the only Picture of Camp that I have available, it's on Facebook but I'll upload some more of him and I will send you our Xmas card. He weighed 57lbs at the vet last visit but I'm sure he's grown since. He gets compliments everyday on his looks he is a gorgeous dog and extremely smart. He is just about fully trained as far as bird hunting goes and I'm in the process of teaching him to track deer and it won't be long before he gets the hang of that I'm sure. He is going to Arkansas in two weeks to go on his first duck hunt. When I tell people how old he is they don't believe me. Camp out hunts and out retrieves any dog that he has ever been against. Ya'lls dogs speak for themselves, they are incredible good looking and not far from geniuses. I recommend y'all every chance I get and tell people if they want the best to call y'all. I just wanted to give you an update on him and I know you truly love every dog that has and will go through Bayou Labradors. I will never purchase a dog from anywhere else. I hope that y'all have a blessed holiday and I know things get crazy this time of year for y'all so best of luck.

Patrick McLeod
New Jersey
Chopper and Suzie 2011

 

Yvonne

It is now November 3, 2012, Camp is 1 year and 5 months old and he weighs in at 81 lbs. He has the sweetest personality and does great around people and other dogs. He loves hunting and being outside more than anything in the world. So far I've been lucky and haven't had any health problems with him (Knock on wood). He has developed into a great dog that I don't know what I would do with out. Bayou breeds dogs that have incredible natural instincts of hunting and retrieving and mix that with great looks and soft coats. I recommend them to anyone looking to buy a Labrador because you can't go wrong.



Patrick McLeod
New Jersey
Chopper and Suzie 2010

 

 

 

 


Hi Yvonne!


We received Dixie about 2 months ago after getting your name as a recommendation from a neighbor. She was shipped to us and the process was seamless. You did a magnificent job arranging the delivery, and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. Dixie has been great-- she is such a pretty dog, everyone comments about how beautiful her coat is. She has an adorable way of sitting and looking up at you with her head cocked, like she's trying to decide what to do. She is very alert and personable. She was house trained in less than 2 weeks and has already mastered basic commands. We were worried about having a puppy, but she has been really delightful! She is calm, personable, and a true sweetheart. She has fit into our family perfectly and we cant thank you enough!

Leighann and Jeremy Williams

Orlando, Florida
Chopper and Coco 2011

 


Dear Yvonne,

Attaching a video of Kokoa retrieving at 4 months. She is an aggressive retriever already as you see! She is showing such maturity at a young age, looks to us for direction and has a strong desire to please so she is easy to train and already knows; her name of course, come, stay, sit, down, retrieve commands and understands the big word "NO". She is strong, healthy and shows great potential. Husband so pleased says he thinks he will have to get back into dove & duck hunting just for her..... Labs love a job you know!
My husband asked I share with you that he has owned Labradors since the early 1970s. Most always he purchased the pick in a litter. Our Bayou Labrador puppy "Kokoa" born last July 2011 to Belle/Chopper was not only the 4th female but the last born and he is convinced she is the smartest female he has ever owned and equally impressed with her stamina and enthusiasm. Your breeding program is to be commended!

Right now she is at the window practicing her "big dog" bark at the wild turkey roaming through the barn yard. She is always good for a laugh!

Thank you Bayou Labradors for your expert care and bringing this "Chocolate Delight" into our lives!

Nord & Linda Johnson
Broken Oak Ranch
Seville, Florida
Chopper and Belle 2011


Yvonne,

Attached is a picture of our puppy after one week at his new home. He has made the transition quite well, and is the perfect puppy. We named him “Singing River's Tomahawk Cruzer”, and call “Cruz”. He had his Vet check today and checked out great! We appreciate everything and will keep you updated on his development.

Thanks again,

Casey and Melinda Goff
Pascagoula, Mississippi
Chopper and Coco 2010

 

Cruz died from a Pulmonary Aneurism at 3 ½ months old. Shortly after he ate the artery ruptured and filled his lungs with blood. The vet said he died within two minutes. The Goff family will be getting a new puppy sometime in the near future. We are so sorry for their loss and we will keep them in our prayers.

 

 

Chopper

Cruz


 

 

On Sept 8, 2011 the Goff family came to pick up their new puppy. They picked a male puppy out of Chopper and Coco's litter. His name is Broux and he looks just like Cruz. I will be posting pictures as I get them.

 

 

Hey Yvonne,

Here’s a short video of our pup, “Singing Rivers Blackhawk Brouxer” AKA Broux. This was shot at about 11 weeks old and he is an amazing pup! He gets plenty of attention everywhere we go, always sporting his rich dark chocolate coat, and playful attitude. Broux continues to impress me each week as we train, with his intelligence and ease of training. At 12 weeks he is showing exceptional drive and ability, all compliments to you and your dogs. I would recommend Yvonne, Steve and Bayou Labradors to anyone looking for a beautiful pup, with that “over the top” potential. I will keep you updated on his development. Thanks again, Casey

11 Weeks old

Casey and Melinda Goff
Pascagoula, Mississippi
Chopper and Coco 2011

9 months old

 

2 years and 4 months old

 

2 years and 4 months old


 

 

Dear Yvonne,

Attached are some pictures of Dixie on her first waterfowling trip this October. I have been very impressed with her drive, marking ability and "birdiness". My hunting buddy refers to her as "a fire- breathing monster".

From the beginning of her training, she has been a very quick study and eager to please. Any shortcomings that she has at this point are my fault, not hers. I would recommend Bayou Labradors to anyone interested in building a fine hunting dog and family companion.

Best regards,

Craig Whealy
Lovelady, Texas
Chopper and Cher 2010


 

 

 

Yvonne,

Buck is 15 months. He is a beautiful dog. He is developing quiet a physique and I can't even begin to describe his drive. I talk with Jimmy Wilson often for advice in training and after this duck season, I may send him to Jimmy to work towards his HR title. Incredible blood line.

Take Care
Ernie

Earnest Matacotta
Atlanta, Georgia
Chopper and Bella 2010


Hi Yvonne!

It's been way too long since I checked in. Attached is a new picture of Benelli. I took it outside and kind of on his level. He weighs about 16 pounds now and will be getting microchipped in a couple of weeks. He lays still to let me trim his nails and loves to be bathed with his special shampoo that you recommended. It makes him smell soooo good!

He is truly amazing Yvonne. We take him everywhere we go and he behaves himself. He sits, stays, comes, and many other things! He catches on very quickly. He is also the most handsome puppy I've ever met. I'm actually more excited to see him grown up though. He's definitely mature for his age and we love him more and more every day. I just can't believe his personality. He definitely has his puppy moments, but for the most part he acts like an old soul in a young pups body.

I know I've said this before but you truly touched our hearts with this pup and made our dreams come true. We couldn't have imagined such a better puppy. I'm just glad that fate led us to you, Spice and Chopper! :-)

Thanks again, and I will try to keep you updated more often!

Sarah & Pete Ballou
Vermont
Chopper and Spice - 2011

 

Yvonne,

Just wanted to let you know that Tripp is doing great! We really appreciate all the work you put into breeding quality dogs and keeping us up to date with emails/pictures. He is so smart and immediately became part of our family. Everywhere we go people love him and comment on how good looking he is. He has been fun to train. He already knows sit, here, kennel, he has been swimming, and has retrieved live birds, as you can see, and so much more.

Thanks again,

Blake and Jenny Knapp
Southern Illinois
Chopper and Belle 2011

 

 

Yvonne,
 
Here are a couple pictures of Tripp from some hunt tests in the fall of 2012. He has passed all 3 tests that he has been entered in (2 HRC started, 1 AKC junior). He gets many compliments for his drive and marking ability. Unfortunately I do not have any hunting pictures from his first waterfowl season as he did not get many opportunities for retrieves. I look forward to continuing his training for hunt tests as well as the field.
 
Blake Knapp
Chopper and Belle 2011


Yvonne,

Jazmine is doing great! She went for her next vet visit…they love her. I think Dr Devun wishes she was his. She is staying in her crate at night just as content as can be. First thing in the morning, she is all play! Her favorite thing is a stuffed mallard duck we found at Petsmart. She loves to retrieve it over and over! After that, she is very happy to follow us around and participate in what ever activities we do for the day. We are considering sending her to a obedience/retriever training camp. But we haven’t decided yet. She has mastered sit, stay and come pretty well. Everyone just adores her. Once the puppy stage of biting EVERYTHING passes, she will be absolutely PERFECT! Thanks for breeding such a great pup for us. Enjoy the pictures. I will send more soon.


Mr. Joel and Dr. Laurie Miller
Mandeville, Louisiana
Chopper and Spice 2011

 

Jazz - 1 year and 10 months old

 

Jazz - 2 years 4 months old


Yvonne,

I can't thank you enough! B3 is the most adorable puppy I've ever laid my eyes upon. It was truly love at first sight. We named him Bayou's Island Bay Coconut "Coco". He is such a good boy with loads of personality...and those eyes...love those eyes! He's quite a little character.

I can honestly say, after a year of researching, that you have the highest quality chocolate labs and are the most caring breeder out there. I highly recommend Bayou Labradors and feel there is no other in comparison.

Lauren McMillan
Huntington Beach, CA
Chopper and Coco 2011

 

6 months old

 

 

 

 

Yvonne,

I have to tell you after going on a houseboat trip with Coco and my cousin's lab (the one who was originally inquiring about getting one from you...and should have!), how much more awesome I think my Coco is and how well breed he is. My cousin's lab had major personality problems! She was a lil b***h, hoarding everything and too aggressive! I called her the demon dog. Coco is just a love with that true Labrador demeanor, having a very even temperament. He is such a good boy! Exceptional I say! I'm so proud to have him. I think my cousin now wishes he would have listen to me and got one from you after this trip haha. And of course, the huge difference in appearance between the two dogs. Coco is just gorgeous and put the other to shame in all areas! I just want to say thank you, you're doing a awesome job making such high quality labs :)

Lauren McMillan
Chopper and Coco 2011
Huntington Beach, CA

 

 

 


Yvonne

Our puppy’s name is Gunner, he is a chocolate Lab! He is absolutely beautiful and sweet as can be. We have four children under the age of seven and Gunner is so wonderful and playful with them. They love him soooo much! He is such a great dog. Extremely smart and has been so easy to train. We have had 2 other puppies in the past and Gunner has by far been the smartest and best for our family! I highly recommend Bayou Labradors, great pups! We are so very pleased and happy with them.

Michael and Shay Watts
Carriere, MS
Chopper and Suzie 2010

 

 

Hi Yvonne,

Just a note to tell you how thrilled we are that we selected Bayou Labradors as our breeder. We could not ask for a better dog than our Sweet Lou (aka- B2). Dan did the research after losing our Chocolate Lab Jake, son of Barracuda Blue @ 12.5 years and we found that your kennel had Cuda's blood line. We were impressed with your willingness to answer any questions, as well as the communication and pictures from the time the puppies were born until we picked Lou up.

Lou is a quick learner and very intelligent- he knows hand signals as well as verbal commands. He has great field instincts and LOVES the pool. He is a sweet boy, very loving and a great family dog.

We highly recommend Bayou Labradors as a quality breeder.
 


Dan and Jeannine Lang
Cypress, Texas
Chopper and Coco 2010


 

9 Months

Happy 1st Birthday Lou

 

 

 

 

2 Years old


Yvonne & Steve,

This is one of our first photographs with "Bourbon" after bringing him home a few days ago! If you look close, you can see he has the same little goatee just under is bottom lip as Chopper! He is everything we had hoped he would be and more! He is exceptionally smart and handsome! And there is no doubt this dog is born to retrieve! He exudes natural ability and passion in everything he does.

We were so excited when the day finally arrived for us to come pick him up! The photographs and video's you sent us of him and his litter from the day and time he was born made it seem as though we already knew him before we ever met him in person. It was apparent from the time we first contacted you about a puppy how much you love the breed and how committed you are to your exceptional chocolate labradors. We feel so fortunate to have found you and to have our little "Bourbon". Thank you for everything you do for the pups and their new families!

It was wonderfual getting to meet you and all of the fabulous Bayou Labradors! They are all first quality dogs and puppies! We will keep you updated on Boubon's progress and we look forward to keeping up with all of your dogs and new pups.

Thank you again,

Kathrine and Bruce Ripper
Houston, Texas
Chopper and Belle 2011

Ms Yvonne,

I would like to say that my experience with Bayou Labradors has exceeded all expectations. When I first contacted you in October 2010 I was looking for a female puppy but what I found was a breeder who has set the standard for what a top quality kennel should be. Over the last year I have witnessed the passion you have for the breed along with experiencing the enthusiasm you have to communicate every step of the breeding processes with pictures, texts, emails, and phone calls. I would definitely recommend Bayou Labrador's .

Junebug is now 10 weeks old and weighs 19 pounds. She accepts training very easily and has a great disposition. In just three weeks she has learned sit, sit to whistle, lay, come, kennel, heels on a lead, breaks on her name when playing fetch and will not come in the house or out of her kennel until invited. I have also begun introducing her to water.

I will continue to send updates and again thank you for all you do.

Nickolas Woody
Memphis, Tennessee
Chopper and Belle 2011

13 weeks old

 

 

Yvonne,

Junebug and I were out working on conditioning this weekend for the upcoming duck season and I'll just let the pictures explain the rest! She is AWESOME! Hope all is well will update soon.

Nickolas Woody
Memphis TN
Chopper and Belle 2011
 

18 months old

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Yvonne

I wanted to share a picture of Junebug with you that was taken last weekend after we finished a training session. She has a very calm and soft disposition in the home or blind complimented with a fierce passion to retrieve and an unrelenting drive to hunt and please. She receives praise every where we go, which in turn must be extend to you for the standards to have set at Bayou Labradors.

Do you have any planned breeding for late summer / fall 2013?

Thanks for all you do,

Nickolas Woody
Memphis, Tennessee
Chopper and Belle 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 years old

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yvonne,

Junebug had a great hunt this morning. She is so calm and quite in the blind!! She picked up two greater Canadian geese this morning each of them weighing more than 20lbs. She also picked up three speckle bellies and 18 ducks. She is really an amazing lab!!!


 

Yvonne,


We couldn't be any happier with our beautiful puppy "Duke". He is now 10 months old and spoiled rotten! He was a gift to our son for his 8th grade graduation & definitely worth the wait in order to get such a high quality chocolate lab. We cannot go anywhere without some compliment about his shiny dark coat or his muscular build. Of course this makes my son so proud & makes his early 5:30 am training sessions less painful~ haha! It's amazing how smart & easily trained he is which is a testament to your good breeding. Even our vet, who has 2 labs of her own, commented on the great pedigree in Duke & said he had all the markings of a great hunter. He is a natural in the water & took to it immediately. His crate training at the beginning was surprisingly very easy as well.


Thanks again for all the time that you spent with us in picking out our new family member. Your pictures & updates during the wait to bring him home were well appreciated. You truly have a gift and know exactly what to do to make us all feel special! We highly recommend you to anyone looking for the best chocolate labs available. We look forward to many happy times with Duke & have to remind him every once in a while that he is a DOG!! He thinks differently!! He is so loving and greets each of us every morning with a HUGE hug & kiss. It's like having an 80 lbs. lap dog!!


Thanks Again!


Michael, Brigitte & Grant Langley
Baton Rouge, LA
Chopper & Belle May 31,2010


Hey Yvonne,

Sorry for the lag in response...we've both been very busy. Roux is doing great...he has so much personality it is kinda mind blowing. He is like our son...my dad, who had a couple labs he hunted in the past, calls him his "Granddog" :) haha. Below is a letter Lauren wrote fro your website...attached are three photos of Roux at dif stages of his growth. The one of him at about 8 weeks is an incredible photo, we are going to enter it in a calendar contest or something :) Thanks!

 


Dear Yvonne,

We just wanted to let you know how much we love Roux! As a 10 pound puppy, Roux was adorable -- dark chocolate fur and beautiful blue eyes. He was a very quick learner, and was house-trained with minimal effort. We never had any problems with him chewing furniture or shoes. He loves his stuffed ducks though, and has chewed through quite a few them. Roux is now 17 months old and weighs nearly 90 lbs! It's hard to believe he used to be so small. His eyes are a greenish-hazel and he is absolutely gorgeous. We get comments almost every time we take him out about how glossy his coat is and how handsome he is.

 

Disposition-wise, Roux is wonderful. He is very obedient and very smart. He has a large vocabulary, and the list of words we cannot say around him (walk, park, car, ride, hungry, ball, backyard, etc.) keeps growing and growing. He is a very good listener, and cocks his head inquisitively whenever we speak to him (it's pretty adorable). He loves water and takes advantage of any opportunity to get wet, whether it's in a fountain, a sprinkler, or even in our shower (he has been known to try and sneak in). He also adores playing ball. We make it a point to play fetch with him at least twice a day for a good period of time using the Chuck-It thrower. No matter how long or hard he plays for, it's never enough. He could play ball forever. Roux is very lively and very athletic. He's also a great watchdog and is very protective of the house. He gets along well with other dogs, and has never once displayed any aggression -- even when other dogs have been aggressive to him. He is very gentle around children, small dogs, and puppies. Roux loves his Mama and Daddy (me and Duane) very much, and he adores snuggling with us in the evenings. Roux is very affectionate and very sweet. He is also very goofy and always makes us laugh.

All in all, Roux is a fantastic dog! We couldn't be happier with him. He brings so much joy to our lives, and has become an integral part of our family.

Sincerely,
Lauren Cecil and Duane Pitre
Chopper and Belle 2009


My name is Jimmy Wilson, I am an amateur trainer and handler out of Mathiston, Mississippi. I was hired to train Chopper in March of 2007, he was ten months old at the time. Although he came to me for obedience training only, I knew right away that “Chopper was a Natural” and with the right training he could easily participate in the UKC and AKC hunt venues. Almost immediately I was very impressed with how eager he was to learn. He knew what was expected of him and he was always willing to please. Within a week Chopper was retrieving 100-200 yard water marks which were incredible for a young pup with one week of formal training.

Over the next couple of months, Chopper gained incredible power. He was running hard and fast to and from the blinds while carrying presence and style. He was remarkably strong and full of drive. In May of 2007, only 12 months old, Chopper passed his first hunt test and then went on to earn his Hunting Retriever Championship and his Senior Hunter title at 21 months old.

I have totally enjoyed Chopper and all of the wonderful adventures we have shared in training and hunt test. I look forward to continuing his training throughout the Upland, Master and Grand levels. Chopper is a dream come true for any owner or trainer and I love him as if he were my own dog. Chopper has sired his first litter of puppies and I am happy to say that Chopper’s owners are giving me first pick male as a gift.

Jimmy Wilson
Mathiston, Mississippi
Chopper and Brandy 2009


 

This is a picture of Buster, a gift to Jimmy from Bayou Labradors for being such a great trainer to Chopper and a wonderful friend to us.

Steve and Yvonne Plaisance

 

 

 


Mrs. Yvonne,


At just over 1yr, Bentley is all that Staci and I could have ever asked for in a puppy. She is extremely playful and smart. Although I don't spend as much time training her as I like, she is pretty impressive with all of the skills that Staci and I have taught her. It seems like everywhere we take her, we are always getting compliments on how well behaved she is and how beautiful of a puppy she is. Once again Mrs. Yvonne I am glad that we found you and fortunate enough to be able to get an awesome dog from you. Most importantly would recommend you to anyone looking for such a champion chocolate Lab!!


Chip, Staci and Bentley
Metairie, La
Sonny & Lucy 2010

 

 


Yvonne,

Reese is very happy and incredibly smart! She is doing great with obedience training and learning respect for other dogs. Her prey drive is intense! Curtis Michael is thrilled with Reese and we all love her very much!

Thank you for doing such a great job with her.

Curtis, Rhonda, Curtis II, Zachary and Reese Gray
Slidell, Louisiana
Chopper and Spice 2010

 

Ms Yvonne,
Reeses graduated from puppy obedience training tonight.

Congratulations to Reeses on her graduation! What a great job at only 4 months old. She is such a beautiful girl.

Steve and Yvonne

May 6, 2011

 

Reese is doing great! She's beautiful, smart & energetic. She went on her first Teal hunt this week. She did well! She behaved well in the blind & was soft mouthed when retrieving. She loves it & we love her!!!

 

Thanks!!!

Much love & blessings, Curtis & Family :)


Yvonne, wanted to give you an update on our beloved Dutch. He is just a few weeks over 3 months old and performing like a champ already. I have been training him since he was 10 weeks old. He is obedient trained, sits and comes to the whistle, making 65 yard retrieves, started double retrieves, steady on the line, retrieving in water and looking to learn more. He learns very fast. We are members of the Amite River Retriever Hunt Club and I can't wait to start the hunt test with him. Michele has got him spoiled rotten, he actually thinks he is a human baby. He is a big part of our lives and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Steve and Michele Bercegeay
Reserve, Louisiana
Chopper and Suzie 2010

 

 

Yvonne,
Just wanted to give you an update on Dutch. I know its been a while but this is where we are at today. Dutch recieved his Started Hunting Retriever title at the age of 6 months. We continued training hard. He was in the blind teal hunting this season at 10 months. He picked up 80 teal for us with about 30% blind retrieves in the rice field. This past weekend i took him to Columbia Ms to run his seasoned test. He passed both days at the age of 11 months. He ran with courage and style the whole weekend. Michele and I are so proud of him. We have one more season test to past, will run in estherwood,la at the end of this month, before he gets his HR Title at the age of 12 months. Chopper and Suzie pup.

Steve and Michele Bercegeay
Reserve, La
Chopper and Suzie - 2010


 

Hey Yvonne,

Here are some pictures of Duke. He is about 17 weeks old now and weighs 37 lbs. He is a beautiful dog. Right now he is into EVERYTHING. He will be going to Ozark Kennels in Arkansas the middle of April. Can't wait for him to have some manners. Matthew was very surprised when we gave Duke to him for graduation. He was so excited. I know he will enjoy hunting with him next Winter. I received the papers in the mail, thank you so much.
 


Thanksagain,

Dan and Pam Turner

Monroe, Louisiana .
Chopper and Suzie 2010


Yvonne,

I wanted to first say thank you for all your time you devoted in helping me find the type of pup I was looking for. Your professional and friendly help made my experience with Bayou Labradors a joy to do business with! I had first pick female out of Chopper and Suzie's litter and with your knowledge of what I was looking for in a puppy, I was able to make my decision choosing my little girl Candy. From the moment I picked her up at the airport, I couldn't have been more pleased. She is almost twelve weeks old now and is already showing amazing signs of great breeding. She is fearless, has lots of spunk and is very athletic. Once again, my thanks to you Yvonne for your hard work and your great breeding program. I will keep you updated as to Candy's progress.

Sincerely,

Dan Benthin
Camano Island, Washington
Chopper and Suzie 2010

 

 

 

 

Hi Yvonne,

Wondering how you've been doing? I wanted to let you know how Candy has been doing. She was 1 on October 17, 2011 and is really turning in to a great bird dog. She loves to flush up pheasants and also likes retrieving ducks. Candy is a very intense retriever who is extremely athletic and focused. I am very happy with her and she is a joy to train!

Thanks again Yvonne

Dan Benthin
Camano Island, Washington
Chopper & Suzie 2010

 


Yvonne,
God it seems like forever since I have spoken with you!!! Just want to let you know Scout "AKA B3" is doing fantastic!!! He is such a pleasure to be with. I hate being away from him as much as he hates me being away when I'm at work. Just so you know he is getting so much love. He sleeps snuggled up with me in bed every night. His training is coming along so good and he is a pleasure to train.

Everyone ask me why I am not hunting him yet but they don't realize that he hasn't turned 6 months old yet. To many people rush into it and create bad habits cause they want to hunt them so bad without thinking of the big picture. He took a trip to Maine over Thanksgiving and got to play in some snow which he totally loves. Here is a picture of him sitting on the porch. One thing i want to tell you about him is when he is ready to go on his retrieves the intensity in his eyes is something to see. To me he is the Love of my Life and that "One" special dog you are suppose to get in your life. Me and my wife went to see the movie "Secretariat" about that special horse and we decided that "Scout" is our special one. Well I hope things have been good with you guys and you have a great Christmas and Happy New Years!!!

Your Friend,
Gary Frink

Douglas, Massachusetts
Chopper and Coco 2010


Hi Gary,
Thank you for this wonderful testimonial. Let me ask you something,
Is he everything I told you he would be?



Yvonne,

He is so much more!!! He is my best friend. We spend every moment together that we can. There can be 20 people in my house and if i go outside he sits by that door and waits!!! As far as his training goes he loves it. He is a fast learner which is just his desire to please which is one of the great traits I see from your blood line. He is great in the house as long as you keep an eye on him. He is still a pup and knows when your not looking its his time to get into mischief. The good thing is when he gets something he knows he shouldn't have he heads straight for his crate with it. (His safe Zone) Like I said about fast learner!!! He has yet to chew any furniture or anything in the house that he shouldn't. All I can say is thank you for breeding such wonderful dogs and passing them on to people like me to enjoy. You do the hard work and we reap the rewards!!!

Once again Thank You!!!

 

Gary Frink

Douglas, Massachusetts
Chopper and Coco 2010


Hi Yvonne,

This is from Frank Ledoux. I had the first female pick out of Sonny and Miss Emily from the litter born on 5/31/10. Sorry I have not been in touch sooner. We named our pup Emmy. She has been just a great addition to our household. She is beautiful, smart and very strong/healthy. Lot's of desire. We placed her in retreiver training with Jay Dufour at Dufour Retreivers in Pine Grove on 11/1/10. She is doing great. Attached is a picture of Emmy and Jay taken in the last day or so. Jay said he knows you. He said Emmy has been a pleasure to train and is learning very fast and anxious to please.Just wanted to let you know we are so pleased and you were so fun to work with. Thank you so much.

Frank Ledoux
Lafayette, Louisiana
Sonny and Emily 2010

Hi Yvonne,

I just wanted to send some recent pictures of Rylee (one of Chopper and Sissy's puppies) and let you know that she is doing Great! As of this week, she is a little over 5 months old. We have loved having her as a part of our family and couldn't have asked for a better dog. She's such beautiful animal with a really dark coat. Much like her parents, Rylee is an incredible animal with a true love and desire for retrieving. She is so smart and she retrieves with much drive and excitement. I cannot wait to see what great things will be in store as she continues to mature and work with Bo.

We are having so much fun raising her... It's a great experience!! I can't thank you enough for the advice and guidance that you gave us as we took steps in finding a puppy. We wish you all the best with future litters. These animals truly are special!

Sincerely,

Bo and Emily Murphy
Chopper and Sissy - 2010

Yvonne

This is a picture I took of Diva on the 1st on November 1. I wish I had taken the collar off but she wasn't supposed to be in the picture. She just decided that she was going to just jump up and sit down and pose so I let her. As you can see, she is a very well defined and conformed animal. My friends swear I have her on steroids when we really work every day. She is the most muscular female any of them have ever seen, and this is just a guess but she is between 75 and 85 pounds right now and that’s after I dropped her weight because of the really high heat we had this summer.

Diva has really been a great pet and has outstanding abilities that just come so naturally. She is a little hyper but far from uncontrollable. I wish I could do more with her but my work having laid me off for so long has really put a whoa in her training. It’s hard to believe she is almost two years old. I just wanted to say thanks and tell you that she is loved very much and part of our family. .......again thanks...

Craig Davis
Senatobia, Mississippi
Chopper and Coco 2009

 


Yvonne,

Just wanted to share this picture of Roux. It was taken at 4 months. He is almost 5 months now. As you can tell, he is quite a handsome fella. We have completed puppy preschool and are now beginning our second obedience course. He does great. I get compliments all the time about how handsome and well behaved he is. Don't know what we did without him.


Ted and Nancy Jackson
Sonny and Emily 2010

Hey Yvonne -

I am sending a picture of my awesome Bayou Labrador, Jazz (Jazzabel of the Bayou). Jazz is a beautiful, athletic dog and turns heads wherever we go (even at this gangly, seven month old stage). She LOVES the water and lives to retrieve! The BEST part of my day is coming home from school and taking the dogs for a swim at the pond. Jazz is all hustle and business when it come to retrieving but is more than happy to hop up on the couch to watch baseball with us when play time is over. I've loved her since you sent the first picture of my little brown roly-poly pup! I can't tell you how much the weekly pictures and updates meant as we waited for her homecoming!!

I can't say enough about our Bayou Labrador experience, from your great communication and all the great baby pictures, to the top quality lab that is now part of our family. You are the best!! Thanks so much!

Alyson & Drew Donalson
Chopper & Cher 2010
Silsbee, Texas

Yvonne,

Thank you so much for giving us such a beautiful, smart puppy. Cabela has been a great college roommate so far. She loves people and other dogs. I've never had a lab puppy that would just snuggle up on someone to take a nap.

She's been an extremely fast learner, and loves to retrieve, especially on water. We can hardly keep her dry. Cabela was the runt of the litter, but has grown so fast. She's shaping up perfectly, lean, muscular, and athletic. Within the first few weeks I had her she could sit, lay down, come, stay, leave it, you name it. Now she's even opening and shutting the refrigerator! We're working on fetching drinks. I couldn't ask for a better choc lab.

Mark Krehel
College Station, Texas
Sonny and Emily 2010

 

Yvonne,

Cabela has been the best dog I've owned and I'd love to catch you up a bit:

Cabela has been a breeze to train and to have around at college. I've never had a young dog so obedient and eager to learn. She has amazing skill and determination when it comes to retrieving and will be going off for hunt training three months this summer so she'll be ready for next duck season. I get compliments all the time about how pretty and well mannered she is. She makes friends everywhere she goes, so thank you for such a loving dog.

Mark Krehel
College Station, Texas
Sonny and Emily 2010

 

Yvonne,

Cabela is doing great. She came back from 3 months of summer training and she couldn't be doing better. She was always very obedient and passionate about retrieving, but she's gotten even better. I have been taking her out dove hunting here near College Station and she loves it. She requires very little instruction and she can handle multiple marks coming from multiple shooters. It's amazing how well she does with so much chaos in dove hunting.

Mark Krehel
College Station, TX
Sonny and Emily (May 2010)


Mrs. Yvonne,

Thanks so much for our beautiful Cajun Copper. We are very happy with our puppy. As you can see from the photos he is growing fast and very comfortable with his new home. He fit right in at our house. Our older lab has even learn to love Copper. I was worried about that at first bring home a new puppy and another male. They are getting along just fine these days. Alyssa (our daughter) wanted me to tell you She loves her puppy and he is lots of fun.

We had a wonderful experience with Bayou Labradors. We enjoyed all the pictures of the puppies as they grew. We couldn't have asked for better.

Thanks again.
The Luker family
Prairieville, La
Emily and Sonny -2010

 

 

Hey Yvonne,


Here are some pictures of Cajun Copper. He is 7 months old now and weighs about 53 lbs. He is growing fast. He has been a very good dog. He gets along great with our older male lab. I am so glad they seem to be buddies now. He is learning. I admit my husband hasn't worked with him much but he seems to learn fast. He does obey well. I saw the picture of Sonny on the website and I think Copper looks just like him.

Stacey Luker

Prairieville
Chopper and Emily 2010


Hi Mrs. Yvonne,

I just wanted to let you know that Max is doing great! He's already whistle trained and retrieving in water at twelve weeks old! He is definitely going to make a great hunting companion! I want to thank you for being so courteous! I would definately recommend you to anyone looking for a well bred chocolate lab. I will keep you updated in the near future!

Thanks,

Corey Louis
Port Allen, La.
Chopper and Coco 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 years old


Hi Yvonne,

We decided to call him Roofus. He has been a really cool dog. He learned to sit in under a minute and then he learned to lay down. He is retrieving really well, even retrieving his tennis ball in the pool. It's going to be really exciting to see him retrieve his first duck. He sleeps all night and when he's ready to get up, early in the morning, he is FULL of energy. He's got a Blue Heeler puppy friend that can keep up with his high energy. Thanks, for breeding such great Labs.


Justin
Brusly, LA
Chopper-Coco 2010


Yvonne

Here's a pic of Buster, myself and Bailey, our other choc. lab, in front of our house in CO. He's a doll, but quite the play/fighter with Bailey. They go at it for hours. He now has two scars on his face and we're starting to call him Scarface! Bailey is gentle with him but Buster doesn't know when to stop sometimes.

He's been swimming in our pond and retrieving just like Bailey does. We didn't tell him, he just saw Bailey, and jumped right in and swam out to meet him. Then we held Bailey and threw an object into the water for Buster and he went right out after it! What a champ! He's 3 months old in this picture, Bailey's 8 years old, don't ask me how old I am! ha!

Richard and Sandy Gey
Colorado
Sonny and Emily 2010

 


Yvonne,

This is my husband with our chocolate Lab, Buster Brown. He's currently taking field training in SC so Dick can hunt ducks, pheasants and upland birds with him when he retires in March.

Buster is a great dog, with loads of drive. He loves getting those birds, both in the water and in the field. It's hard to contain him once he knows he's out there to get one.

We've had so much fun with him and he's been a good family dog. He plays well with our older chocolate Labrador, Bailey and seems to take to Colorado life very well.

I get him back the end of April, we can't wait! It's been a long Spring without him.

Sandy Gey


Yvonne,

I thought you would like some pictures of Remi. She is such an awesome addition to our family. Thank you for all the phone calls, text messages, and pictures. It made the whole experience so wonderful. She is very playful...but she stills sleeps alot. She is either sleeping or full speed ahead. She is potty trained completely in only 2 weeks. She went swimming for the first time at lake ouachita in north arkansas, she loved the water. Thank you for everything. I will send you an update on her later. I attached some pics!
Thank you again.

Austin and Mary Jans & Remi
Monroe, Louisiana
Coco and Chopper 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Ms Yvonne,


Just wanted to send you some new pics of Remi. She is beautiful. Most of her puppy coat is gone and the vet said she should stay the really dark chocolate. We both love that she is so dark. She is a very busy and active dog. She of course is into everything. She loves digging and chewing like every good lab does! But she is very smart. She loves retrieving, she knows how to open all the doors to our house so she just lets herself in and out...which can be good and bad at times (ha ha), she also knows the names of her toys. I did send you one funny pic...she loves to fall asleep lying on her back and she will stick her feet all up in the air..its pretty funny to watch. She has been a great addition to our family and I have already recommended some people your way. Thank you for everything.
 

 

 

Austin, Mary, and Remi Jans
Monroe, La
Chopper and Coco June 2010

 


Yvonne,
 
We can not thank you enough! Dixie is the greatest little addition to our family. We have had a wonderful first week and will check back with you in the future. Here are some pictures of Dixie's first week:

 
Thanks again,
Bo, Margaret, Bo and Hillery Wynn
Chopper and Belle 2010

 

Yvonne

Dixie is doing great. She went to the vet today for her 12 week visit. She is 15.5 lbs. I don't know how that compares to her brothers or sisters. She is really so great. She eats well, sleeps well and she is such a joy in all our lives. I know everyone feels that their dog was meant for their family but we really do feel that Dixie was meant for our family.

I tell you I'm so in love with her! We all are! She loves when big Bo gets home and gets so excited to see him but she would still rather follow me around and sleep at my feet. She is definitely a "Momma's Girl". She is SO PRETTY!

Thank You Again!!


We just wanted to send some pictures of Hank from when he was a puppy until now. He is such a great dog and he is very, very energetic! We couldn't ask for a better dog, he passed his first hunt test at 5 months and couldn't get enough of it! His first hunt test he was losing his puppy teeth and he could barely pick up the birds, but he tried until he drug the bird that was bigger than him back to me! Thanks so much for such a great dog, and we can't wait to take him hunting next year!


 

Thanks,

Seth and Kate Holley
Brusly, Louisiana
Sonny and Emily 2010


Hi Yvonne,

I'm sorry I took so long to send pictures of "Bayou Chopper's Cajun Callie". The 1st picture is Callie at about 3 Months and 2nd she's 6 Months. I would recommend Bayou Labradors to anyone that is looking for a beautiful, healthy Lab.

Yvonne, Callie is very smart and strong willed. She was potty trained in in a very short time and she has no problem letting you know what she wants. I thought we would have a problem with our 11 year old Chocolate Lab but, in just a few weeks she was cleaning Callie's eyes and ears just like she was Callie's Mom.

Callie was retrieving at 3 Months old. She loves to swim and will put her whole head under a water faucet. My husband shot his shotgun by her and she has no fear. She is not even scared of the vacuum. Callie loves kids and other dogs. My only problem is keeping up with all her energy!! As you can see she is beautiful and a dark chocolate color. Callie is everything I wanted in a family pet and I'm sure she is going to love dove and duck hunting.


Thanks for everything,

Glenda Bergeaux
Jennings, La
Chopper and Brandy 2009


Hi Yvonne,

Meet Mojo! He is a wonderful puppy and great with our kids. Mojo was a "present under the tree for Christmas" surprise for the kids and they are completely over the moon with him. He loves to play catch and trains very well. Thou, he seems a little scared of the dark sometimes, he is curious about everything and everyone. We want to give you a "HUGE" Thank you for the wonderful addition to our family and we will be sure to call Bayou Labrador's if we ever need another puppy.

P.S. He is also passionate about eating my daughters Flip-Flops!


Thanks again!

The Becks
Chicago, Illinois
Chopper and Brandy 2009

Yvonne

We picked up Nessa in December, and it was just as every testimonial has described. Yvonne and Steve truly care about their dogs in a way unlike anyone else. She takes as much time as is necessary to help you throughout the selection process and will go out of her way to make sure that you have any question answered that will help you take great care of her puppies. Within a few days after picking up our puppy was already exhibiting benefits of her careful breeding. She was quickly able to be potty trained, crate trained, sit, stay and come. It truly amazed me how quickly she learns, and at almost 6 months old now she is still well ahead of the curve in terms of her training compared with other dogs. Yvonne's careful selection of dogs with desirable traits combined with her extensive knowledge and care while rearing the young pups results in labs that quickly become the admiration of anyone who meets one of Yvonne's dogs. I am extremely thankful for all of the updates and phone calls from Yvonne throughout the entire process. It can be a long wait to get one of her puppies, but it is well worth it. We never thought that we would want two dogs, but after such a great experience and after falling in love with such a great pup, we are considering getting another puppy. Yvonne, thank you again for all of your care and advice and for putting so much expertise and love into raising your dogs.

Brett and Beth Vogt
Atlanta, GA
Chopper and Brandy

October 2009


Dear Yvonne and Steve,

I just wanted to update you on one of your grand-puppies, Jules. He was B1 out of Chopper and Brandy's Litter, born 10-30-2009. We are so grateful for our handsome boy. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful our experience was and still is with you. Still today I can call you and you still give me your thoughts and knowledge. Jules is 7 months old today and he is flourishing by the minute. He is an intelligent, good-looking dog and we didn't expect anything else coming from Chopper and Brandy. He picks up on the simple things as well as the not so simple things we teach him so quickly we are amazed.

My husband has been working with Jules a lot the last couple of weeks and he is progressing wonderfully. He is already doing blind retrieves and doubles. He loves the water and we cannot keep him out of the pool. Jules is wonderful with our two children, who are 3 & 4 years old. They lay on him, pull his tail, run over his toes with the bikes and he remains calm as he can be. He has a great temperament and his personality is awesome.

We spoke to many breeders and once we spoke to you for just a few minutes, we knew you were the right person to purchase a puppy. You kept us so informed of everything, from Brandy's pregnancy to the weekly updates and pictures after the litter was born. We faithfully checked our emails waiting for the next pictures and updates. We were able to watch him grow even before we picked him up and brought him home to Slidell, La. Still today you send us pictures of his litter mates and keep us up to date with his Dad, Chopper and all his accomplishments.

Jules has brought a lot of happiness and laughs to our family and I am sure he has much more in store for us. We will definitely refer all our family and friends who are looking for a lab to you and Steve. Thanks again for everything you have done and given us. We appreciate it all and will stay in touch on all of Jules’ progress.

Thanks and talk to you soon.

Dawn Sistrunk
Slidell, Louisiana
October 2009


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yvonne,

We have enjoyed Koa from the moment he put a paw in the McDaniel house. He is intelligent, noble, loyal, loves any outdoor adventure, and gets compliments everywhere he goes. We have 4 children ages 7 though 15 and he is great with all of them. We cant imagine our family without him!

The McDaniel Family
River Ridge, LA
Chopper and Belle 2009


Yvonne

Here is a picture of Max. Thanks for everything you have done for us in picking the perfect addition to our family. From the time I emailed you the very first time you have been very kind and and made the experience a great joy. The way you love the Labradors show in every word you speak. I will recommend you and Bayou Labradors to anyone looking for a chocolate lab. Thanks for all the pictures you sent from the time the puppies were born and the compassion you have shown before we picked Max up. My son has a new best friend. I Look forward to many years they will share together. Max is scheduled for training on June 15th and can't wait to get started.

THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING

Randy Desormeaux
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Sonny and Lucy 2010

Yvonne,

Max is doing awesome. He is being trained by Cory Baudion at Old Cypress Kennels in Kaplan Louisiana. He comes home July 3rd so we can prepare for this years hunting season. The pictures of him in the water is from his training at Old Cypress Kennels. Logan, my 12 year old, misses him and ask everyday when is he coming home. Again thanks for all you have done in helping us add him to our family. He is all we could ask for. Can't wait to get our buddy home in July!!! Anyone looking for a chocolate Labrador, we will send them to you. Thanks


Randy Desormeaux
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Sonny and Lucy 2010


Dear Yvonne,

Here are some current pics of Drake

* He now wieghs 30lbs at three months
* He loves to lay on the couch
* He loves to chew up my rugs (better than furniture)
* He loves carrots (as a snack)
* He eats Pro Plan
* He has had two visits to the Vet (In Abita) - all good check ups
* He generally crashes around 7PM after chasing sometimes 10 or more teenagers around our yard
* He knows he has to sit before entering the house and can only do so upon the command "come in"
* He knows how to sit on command and is "staying longer and longer with the command "stay"
* I am not doing so well with the "come" command



We all love the boy "the Drakester"

Marc & Connie Graf
Abita Springs, La
Sonny and Suzie 2009


Yvonne,

This is the latest picture of Bisquit along with my youngest son Matthew.
It was taken by Bisquit's trainer on Saturday February 13, 2010.
This is the first time I had seen Bisquit since December 8, 2009.
The trainer has been very impressed with him. He told me that Bisquit was doing very well with his training, and he absolutlly loves ducks.
When he lets Bisquit out of his pen, the first thing he does is go to where the trainer throws decoys and starts running around looking for them.

All of my family, wife included, has fallen in love with Bisquit. Not only is he going to be a great hunter, he will also be a great companion to my family.

Thanks for doing such a great job in breeding your dogs. The time and effort you put into the breeding process, really pays off in the animals you have.


I'll talk with you later,

Eddie Butler
Vidalia, Louisiana
Chopper and Coco - July 2009

Hello Yvonne,

I would like to say that we love Abbey. She is beautiful and is 10 months old now. She is doing great in training. After we got her we had some trouble in the family, my mom's Cancer had gotten worse and she passed away in October, Mom loved Abbey. I am including some pics of her so you can see. The only thing worrying me about her is her size. She is not growing. She is very small the trainer calls her a Pirogue Lab. I hope she will grow more in the new year to AKC standards.

Cindy Menard
Sonny and Emily - 2009


Dear Yvonne,

Here are a few pictures of our loved one, Turbo and the wonderful conditions we hunt ducks in Michigan. He has brought much joy to us and is a perfect addition to our family.

His abilities have been incredible from the start, as such things as swimming at 9 weeks old on his own and in the hunting field at a little over 3 months.

He is a quick learner, and definitely could go far with a professional trainer. I will do my best to train him and I am sure what I am lacking in training will be filled in by Turbo.

I am grateful for having the opportunity to receive one of your puppies.


Warmest Regards,

John and Kindra
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Chopper and Coco - 2009

Ms. Yvonne,

Isnt she beautiful! I know it seems like all she does is sleep. But she is very active. We love her dearly and want to thank you for such a wonderful puppy. Everyone that sees her comments on how beautiful she is. And boy does she like her duck wings. I will be sending more pics and keeping you posted on how she is doing. Thanks again,

Dallas Bryan
Coushatta, Louisiana
Chopper and Belle - 2009


Yvonne,

Thanks so much for all of the care and work you and your husband Steve put into breeding. I knew long before we saw the pups that your program was outstanding. Our new boy, Louisiana's Cajun Kodiac "Cody", is doing fine and I've started on house training and kennel training.

His house training started the moment we got home when I took him out to his spot. Other than few accidents due mainly to bad timing on my part, he's done well. I also introduced him to the kennel his first day with the gate open and by the second night he became comfortable when tired and slept in it closed next to us for several hours. We took your advice and let Jadyn, out 5 year old, sleep next to him by the kennel. He's taking a nap in it right now as I write this.

We've had several friends over to visit and he is getting socialized to us and strangers very well, everybody loves him. I've even gotten him to sit for treats today using no verbal commands, just positive reinforcement of desired behavior. It's a little ahead of the curve on this, but what the heck, he's doing great.

Overall, I'd say you provided us with a very healthy pup that has a wonderful personality and has great hunting genes. I don't think I could have asked for more and I wouldn't hesitate one moment recommending you to anyone interested in a chocolate lab.


The Lowrence Family
Geismer, Louisiana
Chopper and Belle - 2009

Ms. Yvonne,

Sorry it took so long to get these to you - it rained every weekend here for the last several weeks. The kids love Fritz and he is already a great dog. It was impossible to keep Fritz, my son and my daughter still long enough to take any pictures.


Glenn Moore
Prairieville, La
Chopper and Coco - 2009

Hi Yvonne,

I just wanted to update you on Eddington's (B1's) progress. He's about 15 weeks old now and doing great. Our vet said that he's perfectly healthy and that he'll be a pretty big dog. He took very quickly to being house broken and he's great around the younger kids in my house and he's especially friendly towards people and dogs he doesn't know. Everyone comments on how beautiful a dog he is and I'm anxious to see how big and beautiful he's going to look when he gets older. Thanks again for answering all of our questions and be as helpful as you were.

Jeremy Swearingen
Cincinnati, OH
Roux and Cher - 2009

Yvonne,

We are so pleased to have "Roxie Roux" as part of our family. At 15 weeks and 25 lbs, she is such an intelligent and fearless puppy. Roxie has a real zest for fun as she loves to retrieve, swim, and ride in the Kayaks with the family. She is incredibly social and loves to play, especially with her litter mate brother "Rouxfus". With all that being said, I am so amazed at how calm and independent she can be within our home.

Peter and I would agree that one of the best experiences with our Roxie was being able to visit her first home and get acquainted with both you and the puppies. Your knowledge of your dogs and the care you show was so evident. You were so genuinely interested in helping us choose the right dog and your early description of our Roxie's personality was so accurate. You are such an exceptional breeder and we are so appreciative for the wonderful experience.

We love checking your website for updates on all the puppies. We will send an updated picture of Roxie as she is growing so fast. She is adorable!!


Wishing you all the best,

Terri and Peter Partlow
Orlando, Florida
Roux and Cher - 2009

Dear Yvonne,

Just wanting to give you an update on Bayou's Heart of Dixie (Dixie). She has been nothing but pure joy from the first time we held her. Larry is having the time of his life training her.

She is ready to duck hunt along side of him now. Larry says Dixie is his canine "soul mate". We cannot begin to tell you how grateful we are to you for your wonderful chocolates. They are exceptional dogs! You are so thoughful to keep the new families informed throughout the whole process and that make it even more special! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


The Janes Family
Mooringsport, La.
Sonny and Lucy - 2009

Dear Yvonne,

I want to thank you for breeding such a wonderful puppy and spending all of the time that you have answering my many questions! Since I live in the same town, it was such a nice experience to be able to stop by and visit with you and all of the puppies.

I had last pick of the females and after visiting a couple of times and seeing how beautiful and well socialized they all were, I knew that whatever puppy would eventually be ours she would be a great puppy. She has exceeded our expectations! She is very intelligent and well behaved as well as beautiful. We have a busy house with our two boys, but she has responded well to training. She has quickly learned all that we have asked of her.

Edda was a gift to my husband for his birthday and he has told me on more than one occasion that I could not have gotten him a better dog. She has bonded with all of us and is truly a part of our family. She quickly became best buddies with my five year old son and is a loving companion to all of us. We look forward to many years of good times with our family dog!


If you ever have anyone who would like to speak to someone about one of your dogs, you can give them my number as well!

Sincerely,

Laurie Simmons
Marrero, Louisiana
Chopper and Coco - 2009

 

 

Hi,

Edda is doing great! She is a big girl now but still has all of the puppy in her! We have been enjoying her. She is a good match for my 7 year old son who likes to roll all over her and she's always sweet to him. She's also very smart....it seems anything we want to teach her she will learn, but it's mostly just playing.

I hope that you are doing well! I attached a picture of her and the boys from Christmas!

Take Care,
Laurie Simmons
 


Our experience with Yvonne was absolutely wonderful! She would call us just about every week to keep us apprised of the status of the mother of the pup we choose. She was very knowledgable and nice when we showed up with our children to pick our pup from the litter. She provided soft drinks which was above and beyond and answered all of our questions. When it came time to fill out the paperwork she had everything organized in an envelope and was methodical and maticulous in going through the paperwork to ensure that everything needed was present. She sent pics of the pups weekly from the time they were born until pickup day. We would recommend her to anyone interested in owning a chocolate pup!!


Brent and Kristal Keever
Maurice, Louisiana
Chopper and Coco - 2009


Thank you, Yvonne, for being so patient and willing to answer all of our questions. We could not be happier with our new baby girl. She is an excellent puppy, and came from an excellent breeder. We could not have asked for a better "Roux" puppy.


Jeremy, Shaunna, Hailee and Hannah Leger
Belle Chasse, La
Roux and Cher - 2009

Hi Yvonne,

We finally have decided on the name Duke for our puppy. We took him to our vet for the puppy checkup. He got his second set of shots and de-worming. He weighed 16.5 lbs. His health is very good - heart, ears etc. He must be pretty smart as he got out of his wire playpen by himself not once but three times.



Over the years we have had six purebreds, a Chow, an Australian Cattle dog and several Swiss Mountain dogs. All of them were loving dogs but very high maintenance in every way possible. We have also talked to countless other breeders. You are the most organized and conscientious breeder we have had. Visiting you in New Orleans and seeing the puppies and the dams cared for in an organized, absolutely clean and loving environment was really an enjoyable experience. Duke's mom, Cher, behaved so nicely even with visitors around her puppies. We are very happy that we found you and your beautiful dogs on the website."

Duke is a lovely dog although he has a mind of his own. We realize that we need to work with him to keep him occupied and happy. He is feisty and adorable. When he is sitting quietly or lying down with his head up he is gorgeous.

All our best,

Mariko & Martin Howard
Los Angeles, California
Roux and Cher - 2009


Yvonne, Yvonne, Yvonne,

I have no idea where to start... Lesley and I wanted to THANK you so very much for the joy that you have brought to our lives with Lilly! We had been on a search for the perfect breeder to get a female chocolate Labrador for almost a year, when I came across Bayou Labradors. After talking with you, I knew we had found the right place.

From our endless questions, to the day long visit (from Texas) to your kennel, you have always been helpful in whatever we needed. Whether it was a phone call or an email to update us throughout the process we were always informed on everything going on. We REALLY enjoyed receiving the pictures of the puppies as they grew and it gave us a great opportunity to share the experience with family and friends. We would highly recommend Bayou Labradors to anyone!!


Thanks again for EVERYTHING!

Earl & Lesley Correll
Houston, Texas
Roux and Cher - 2009


Hi Yvonne!

Just wanted to check in and see how you and all the dogs were. I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving. Lesley, Lilly and I are doing great! I attached a few pictures of Lilly in the snow that we had in Houston the other day. We are taking her home to NC for Christmas to meet everyone. She starts her gundog training at Best Retrievers on January 10. We are excited for her to start, but it is going to be very hard to send her off for 4 months.


Earl & Lesley Correll
Houston, Texas
Roux and Cher - 2009


Hi Yvonne!

I hope all is well with you. Wanted to let you know we dropped Lilly off at Best Retrievers this past Saturday to start her training. Attached is a picture of us before we left. I will keep you posted on her progress. Talk to you soon!


Earl Correll & Lesley Correll
Houston, Texas
Roux and Cher - 2010

 

Yvonne,

I hope you and Steve are doing well! I have attached a couple of pictures of Lilly (Roux & Cher 2009) with her AKC Junior Hunter title ribbon that you requested. I also attached a picture of her at a hunt test and her with all the ribbons she has earned so far (there is 1 ribbon missing in the picture). She has ran in 6 test (2) UKC (4) AKC and passed all 6. I handled her in every test. She is almost complete on hand signals and will be pursuing her Senior Hunter and Hunting Retriever titles this Fall.

Talk to you soon!

Earl & Leslie Correll
Houston, TX 77027
Roux & Cher 2009


Dear Yvonne,

It was this time last year that I started thinking about getting a new lab. Several months earlier, we had put our 12 year old black lab "Cutter" down. I began searching for the next dog. I just couldn't do another black lab and started to think maybe a chocolate lab would be the ticket. Through the internet I discovered the famous Dakota Cajun "Roux". I loved his looks and his accomplishments. I showed my wife, MK, his picture and between the tears she said it looked just like Cutter. I then discovered you and Bayou Labradors and just couldn't believe how good looking all your dogs were. MK and I were lucky enough to get the first pick male of Cher and Roux's May 2009 breeding. The only problem was it was over 9 months away before our boy would show up. Yet during those long months is when I discovered how truly special a breeder you are. Yes you gave me names of people to call including Roux's owner Ronnie. But it was your caring attitude and your dedication to ALL your customers that really set you apart. I was ready for a dog and I could have gotten a Roux male from another breeding but my gut told me it wouldn't be the same. Through every email and phone conversation, I learned how important the puppy socialization process is and how dedicated you are to it. Every step you take is part of a plan to create a solid foundation for a loving and fearless lab. Your emails and pictures during the birth and over the ensuing 7-8 weeks bonded us all in ways few breeders attempt.

To say the journey was worth the wait is an understatement!!

Yvonne here is B2.....Cajun Roux's Red Dawn Rising aka "Rouxfus". From the moment we got him he was special. He learned sit in a matter of a couple days. He will come running from 25 yards away when MK or I say "Rouxfus - Here". He snuggles in under my feet while watching college football. This weekend at 8 weeks old, we took him to our beach house. He ran in the waves, dug in the sand and followed us everywhere we went. I am amazed at how he will wander around the yard and yet never leave. You call his name and the ears perk up and he comes charging. We throw bumpers in the hallway and his tail is just wagging as he brings it back.

Yvonne, you are a breeder who cares. One who takes pride in her pups. It truly shows. I can't tell you how many people have remarked about how good looking Rouxfus is. I also can't seem to stop being amazed at how things just don't bother Rouxfus. Loud noises like leaf blowers and mowers are no problem. Rouxfus is very confidant and that comes from great breeding and caring breeders.

We will continue to update you with pictures and emails on Rouxfus and his adventures and accomplishments.

Thank you so much!!!!!

Clint & MK Beaty
Orlando, Florida
Roux and Cher - 2009

 

A very special congratulations goes out to Cajun Roux's Red Dawn Rising "Rouxfus" and his owners Clint and MK Beaty, on a job well done. Thirteen month old Rouxfus earned his first two AKC Junior Hunter passes at the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club 2010 Fall Hunt Test at Montverde, Florida on September 18 & 19, 2010.
 
What makes these two passes beyond special is that Clint and MK bought Rouxfus as a pet. Clint did not have any experience training or handling a dog in the Hunt Test venue. One thing led to another when Clint recognized something special in Rouxfus. Clint started reading everything he got his hands on about training and watching training videos. As the days turned into weeks and the weeks turned into months, Clint was hooked and determined to get a title on Rouxfus. He is well on his way, with 2 passes under his belt. They need two more passes for Rouxfus' first title, Junior Hunter and this is only the beginning.
 
Rouxfus is the proud son of the famous GRHRCH UH Dakota's Cajun Roux MH.
 
Keep up the good work, Clint and Rouxfus, you make us proud!
 
Steve and Yvonne Plaisance

Bayou Labradors

 

 

Hello Yvonne

Rouxfus is now 18 months old and has progressed farther than I ever imagined. This past fall he ran UKC Hunt Tests and earned his SHR title (Started Hunting Retriever) passing 4 of 4 of the required test. Rouxfus also ran and passed 2 of the 4 legs needed for his AKC JH title (Junior Hunter).

Bottom line is he lives to retrieve and can never get enough. This spring we plan to finish his JH title and try for his upland title as well. He is almost completely through all hand signal training and with a little luck should be completely ready to run for his AKC SH title (Seasoned Hunter) next fall.

Thank you for our wonderful “third child”. We love him!!!!

Clint and MK Beaty
Orlando, Florida
Roux and Cher 2009


 

 

 

 

Congratulations to SHR Cajun Roux's Red Dawn Rising JH for a job well done!


Rouxfus earned his SHR title at the Northeast Florida Hunting Retriever Club at the Fall Hunt Test in St. Augustine, Florida on October 31, 2010. Rouxfus also earned his JH title at the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club Spring Hunt test in Montverde, Florida on February 13, 2011. In earning these 2 titles, Rouxfus was 8 for 8 in passing tests he ran.


Congratulations goes out to Rouxfus' owners, Clint and MK Beaty. Clint is also Rouxfus’s trainer and handler and above all his best friend. This is the first time Clint has trained and handled a dog and he is doing an excellent job.

 

Today Clint admitted that he and his wife, MK, are totally hooked on the Hunt Test game. Although Rouxfus is finished running hunt test for the Spring, they are looking forward to running Rouxfus for his UKC Hunting Retriever title and his AKC Senior Hunter title in the Fall. Good Luck Clint, MK and Rouxfus!


Rouxfus' dam is Bayou Segnette's Pretty Cher who was sired by the famous GRHRCH Gator Point's Magnum Gentle Ben MH. Rouxfus' sire is the phenomenal GRHRCH UH Dakota’s Cajun Roux MH.

Thank you Rouxfus, we are so proud of you.

Steve and Yvonne Plaisance
Bayou Labradors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations goes out to Clint Beaty, owner and handler, his wife MK and Rouxfus for passing his first leg out of 4 toward his Senior Hunter title. Keep up the good work, we are so proud of you!

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations goes out to Clint Beaty, owner and handler, his wife MK and Rouxfus for passing 2 legs out of 4 required for his UKC Hunting Retriever title. Since he has credit for another pass by having his SHR title, he will need just one more pass to get his HR (Hunting Retriever) title. Keep up the good work, we are so proud of you!
 


 


Dear Yvonne,

I wanted to write you to tell you how thankful we are for our new puppy, Riley Roux. We call her, Riley. She is such a joy. Sonny and Lucy sure know how to breed a cutie!

Thank you for all of the wonderful information you shared with us from the moment we contacted you about wanting to get a Chocolate Lab. We appreciate all the pictures of Lucy while carrying the litter: then of course, all the pictures after the pups were born. Every few days there was an update with pictures. It made the weeks pass quicker as we awaited the time when we could pick up Riley from you.

It was great to be able to surprise by 17 year old son with the puppy. He did not have a clue...that made it even more fun!
Also, thank you for the information that you sent to us afterwards on tips for training, etc. We have been using that information as well as tips from the internet and a couple of books. She is such a quick learner. From 6 weeks of age when we picked her up from you to today at 10 weeks of age, she knows outside for the bathroom, sit, down, stay, eat, come, and follow. She is very smart! We plan to go to obedience school as soon as she finishes getting all of her shots.

Again, thank you for a wonderful experience! I've attached a few pictures of her growth over the past four weeks. We will keep you up to date on her progress.

Truly,

Karleen, Randy, and Will
Baton Rouge, LA
Lucy and Sonny - 2009

 

 

 


 

Hello Yvonne,

Here are a couple of pics of Riley Roux. She is so sweet and such a joy. She is almost 9 months old and weighs over 65 pounds. She loves to run, swim, and retrieve. We have gone to dog obedience school when she was much younger. This has been great because we have taught her a lot of things. It is a lot of fun to play with her, and she is good listener.

Thank you for breeding such great dogs!

Truly,

Karleen Glueck
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Sonny and Lucy - 2009


Hi Yvonne -

Just wanted to let you know that our beautiful puppy has happily inserted herself into our family! The name "Lucy" seems to have stuck - and we sometimes call her Lucy Ann (kinda like Louisiana, her "home" state!). She is quite the little princess - and definitely a people lover; if we are in another room when she wakes up, she immediately starts whimpering for us! She is always by one of our our sides...it is really sweet! She is also quite playful and the kids adore her! With so many kids in and out of our house throughout the day, she is never lacking for some attention, that's for sure! Aside from normal puppy issues (chewing & housebreaking) - she is about as perfect as you can get!!

We were certainly lucky to have found you for a breeder. Our vet was impressed with her health certificate (including the hip certification on Cher) and when we spoke to her about the time you spent with us, she was even more impressed. Thank you so much for the continuous updates while Cher was pregnant, and the puppy pictures after they were born. It was such a treat to see them grow from the start, especially since we were in another state! It is obvious you love what you do, and love your dogs. Her pedigree is outstanding, and even though we won't be using her to field test or hunt, we know we have a beautiful & smart dog that our family will love for many years! Our friends laughed when they found out we were driving from Florida to Lousiana to get our new puppy...but it was certainly worth it - and we told them so! The kids (and us!) had so much fun playing with all the pups. It was hard to choose her - they were all adorable & sweet - but I know we made the right choice...we just love our Lucy!


Thank you again...we will send more updates and pictures soon...she is growing every day!

Jennifer & Chuck Hurst
Katie & Jonathan....and Lucy
Tampa, Florida
Roux and Cher - 2009

 

 


Hey Yvonne

Just looked at some pics you had on Facebook and thought it was time for a Lucy update (Roux & Cher litter 7-21-09 :)

It's hard to belive she is now 8 months old! She is a wonderful dog - not to mention beautiful. She weighs in at just over 50 lbs, so her size is just right as well. We get compliments on her all the time - her face and coat are just so stiking! Even though we don't use her to hunt, every now and then when we are outside, you can just see that instinct in her. She loves to visually track birds and always has her nose to the ground!

Most importantly to us - she loves people and loves her family....the joy in her manner is infectious! It's actually quite funny to watch her greet others, especially other dogs, because she has yet to meet one she doesn't like...as far as she is concerned, they should all be her best friend. Hope all is well! Thanks again for everything...

Jennifer & Chuck Hurst
Tampa, Florida
Roux and Cher - 2009


Yvonne-

I wanted to take a minute to say thanks and to update you on our new puppy, "Primeaux Cajun Roux". He is a little over 8 weeks old now and his intelligence is absolutely astounding. He is birdie as hell, will bring back anything you throw for him, and can mark out to about 10 yards now. It took less than two days to teach him sit, stay, and come by voice command. In 5 days, I had him sitting on one whistle blast instead of the voice command "sit".

We are now working on "come" by whistle instead of voice. He had only been with us for 4 days before I introduced him to gunfire by having my neighbor shoot a .22 blank at his house and gradually work his way over to my house while Roux was outside eating his chow. By the time he had finished eating, my neighbor was in my back yard shooting. The puppy never flinched or so much as raised his head. Your practice of raising your puppies underneath the TV with the Outdoor Channel playing has tremendous merit. He is just about housebroken, sleeps in his crate quietly 4-5 hours at a time, and stares into your eyes with confidence. All of this and he isn't even 9 weeks old yet. I know it sounds like I am bragging about our new hunting dog but I really think the credit belongs to you and your operation. Your dogs are special because you are a special "dog person". I was referred to Bayou Labradors by a serious duck hunting friend of mine who hunted over two of your young dogs last season. He had nothing but praise about the way they handled in the field and their calm disposition out of the field. I owe him a big thanks as he encouraged me to take a look at your website.

Thanks again for the constant photos, emails, and phone calls we received from you as our new puppy came into this world. You are a true professional and we sure appreciate everything you have done for us.

Scott and Sandra McKimmey
Dallas, Texas
Sonny and Lucy - 2009



Yvonne-

Hi there. Thought I would give you an update on my puppy, Roux. He was 14 weeks old on Saturday and has shotguns shot over him while training for the past two weekends so I decided to take him out dove hunting on Sunday morning.

While at heel, we were walking to a stock tank on our farm when two white wings got up off the ground and lit in a tree 25 yards from us. Needing to make sure we got the retrieve opportunity, I shot one out of the tree and the other when it flew out of the tree. They landed about 15 yards apart. Roux stayed at heel for both shots and waited to be released which was awesome, but it gets better.....

When released he ran over to the furthest bird (which was the second one shot), picked it up, glanced at the closet bird on his way by it, and brought it back to hand. I made him sit at heel and face the other downed bird. When released, he brought the second bird (which was still alive and flapping both of its wings in his face) and brought it back for a hand delivery as well. I was absolutely stunned.

We spent the rest of the morning training with these two freshly killed doves. Duck season starts in two weeks here in Texas and he will be 16 weeks old on opening day. I can't believe it, but he will be ready to go to the blind for some simple retrieves.


Once again, thanks for everything you have done in helping us.

Scott and Sandra McKimmey
Dallas, Texas
Sonny and Lucy - 2009



Yvonne-

Good morning. Thought I would update you on my puppy's progress. Roux was 17 weeks old in the attached pictures and has progressed so fast that I couldn't help but take him out in the boat with me this weekend. He retrieved a total of 6 ducks, including one double. He is still so young he can barely lift ducks once they are out of the water. Prior to the hunt, I had not worked with him from a boat but his drive made this an effortless transition. I shot a greenhead on Saturday morning and as soon as it hit the water, so did Roux....with no consideration as to how he was going to get back in it. When he swam up alongside the boat with his prize, I pulled him on board. He still had the duck in his mouth.

Now...I am no expert trainer by any means, just an average guy who likes to hunt. I am amazed that I was able to take a 4 month old puppy duck hunting out of a boat and that he performed like he did. The credit all goes to you and the dogs you breed, they are awesome! Great pets in the house and extremely driven in the field or water!

Thanks again for everything, you and your dogs are the best.

Scott and Sandra McKimmey
Dallas, Texas
Sonny and Lucy - 2009



Yvonne,

My 5 month old pup, "Roux", is absolutely crazy about ducks.
Merry Christmas

Scott McKimmey
Dallas, Texas
Sonny and Lucy 2009

 

 

 

Hi Yvonne,

I thought you might like an update on my dog as it has been a year since I let you know about his progress.....

Primeaux Cajun “Roux” is now 18 months old and is one serious little duck dog. It has been a slow season for us here in north Texas because of the serious drought we have been in since mid summer and the ducks are hard to come by. In spite of this, Roux has retrieved 89 ducks so far and is doing outstanding. His latest trick is he now goes completely underwater to chase cripples and rarely do we lose one, even diver ducks. It is a hoot to see him disappear from the surface and pop up with a duck in his mouth. It makes me laugh every time! This is the stuff that you can’t teach and although his pedigree is very light on champions, all of the birdy instincts you picked up on when he was 3 weeks old and said would make him a good hunting dog have fully matured. You were right on...he is now a machine in the field.

Thanks again, he is a treat to hunt with and a wonderful pet in the house!

 

Scott McKimmey
Dallas, Texas
Sonny and Lucy 2009

 

 

 

 

Yvonne

Hi, this is Scott McKimmey in Dallas. I thought I would let you know Roux (Sonny/Lucy) is 3 years old today and he is one fine gun dog and an even better pet. He is now spends his time as a "beer dog" in the off-season! :)

Thanks again,

Scott McKimmey
Dallas, Texas
Sonny and Lucy 2009
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 years old

 

 

4 years old


Yvonne,

Miley is doing great! She is already retrieving and sitting on command at only 7.5 weeks. You really do a fantastic job at Bayou Labradors. Miley was kennel trained when I got her! She only cried for a little bit the very first night we brought her home. She is a very smart dog and loves people and kids. She is a very sweet dog. Dogs I have purchased from other breeders just don't compare. I can't wait to get her on some ducks next year! I will keep you posted with some pictures in the near future. Once again thank you for all the updates you provided along the way and the pictures! The entire experience was great from the updates to all the paperwork you provided upon picking up my puppy. I had to wait a long time to finally get Miley but it was well worth the wait. Don't be surprised if I am calling you again within the next year or two to get on a list for another puppy. If you ever need a reference please feel free to pass my email information on. I would be happy to recommend your kennel to anyone!!

Take care and I'll stay in touch.

Jared Tauzier
Lacombe, Louisiana
Chopper and Coco - 2009

Mrs. Yvonne

What a great experience I had with Bayou Labradors. You made me feel completely comfortable and kept me up to date with plenty of pictures. Maddie has been a great addition to my life and I am so glad I chose Bayou Labradors. It has been one week since I picked her up and I will try to give you a brief run down on her accomplishments so far:

--picked her up last Saturday the 22nd
--that night she went in to the pond for a swim (on her own, I was not trying to get her in) and came out when I called her
--Monday was a clean vet check and started working on kennel training (she doesn't like it at all) 
--Tuesday she was already sitting on command
--Wednesday she started working on the leash/lead
--Thursday was refresh/reminder day of sitting, leash and kennel training (still doesn't like being in there)
--Friday she was obeying commands on the leash and had no problems with it at all
--Saturday played on the 4-wheeler and introduced to different noises

 I have had a wonderful time with Maddie and have not pressured her into doing anything. All of her learning has been about 10 minutes or so each time. I teach her at her pace right now since she does have a lot of play in her. 

I will send more pictures later.
 

Thanks again Mrs. Yvonne and Bayou Labradors.

James Siewert
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Sonny and Lucy - 2009


Yvonne,

I will send you more pictures of our puppy, Brandy, so you can see her. She is all what I wanted, she is a mama's baby.

Dr. Carisa Torres
Emily and Sonny - 2009
 


Yvonne,

What more can I say? We have truly fallen in love with "Dixie". She has such a great personality! She is growing so quickly. We have made the utility room "her room". She goes in there at bedtime, the door is closed and she does not make a peep until we open the door in the morning. She has also fallen in love with my daughter's Guinea Pigs. She sits by their cage and waits patiently for one to escape. She should be a great hunting dog! We have taught her to fetch and to sit! She is absolutely beautiful! From the moment I first spoke to you, I knew we were going to end up with a great dog! We were not planning on getting a puppy for another few months but when a friend of mine (who has gotten 2 puppies from you) sent me the email about the litter, we jumped on the opportunity. We were able to kept it a secret from the kids until we drove up in your driveway. They were so excited! We had a great time getting to know all of the dogs you have. It was so exciting to get all of the email updates and could not wait for the next one to arrive. You were so informative and always quick to respond. Your knowledge and love for the labs is very evident. We have had several people ask where we got her and have forwarded your website on to them.

Thank you so much for everything! I will continue to send pictures and updates!


Steven, Ally, Jackson & Farrah Graham
Lafayette, LA
Sonny and Miss Emily - 2009

Yvonne,

We have had Bleu for two weeks now; he is doing great and is spoiled. He is just about completely housebroken and is growing very fast. He weighed over 16 lbs at 9 weeks. Bleu is very active and gets into everything like a lab puppy should. Bleu loves to eat, dig, chew and retrieve. He is very intelligent and is taking to his training very well. Bleu is responding to his name, sit, stay and NO BLEU. He loves the water and Sherri's flower beds, we have a pool and it is hard to keep him out of it. Everyone that has seen him is very impressed with his looks and his drive at such a young age. Thanks again for all the emails, pictures and phone calls that kept me and my family updated on his progress. I was in a unique situation since Bleu was the only male from the Sonny & Emily litter. I knew from day one that B1 was my puppy and we all became very attached to Bleu before he ever made it home. I will keep you posted on his progress.

It was a pleasure working with you and it is very obvious how much you care about your dogs. If anyone is looking for a Chocolate Labrador puppy then Bayou Labradors is the place.

Thanks Again,

Gary, Sherri, Blake and Logan Alonzo
Prairieville, Louisiana
Sonny and Emily - 2009

 

 

 


Hi Yvonne,

Here are a few pictures of Bayou's Bailey Belle. Bailey is a healthy happy puppy that is very intelligent. Training her has been fun as she is very attentive, picks up on things quickly and already knows sit and stay. She is eager to please, loves to retrieve and the only thing she gets more excited about is eating. Bailey is very personable and loves attention. She is also very spoiled. She is my first lab and so far is everything I was looking for. I am sure she will be a great friend and hunting companion for years to come. I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done, from the first time we spoke on the phone, to the updates on Belle's progress and of course all of the pictures and updates after the puppies were born. I really appreciate all the time you and Steve took to talk with me and answer my questions. I also appreciate that you have called several times to check on her. She has made a smooth transition into her new home and I think a lot of that has to do with the extra care and attention that you put into your puppies. It is obvious that you really care about your dogs and I would not hesitate to recommend Bayou Labradors to anyone.

Thanks,
Chet Hurley
Natchitoches, LA
Chopper and Belle - 2009

Hi Yvonne,

Olive is doing great. She is settling in well and quickly learning the ropes. She loves to play, eat and sleep. Her favorite toy is a stuffed bunny that she stalks and then attacks, its so funny to watch. She has also started chasing toys and bringing them back to us! She loves to play with Finn and very much enjoys sleeping under our ottoman. We love her so much, she was well worth the wait. Will keep you posted on all of her progress. Thank you for all of your photos and support and for letting us visit on Saturdays, we were always up to date on the puppies and believe me it was well

appreciated. Please send us Chopper

updates as he progresses on his titles.



Hope all is well with you. We went to Orange Beach last week and brought the dogs. Olive loved the beach and was digging in the sand, plus tried to eat some, but I guess it didn't taste very good, lol.

Happy Labor Day!

Marla and Brad Scott
Metarie, Louisiana
Chopper and Belle - 2009





Hi Yvonne,

Hope you had a nice Christmas, attached are a couple of photos of Olive that we took today, she is a lot of fun!

Happy New Year!

Marla Scott
Metarie, Louisiana
Chopper and Belle - 2009

 

 

Hi Yvonne,

I have been meaning to send you a new photo of Olive so I took one with my phone. It's not the best quality but you can still see how cute she is. When she went to the vet for a checkup and shots last month she did great and acted like everyone was there to see her! She weighs 84 lbs and is perfect, she has been swimming quite a bit and is so well behaved. She and Finn, our Great Dane, are best friends :) Hope you are well.

Marla Scott

 


Yvonne,

Tristan, Abby and I were so happy to get our puppy Sienna from you.  Your knowledge and love for your dogs convinced me we were getting our puppy from the right breeder.  I also talked to a friend that got a puppy from you, and he echoed my thoughts. She had her first vet visit with me on Tuesday, and everything went well. She did have yeast in her ears so she gave us some drops for that.  The Dr. said it was most likely from swimming.

I will keep in touch and let you know how she progresses.


Jude, Tristan, and Abby
Kenner, Louisiana
Sonny and Emily - 2009


Hey Ms. Yvonne,

As you can see, we had a first birthday party for Dixie (with cake, of course!)
She is such a wonderful addition to our family. We sent her to a trainer for a couple of months but couldn't stand to be without her, so we had to bring her home.  She's doing great and Matthew works with her daily so she'll be ready for duck season next year. 

Thanks again for such a wonderful dog!

Callie and Matthew Allen
Gonzales, Louisiana
Roux and Cher - 2008


Yvonne,

This picture was taken on Saturday, May 23, 2009. This is Bailey (F4 - Chopper and Belle's litter March 2009). She had her 8 weeks shot today and she weighs 12 lbs. 3 oz. She is beautiful and is adjusting to her two new sisters (also chocolate labs) Gracie and Maggie. They have had their moments but I'm pleased at how well they are getting along. Our veterinary Dr. Jimmy Maxwell was quite impressed with Bailey and also her breeder. I gave him the package that you had given to us (pedigree, etc.) and he was impressed with the information you had provided us. Bailey is very intelligent and eager to please. She already knows the command "sit" and when she is ready to eat, she runs to the kitchen pantry and sits patiently until you feed her. Joe and I waited a very long time to get a puppy from Bayou Labradors and it was worth the wait.

Thanks again for all your help.

Kippy & Joe Diliberto
River Ridge, Louisiana
Chopper and Belle - 2009


 

 

 

 

 

Yvonne and Steve

Joe and I are so happy that we picked the female puppy with the yellow collar (F1). A few days after they were born I told you than that since she was the first female born that I already knew that she was the one that I would pick. I named her Remie Roux.

 

The video attached is Bailey (3 years old) and Remie (9 weeks old) playing tug of war. Bailey and Remie are sisters. They were both from Belle and Chopper litters.

There's no doubt that Remie will grow into the athletic, smart and beautiful dig that Bailey is today.

My heart felt thanks to Yvonne and Steve for the guidance and support when choosing a puppy from Bayou Labradors.

Kippy and Joe Diliberto
Covington, Louisiana


Yvonne,

We can't thank you enough for the incredible experience you gave us from before Kahlua was born until the day we brought her home. All of the pictures, e-mails and puppy visits are priceless to us. She is an absolutely beautiful, healthy, fun pup! WE LOVE HER!! The care you provided to your puppies is like nothing I have ever seen before in a breeder. As my girls say, "Miss Yvonne Rocks!"

Thanks again for everything, and we will keep in touch!


Roxanne, Ricky, Isabella and Julianna Indovina Kahlua too!
River Ridge, Louisiana
Chopper and Belle - 2009

 


Yvonne,

I keep meaning to send another picture, but I can't get Lucas to stand still long enough to take one. He does so many comical things, and strikes so many handsome poses, but by the time I get the camera focused it is too late. He is already bigger than our female Sophie and is still growing. He looks very much like Roux.

Lucas has brought a lot of fun to our lives. He gets along terrific with Sophie but he is now larger than she, so I need to keep an eye out that he does not get too rough with her. He is quite a handful; I left him in the car for ONE minute while I went inside the Post Office to put something in the drop box--no waiting in line--just in and out. He put the window down with the electronic button and was out in parking lot!! So, he is under close watch.

Although my stories are about the trials and tribulations, we could not think of not having him in our family. He has such a sweet temperament. He is very affectionate and loves to be in physical contact when you are sitting or lying down. He is friendly to all dogs and all people (little and big). He has no thought that anything bad exists in the world and is completely trusting. Sometimes when I go into the garage Lucas will follow me--unbeknownst to me. A little while later we will miss him and in a panic Mike will say, "Where's Lucas?" And there he is--sitting quietly and patiently in the garage, in the dark, waiting for someone to open the door! We love him dearly. Thanks for such a great dog.

Thanks,
Mike and Sandy D'Angelo
Springfield, Missouri
Roux and Cher - 2008

 

A moment in time, all too brief...
and we're left behind with our grief


R.I.P.


Cajun Roux’s Bayou Blue “Lucas”


Born May 23, 2008 – Died December 23, 2011

 

 

Lucas was hit by a car and died on December 23, 2011. We are so sorry for his family’s loss and we will keep them in our prayers.

 

Yvonne and Steve.


Dear Yvonne,

We want to thank you very much for our puppy, Ruby. As a veterinarian, I have had several experiences with breeders and I have to say by far you are the best! You are extremely knowledgeable, professional, and thorough. We were pleased with our experience from start to finish. I would recommend anyone looking for a top quality and healthy Chocolate Labrador to Yvonne and Bayou Labradors.

Ruby is sweet, beautiful, eager to swim and retrieve, and full of personality. I do have to say, however, she can be naughty at times but we love her! We look forward to breeding Ruby with your handsome boy Chopper in the future. Here are some pictures of Ruby.


Thanks again,

Lenny Ledet and Liza Nemeroff, DVM
Hammond, Louisiana
Sonny and Coco - 2008


MageeHey Mrs. Yvonne,

 

Sorry it's taken so long to update you on Belle but I wanted to send you a picture and tell you how GREAT of a puppy we have. She is growing so fast. She was house broke believe or not by the end of the first month we had her. She is retrieveing and of course getting into everything as though a puppy should. She knows her commands and listen very well though easily distracted, which we are working on. She started off very quickly exploring the pond and trying to catch minnows, now I can't keep her out of the pond. We've recently started going to our camp in Ticfaw and she is loving the river. She is so good with my daughter for such a young puppy and actually listens to Chloe when she gives her commands, WOW! She is very smart and quite the addition to our family since we lost Jasmine. Thanks so much for a blessed dog. We'll keep in touch.

Mike Magee
Covington, Louisiana
Sonny and Lucy - 2009

 


Yvonne,

Nitreaux is a great puppy! He's very smart with an excellent disposition. He's already retrieving for us and loves to play with our 2 year-old Cocker Spaniel. Carson would check the e-mail every day for news about the litter. The vet raved about him when we took him for his check up. We even posted your contact information on their bulletin board for others searching for chocolate Labs. We would recommend anyone looking for a Lab puppy to check with Bayou Labradors before looking anywhere else. If we had larger kennel we would buy another puppy to keep Nitreaux company. Thanks for being so nice to our son. It was truly a wonderful experience getting our puppy from you. He's really a great addition to our family!

Sam, Julie and Carson Allgood
Sonny and Lucy - 2009


Hi Yvonne,

This is Ace from Sonny and Lucy's January 2009 litter. Ace has become a great addition to the family and is a joy to have around the house. This is my first male lab to own and I am surprised by his calm temperament, yet when I break out the bumper he gets all fired up ready to fetch. I have received several compliments about his looks and personality. It was a great experience working with you from the day the puppies were born until the day we brought him home. I was always well informed and knew without a doubt what I was getting, the weekly updated pictures were always exciting. I would say to anyone that if they want a well bred, good looking dog than look no further than Bayou Labradors.

Thanks,

Aaron and Wendy
Sonny and Lucy - 2009


Yvonne,

Here is a picture of Izzy and my friend's black lab. My friends love my Izzy girl that I got from you. She is so smart it is scary. You can show her something one time and she got it. I have some more pics that I will send you. She had a blast this year on her first hunts and picked up so many birds. She is awesome and I would not take any amount of money for her. She is just like one of my kids now. It is so cute the way she listens to my 3 year old son. All my friends laugh because he will call her over, tell her to heal and she gets by his side. He then will throw out the dummy and she is just shaking to go and he will say her name and she is gone like a rocket and then will bring it back to him in the heal position and give him the dummy. They cant get over the fact that she listens so well to everyone and not just to me. She is by far the best dog and the smartest I have ever had and I have had other labs and even Chesapeakes.

Thanks,
Chris Black
Coco and Sonny - 2007


Dear Yvonne,

It's hard to find the words to express how happy we are with our experience with you and our new puppy "Dutch". After months of searching for the right breeder, we knew from the very first time speaking with you, that you were the one.You really seemed to care about your dogs and matching them with the right owners.

After meeting with you and we had a chance to see "Chopper" it has been non-stop excitement and anticipation. You kept us informed throughout the entire process. From picking out the sire and dam, updates on Coco's pregnancy, trainers, dog food, you name it! You always promptly returned our calls and emails and made us feel that we were important.

Our family looked foward to the pictures of the puppies that you would send us every few days. The usual morning "Whats for breakfast mom?" was replaced with "Did you get any new puppy pictures?" You truly made this a memorable "family" experience.

Our puppy "Dutch" has been amazing from day one. He sleeps all night, he was kennel and potty trained when we picked him up from you. He has learned to sit, come, stay. He loves the water and shows a huge interest in retrieving. "Dutch" will be going to a professional trainer at six months. We will keep you informed of his progress in the "Hunt Test" world. We only hope that he will do as well as 'Chopper" has done in his early years.


Thank you again, we will recommend Bayou Labradors to everyone.

The Riley Family
Slidell, Louisiana
Chopper and Coco - 2009

 

Congratulations to HR Bayou Chopper's Double Dutch JH for a job well done! Dutch earned his HR  title at the West Mississippi Hunting Retriever Club at Flora, Mississippi on September 12, 2010. Dutch also earned his JH title at the Shreveport-Bossier Retriever Club in Doyline, La on March 28, 2010.

Congratulations  goes out to Dutch's owners, John and Kathleen Riley and his trainers/handlers, Chuck McCall and Jason Moore of Chumac Kennels. Dutch is out of Millie's Coco Ryded who was sired by FC AFC Cuda's Blue Ryder MH and HRCH Gator Point's Bayou Chopper SH who was sired by GRHRCH UH Dakota's Cajun Roux MH.

 

Thank you Dutch, we are so proud of you.

 

Steve and Yvonne Plaisance

Bayou Labradors


Yvonne,

Just wanted to update you on Luke. He is 7 months old now, and just like a member of the family. Like my other kids, he loves to ride the 4-wheeler. He is already up to 60 pounds. The girls at the Vet. love him, he knows how to wow the ladies. He will go to be trained starting this month. The trainer did not want him he was 7months old.

Thanks for making this experience as wonderful as possible. It was a pleasure dealing with you and Bayou Labradors. You had me waiting for the next update while we were waiting for Luke. I have told a lot of people about you and the way you do business.

Once again thanks for everything.

Thanks,
The Dauzat Family
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Sonny and Coco - 2008

 

Yvonne,

Words cannot express what "Haze" has brought back into our lives. After losing "Kane" in December it was definitely time for us to have another dog in our home. You couldn't have made the process any easier, from the initial meeting to actually picking up Haze. She has been such a joy and we can't wait to keep you posted on all her journeys in the future. Thanks again for such a great experience!!!!

Thanks,
Ashley & Andy Simon
Breaux Bridge, LA
Sonny and Belle - 2008


Yvonne,

We want to thank you very much for our puppy Samson. He has been such a delight. Everyone commented on what a cute face he has. At his vet visit today he weighs 9 lbs. 15oz. All the nurses fell in love with him, the doctor commented on what great bone structure he has. He has been such a delight to our family. And we are very fortunate to have met such a wonderful breeder.


Thanks,
Robert and Cheryl Harris
Gretna, Louisiana
Sonny and Belle - 2008

 

 

Hi Yvonne,

We cannot thank you enough for breeding such a wonderful dog...Enjoy the pics...Let me know what you think...

Cheryl


 

 


Hey Mrs. Yvonne,

Just wanted to say that we are very pleased with our puppy. I went back and forth on several names and none seemed to fit. My wife and I were looking at him one afternoon and we decided he definitely looked like a "SONNY" (hope you don't mind). He is and has been an EXTREMELY intelligent, obedient, and gentle puppy. I started training him pretty early with the Water Dog book and he's doing well. It's almost like he just knows what to do....good genetics I guess. I think he'll make a really good dog & hunting buddy. My 22 month old son, William, really likes him and is usually standing by the door when I get home in the afternoon waiting to go outside to feed him. I have had a lot of people (especially my Vet) tell me that Sonny is one of the best looking Chocolate Labs they've ever seen. So far, he's not been sick and seems to be healthy. I'll send you some recent pictures of him soon. If anyone wants a reference you can give them my email.

Thanks,
Jonas Daugereaux
Crowley, Louisiana
Sonny and Belle - 2008


Dear Yvonne,

I can't say enough good things about you and my experience with Bayou Labradors. I've never experienced a puppy so smart, birdy, and well behaved at only 11 weeks. She's a retrieving machine after only two days. The vet was amazed how good she was for her first check up saying she was 1 in a 100 as far as lab puppies go. Thanks for everything! My family and I can't thank you enough for "Cajun Roux's Pretty Remi". We'll be sending pictures of her and all her ducks she brings in for me.

P.S. I'll be sending everyone I know your way for lab puppies.

Sincerely,
Shaun Hannan
Roux and Cher - 2008


I can't begin to explain the happiness and satisfaction I have gotten from my experience and dealings with Yvonne. The amount of care and attention to detail she puts forth with each person and each pup amazes me. If I had to go back and play the waiting game all over again I would! In two days he was in the local bayou making double blind retrieves! Strong, Intelligent and Sound are the best three words to describe Yvonne's dogs. I couldn't be happier with my decision. Thanks again!

P.S. We call him PRIME

Timmy Cassidy
Jennings La.
Roux and Cher - 2008


Dear Yvonne,

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us throughout the puppy process. From start to finish, we've appreciated your ongoing attentiveness, compassion, and dedication to the care of the pups and finding good homes for them. It is truly your c`g! We've been so impressed by your commitment, and thank you for always being there to answer our questions. I know your group of dogs and pups are special because of you and your loving and knowledgeable care.

 

We can't say enough about our new pup Sierra. We are amazed by her intelligence, and everyone comments on what a beauty she is. She's already a great swimmer, too. We are so looking forward to watching her grow up.

We'll definitely keep in touch. It's been great fun getting to know you and Bayou Labradors -- You run a very special organization, one that we would recommend to anyone. We feel very fortunate to have found you.

All the best,
Ryan and Elizabeth Siamas
San Francisco, California
Roux and Cher - 2008

 

 

Hi Yvonne,
 
Fun to hear from you on Facebook. Sierra is doing great (besides the removal of the foxtail from her nose yesterday.) She definitely has a spirit for adventure! We love her to pieces.


 
I am attaching a recent photo of her at Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada. For fun I'm attaching a family photo too. We have a 9 week old baby and Sierra is loving our new family member. She is so protective and sweet with the baby.
 
Hope you're doing well too.
 
Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Yvonne,

As you can see from the photo, our son and Sierra are best friends. She is the perfect companion for our family. Sierra was our "first baby," but since the day we brought him home from the hospital, she has adored him and welcomed him into her world with open arms. She follows him around the yard, guards him protectively when we're out and about, and literally kisses him good night before he goes to bed. She enjoys his company, too -- they spend their days playing fetch with the ball and stick, taking walks, and swimming in the pool. She is the world's sweetest, most loving, most gentle dog and we feel so blessed to have her in our family. Thank you!

Ryan and Elizabeth Siamas
San Francisco, California
Roux and Cher - 2008


Congratulations to SHR W L Louisiana Bayou Cajun Roux "Roux" for a job well done! Roux passed his first two Started Hunt Test at an unbelievable 3 1/2 months old at the Southern Flight HRC in Grenada, Mississippi. Roux then went on to pass his third and fourth Started Hunt Test to earn his SHR Title at the Cajun HRC in Estherwood, La. on October 26, 2008. Roux was incredibly only 5 months old and the youngest dog to earn his SHR title at he Cajun Hunting Retriever Club.

Congratulations also goes to owner/trainer/handler Wayne Labry for a job well done. Roux was one of 12 puppies born May 22, 2008.

Steve and Yvonne Plaisance
Bayou Labradors

Yvonne,

Thank you so much for your professionalism throughout the process. You have given us such a wonderful puppy who will undoubtedly make us a great hunting and field trail dog. You were very helpful throughout the whole process and always answered my questions. I highly recommend Bayou Labradors. We feel lucky to have one of Roux's great pups. You have been a pleasure to work with, giving us the exact puppy we wanted in temperament and personality. We have already recommended you to a friend looking for a chocolate lab and will recommend you again. The first day home with Roux, named after his dad, we had him doing simple retrieves in the yard. He is an excellent learner. He keeps all of us entertained while he learns new things everyday. I will send you pictures of him later and keep you up dated as he progresses in his training.

Thanks again,
Wayne and Hilda Labry
Lafayette, Louisiana
Roux and Cher - 2008

Hello Yvonne

This is the puppy out of Roux and Cher that I bought from you. At 3 1/2 months of age I ran him in Southern Flight Hunting Retriever started test on September 20 and 21, 2008 in Mississippi. He passed both days. There were three dogs in his flight ranging from 1-1/2 to 2 years old that didn't pass the test. The people there couldn't believe that at his young age performed like an older dog.

This weekend, October 25 and 26 I ran him in the Cajun Hunting Retriever hunt test. He passed the tests both days achieving his SHR (Started Hunting Retriever) title at the age of 5 months. Several of the trainers questioned his bloodline and one said "you've got a one-in-a-million dog".

I'm really enjoying this dog, he's so intelligent that he basically trains himself. I will keep you informed of his future progress.

Wayne Labrye
Roux and Cher - 2008

Congratulations to HR W L Louisiana Bayou Cajun Roux, son of GRHRCH UH Dakota's Cajun Roux and Bayou Segnette's Pretty Cher, for earning his Hunting Retriever title on September 26, 2009 at the North La HRC, located in Monoe, Louisiana. Congratulations also goes out to Roux's owners Wayne and Hilda Labry and his trainer and handler Chuck McCall of Chumac Kennels.
Truly a job well done.

Steve and Yvonne Plaisance
Bayou Labradors.

Bayou Labradors Kennels
Proudly Congratulates
HRCH WL La Bayou Cajun Roux SH

Roux earned his HRCH title at the Cajun HRC in
Estherwood, Louisiana on March 27, 2010 and
his Senior Hunter title at the Magnolia Retriever
Club in Flora, MS on May 2, 2010


Owner/Trainer Trainers/Handlers:
Wayne Labry Wayne Labry   
Chuck McCall
Jason Moore

Sire: GRHRCH UH Dakota's Cajun Roux MH
Dam: Bayou Segnette's Pretty Cher
Born May 22, 2008


Yvonne,

This is our daughter Cresson with Scout at 4 months old. She is the best dog we have ever owned! Every time we take her out to the park people comment on what a beautiful, well-mannered puppy she is. She has already mastered heel, sit and stay. She is so easy-going that she gets along well with our other two dogs, despite THEIR very different temperaments. My husband, Mark, is looking forward to taking her hunting this fall. I promise to be better about keeping in touch and will definitely send photos when she goes on her first hunt.

Many blessings,

Valerie Skinner
Colleyville, Texas
Sonny and Belle - 2008


Yvonne,


We all enjoyed our visit with you today, the boys were amazed they didn't stop talking about you and all the pups. Bryce decided to name the puppy Sadie Belle after her mother Belle. She earned an "A" on her trip home. We had to stop in Kenner to let Bryce's nanny see our new addition.........she was amazed how beautiful she is! Sadie slept until we got into Eunice when she had to meet the rest of the humans in her life. Our golden, Cody, is so excited with her in the house also. She curled up next to him and fell fast asleep. Needless to say she is a big hit over here and we love her. Thank you for making our experience so easy and for making us a part of everything. Now it will be our turn to send updated pictures for you to see. Bryce was asking if we would ever talk to you again, I promised him we will make it a point to keep in touch. Some people sell animals for the money only, you are a special person that has her heart into her work.


Thanks a Million for everything!

Natalie and Bryce Duplechain
Eunice, Louisiana
Sonny and Belle - 2008



Here are a few pictures of Max. He's working well, fetching and retrieving in the yard already. He is sitting and working on stay and never did poop in the house! His vet said he's a gorgeous chocolate. Other than chewing up everything in the house (chew toys included!), everything is going well. I'll send more pics as he gets a bit older.

Mike Venable
Anchorage, Alaska
Sonny and Belle - 2008

 


Kona is one of the best things to come into my life. She is so much fun and full of energy all of the time. We have always had Labs but Kona is by far the smartest one we have ever had. When I first got her she was potty trained. She got along great with my other dogs. I even have a rabbit that runs the house and they were best friends from the start. I have received numerous compliments from people on how gorgeous she is and how well behaved she is. I always recommend Bayou Labradors, you were great from the start. The website was very helpful because I could look at the puppies from the time they were born up until when I got Kona. You were very helpful throughout the whole process and always answered my questions. I loved the fact that you wanted to know who was buying one of your babies and to make sure they went to a good home.

Stephanie Smith
Metairie, Louisiana
Sonny and Lucy - 2007


Yvonne -- Our new puppy "Kona" is awesome. Her fine breeding shows in her looks and smarts. It has been just over one week since we took her home. In that time she is already house trained, kennel trained, and can sit, come, stay. She will also retrieve already which is amazing. Her personality is perfect. She loves to play but when she is not playing, she is as calm as she can be. My kids can't get enough of her and she is already part of the family.

I want to thank you again for everything. You were great. We have been singing your praises. You are obviously top notch and it showed from the first time we spoke.
 

 


Ken St. Pe'
Lafayette, Louisiana
Sonny and Belle - 2008

 

Yvonne,

Kona is doing great. She is a beautiful dog with a perfect temperment. Very calm around the house but a machine when it's time to retrieve. She is 10 months old and has picked up 40+ ducks in the first five hunts of the season. This includes several blinds well over 200 yards.

Ken St. Pe'
Lafayette, Louisiana
Sonny and Belle - 2008


Hi Yvonne,

Thought I would send a picture of Jackson . He is 15 weeks old in this picture. Matt is very pleased with him. He is very obedient for his age. He's very quite and observant. We are all very fond of him.


Matt and Kay Raney
Shreveport, Louisiana
Sonny and Coco - 2007

 

 

 

 

5 years old

 

6 years old


I am beyond impressed with the professionalism and attentiveness of Yvonne Redell of Bayou Labradors. From the first time I contacted Yvonne about possibly obtaining a chocolate Labrador from her she was enthusiastic and very helpful. She kept me informed with updates of my pup's mother, Lucy Marie's, health even before my puppy was born. I received a congratulations phone call and pictures when my puppy was born. After that I received e-mails showing me what milestones my pup had reached (the swimming lessons were my favorite). Now about my Lab, Lillian The Brave. She is alert, intelligent, fearless, gentle, affectionate and beautiful. My vet was so impressed with her during our first visit she showered her with compliments. She said, "What an excellent coat she has and such a sound body for being so young (8 weeks)! Oh she is gorgeous. I'm amazed by how alert she is. She has such a calm temperament. She is a quality Labrador!" I was bursting with pride. We get the same reaction from everyone who meets Lilly. I can tell you that having her brings my family such happiness. Lilly is playful yet gentle and active yet very obedient. Yvonne Redell has made it possible for my family to have the right dog for us and made it a pleasant and smooth transition for us all. I would highly recommend Bayou Labradors to anyone looking for quality and beauty in a chocolate Labrador.

 

Renea and Ernest Fanguy
Marrero, Louisiana
Sonny and Lucy - 2007


Yvonne,

This is Hester, beautiful animal, great disposition, healthy and very well bred. I have referred you to several others. We all love Hester, while he's tough as nails, he is so good around children. Never have to worry over his temperament.
Yvonne, you're the best.


Michael Moore
New Roads, Louisiana
Coco and Sonny 2007

 


Things are going well with Sugar. She has been a great addition to our family. She is very smart, playful and has a great personality. It is easy to see that she has a very good genetic makeup. Sugar absolutely loves our 5yr old son Peyton, when ever she sees him the party is on. Sugar also love our 6 month old son Sawyer, she just licks his face as he laughs. When she is not playing with the kids, she can always be found by or in the pool. She loves to swim! We have started some light obedience with her and she already comprehends the commands sit & stay. Sugar also shows a strong interest in retrieving; I can not wait until she gets a little older. Yvonne was great to deal with and you can really see how much she cares for these puppies. The next time I or someone I know is looking for a top quality Chocolate Labrador; I will send them to Bayou Labradors and Yvonne.

Thank you,
Jeff, Tasha, Peyton & Sawyer Pruitt
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Sonny & Lucy - 2007  

 

Here is a picture of Sugar from November. She is currently at a trainer and is doing remarkably well. She has only been there 9 weeks and he is already introducing her to hand signals. I will be making my first hunt with her this weekend, I can not tell you how excited I am for that. My plan is to leave her with the trainer thru May and she willbe fully trained and ready for next hunting season. Of course we miss not having her at home, but we look forward to many great years with her at home and in the field. I will send you more pictures from our hunt this weekend next week.


Jeff Pruitt
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Sonny and Lucy - 2007

 

 

 



This puppy was given to me as a graduation gift. We are extremely pleased with our new addition to the house. Coco is a wonderful puppy and we think that she will grow up to be even better. Coco has a fun and loving personality and she fits perfectly in our lives. Yvonne was a great person to deal with because she truly cares for the puppies. She helped us with everything we needed to know to help this lab succeed in the future. She kept us informed about the puppies frequently and we would have no problems buying another dog from her. We can't thank her enough for her help.

Thank you,
Jeremy and Lauren
Sonny and Lucy - 2007


Congratulations to HRCH Roux's Hot Shot Harley for a job well done! Harley achieved his Hunting Retriever Champion title on August 31 at the Music City HRC in Smyrna, TN. Congratulations also goes out to Harley's owner, trainer and handler Jeff Mann from Atlanta, Georgia.

Harley is our first Cajun Roux X Cher offspring to earn their HRCH title.

Thank you Jeff and Harley, we are so proud,

Steve and Yvonne Plaisance
Bayou Labradors

 

Hey Yvonne,
Things are going well with Harley. He started with a pro trainer about 2 weeks ago. He was already doing well with obedience and retrieving before I took him there. I'm working very closely with the trainer, our plans are to start him in AKC and UKC hunt test in March. When the Grand Hunt Test was in Georgia in the fall, I drove down and met Ronnie, Connie, Bill Autrey and of course Roux. Here is a picture of Ronnie, Roux, Harley and myself. In the Spring when he gets his first ribbon, I will send you a picture.


Jeff Mann
Atlanta, Georgia
Roux and Cher - 2006


Here are a few picks of Gunner at 8 months old. He is one of the best labs I have ever owned. He trained very easy compared to some that I have had. He picked up his first bird at 4 1/2 months old and just keeps getting better. He has also retrieved four doubles. To date he has retrieved 267 birds. AWESOME is all I can say for him at under a year old. Also Gunner gets complimented a lot about how pretty and well mannered he is. It was a pleasure doing business with you and will tell others about the quality of your dogs.

Thanks,
Kevin Duvic
Sonny and Lucy - 2006


Beaux is a gorgeous and well-mannered lab puppy. We truly enjoy having him as part of our family. He is a great family pet as well as enthusiastic hunter. At four months of age he is already mastered obedience skills and is a quick learner. The best part about Beaux is that he is a joy to have in the house. He is so well behaved and not a day goes by he doesn't make us laugh. I credit Yvonne for putting so much time and effort into her pups, her dedication is why we have such a terrific dog now. We would not hesitate on purchasing another puppy from this outstanding breeder. She goes the extra mile to make sure the right puppy goes to the right family and in our case, she hit the nail on the head-Beaux is everything we were looking for in a puppy

 

Mark and Christa Bird
Roux and Cher - 2006

 


So many times in life we make decisions and then wonder...."now why did I do that?" After spending a

week with my new lab puppy, Scarlett, I know exactly why! Because the love and tenderness that this beautiful animal brings to our house is joyously overwhelming. She is so smart and so sweet...one can only wonder how a pillar of beauty can exist in such troubled times. This is not only a testament to Scarlett but also to her breeder, Yvonne. I have never been inclined to purchase a dog until one day when a little chocolate puppy came into our lives. He was homeless. We took him in and named him Bruno. He was so wonderful that I immediately thought about getting a second. I started looking on the Internet and lucky for me, I found Yvonne. This would be my first experience actually picking out a pup and paying for it, so I was optimistically cautious. But after I first spoke to Yvonne on the phone I knew immediately that I was speaking to a woman that loves her animals far more than money. I knew there and then that I would be making the 5 hour trek over the weekend to pick up my pup. My daughters and I were greeted graciously. Having a clue about my inexperience with champion dogs, Yvonne spent a good part of her afternoon sharing stories and practical experience tips that helped greatly. She was very organized, detailed and thorough. She had uncommon patience with both me and my children. Scarlett is only 9 weeks old and practically house trained and kennel trained. She is a work of art! Already, truly a champion at her tender age. We will be life long buddies! If you are considering a chocolate lab pup...please do not hesitate to call Yvonne....you will never ask yourself..."now why did I do that?"

Daria Chase
West Monroe, LA
Roux and Cher - 2006

 

Hi Yvonne

I couldn't be happier with my two labs, Scarlett and Kit. Caught them napping in the the sun in the front window of my store...they heard the camera click and looked!! KIT (in the front) is now 8 months old and Scarlett (behind, with her head on KIT) is 2 1/2 years old. They are sisters, both Cher/Roux pups from different litters (7/15/06 and 5/22/08) They are such awesome wonderful gorgeous playful pets. Each has a very precious distinct personality. Kit is all puppy. Loves attention, loves to play and give lots of kisses. Scarlett is very polite, reserved and loves to snuggle. They are both great athletes. They love the deep snow of this New England Winter.I will send another picture soon of them in their winter wonderland. I am very happy with my perfect pups! Obviously one was so great, I had to get another. And I wouldn't buy from anyone other than Yvonne. She adores her dogs and it shows!

Daria Chase
Rhode Island
Roux and Cher - 2008

 

 

 

 



I was looking for a female Chocolate Labrador when a hunting friend recommended Bayou Labradors and Yvonne Redell. The first time I went to see the litter of puppies, I really didn't know which one I wanted because they were all so beautiful. I paid my deposit on the pick of the litter for a female. I kept noticing one male puppy that was exploring the yard by itself. I liked that he was independent of the others. Too bad it was a male because I was searching for a female. The second time I went to see the puppies I became more attached to the male and the male puppy became attached to me. I really wanted a female. I changed my mind and bought the male puppy and named him Cocoa. He has a beautiful, dark chocolate coat and a gorgeous head. He is very large for his age, he weighs 50 lbs at 4 months old. I can't believe that when I got him at 7 weeks old, he was already housebroken and kennel trained. He has a great disposition and is very smart and obedient.

I am disabled in a wheelchair and he will be my companion for many years to come. I was so excited about my male puppy, that went back to Bayou Labradors and bought a female from their next litter. I named her Momme Subella. I go to the St. Bernard Veterinary Clinic, they say that my 2 puppies are the highest quality Labradors they have seen in many years. Buying my puppies from Bayou Labradors is the best thing I ever did.

Shane Callais
Violet, Louisiana
Roux and Cher - 2006


Yvonne is a highly qualified and experienced breeder of labs. We have been so pleased with our dog Riley. She is extremely healthy, happy, smart and loving to our kids, family and friends. She is energetic and funny to watch as well. She likes to swim in our pool, fetch her toys, and sit on our laps when prompted. She was very easy to train, because she is naturally smart. Do not hesitate to purchase lab puppies from Yvonne. She helped us with information about what Riley would need in her puppy months, and has called us from time to time just to check up on her!!! We've purchased AKC registered dogs in the past, but the breeders never took the time with us as Yvonne has. We are beyond satisfied.


David and Jennifer Phillips
Belle Chasse, Louisiana
Sonny and Lucy - 2005

 

Hi Yvonne,

This is the latest pics of our Riley. She made 3 years old on October 26th. Mary, our daughter and Riley's 11 year old owner is still very much in love with her since she the day she got her! She takes pictures of Riley a few times a week. Riley thinks she's Tyra Banks and loves being a "super model"! She is funny, playful, attentive, and extremely smart. We don't know what we did before getting her. She's our special girl!

Thanks for everything Yvonne!

David and Jennifer Phillips
Belle Chasse, Louisiana
Sonny and Lucy - 2005



I am so glad I bought this beautiful Chocolate Labrador. I was looking for a female lab with champion bloodline and I found her. Her name is Deja Marie and she is very spoiled. I would recommend if anyone is looking for a great Labrador look no further than Bayou Labradors.

Kevin Porche' Jr.
Belle Chasse, Louisiana
Sonny and Lucy - 2006

 

These Chocolate Labs are the most beautiful lab pups I've ever seen. I've had the pleasure of owning and purchasing other dogs from breeders and this was a very enjoyable experience. I appreciated the patience with picking out the puppy. It took me two visits to decide which puppy to take home because there were so many quality pups to choose from. (I'm glad I got there early). A great breeder who puts a lot of effort in assuring that she has the best quality labs around. If Gracie grows up to be half the retriever that she is beautiful I think there will be another champion to add to the line."


Laurie Miller
Sonny and Lucy - 2006

 






I am very happy with Abby. When we got home, she got out of the truck and ran around exploring, then I took her back to the ditch we have that goes to the river and she bailed in w/o any second thoughts. I was amazed how she took to the water. I cant thank you enough, I still cant believe this is happening.The whole experience of getting this puppy has been great. You were very considerate, nice and helpful. The puppy is beautiful and I'm sure she will make a good hunting companion and friend. Thanks for everything and I will send you pictures. Thank you so much,

Josh Berg
Sonny and Lucy - 2006

 

 

Mrs. Yvonne,

When I was watching Abby this morning bringing back ducks, I figured I needed to send you a Email just to give you a little update. Abby has hunted for about 45 days this year and probably 25 of them have been consecutively. She is doing outstanding. Nearly everybody I take hunting says something about her, either she really pretty or man she does a good job or something along that line. Every morning when I take her out the kennel she knows exactly whats happening she runs to the back of my truck and sits there and waits for me to open the tailgate. She stays pumped up everyday, she's picked up somewhere between 200 and 250 birds so far this year and in my opinion that is outstanding for a first season. I just want to let you know that I really appreciate you giving me the opportunity to have her. She's been an excellent dog. If your ever over in my direction let me know so you can come drop by.

Thanks Again,
Josh Berg
Sonny and Lucy - 2006


Here are pictures of our boy Ryder. He has a calm disposition, is very independent - yet affectionate and is socializing well with our 3 1/2 year old female chocolate lab Odgie. He is very intelligent, already housebroken and eager to retrieve and swim. We highly recommend Bayou Labradors, the breeding is obviously excellent. We feel lucky to have one of Roux's great pups. Yvonne has been a pleasure to work with, giving us the exact puppy we wanted in temperament and personality which is priceless we live in Upstate New York and trusted Yvonne to find the right dog for our home and we are more than satisfied.

I have to tell you that my vet went on quite a bit about how beautiful he is and that he showed good breeding and they see a lot of dogs. Also some guy saw him and asked if he could breed him to his female Lab. I was like dude, he is only 10 weeks old, you have to be kidding. I don't think so.

He is a traffic stopper that's for sure. More of his personality is coming out and he is becoming really attached to me yet he is never afraid to be left alone. He is really special.

Lori Groh and Flick
Hudson Valley, New York
Roux and Cher - 2007


Hi Yvonne,


Well, we finally got around to sending you a picture of Maggie and the girls. She has quickly become a part of the family. Maggie is really growing in size and intelligence, and as of today as an 8 week old puppy, she weighs 15 lbs and 4 oz. She is highly intelligent and calm. Not only is she already housebroken, she is learning to master the sit and heel commands as well. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a high quality chocolate labrador to get in touch with Yvonne Redell at Bayou Labradors. Yvonne is a very knowledgeable breeder and is intent on keeping her clients happy with their purchase. Her dogs have the conformation and pedigrees necessary to become field trial champions, hunting retreivers, or just excellent companions. We hope to achieve all of the above with Maggie. We are very satisfied with our puppy, and we highly recommend Bayou Labradors.

Thanks,
The Deshotel Family
Ville Platte, LA
Sonny and Coco - 2007


Hi Yvonne,

I just thought you would like to see how your wonderful puppy is doing.  Maggie is 11&1/2 weeks old today and she weighs 27 pounds.  She is doing fantastic.  I think she would rather retrieve than eat.  She is doing simple double marks and  loves the water.  We are so proud of her & everyone who see's her thinks that she is beautiful.  She will also shake your hand if you like.  She is very intelligent.  She likes to ride the 4 wheeler also.  She keeps all of us entertained while she learns new things everyday.  I am sending you a few pictures of her that we took today.  Hope you enjoy them.

Robert Deshotel
Ville Platte, LA
Sonny and Coco - 2007

Yvonne,

Here's a picture of Maggie in the snow today. She is off of Sonny & Coco's litter 11/28/07.  She is doing excellent.  She weighs 80 pounds.  She lives to retrieve.  I am very satisfied with Maggie except for her barking early in the morning.  She drives us crazy until we turn her loose. Still, we wouldn't trade her for anything.  She is definitely part of the family.  Thanks for providing us with an exceptionally well bred labrador retreiver.

Robert Deshotel
Ville Platte, Louisiana
Sonny and Coco - 2007



Yvonne, we couldn't be more delighted with our new puppy. His name is Ben, in honor of his grandfather. Ben is the forth Lab to be raised in our family. We are by no means Lab experts, but our experience has at least taught us what to look for, and this puppy is it. Im amazed at his intelligence and personality to say nothing of his good looks. I think the picture speaks for itself. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have a puppy from the Roux and Cher pairing. Our vet is very complimentary of the pup too.

We would also like to thank you, Yvonne, for your courtesy and professionalism as a breeder. The weekly photos and updates were very special to us. Thank you. We wouldn't hesitate for a second to offer our highest recommendation.

Sincerely,
Joey, DeDe, and Emma Key
St. Amant, LA
Roux and Cher - 2007


Yvonne,

I really do not know which is the most AWESOME, the wonderful experience we had with YOU before she was born, the many many pictures and updates given to us before we got her OR could it possibly be receiving the most REGAL, BEAUTIFUL, SWEET puppy in the whole world named "GRACE".

Thank you so much for all of the above!

Priscilla and Jimmy
Decatur, Texas
Roux and Cher - 2007

Dear Yvonne,

It is so hard to believe our little "GRACE" is now 7 months old. As you can see, she gets more beautiful each day. We had her first official portraits done in April and we just had to share with everyone....We will send more real soon.

Thanks,
Priscilla and Jimmy
Decatur, Texas
Roux and Cher - 2007
 

 


Congratulations to HRCH Sunnyhill's Sadie Sue for a job well done! Sadie achieved her HRCH title at the Southern Flight HRC in Grenada, Ms on September 21, 2008. Congratulations also goes to Sadie's owner and handler Betty Magee who took her through Started, Seasoned and Finished. Sadie is our second Cajun Roux and Cher offspring to earn their Hunting Retriever Championship title. Sadie was one of 13 puppies born July 15, 2006.

Steve and Yvonne Plaisance
Bayou Labradors


We are very pleased with Sadie, and she has met our expectations. She is very attentive and observant. These traits started early in her life. As we worked with her, she responded and based on that, she was ready to attend the UKC test hunts. She accomplished her SHR title in two weekends. The photo is of Sadie, her ribbons, and her UKC title. As I have stated, she is easy to train, eager to learn, and loving to all. When we talk to her, she will tilt her head and listen intently. With her abilities and loving nature, Sadie will have a great future.

Wayne and Betty Magee
Mendenhall, Ms
Roux  and Cher - 2006


Yvonne,

This is just to update you on Sadie. Wayne and I ran her in the Season Hunt Test in Pineville, La. She passed both tests. She received her HR title at the North La. Hunt Test. She has passed every test that she has entered thus far. She is a lovely and wonderful pet, but she is also all business when it comes to hunting and hunt test. We plan to enter Sadie in the Finished hunt tests this Fall. I have included photos of Sadie at the test site where she earned her HR title.

Wayne and Betty Magee
Mendenhall, Ms
Roux and Cher - 2006


 

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