My gorgeous girl,(jet black), from Dean’s Luckyshoes Retrievers Kennel, was a Christmas gift to me in 2007 (she was born Jan.2/08). I would have to say she was pretty much the best gift – ever. Her parents are Jeepers(chocolate)-(Someday Retrievers) and Dean’s black female Saydee. My girl’s name is “Waves of Mercy” but I just call her Mercy. I was so thrilled with how careful Dean appeared to be when selecting homes for his litters. Part of the “adoption” process was to make a trip to Dean’s and have an interview/information session with him. I was impressed with his knowledge of breeding/training and the rapor he has with his dogs – puppies included. My dog was purchased as a companion only and she has turned out to be all I expected and more. She is very intelligent and was very quick to learn a lot of the commands/recall etc. even as a very young puppy.She loves people,loves to play,-especially with children – has excellent manners and would probably stay in the water, swimming, until she could no longer move a muscle – if I let her. On a scale of 1-10, for Dean, his breeding/training program and his dogs….I would have to say they are all a 12!!
Gail Kristianson (proud “momma” of Mercy!)

We acquired our Male lab in October 07 from Lucky Shoes, and have been very pleased with the outcome. Jack of Hearts is proving to be an excellent dog. Even at 5 months he has become very trainable and attentive to commands. We would recommend this breeder to any one interested in Labrador retrievers.

I have a female Chocolate Lab she is 1yr old and is named Jaz. I have worked with her alot since. She was very birdy from the start, fantastic on birds, retrieving 7 species of upland birds and 7 Species of waterfowl under the age of 1 yrs old. 98 wild birds to hand in 2007. She is great with my little 3 year old girl and is mellow around the house. I am very happy with her and have already planned another trip for Pheasants and Hun is Saskatchawan and Montana.
Chris Narver

I brought home an 8 week old yellow labrador retriever girl from a Luckyshoes litter in November 2007. Dean created the girl of our dreams. We did much of our contact via email, due to a 400 mile gap in location, to which he responded to promptly every time with photo updates. Lexi (Luckyshoes Buckin the System) is an absolute joy. Quick learner, devoted, quiet, eager, healthy, strong, smart, focused, quick on her feet, doesn’t spook at anything new, has been retrieving to hand at 75 yards since 12 weeks and she’s a real looker. My trainer wants her, my vet is impressed with my pick. I highly recommend Dean as a breeder, he put together my dream dog.
Angela Forster

We have had the pleasure of adding two amazing Chocolate lab babies to our family from LuckyShoes Retrievers. Kallie CocoaBean born January 2008 and Kahlua born June 2019. Unfortunately we lost Kallie CocaBean this Christmas but she made sure to teach Kahlua all her tricks and how to protect her loving family her spirit lives on in Kahlua. We can not thank Dean and LuckyShoes enough for making our dreams come true with such gorgeous amazing Chocolate babies and when we are ready to add another Chocolate baby we know just who to call!                                                          Pennie Clarke (February 2021)

Thank you LuckyShoes for our beautiful girl Willow. We are so happy that we have her-she is definetly a great addition to our family.    Janet Housden (February 2021)

Thank you LuckyShoes Retrievers for this wonderful boy we got. It has been fun. Our dog Bandit and Echo are best buds. He is so easily trained and will be a great dog.                                                              Robin Szala (February 2021)


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