Michael's Labs Receives 2008 Best of Gastonia Award

U.S. Local Business Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement
WASHINGTON D.C., April 4, 2008 -- Michael's Labs has been selected for the 2008 Best of Gastonia Award in the Pet Breeders category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each local business that is recognized has achieved exceptional marketing success and overall customer satisfaction in their local market and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

 to hear what John Boy and Billy has to say about Michael's Labs

I brought home a choclate lab from Michaels labs about 2 and a half years ago. His name is Charlie and he's a 75 pound male. My wife and I couldn't be happier, he's great with our cats and Charlie and I do a 5 mile hike 6 days a week. Teaching him to swim took about 10 minutes. We still have people stop and comment on his looks and his coat. I would highly recomend Michaels labs to anyone looking for a new family member. Thank you again Michael for all your help.

                                                                                                David Kofsky

I just wanted to write you and let you know how pleased we are with the chocolate lab we got from you last summer! Jack is very well behaved. We get compliments all the time on how good looking he is and how beautiful his coat is. Jack loves people and other dogs. We will definitely come back when we are ready for our next one!

                                                                                               Nicole, Craig, and Jack
  Hi Michael, We wanted to send you pictures of our dog, Maggie. We took her home 6 weeks ago and she is doing great. We wanted a loving and laid back dog and have been thrilled with her! She is friendly and loves to fetch the frisbee. Our biggest concern with getting a new dog was how she would react around our kids who are 5 and 7. She loves them to death and the socialization with children you did definitely paid off. I do not believe we could have found a better pet for our family.
                                                                  Take care, The Proud Family
  just wanted to send you some pictures of laylah at 7months old. she is from mochas litter from 5/13. she is about 57lbs now and she is all lab!!. she is just a wonderful pet and i am so happy with her. she is smart as whip and already in her second level training class. thank you so much for bringing her to me. she is such a blessing!!!
We named our 8 wk old pup Diva!  She is a doll.  We fell in love with her immediately!  Her temperament is laid back like ours and she sure can play!  She is fitting in great at our home.  Thanks for your help.  We are very pleased.  My husband has started with voice commands already and she is surprising us with her responses at such an early age!  For anyone looking for a lab, Michael's is the way to go-Diva has a beautiful face and a soft coat.  I have no doubt she will grow into a gorgeous adult.  Michael you been great at responding to questions and concerns timely, not a lot of sellers do!  We'll continue to send you pics of Diva-girl as she grows.  Thanks again!
Baxter ran the puppy stakes at a field trial down in Moncks Corner, SC last Saturday.  He finished 5th out of 20 dogs, but was the youngest in the puppy class by almost 8 weeks and was the only one without any field trial experience.  I'm not a big field trial guy, but like to go every once in a while to make sure the training is taking as well as I think.
   We're going Marsh Hen hunting tomorrow with one of my friends down here.  We'll see how he likes that.
 He seems to be the perfect blend of hunting dog and family pet.  Just driven enough to get after it, but not so hyper that he breaks everything in the house.  He is so well mannered that I've been able to convince my wife we don't need to neuter him.  If you want some of that blood line down the road, just let me know.
 Thanks for all you've done Michael, I do appreciate it.  I promise I'll get some pictures to you this fall from some of his hunts.
                                                                                   Ben Kuhn

I have one of Ashley's females from the litter born July 3rd. I was wondering how much Ashley weighs full grown and how much the stud weighs. Isabel(my dog) has been fantastic so far. She took to house training in just a couple weeks and is responsive to both whistle and voice commands. She looks like she has the potential to be a great duck dog being that she is already able to mark multiple retrieves at one time.She's been a great smart pup so far. She weighed in at 29lbs yesterday.

Thanks Pete Miles


In October 2007, our family purchased a Chocolate Labrador Retriever Puppy from Michael's Labs.  Our family includes my husband, myself, a 9 year old son, 6 year old daughter, 4 year old son, and a 13 year old Yellow Lab.  Michael is a wonderful person who truly loves Labrador Retrievers.  He was exceptionally kind to our family throughout the process of purchasing a healthy happy puppy.  Her name is Murphy.  She has outstanding temperament and exceptional beauty.  We would definitely recommend Michael's Lab to others.  He even follows up on Murphy on occasion.

Ellen B


Cayla is 1 1/2 years old now. We came to just look at puppies, not knowing what to expect, however where the dogs were kept seemed to be very organized, clean and more of a "home" than a kennel. The dogs all seemed happy and I liked the fact the puppies interacted with children in the neighborhood. Cayla has a great personality. She stays right around us when we go outside, gets along with everyone and all dogs. She alerts us when people come up to the house but little do they know she is a softy! She weighs 75 pounds now and is a big girl! She has a gorgeous block head that is exactly what I was looking for. She is the best dog we have ever had! I recommend Michaelslabs to everyone that asks me where I got her.

Thank you!

  Hi Michael,
Here are the some pics of Santo the Lab puppy we got from you. Its 1 year latter and he is doing great....We love him more and more every day. Everyone tells us all the time how beautiful his coat is.
We are still thinking about the girl I will let you know soon.


I bought a puppy from Michael's Labs just a few weeks ago. I am more than pleased with the puppy. The puppy has great temperment. He loves other dogs, cats, all people, especially children. He loves to play outside and he is very good in the house as well. Everything listed about the puppy was accurate (deworming, dew claws, etc.) I would highly suggest that you consider buying your puppy from Michael's Labs. you will get a great puppy for your money.







Hi Michael,
Here are the some pics of Santo the Lab puppy we got from you. Its 1 year later and he is doing great ....We love him more and more every day. Everyone tells us all the time how beautiful his coat is. And how smart he is. He is just great with our children. My husband has taught him mant tricks including only to eat from him. Here are a few clips of him.We are still thinking about the girl I will let you know soon.