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  WE ARE SUPPLYING MANY NEW CUSTOMERS EVERY DAY WITH OUR 
 LABRADOR PUPPIES. HERE'S SOME REVIEWS FROM OUR "PUPPY PEOPLE"..

Elizabeth                                         Bull Valley, Ill                   08/26/2017      10:38 pm

Hi Rick, Happy National Dog day. Rick and I just wanted to check in and let you know our Kaiya is doing well. She 
Yellow Labrador Female ("Snow") from Tank and Willow . We just got from you a few weeks ago. She is well loved and growing fast! And what a personality! She even did very well on her first night alone with us! Your "Bringing Your
Puppy Home" document has a ton of useful advice Everyone likes her beauty mark on her forehead. 😊 Tell your wife hello. 
Thanks again, Elizabeth 

TERRY & RUSSELL              NORTHERN WISCONSIN       08/22/2017      9:48 pm

Hi Kim and Rick, Ellie loves going "hunting" around our farm. We estimated her weight at about 55 pounds around
 Aug. 20th. She has healed very well from her spaying in late July and is back to normal activity and swimming. She is a 
Tank & Noodles female puppy born on 02/06/2017. We think her coloring will be more similar to her Dad's, like a white 
Lab. Or like you call them a "Snow" Lab. The pics I attached were taken in bright sunlight, but she is quite light even 
indoors. She is beautiful, healthy, smart, and very muscular. She just loves retrieving, swimming, walks and hikes with us, exploring, and playing! Russ shot a couple young rabbits that were eating our broccoli and left carcasses out thinking to 
pick them up after breakfast. Meanwhile I let Ellie out thinking he had already picked them up, and she found one with 
joyful triumph, then once Russ removed that one and quickly recovered the other one, she kept zig-zagging the area 
with nose to ground for another 10-15 minutes to make sure there weren't any more. She is persistent... Rabbits, birds, butterflies, and the sheep are her favorite things to watch. She has great hunting instincts. The lambs love her, too, 
and play with her through the fence.

 
 Terry and Russ

Kris          Northern Wisconsin       07/17/2017                       12:30 pm

What GORGEOUS Pics of Tank and TJ "Tank Junior" ! I always thought it would be nice to have Annie, the Yellow Labrador we got from you, teach our next dog because not to be biased, but ANNIE IS PERFECT in everything she does. ha. What a philosophy! You are always concerned about long term health and genetics of your puppies and always ask for updated e-mails as your pups grow older. Annie is healthy as a horse or dog I should say. We just adore everything about her. Our Shitzu-Maltese puppy also thinks she's a lab and chases chippies, squirrels and runs for partridge- following Annie of course. We will definitely be looking for another lab with you. I'd love to get a snow white one from either Tank or now TJ .
I am alos so proud of you folks for the high quality Labrador's you raise. Oh, and Happy Retirement too! Nice!
Kris 

Eric K  - Manitowoc, WI      Tuesday,  07/04/17                       6:30 pm

Hi Rick,
I tried to send this the other day from my phone but the photo files prevented it. I just wanted to touch base with you again and give an update on one of your lab puppies. I know why your named WISLABMANN = You ARE the man for LAB’S in Wisconsin!! We are so SATISFIED with our Black Labrador male, Dexter. He is such a great little guy. SMART!!!! Understatement – we are consistent and working with him – but he is from a wonderful blood line – that’s obvious by the breeder’s professionalism. He is from Black Pearl and your Hunter - He has COME, SIT, DOWN and STAY commands down pat. He is great with both kids and Breleigh our 7 year old is really warming up – since the nipping is slowing down. One of the photos – You can see Pearl’s looks – good features!! So often, people comment – “wow, he is a great looking dog! -” I then share your kennel information. We tied a pheasant wing to fishing line and a pole and work him – keeping it fun – and he loves it. He pointed twice the other day – WAY TOO NEAT – again as you say genetics!!!!! I will keep the photos coming and just wanted to say THANK YOU again for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Black Labrador – PS. He is my little shadow and buddy. We love him, and we are 100% thrilled he is part of our family….
Thanks again buddy,
Erik

Brian - Danville, Illinois        Monday, 06/19/17                                4:10 pm

Dear Rick, I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other customers 
of Moonlighter Labrador's  - Details of my Recommendation: "Excellent communications
 on all aspects of selecting and matching dog to my type of hunting. Meticulous about his breeding 
of his Labradors as fantastic family and hunting dog. In depth proven AKC hunt/field trial/dock dog 
pedigree going back generations on both sires and dames. "Could not be happier Rick. Thanks again.
Got my chocolate male in 2010 from Doc and Mae. T Bone is the best." Service Category: Upland 
Hunting Dog breeder Year first hired: 2010 Top Quality Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Steven S. - Wausau, WiscFriday, 1/30/17, 2:37 PM

Hi Rick - I just wanted to mention somewhere it would be visible to your other potential customers, that I AM VERY 
PLEASED to have gotten my Male Yellow Labrador Retriever from you in Spring, 2014. Also its very evident that you 
DO TRAIN all your puppies for hunting. "Moonlighter's Magic Man" was hunting Ruffed Grouse for me in his first year 
since birth. He's also acquired a funny nickname too "Slider"...which I think he likes a little too much! Whenever we're 
even just hanging out around my home, he'll watch me to see if I'm tracking him - then suddenly he disappears. But I 
know what he's doing, he's hunting close by so I just let him do his thing until its time to do something else. I'll call his 
name "Slider, Slider"... I'll see one of the trees in our front yard shaking, as he climbs out of a tree - yes, he knows how 
to climb a tree. Yesterday it was comical. I called his name and we have a bunch of white pines in our front yard. He'll 
actually walk around the base of a tree to look for nests. If he spots one, he climbs up the tree and waits for the 
nesting birds to fly in the tree. Then he ambushes them and eats them - I've tried professional trainers to have him stop 
and it works for 1-2 days. Then Slider is back "in a tree" waiting for his next prey. Regardless, he too is an awesome grouse/duck/goose hunter, but I've never heard of a Labrador "that climbs a tree to ambush a bird". I thought I'd share 
this with you! Thanks again for a great dog! Steven S

Rachel LThursday, 1/8/17, 1:51 PM

Hello Rick- It has been awhile since I contacted you. Reggie had some sort of very aggressive cancer and passed away 09/18/2016. The information I'm going to tell you, might be more than you need to know. But as a dog lover and a avid lab lover you might understand. Prior to meeting my husband I lived in the city, as you know the city really isn't made for dogs...especially dogs like Labs, they need to run and play and just be a dog. I moved out in the country last January 2014 with my finance on 10+ acres with a pond(Lab heaven). We found out early on, Reggie had a huge obsession with rabbit and frog hunting...yes frog hunting he would be in the brush for hours. It was hilarious to watch. My husband and I prior to leaving to get married out west debated whether or not to put Reggie down. We just couldn't do it...We had our nephew stayed at our house with our other labs while we were gone. Needless to say, we got a phone call that Thursday afternoon to find out Reggie passed on. Where our nephew found our big boy makes me smile every time I think of it. He passed away on his queen size/down feathered comforter bed- a.k.a the guest bedroom bed...that was his bed since he was a pup. We buried our big boy under the apple tree. We still have Lambeau going on 8 years this March and a new addition Jordy (choc lab-my husband surprised me with one). We are expecting our first child any day now-needless to say the nursery is in only LABRADORS with a designated picture of our big boy Reggie. I would like to thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to own Reggie and for breeding such wonderful Labradors. They truly do leave paw prints on our hearts. Thank you. Have 
a great day! :) Rachel L.

Mark - IllinoisWednesday, 11/26/16, 11:58 AM

Hi Rick, Well, Maq (a Supertanker son) is just about 10 months now. He's presently in MN at Tom Dokken's for Companion/Gun Dog training. His trainer is impressed with his strength and natural hunting/retrieving abilities. Maq has tremendous energy and drive when it comes to field work. Sometimes he just needs to be dialed down a bit. He's not afraid to hit the end of a check cord or go into water a full speed. Kind of a "damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" attitude. Maq seems like he is going to max out his weight at around 70 lbs. From the perspective of these trainers, that's perfect. Ideally, they do not want them over 80 lbs. I'll train with him at the end of the session before I bring him home. Now I need to find out about pheasant hunting in SD. I'll send pictures after I pick him up. Thanks again - Mark Myers

Chad - Belgium, WisSunday, 11/9/16, 2:44 PM

Morning Rick, I sent you an email a while back and didn't get a response. I figured with your airport your job and the busy summer of late puppies you have been extremely busy. I just wanted to send you some pictures of Tank and Noodle's alpha male puppy born January of this year that I purchased. Diesel is AKC registered under the title of the email. I wanted to honor where I got him from and his dad. He is now 8 months and pushing the 70 pound mark. I had actually gone early season goose hunting and had fairly good success, first timer using a layout blind. I didn't want to get over my head with Diesel and held out on taking him. Finally this morning I took him out with my dad to assist me. Now mind you, I had introduced him to dead geese before this because they can be intimidating and still put up a fight when alive. I shot the first loner of the day, I got out of my layout blind and kind of guided him in the direction of the downed goose, from there it was all instinct and praise to get him excited, just had to find a place to grab hold on the goose and he was headed back with prize in tow. The 2nd goose was also a loner, but this time we sent him and he was off to the races, no fear and full speed, again we were just amazed of what he is capable off. He has been training since day one when I brought him home, but it came so naturally for him. My emotions are off the charts, and words can't describe how proud I am of him. Thank you for a great Labrador Retriever, and thank his mom and dad for the excellent genetics. Hope to hear back from you soon. Chad

Mark and DarleneTuesday, 10/28/16, 10:28 AM

Hi Rick - Some information about Maq. At 5 days from 5 months old, he weighed in at 50+ pounds. He has destroyed all of his soft toys. He uses his paws like hands to pin the toy to the floor, then he rips with his teeth and neck muscles especially to remove squeakers. I did find one brand, Fire Hose toys that are tougher than him. He's now done puppy class and now is finishing Basic One Obedience class. Does sit, down, stand, heel, wait, come, around, here, off, and leave it, pretty well. I am now looking at a 2 week Retriever Class for puppies (5 months+). Thanks again, Mark and Darlene Sent from my iPad=

Scott & SherrySunday, 10/26/16, 3:03 PM

Hi Rick - Its been awhile since we talked. Jack (Tank and Noodles litter-2014) is turning out to be a great dog. He still likes to test us, but he's still a puppy. We've been working on retrieving, using dead pigeons with a friend of mine who also has a black lab one week younger then Jack. Jack is quite a bit better then my friends pup at this point. Dove season starts today, so we will be taking the dogs out for their first hunt. We'll be going to a pheasant club by the end of September for some real fun. Our daughter Hayley is now attending UW Madison. She's already quite comfortable there making a lot of new friends. She still is heading in the direction of Veterinary Medicine. We're very proud. Thank you for all your input on the subject. I think we have the makings for a Dock Dog with Jack. The first time we took him to a lake he immediately started jumping of the dock(attached pictures) with reckless abandonment. He's fun to watch. While on vacation, we discovered that he loved to jump off our boat the same time we did (see picture attached). He's a great addition to our family which we will enjoy for years to come. Thanks again. Scott & Sherry

GREG AND SARAHSaturday, 10/25/16, 12:26 PM

Subj: Just a thank you for a great dog Rick and Kim, I wanted to take a minute after a great morning of hunting to email you some feedback on my dog. Ruger is one of your chocolates. I got her in 2011. She was from Doc and Ellie's spring litter. She was one of the three remaining in August along with Floyd and Leo. She did not turn out to be a very big dog (all of 45 lbs soaking wet, which she regularly is) but she makes up for it with personality. My wife and I could not have asked for a kinder, more endearing dog. She is a fetching machine and loves her tennis balls almost as much as she loves people. As a hunter she is a natural. She immediately took to the field using her nose and retrieving skills. I think that was because of the extensive puppy training you do with the pups with Game Bird wings and scents. I've primarily hunted pheasant with her, with some grouse mixed in, and this year she has been a pro so far. We just just wanted to say thank you for a GREAT DOG and wish you both the best. Sincerely, Greg and Sarah

JasonFriday, 10/24/16, 11:13 AM

Hello Rick, Yesterday (3/14/11) I was pleasantly surprised to find a gift that my 1 ½ old black lab Lola found for me. I was just outside messing with my car when she came back running from the lower swampy wooded area with this nice half rack of a 10 pointer!!! I had been working with her in the house up to this point, playing hide and seek with some of my old sheds. Turns out she loves them as chew toys occasionally and took it upon herself to go find one of her own! I know there have been stories of people training their dogs to find sheds…apparently there’s some substance to that theory. Happy huntin’

Kristy SzelagowskiFriday, 10/24/16, 1:59 AM

Hi Rick, I just wanted to give you an almost one year update on Ryder, our yellow Labrador male from your first Pearl and Swede litter. He is an absolute sweetheart. We couldn't have asked for a better disposition in a dog. He's very calm; he does get very excited around other dogs tho. We've done a few classes with him: puppy kindergarten shortly after we brought him home, and recently beginning and intermediate family dog. When we can get his focus he's exceptional. He is, however, always one of the most distracted dogs. He is such an important part of our little family. I can't imagine not having him with us anymore. Someday we're hoping to add a little puppy brother or sister for him and we'll definitely come back to you when we're ready. Here's a few pictures of our baby. There's also a video of his new hobby. Hopefully you'll be able to view it. I also ride horses, and Ryder loves jumping over the jumps. Maybe agility will be our next class project! Thanks again, Kristy

Barbara Heinzen MabieTuesday, 10/21/16, 8:05 AM

Well, still considering that puppy. I want a male just a little guy who I can really work with. Hoping it will happen about Thanksgiving or Christmas time. Also thanks for the leads on the breeders in Sacramento area. Have my eye on two places, one in Elk Grove and one in Yuba City. Looks like a black Lab is our choice. Just have to talk Tim into it. Will let you know. Thanks for all the work you did for me. See you next year MAYBE?

Tammi & Pat - IllinoisSunday, 12/1/15, 11:24 AM

Hi Rick - I just thought I'd send you some pictures of the pup we got from you earlier this last summer. We got a female yellow from the Noodles & Tank litter. She is now about 10 months old - we named her Remington. She is already hunting and we are really enjoying having her as a part of our family. Remington is the first Labrador Retriever we have ever owned - you have definitely converted us to now being lab lovers! Thank you again, Tammy & Pat IL

IRIS R - INGELS, ILLINOISTuesday, 11/19/15, 10:39 AM

Dear Rick, At the end of September, 2013 you provided me with two SNOW MALE LABRADORS from Tank and Noodles. Everything is fine with Hunter and Jimmer. They are very dear. They are definitely more spirited than my other Labradors I've had in the past. At night you suggested keeping them in their crates, which I still do. But during the day, the lie with pleasure on their own sofa. They are great dogs, and you have provided me with hopefully many, many years of happiness with my boys. You are a GREAT Labrador breeder. IRIS R. INGELS, ILLINOIS

Jim and Chris - New MexicoFriday, 11/15/15, 11:24 AM

My wife found MOONLIGHTER LABRADORS on the Internet and have been nothing but pleased with their service and the pup. The puppy was ground transported from Wisconsin to New Mexico, a 3 day drive. Rick took care of everything - pet carrier, transportation, shot records, AKC paperwork, just to name a few things. The pup is now 7 months old and he is beautiful. Wasn't sure I would like the ¿SNOW¿ color, but he is gorgeous. You can tell from the emails and the phone calls over the past 7 months, that their Labrador pups they breed and sell mean a lot to them. They are truly devoted with the breeding and providing their customers with dogs that will have quality genetics coupled with healthy, happy, have smart personalities, with very few unnecessary DVM visits. Our last Labrador was allergic to all foods, so she was placed on an $85.00 non-allergenic dog food. She was periodically sick so we took her in to our DVM's who eventually discovered she only was born with one kidney. Eventually we put her down at 9 yo because of all her medications and foods were just to much cost to help her maintain her daily life style. Now we have just the perfect Yellow Labrador Male who has never had an accident in our house, we did all his toilet training outside and he never had one toileting mess in our house. Thanks Rick, and don't change a thing in your breeding program. We're going to wait for our Junior to reach his 1 yo birthday, and we'll be back to Moonlighter Labrador's to get him a buddy. Jim and Chris - New Mexico

Scott in Eagle River, WisSunday, 11/10/15, 8:47 PM

Hey Rick, I picked up my Snow Labrador male from my trainer today. The trainer and Gus worked on some very long retrieves and also some water retrievers. It was very cold and snowing here today, but Gus had no problem hitting the cold water very hard. I told my trainer that I might be doing some Goose hunting, but I had never worked Gus for Geese. My trainer pulled a goose out. He keeps keeps frozen Ducks and Geese on hand for training. We had Gus retrieve the goose few times. He was very puzzled by the size of the bird at first I think, but he retrieved it every time usually dragging it by the neck. But Gus brought it back and handed it to me each time. My trainer is very impressed with Gus¿s desire and instinct to hunt. He also said Gus is ready to hunt now and I should start hunting him. He just turned 1 year old today. I think I am going to wait for a little more snow as its easier to hide him in snow than in fall grasses and leaves. Thanks again for a great pup, and all the preliminary training you did with him until 7 weeks of age. My trainer did ask the question-did the breeder of Gus do any training with him growing up? I said that you did do gun training, introduced him to duck and pheasant scents. My trainer said it was very easy to train Gus because of the training you had done with him as a puppy. Thanks again. John

Judy & Jim - Shawano, WisSunday, 11/10/15, 8:29 PM

Hi Rick & Kim - Maizey turned one year old today and we just absolutely LOVE her!! She is a clown and a snuggler. She still tries to hide amongst the pillows, but it no longer works. She has that pretty reddish color on her face, ears, tail, and back legs, as well as sprinkled through the light fur on her back. She is quite white on her belly. She loves squeaky toys , running , swimming, especially diving off the boat into the lake, and camping. She retrieves, but likes to teaze us a little by not releasing. She loves to chase tennis balls, too. She hides chewy bones around the house, under pillows and in the corner of the couch. She noses blankets and pillows over them to hide them but first places a toy to guard them. She is a bit shy when first meeting people and submissive to some dogs, but plays well with both. She is very happy, and so are we ! Thanks again - Judy and Jim

Hugh and Carolyn from South DakotaFriday, 11/8/15, 11:12 PM

After picking up our female Snow Lab pup at Rick & Kim's home (and having her microchipped). whenever we took a break, this 7 week old pup would look very intently at me, waiting for a command - so I tried several commands with her, but just whispering what I wanted her to do..... like Sit, Stay, or Lay Down. This puppy was so in tune with me even on the way home, she actually understood what I was whispering for her to do for commands - then I showed my wife. She was totally amazed. Then said we should name her Whisper.....so that's how Whisper, our female Snow Lab got her name. When we arrived home, she was pointing the day after she arrived. She was pointing Robins initially in our back yard. But she was was definitely Pointing - When Rick told me this yellow female pup should point being a Noodles and Tank puppy, I was skeptical. However the longest point on Day 1, I counted 15 seconds. Now I am working her every day. Now her Pointing time is increasing a minute here and there. I've been spending alot of time with this pup, and its now to the point where I can Whisper a command to her, and she's got it. She gets along with my other dogs, and is with me 24/7 in my truck, office, feeding dogs, in my house, sleeps in our now King Size Bed, and has the nicest personality for a pup I¿ve seen several decades. (She even snores a little while sleeping on her back) I would stand behind Moonlighter Labradors with everything in my being. I give the litter that my Whisper came from an A+ (Noodles and Tank) so Rick don¿t change a thing. I was gonna write a page or two now how wonderful she is¿. But I think you get the POINT. I can¿t say enough awesome things about Moonlighter Labradors !!! Cheers!¿....You're invited here anytime.... but with Tank and Noodles too! - Hugh & Carolyn from South Dakota

Terry - Northern IllinoisFriday, 11/8/15, 9:08 PM

From Terry in Northern Illinois We were looking locally without much luck for a Yellow Labrador Male puppy. I happened upon the main Moonlighter Labrador's Internet website, and began working with Rick. He was very responsive to our needs and quite accommodating. Because of my schedule, we could not get to NE Wisconsin to take a look at his puppies, so we relied solely on our weekly e-mails and photos from Rick. Rick went above and beyond in helping us and dealing with his puppies. It was quite apparent that his first concern was the health and happiness of his puppies, and equally important is the happiness of their new owners. To make a long story short, ¿Rex¿ made the long trip home with us and couldn't have traveled any better. With Rick's recommendations, Rex was actually house- trained in about 2 days. He did have an accident inside the house later on, but I completely blame myself - Rex was giving me all the signs and signals that he had to toilet outside, but somehow I missed them. Rick had said that at 4-5 weeks old, he would have them paper trained to toilet in an emergency in the middle of the night without waking us, and sleep on an old bath towel in his kennel. Well Rex remembered his puppy training - I had just finished reading the daily newspaper and set it down on the floor next to my recliner. Rex remembered his puppy training and "took care of his toileting right there on the newspaper I had just finished reading". I certainly couldn't blame Rex, so just gave him a "good Boy", and took him outside right then so he could finish. Everyone at our house is crazy about him, I would recommend Moonlighter Labrador's to anyone without hesitation, regardless of time of year. Thanks again, Terry

David & Kathy ElliottFriday, 11/1/15, 9:30 PM

Hey rick just an update I just returned from my first South Dakota Pheasant hunt with Tikka And Gunner( our two labs from you} all though the pheasant were down this year Both dogs did great. It was fun to see them work back and forth between all 4 hunters and then to retrieve the birds was even better. we just had gunner( ladybug and tanks pup} to the vet, They said he is the prettiest Lab they have ever seen and has nothing but show quality features and they are begging us to get together with there DNA breeder to find a perfect girl for them to mate. the vet says he is in perfect health and his disposition is incredible. I told them this came from your place and your knowledge of these English labs is one of the best. I wanted 2 labs a black and a light yellow as house pets and hunters. And i got more than i dreamed of. i will send a few pics from SD. Tikka is gusta and jacks daughter and both dogs love each other and us. thx again for what you do to bring joy and love into homes like ours. Love ya both Dave,Kathy,Tikka & Gunner

Linda L. & BowieWednesday, 10/30/15, 10:13 AM

Rick, I thought I would let you know how Bowie is doing, I don¿t know where to begin to tell how much joy Bowie has brought to our house, much less to me. He is by far the smartest, most friendly, loving, faithful, playful Labrador I have ever owned, and I have owned many in the past. I swear he was meant to be here with us. He sure has made himself at home, and he is so sooo happy. He weighs 118 pounds just like his Dad Tank, but he is not heavy. He is 100% muscle! He runs in the yard for his exercise several time a day, and he just loves the snow. He is by my side every waking moment. You sure did a great job picking him out for me. I know it¿s been awhile since you have heard from me, it¿s not that I haven¿t thought about you and how you are doing, it¿s just time gets away from me. I sure hope you, your family and Moonlighter Labradors are well. We talk about you often, especially when we are having another great day with Bowie, and actually everyday is a great day with him. You are going to think I¿m crazy, but as I said before, he was born to be with me!!. Well lets see, he is just pure joy, sooooo smart, I often say he missed his calling, he should have been a service dog. You show him something once, maybe twice and you don¿t have to show him again. And if it¿s possible he is closer to me than ever, and not a mean bone in his body, loves everyone, and he is spoiled beyond words. I just can¿t imagine life without him, we are a pair. I think he¿s going to be 3 years old soon and is in perfect health. You were certainly right about how you really screen potential Labs to be parents at Moonlighter Labradors. I take him in once every 6 months for a complete physical examination by my DVM's, and they find absolutely nothing wrong. You said if you take him in for just periodic DVM exams, you won't have any other unnecessary DVM costs-you were "spot on" with what you said. I just can¿t say enough good things about him. I have been taking him to work with me a few days a month to spend time with the patients. My employer operates a Rehabilitation and Assisted Living business. He has the perfect personality to raise everyone's spirits. Thank you again, Linda L.

Lisa & Ray - Houghton, MichWednesday, 10/30/15 10:03 AM

Hi Rick- I meant to send this to you a while back....but here is a picture of our Black Female Miley at 5 months....She has brought so much joy to Ray and I. We feel so lucky to have her!! Hope all is well with you. Take Care, Lisa and Ray at MTU in Houghton, Mi

Greg & SaraWednesday, 10/30/15, 9:59 AM

Rick and Kim, I wanted to take a minute after a great morning of hunting to email you some feedback on my dog. Ruger is one of your chocolates. I got her in 2011. She was from Doc and Ellies spring litter. She was one of the three remaining in August along with Floyd and Leo. She did not turn out to be a very big dog ( all of 45 lbs soaking wet, which she regularly is) but she makes up for it with personality. My wife and I could not have asked for a kinder, more endearing dog. She is a fetching machine and loves her tennis balls almost as much as she loves people. As a hunter she is a natural. She immediately took to the field using her nose and retrieving skills. I've primarily hunted pheasant with her, with some grouse mixed in, and this year she has been a pro so far. We just just wanted to say thank you and wish you both the best. Sincerely, Greg and Sarah

John C in Chicago, IllSunday, 10/20/15, 9:57 AM

JOHN C - CHICAGO, ILL Although we paid our deposit in August 2012 and the breeding did not take at that time there was no question that our investment was safe. We received good and timely updated weekly or even monthly. We received pictures when the litter finally arrived in May, 2013. The wait was worth it! Goldi is a wonderful Snow color all over with her father being Rick's Tank. Not just her head but all over. She is so totally Alpha, a quite fearless little thing, very smart, and a very loving female. Rick was very patient with all our questions and worries and even e-mailed us his a publication covering all aspects of lab puppy raising including house training! (I've told Rick many times he should have this reprinted as a book!) After we picked our puppy up everything turned out perfectly. Rick had all her AKC paperwork ready, Rick Home Again Microchipped her which will give us much peace of mind in case of theft. Goldie is in perfect health and she will be an outstanding pet and companion! Thanks again and feel free to send anyone my way who wishes to chat about your service or about your Lab puppies in general. We did have a Black Lab before we found Moonlighter Labrador's. But the breeding, overall health, and longevity were not there - this Black Labrador only lived to be 6 years old due to Hip Dysplatia in both back legs. Now we are quite infatuated with Rick's Snow puppies as well as the Fox Red puppies which Rick mentioned he should have within a year!! Goldie seemed small when she arrived so I checked the Internet and all puppy growth charts confirmed her weight and height. When we picked Goldie up she arrived at 8 lb and 11oz, and after 10 days she is 11 lb and 12 oz at the withers. Perfectly normal dimensions for a puppy who will grow into a larger Lab female which was what we were are hoping for. JOHN, MEG, ALLISON, TOMMY AND JACK IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

Kevin & Kathy - ChicagoFriday, 10/18/15, 9:35 AM

THIS IS THE SECOND DOG KEVIN & KATHY HAVE PURCHASED FROM MOONLIGHTER LABRADORS We have looked at many puppies and once we found Rick and his Moonlighter Labrador's, we could tell on the phone that this breeder and any of his puppies were going to be great. We drove 7 hours (one way) to get our beautiful, healthy ¿SNOW ¿ lab puppy. The breeder, Rick, was amazing. Rick is so knowledgeable, especially of Labrador Retrievers, we learned a lot while there (and Rick was great with educating our 10 year old son). Its was obvious that Rick's Great with his Labs and we feel like we left with a new friend. Rick even called and emailed afterwards several times to make sure ¿ROCKY¿ and his new family were doing well. Rick was also very professional¿he gave us all the written info we needed for our vet and educated us about his health¿we will always go back to ¿MOONLIGHTER LABRADOR'S¿. We highly recommend this Labrador Retriever Breeder!! UPDATE: April 2013. Well we did it again. Rambo was born in January and has joined Rocky at our home in Chicago, Illinois. They are brothers but from different litters. We picked Rambo up when he was 8 weeks old and Rick had already started training him. He is an amazing dog¿very eager to please and extremely smart. The dogs bonded immediately, playing in the yard and looking out for one another. We had never had two dogs before and don¿t regret it for one minute. They are so much fun together¿we laugh all the time at how great they are together!! Thanks so much Rick!!! ¿ Kevin, Kathy, Kids and Rocky¿Chicago, IL.

Jane & Matt - ConnecticutWednesday, 10/16/15, 10:30 AM

BUTCH & BOOMER¿-Our 4 legged Snow boys are just terrific, intelligent, great fun and a very important part of our family. Boomer and Butch have this incredible bond with each other which is very nice to watch. They are also completely dedicated to all of us. Both are very well behaved, but each has their own different personalities. Butchie is just the sweetest guy and while he¿s mild mannered, he can be very tough with a large bark if he thinks someone or something is not right. He'll take charge in danger situations, plays a great game of soccer and just loves the soccer ball. But mostly, he'd like to have his belly rubbed and tries to have you do it anytime you are nearby. Boomer is an incredible athlete, and amazing swimmer, solid muscle and very well be the fastest lab around. I¿ve never seen a dog go that fast. He¿s discovered tennis balls this summer and now is totally obsessed with them. Their coats are spectacular, silky smooth and we continually get great comments about the color. Thanks you for the gift of Boomer and Butchie, who continue to bring joy, love and amazement every day. After we lost our Gus, I did not think there were other special Labs out there. I was wrong. Moonlighter Labradors delivered to us some very wonderful, smart, caring, and family-friendly Lab pups!! Thanks for spreading the love to Connecticut!!! JANE, MATT, GRACE, HANNA, BOOMER, BUTCHIE

Russ - Oconto FallsTuesday, 10/8/15, 10:55 AM

Hi Rick, I hope that your summer was pleasant. It¿s been quite a while since we last spoke, 12 years actually. Today we laid to rest our Black Male "Buzz" (Jan 21, 2001) who was one of the best Labs we¿ve ever owned and will be sorely missed. He was from your litter of Libby & Tyler. We now have 3 young boys and I know a new puppy will help to bridge the gap in our family¿s loss. As such, I wanted to send you a note as I see on your web site that Katie & Black Magic are expecting a litter of all blacks. We certainly prefer Black vs. any other color and would like to get in line for another Black Male. This will be our family¿s 3rd Black Lab from you, and 20 years have clicked by since we bought our first Black Male from you. When you have a free minute can you call me to review options, timing etc. Kind Regards, Russ

John Cremer - Madison areaMonday, 10/7/15, 10:44 AM

MOONLIGHTER LABRADORS must congratulate John Cramer on his patience, persistence and pride on taking his dog Gus to the AKC trials. We are sure he with his good trainers will take this his dog to his ultimate goal. Many of our dogs have become great hunters, and all have the drive that Gus has, but John has had the foresight to take one this far!!!! October 7, 2013 From John Cramer¿(Purchased a Snow male in 2009)¿wrote telling about Gus ¿I ran Gus in an AKC Junior Hunt Test today. Gus has ran and passed enough Juniors to earn his Junior Hunt Title now. My trainer has been running him but today, I ran him for the first time. We did very well and got another pass. I wish you could here the comments the judges make when Gus runs. On the field part of the test one judge sarcastically says, ¿¿Boy! Gus doesn't like this game does he?¿ Gus was ripping across the field! He used his nose to zero in on the bird, grabbed it up, ran back and healed nicely next to me. Later, on one of the water retrieves, I sent Gus after a bird¿ He hit the water so hard! One of the Judges said ¿Man! This dog was born for one thing!¿ I¿m assuming she was talking about retrieving!¿¿I am assuming by this, that John is very pleased with Gus, if you would like a copy of Gus with his blue ribbon and the Hunt Title Certificate, please request it. (Moonlighter Labradors did request a photo and copy for their "Wall of Fame" in their home.)

Peggy from SheboyganMonday, 10/7/15, 10:36 AM

My husband, and I started looking for another English Yellow Female Labrador Retriever puppy at the end of 2012. We had a yellow female that passed away over a year earlier, and felt that our mourning was over. Rob found Moonlighter Lab's main website, and we instantly fell in love with Rick's adults. Rick was so supportive of us, even when we decided to move¿ back¿ a litter so we could make sure we all were around when we got our girl. That litter had 9 females. Rick sent us pictures of all 9. My son, husband and I all chose the same pup. My som instantly fell in love with her, named her Benelli and was beside himself trying to wait for the arrival. We got weekly e-mail updated's and pictures. When we were told that "finally" the big weekend for pickup was here, we immediately telephoned to reserve our pickup date and time. When we arrived at Rick & Kim's, all the pups were in a yard kennel on the front lawn. When we walked up to them, the one we had chosen from the photos immediately came up to us with that little butt wagging so hard, we just couldn't believe it. It was like she knew "we were there to get her". Rick came out and told us "that was her" from the photos - eventually the whole litter later came up to us. They hadn't even had an accident on their lawn, and so well behaved too - you just knew Rick & Kim provided much people attentions to the whole litter. After we got her home, we crated her and followed Rick's instructions on how to house train her. After 2 days with all the house training information Rick had written and provided to us through th eInternet, she was fully acclimated in 2 days to sleeping in her crate and since then has never had a an accident. She¿s WONDERFUL!! She is not shy, and is smart as a whip. The first time we took her to the vet, she took one look at him and the metal table and climbed right up, wagging her tail. Th vet couldn¿t believe it. She is in perfect health, has a BEAUTIFUL face, huge paws and is a lover!! We have her in a puppy training class, and people are stopping by all the time and watch her¿enchanted. She catches on so fast at anything she is taught and loves showing off her talent. She is such a part of our family and we all love her so much. THANKS RICK FOR OUR GIRL¿-PEGGY AND FAMILY¿there is a picture attached, but will have to have my computer person help me.

Mark LWednesday, 7/31/15, 7:56 PM

I am looking for a choc. Female. When do you start taking deposits?

Alicia KramerTuesday, 5/7/15, 12:11 AM

Just wanted to say hello. Dad is looking for a new companion. Had my baby and thought within the next year would like to find a lab pup for dad and one for my new son. Thought of you guys. Know you raise quality pups because you are quality people! Hope you all are doing well :)

 Don - Suamico, Wisconsin  - Wednesday 04/02/2015 

Hi Rick - 

This past October, 2013 I had to put my old friend down because of age. He was 16 yrs old and because life was just to hard for the old fella. He was such a wonder Yellow Male Lab. Big hearted and loyal. I purchased Scout from your Moonlighter Labrador's Kennels and had hoped I could find another one of a kind companion as wonderful as he was. Does your kennel have any yellow male pups on the horizon that would be for sale? Please let me know and thank you for you time.  (Don e-mailed back soon after receipt with Spring, 2014 pups planned. RN 04/02/2014)

Mark & Darlene - Green Bay - Sunday, 02/19/2014  (First Choice Males-Tank & Noodles-Spring, 2014)

  Rick,  You have changed my wife's life. In past years she would browse seed company catalogs and garden 
  supply catalogs in anticipation of the end of winter. Now she browses your website looking at puppy pictures. 
  We're enjoying pics of your current Swede and Pearl's pups, and we're very anxiously awaiting Tank and Noodles 
  pups for this Spring, 2014.....my wife may not get any gardening done this spring.

Tammi & Pete - Illinois Sunday, 12/1/13

Hi Rick - I just thought I'd send you some pictures of the pup we got from you earlier this last summer. We got a 
female yellow from the Noodles & Tank litter. She is now about 10 months old - we named her Remington. She is 
already hunting and we are really enjoying having her as a part of our family. Remington is the first Labrador Retriever 
we have ever owned - you have definitely converted us to now being lab lovers! Thank you again, Tammy & Pete, IL 

 IRIS R - INGELS, ILLINOIS Tuesday, 11/19/13

Dear Rick, At the end of September, 2013 you provided me with two SNOW MALE LABRADORS from Tank and 
Noodles. Everything is fine with Hunter and Jimmer. They are very dear. They are definitely more spirited than my 
other Labradors I've had in the past. At night you suggested keeping them in their crates, which I still do. But during 
the day, the lie with pleasure on their own sofa. They are great dogs, and you have provided me with hopefully many, 
many years of happiness with my boys. You are a GREAT Labrador breeder. IRIS R. INGELS, ILLINOIS 

 Jim and Chris - New Mexico Friday, 11/15/13

My wife found MOONLIGHTER LABRADORS on the Internet and have been nothing but pleased with their service and 
the pup. The puppy was ground transported from Wisconsin to New Mexico, a 3 day drive. Rick took care of 
everything - pet carrier, transportation, shot records, AKC paperwork, just to name a few things. The pup is now 7 
months old and he is beautiful. Wasn't sure I would like the SNOW color, but he is gorgeous. You can tell from the 
emails and the phone calls over the past 7 months, that their Labrador pups they breed and sell mean a lot to them. 
They are truly devoted with the breeding and providing their customers with dogs that will have quality genetics coupled 
with healthy, happy, have smart personalities, with very few unnecessary DVM visits. Our last Labrador was allergic 
to all foods, so she was placed on an $85.00 non-allergenic dog food. She was periodically sick so we took her in to 
our DVM's who eventually discovered she only was born with one kidney. Eventually we put her down at 9 yo because 
of all her medications and foods were just to much cost to help her maintain her daily life style. Now we have just the 
perfect Yellow Labrador Male who has never had an accident in our house, we did all his toilet training outside and he 
never had one toileting mess in our house. Thanks Rick, and don't change a thing in your breeding program. We're 
going to wait for our Junior to reach his 1 yo birthday, and we'll be back to Moonlighter Labrador's to get him a buddy. 
Jim and Chris - New Mexico 

 Scott in Eagle River, Wis Sunday, 11/10/13 

 Hey Rick, I picked up my Snow Labrador male from my trainer today. The trainer and Gus worked on some very 
long retrieves and also some water retrievers. It was very cold and snowing here today, but Gus had no problem hitting 
the cold water very hard. I told my trainer that I might be doing some Goose hunting, but I had never worked Gus for 
Geese. My trainer pulled a goose out. He keeps keeps frozen Ducks and Geese on hand for training. We had Gus 
retrieve the goose few times. He was very puzzled by the size of the bird at first I think, but he retrieved it every time 
usually dragging it by the neck. But Gus brought it back and handed it to me each time. My trainer is very impressed 
with Gus¿s desire and instinct to hunt. He also said Gus is ready to hunt now and I should start hunting him. He just 
turned 1 year old today. I think I am going to wait for a little more snow as its easier to hide him in snow than in fall 
grasses and leaves. Thanks again for a great pup, and all the preliminary training you did with him until 7 weeks of 
age. My trainer did ask the question-did the breeder of Gus do any training with him growing up? I said that you did 
do gun training, introduced him to duck and pheasant scents. My trainer said it was very easy to train Gus because 
of the training you had done with him as a puppy. Thanks again. John 

  Judy & Jim - Shawano, Wis Sunday, 11/10/13

 Hi Rick & Kim - Maizey turned one year old today and we just absolutely LOVE her!! She is a clown and a snuggler. 
She still tries to hide amongst the pillows, but it no longer works. She has that pretty reddish color on her face, ears, 
tail, and back legs, as well as sprinkled through the light fur on her back. She is quite white on her belly. She loves 
squeaky toys , running , swimming, especially diving off the boat into the lake, and camping. She retrieves, but likes 
to tease us a little by not releasing. She loves to chase tennis balls, too. She hides chewy bones around the house, 
under pillows and in the corner of the couch. She noses blankets and pillows over them to hide them but first places 
a toy to guard them. She is a bit shy when first meeting people and submissive to some dogs, but plays well with both. 
She is very happy, and so are we ! Thanks again - Judy and Jim 

 Hugh and Carolyn from South Dakota Friday, 11/8/13

After picking up our female Snow Lab pup at Rick & Kim's home (and having her microchipped). whenever we took a 
break, this 7 week old pup would look very intently at me, waiting for a command - so I tried several commands with 
her, but just whispering what I wanted her to do..... like Sit, Stay, or Lay Down. This puppy was so in tune with me 
even on the way home, she actually understood what I was whispering for her to do for commands - then I showed 
my wife. She was totally amazed. Then said we should name her Whisper.....so that's how Whisper, our female Snow 
Lab got her name. When we arrived home, she was pointing the day after she arrived. She was pointing Robins 
initially in our back yard. But she was was definitely Pointing - When Rick told me this yellow female pup should 
point being a Noodles and Tank puppy, I was skeptical. However the longest point on Day 1, I counted 15 seconds. 
Now I am working her every day. Now her Pointing time is increasing a minute here and there. I've been spending alot 
of time with this pup, and its now to the point where I can Whisper a command to her, and she's got it. She gets 
along with my other dogs, and is with me 24/7 in my truck, office, feeding dogs, in my house, sleeps in our now 
King Size Bed, and has the nicest personality for a Lab pup I've not seen in several decades. (She even snores a 
little while sleeping on her back) I would stand behind Moonlighter Labradors with everything in my being. I give the 
litter that my Whisper came from an A+ (Noodles and Tank) so Rick don't change a thing. I was gonna write a 
page or two now how wonderful she is. But I think you get the POINT. I can't say enough awesome things about 
Moonlighter Labradors !!! Cheers!....You're invited here anytime.... but with Tank and Noodles too! - Hugh & Carolyn 
from Pierre, South Dakota 

Terry - Northern Illinois Friday, 11/8/13

We were seeking locally without much luck for a Yellow Labrador Male puppy. I happened upon the main Moonlighter Labrador's Internet website, and began working with Rick. He was very responsive to our needs and quite 
accommodating. Because of my schedule, we could not get to NE Wisconsin to take a look at his puppies, so we 
relied solely on our weekly e-mails and photos from Rick. Rick went above and beyond in helping us and dealing with 
his puppies. It was quite apparent that his first concern was the health and happiness of his puppies, and equally 
important is the happiness of their new owners. To make a long story short, Rex made the long trip home with 
us and couldn't have traveled any better. With Rick's recommendations, Rex was actually house- trained in about 
2 days. He did have an accident inside the house later on, but I completely blame myself - Rex was giving me all 
the signs and signals that he had to toilet outside, but somehow I missed them. Rick had said that at 4-5 weeks old, 
he would have them paper trained to toilet in an emergency in the middle of the night without waking us, and sleep on 
an old bath towel in his kennel. Well Rex remembered his puppy training - I had just finished reading the daily 
newspaper and set it down on the floor next to my recliner. Rex remembered his puppy training and "took care of 
his toileting right there on the newspaper I had just finished reading". I certainly couldn't blame Rex, so just gave 
him a "good Boy", and took him outside right then so he could finish. Everyone at our house is crazy about him, 
I would recommend Moonlighter Labrador's to anyone without hesitation, regardless of time of year. Thanks again, 
Terry 

David & Kathy Elliott Friday, 11/1/13

 Hey Rick - just an update I just returned from my first South Dakota Pheasant hunt with Tikka And Gunner( our two labs 
from you} all though the pheasant were down this year Both dogs did great. It was fun to see them work back and forth between all 4 hunters and then to retrieve the birds was even better. we just had Gunner( Ladybug and Tanks pup} to the
vet, They said he is the prettiest Lab they have ever seen and has nothing but show quality features and they are begging 
us to get together with there DNA breeder to find a perfect girl for them to mate. The vet says he is in perfect health and 
his disposition is incredible. I told them this came from your place and your knowledge of these English labs is one of 
the best. I wanted 2 labs a black and a light yellow as house pets and hunters. And I got more than I dreamed of. I will 
send a few pic's from SD. Tikka is Gusta and jacks daughter and both dogs love each other and us. thx again for what 
you do to bring joy and love into homes like ours. Love ya both - Dave,Kathy,Tikka & Gunner 

 Linda L. & Bowie Wednesday, 10/30/13

Rick, I thought I would let you know how Bowie is doing, I don¿t know where to begin to tell how much joy Bowie has 
brought to our house, much less to me. He is by far the smartest, most friendly, loving, faithful, playful Labrador I have 
ever owned, and I have owned many in the past. I swear he was meant to be here with us. He sure has made himself 
at home, and he is so sooo happy. He weighs 118 pounds just like his Dad Tank, but he is not heavy. He is 100% 
muscle! He runs in the yard for his exercise several time a day, and he just loves the snow. He is by my side every 
waking moment. You sure did a great job picking him out for me. I know its been awhile since you have heard from 
me, it¿s not that I haven¿t thought about you and how you are doing, its just time gets away from me. I sure hope 
you, your family and Moonlighter Labradors are well. We talk about you often, especially when we are having another 
great day with Bowie, and actually everyday is a great day with him. You are going to think I'm crazy, but as I said 
before, he was born to be with me!!. Well lets see, he is just pure joy, sooooo smart, I often say he missed his 
calling, he should have been a service dog. You show him something once, maybe twice and you don't have to 
show him again. And if its possible he is closer to me than ever, and not a mean bone in his body, loves everyone, 
and he is spoiled beyond words. I just can't imagine life without him, we are a pair. I think he's going to be 3 years 
old soon and is in perfect health. You were certainly right about how you really screen potential Labs to be parents at Moonlighter Labradors. I take him in once every 6 months for a complete physical examination by my DVM's, and 
they find absolutely nothing wrong. You said if you take him in for just periodic DVM exams, you won't have any other unnecessary DVM costs-you were "spot on" with what you said. I just can't say enough good things about him. 
I have been taking him to work with me a few days a month to spend time with the patients. My employer operates a Rehabilitation and Assisted Living business. He has the perfect personality to raise everyone's spirits. Thank you 
again, Linda L. 

 Lisa & Ray - Houghton, Mich Wednesday, 10/30/13

Hi Rick- I meant to send this to you a while back....but here is a picture of our Black Female Miley at 5 months....She 
has brought so much joy to Ray and I. We feel so lucky to have her!! Hope all is well with you. Take Care, Lisa and 
Ray at MTU in Houghton, Mi 

Greg & Sara Wednesday, 10/30/13

Rick and Kim, I wanted to take a minute after a great morning of hunting to email you some feedback on my dog. Ruger 
is one of your chocolates. I got her in 2011. She was from Doc and Ellie's spring litter. She was one of the three 
remaining in August along with Floyd and Leo. She did not turn out to be a very big dog ( all of 45 lbs soaking wet, which
 she regularly is) but she makes up for it with personality. My wife and I could not have asked for a kinder, more 
endearing dog. She is a fetching machine and loves her tennis balls almost as much as she loves people. As a hunter 
she is a natural. She immediately took to the field using her nose and retrieving skills. I've primarily hunted pheasant 
with her, with some grouse mixed in, and this year she has been a pro so far. We just just wanted to say thank you 
and wish you both the best. Sincerely, Greg and Sarah 

John C in Chicago, Ill Sunday, 10/20/13

JOHN C - CHICAGO, ILL Although we paid our deposit in August 2012 and the breeding did not take at that time there 
was no question that our investment was safe. We received good and timely updated weekly or even monthly. We 
received pictures when the litter finally arrived in May, 2013. The wait was worth it! Goldie is a wonderful Snow color 
all over with her father being Rick's Tank. Not just her head but all over. She is so totally Alpha, a quite fearless little 
thing, very smart, and a very loving female. Rick was very patient with all our questions and worries and even e-mailed 
us his a publication covering all aspects of lab puppy raising including house training! (I've told Rick many times he 
should have this reprinted as a book!) After we picked our puppy up everything turned out perfectly. Rick had all her 
AKC paperwork ready, Rick Home Again Microchipped her which will give us much peace of mind in case of theft. 
Goldie is in perfect health and she will be an outstanding pet and companion! Thanks again and feel free to send 
anyone my way who wishes to chat about your service or about your Lab puppies in general. We did have a Black 
Lab before we found Moonlighter Labrador's. But the breeding, overall health, and longevity were not there - this Black 
Labrador only lived to be 6 years old due to Hip Dysplatia in both back legs. Now we are quite infatuated with Rick's 
Snow puppies as well as the Fox Red puppies which Rick mentioned he should have within a year!! Goldie seemed 
small when she arrived so I checked the Internet and all puppy growth charts confirmed her weight and height. When 
we picked Goldie up she arrived at 8 lb and 11oz, and after 10 days she is 11 lb and 12 oz at the withers. Perfectly 
normal dimensions for a puppy who will grow into a larger Lab female which was what we were are hoping for. 
JOHN, MEG, ALLISON, TOMMY AND JACK IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 

Kevin & Kathy - Chicago Friday, 10/18/13

FROM CHICAGO - THIS IS THE SECOND DOG KEVIN & KATHY HAVE PURCHASED FROM MOONLIGHTER 
LABRADORS We have looked at many puppies and once we found Rick and his Moonlighter Labrador's, we could tell 
on the phone that this breeder and any of his puppies were going to be great. We drove 7 hours (one way) to get our 
beautiful, healthy SNOW lab puppy. The breeder, Rick, was amazing. Rick is so knowledgeable, especially of 
Labrador Retrievers, we learned a lot while there (and Rick was great with educating our 10 year old son). Its was 
obvious that Rick's Great with his Labs and we feel like we left with a new friend. Rick even called and emailed 
afterwards several times to make sure ROCKY and his new family were doing well. Rick was also very 
professional - he gave us all the written info we needed for our vet and educated us about his health we will always 
go back to MOONLIGHTER LABRADOR'S. We highly recommend this Labrador Retriever Breeder!! UPDATE: 
April 2013. Well we did it again. Rambo was born in January and has joined Rocky at our home in Chicago, Illinois. 
They are brothers but from different litters. We picked Rambo up when he was 8 weeks old and Rick had already 
started training him. He is an amazing dog¿very eager to please and extremely smart. The dogs bonded immediately, 
playing in the yard and looking out for one another. We had never had two dogs before and don't regret it for one 
minute. They are so much fun together. We laugh every day at how great they are together!! Thanks so much 
Rick!!!  Kevin, Kathy, Kids and Rocky¿Chicago, IL. 

Jane & Matt - Connecticut Wednesday, 10/16/13

BUTCH & BOOMER¿-Our 4 legged Snow boys are just terrific, intelligent, great fun and a very important part of our 
family. Boomer and Butch have this incredible bond with each other which is very nice to watch. They are also 
completely dedicated to all of us. Both are very well behaved, but each has their own different personalities. Butchie 
is just the sweetest guy and while he¿s mild mannered, he can be very tough with a large bark if he thinks someone 
or something is not right. He'll take charge in danger situations, plays a great game of soccer and just loves the 
soccer ball. But mostly, he'd like to have his belly rubbed and tries to have you do it anytime you are nearby. 
Boomer is an incredible athlete, and amazing swimmer, solid muscle and very well be the fastest lab around. I've 
never seen a dog go that fast. Hes discovered tennis balls this summer and now is totally obsessed with them. 
Their coats are spectacular, silky smooth and we continually get great comments about the color. Thanks you for 
the gift of Boomer and Butchie, who continue to bring joy, love and amazement every day. After we lost our Gus, I did 
not think there were other special Labs out there. I was wrong. Moonlighter Labradors delivered to us some very 
wonderful, smart, caring, and family-friendly Lab pups!! Thanks for spreading the love to Connecticut!!! 
JANE, MATT, GRACE, HANNA, BOOMER, BUTCHIE 

Russ - Oconto Falls Tuesday, 10/8/13

Hi Rick, I hope that your summer was pleasant. It¿s been quite a while since we last spoke, 12 years actually. Today 
we laid to rest our Black Male "Buzz" (Jan 21, 2001) who was one of the best Labs we've ever owned and will be 
sorely missed. He was from your litter of Libby & Tyler. We now have 3 young boys and I know a new puppy will help 
to bridge the gap in our family's loss. As such, I wanted to send you a note as I see on your web site that Katie 
& Black Magic are expecting a litter of all blacks. We certainly prefer Black vs. any other color and would like to get 
in line for another Black Male. This will be our family's 3rd Black Lab from you, and 20 years have clicked by since 
we bought our first Black Male from you. When you have a free minute can you call me to review options, timing etc. 
Kind Regards, Russ 

John Cremer - Madison, Wis - Monday, 10/7/13

MOONLIGHTER LABRADORS must congratulate John Cremer on his patience, persistence and pride on taking his 
dog Gus to the AKC trials. We are sure he with his good trainers will take this his dog to his ultimate goal. Many of 
our dogs have become great hunters, and all have the drive that Gus has, but John has had the foresight to take one 
this far!!!! October 7, 2013 From John Cremer (Purchased a Snow male in 2009) wrote telling about Gus. I ran 
Gus in an AKC Junior Hunt Test today. Gus has ran and passed enough Juniors to earn his Junior Hunt Title now. 
My trainer has been running him but today, I ran him for the first time. We did very well and got another pass. I wish 
you could here the comments the judges make when Gus runs. On the field part of the test one judge sarcastically 
says, Boy! Gus doesn't like this game does he? Gus was ripping across the field! He used his nose to zero in 
on the bird, grabbed it up, ran back and healed nicely next to me. Later, on one of the water retrieves, I sent Gus 
after a bird¿ He hit the water so hard! One of the Judges said "Man! This dog was born for one thing!" I'm assuming 
she was talking about retrieving!. I am assuming by this, that John is very pleased with Gus, if you would like a 
copy of Gus with his blue ribbon and the Hunt Title Certificate, please request it. (Moonlighter Labradors did request
a photo and copy for their "Wall of Fame" in their home.) 

Peggy from Sheboygan Monday, 10/7/13

My husband, and I started looking for another English Yellow Female Labrador Retriever puppy at the end of 2012. We 
had a yellow female that passed away over a year earlier, and felt that our mourning was over. Rob found Moonlighter 
Lab's main website, and we instantly fell in love with Rick's adults. Rick was so supportive of us, even when we 
decided to move back a litter so we could make sure we all were around when we got our girl. That litter had 9 
females. Rick sent us pictures of all 9. My son, husband and I all chose the same pup. My son instantly fell in love 
with her, named her Benelli and was beside himself trying to wait for the arrival. We got weekly e-mail updated's and 
pictures. When we were told that "finally" the big weekend for pickup was here, we immediately telephoned to 
reserve our pickup date and time. When we arrived at Rick & Kim's, all the pups were in a yard kennel on the front 
lawn. When we walked up to them, the one we had chosen from the photos immediately came up to us with that 
little butt wagging so hard, we just couldn't believe it. It was like she knew "we were there to get her". Rick came out 
and told us "that was her" from the photos - eventually the whole litter later came up to us. They hadn't even had an 
accident on their lawn, and so well behaved too - you just knew Rick & Kim provided much people attentions to 
the whole litter. After we got her home, we crated her and followed Rick's instructions on how to house train her. 
After 2 days with all the house training information Rick had written and provided to us through th Internet, she 
was fully acclimated in 2 days to sleeping in her crate and since then has never had an accident. She's 
WONDERFUL!! She is not shy, and is smart as a whip. The first time we took her to the vet, she took one look at 
him and the metal table and climbed right up, wagging her tail. The vet couldn't believe it. She is in perfect health, 
has a BEAUTIFUL face, huge paws and is a lover!! We have her in a puppy training class, and people are stopping 
by all the time and watch her enchanted. She catches on so fast at anything she is taught and loves showing off 
her talent. She is such a part of our family and we all love her so much. THANKS RICK FOR OUR GIRL-PEGGY 
AND FAMILY....there is a picture attached, but will have to have my computer person help me. 

Mark L Wednesday, 7/31/13

I am looking for a Choc. Female. When do you start taking deposits? 

Alicia Kramer Tuesday, 5/7/13

I just wanted to say hello. My Dad - Jerry Kramer of the Green Bay Packers is looking for a new companion. I had my
baby and thought within the next year would like to find a lab pup for dad and one for my new son. Thought of you guys. 
Know you raise quality pups because you are quality people! Hope you all are doing well :)