- Date purchased: 2016
- Color: Fox-red
- Mother: Maggie. OFA Rated: Good
- Sure: Jake. OFA Rated: Good
We purchased our Fox-red Lab – Rusty from Bill in 2016. Everything about the process went perfectly including communication with us about the process of the dog until we could take him home and working with us to arrange the best shipping method of the dog to us in Virginia Beach. To date we still keep in touch with updates on our dog and even helped facilitate one of our neighbors to get a puppy last year. Rusty is an 80 lbs. Blockhead Lab and is very healthy and smart. He is always eager to please and was easy to train. I look forward to continuing to keep in touch with Bill and we will also keep referring family and friends to him for puppies. If my wife would let me get another dog, we would definitely be getting another one from Labs-forever. Mathew – Virginia
- Date purchase: Pending from current litter
- Color: Fox-red
- Mother: Ruby. OFA Rated: Good
- Sire: Gillikin’s Bucky.
OFA Rated: Excellent.
Joints OFA Rated: Normal
We just loved working with Labs-forever, Bill Gillikin to find our new puppy/family member. His dogs are part of his family; sharing his home, cabin and acreage. He was easy to work with to schedule socialization visits with our puppy and he would posts updates on social media to keep us informed. He is a responsible breeder; providing a clean and comfortable birthing and weaning area; ensuring the dogs health is taken care of with a local veterinarian service and not overbreeding. This is not a puppy mill breeder! With 20 years of breeding experience, he is known for his AKC Registered Fox-red Labrador Retrievers, their quality and temperaments.
John and Mary – Allegan, Michigan
Date Purchased: 8/5/2011
Mother: Gillikin’s Lovely Lexi
Sire: MSL Ryders on the Storm Cutler
When we wanted a puppy, we decided to get a pure bred Fox-red Labrador Retriever. We decided to go through William Gillikin. In 2011, there was an entire litter of Fox-red Lab puppies. We contacted William Gillikin and he let us come over to “look.” We fell in love instantly. What a beautiful deep red color they had. We picked out our “Burley” that day. Burley is now almost 9 years old and we are so pleased with the breed. He is so smart, loving and healthy. We have no health issues and his hips are still good. He is the best dog I have ever had and I will always own a Fox-red Lab. We get compliments all the time. What a beautiful dog and well manner. He is so passive and loves everyone who’s comes in contact with him. He has never shown teeth in anger/ fear. Truest a great bred. I recommend Fox-red Labs to everyone, especially through William Gillikin. He is very personable and has a lot of experience in breeding Labrador Retrievers.
Carla – Muskegon, Michigan