What My Client’s Say


Just sending you an update on Laura. She is such an amazing dog. She is so gentle with our young boys as well as any other children she meets. She loves to play fetch, and she often puts on the show in our neighborhood by retrieving the ball for each and every child. She is patient, smart, and extremely gentle. We have ran into a few strangers in the Calgary area who have asked us if she was a Trailrunners lab, as they recognize her facial features (I thought that was neat). You guys definitely have an extremely positive reputation, so keep up the great work!

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 I had the great honour to purchase "BLUE".  My life was so empty and with my husband working away from home for weeks at a time, he was concerned with leaving me alone. 

Then one dark night I somehow came across Blue's picture. He was originally trained to work with an Autistic child. When I saw Blue I instantly knew that he was meant to be mine. Having no two legged children, Mother's Day 2013 is a day I will never forget.  

I want you to know that he is everything I could wish a dog to be.  I never wanted to leave the house before, but since he has come into my life we go for long walks daily.  Last February I fell at the dog park and I tore my rotator cuff. I needed to steady myself on him to get up, and he stood still to let me lean against him. I put my scarf around his chest and he helped me back to the vehicle. 

Blue is turning 9 in September and when he sees me putting on my jacket or picking up the car keys he is standing by my side waiting to see what is next. At the park people comment on how happy he looks but they don't notice my big smile....he is just smiling back at me!



I was sitting here thinking how much our family loves Rang and can't imagine our lives without him. So I thought I would send you a few pictures and say hello!

Summer is such a blast with Rang at the lake, he has a great time! When we are at the beach he gets unsettled when he can’t see them, or if they are out too far in the water, we swims out to them almost like he is checking on them and then comes back. The boys love him and I know he loves the boys.

He loves going in the boat and is very well behaved! We get so many compliments on how well behaved he is and how good looking he is! He does lots of hiking and biking with us along with some much loved water time! We truly love him to bits! Thanks to you, we have a dog who most people only dream of having! He is the perfect family pet!

Michele, Andy, Mitchell, Thomas & Kiesman

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Hello Chris and Fran 

We have one of Gideon and Brit's puppies, Trailrunners Dawson has been an energizer bunny since we got him. He has an off switch, thankfully. Thought you might like to see some pictures of him as an adult. He is 60lb and full of fun and energy. He and I do a lot of agility and he loves it. His retrieving abilities are fantastic. If I was a bird hunter, he would do very well. He loves!!! to swim. I need to watch him or he'll swim until he drowns and retrieve until he drops. We will be adding to our furry household at some point in the next year or so. I will contact you with my wish list.


Kathy Ellert, Fort McMurray, & Cochrane AB


Jack is more of a dog than I could have imagined. He is as focused as a young male puppy can be. Obedience training is going smoothly and quicker than I thought it would. He is impressive! We get nothing but compliments on his looks and demeanour! Early hunting training is going very well, Jack fetches fun bumpers on routine and he now waits for a release command. We've begun scent training too and he is constantly using his nose. He's now almost 5.5 months and is just over 40 lbs. Thank-you again for everything

 Cody Savard


Burton - "Search and Rescue dog" 

" We are extremely happy with Burton. Everyone that meets him says he his a good looking dog and well behaved. By the age of three months he mastered his basic obedience and we have been tracking with him now. He has completed 27 tracks and we are increasing the length of the track and the age. Burton also has enjoyed a couple of hikes this summer- he has made it up to two summits around 7000ft each. We are extremely pleased with your Trailrunner Lab. He is growing like a weed (building muscle) and getting smarter everyday. He does not get into many things that he is not supposed too.

Gordon, Lethbridge, AB


We thought we would let you know how Cooper is doing.  He is now 6 months old and we can't believe how much he has grown. He has adjusted well to his new home and slept through the night in his crate right from the start.  He spends most of his time at the cottage on Shebandowan Lake and loves his freedom to roam on our property. His sister Reba lives just down from us and he enjoys their get togethers. But his daily companion is our son's three year old lab Blaze.  They are together and inseparable! Cooper is loved by everyone he meets and is complimented on his good looks which I believe comes from his father Roary.  He went bird hunting and was very proud of his first retrieval! In time I think he will be an indispensable hunting partner. He is a great addition to our family, and we are so glad that we chose Trailrunners as our breeder.

Len, Christine & Cooper 


Hey Fran, just an update on Angus. What an amazing addition to our family. He is well mannered and very obedient. I have taken him bird hunting several times and he is one of the best bird dogs I have ever seen. Nolan just loves him he is the best energy for our family. Nolan and Angus both hang out all the time, Nolan gets a face wash everyday in the morning from his buddy. Thank you for this joy. We would like to add another one of your pups to our family.


He's grown up into the nicest dog! We passed our CGN (Canine Good Neigbour) in June...right after Rory was Best Dog at our Wedding. We did some Hunt Retriever training this Spring and he took to it right away. I ran out of time, much to Rory's disappointment. We're orientating at Alberta Hospital right now to start volunteering with the Animal Assisted Therapy program. November 1st we're starting Agility. And if we get enough snow this winter I really would like to try skijoring with him.

He has the best personality! He doesn't know how to quit on any task you give him. In the house though he's been named Snuggle-Pup-icus.