Submitted By: Branden
Reed is 7 months old and had his first hunt with no other dogs around and just blew my expectations out of the water. He truly is an amazing dog. He's responding to hand signals already! I get all sorts of compliments on him. His looks, his obedience, and his performance.
Submitted By: Helen M.
We are loving our Big Sky Lab puppy! She is so sweet with our boys, and David & his wife have been a pleasure to work with. They are clearly, genuinely interested in the well-being of their dogs and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the years to come.
Submitted By: Tony G.
I really can’t express how great David and Big Sky Labs were to work with throughout the whole process. I have had several gun dogs from world class breeders and the care this pup had is beyond anything I have ever experienced. The difference that sets Big Sky Labs apart is really the owner David DeCan. A week after taking the puppy home I got a text from David reminding me my puppy needed his second vaccination. This is the kind of customer care and follow through that is well beyond anything I ever expected. I drove 20+ hours to pick this dog up and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Submitted By: Kurt G.
David and family, I can not tell you how pleased we are with Onyx aka Ithaca. I have had bird dogs all of my life, mostly pointing dogs but she is by far the smartest dog I have had. Quality is perfect. She retrieves like she has been doing it for years. Thank you so much!
Submitted By: Branden and Nicole
Took him dove hunting yesterday evening and he went and picked up the first dove I shot after just pointing it out to him. Working on just getting him excited with a frozen duck today. He is just a natural!
(4 month old Big Sky pup first introduction to birds. dd)
Submitted By: Brandon H.
Hi guys I wanted to let you know how happy we are with your guys pups Drake flushed and retrieved his first pheasant this morning. We can't thank you enough he is a complete gentleman in the house and his drive to hunt is obvious and strong.
(Drake and Ticca are littermates. dd)
Submitted By: Kevin H.
At 5 months old this is why we bought Big Sky Labs. Tikka put it up on her own and retrieved it out of the blackberries. Rooster number one with many more to come. Thanks again for breeding great dogs.
(Ticca is a 5 month old Cooper/Pepper pup. First pheasant. dd)
Submitted By: Mackay M.
He’s doing great, he is so curious! I love it. He decided that he wanted to take a shower this morning with me. I was in our walk in shower and he came in to see what it was all about. He looks beautiful the kids and he brought so much joy to them. He is retrieving awesome and we’ve been working noise training with him as well
Submitted By: Arielle M.
Working with Big Sky Labs was such an amazing experience. David really cares about breeding healthy, beautiful labs and ensuring that each pup goes to the right home based on the needs of the new owner. Rocky (Fergus) is a complete doll, so smart and well behaved and I couldn't imagine life without him now. I would highly recommend Big Sky Labs to anyone looking for a first time dog! Thank you David!
Submitted By: John and Nancy
Very impressed with my experience with David! Our little Zoey (Lolo) is the sweetest little girl. Took her to her first vet appointment and the doctor was very impressed about how healthy she was. Told me that these puppies were well taken care of by the breeder. That tells me a lot. If ever I am in search of another lab puppy I wouldn't go anywhere but Big Sky Labs. I highly recommend them. Thanks so much again for our little bundle of love!
Submitted By: Jessica E.
We love Big Sky Labs! David was very knowledgeable and really cares about all of his puppies and their new owners. Ruger (Rocker) is smart as a whip and is so playful. We weren't quite sure if we were ready to get a puppy, but once we came across Big Sky Labs we just couldn't resist. You ask the question, and David will more than likely have the answer. We are so pleased with our purchase and can't wait to get Ruger out there retrieving the birds!
Submitted By: Ben L.
After a lot of research on breeders of hunting labs, we found Big Sky Labrador Retrievers in Florence. David's attention to the dog's well being, their future owners needs, desires and dedication and a true devotion to producing quality dogs at a reasonable price led us to put a deposit down on our first hunting dog. We've had Greta for a week (tomorrow) and she's a pistol. Whip smart and ready to learn, she's getting kennel training and house training down quickly. She is showing strong instincts for retrieving and stalking and she had little fear of the unknown. We expect great things from Greta after she gets the love and training she needs to be a great hunting partner, and wonderful family member. Our older dog Gracie is still adjusting, but has relented enough to let Greta sleep within a few inches of her. Greta's sweet personality and desire to be just like her big sister certainly make a tangled mess of puppy more appealing to a grumpy old dog. We're pleased with our purchase, and we can't recommend David & Big Sky Labrador Retrievers enough.
Submitted by: Trevor E.
David and his wife at Big Sky Labrador Retrievers provided, hands down, the best experience I have ever had in working with a breeder. They were very personable and excellent with communication. Our little Sig turned 14 weeks old today and he has displayed a huge drive to learn and an eagerness to please. Teaching him to sit and shake hands took all of about 10 minutes, and so far has been amazing both on and off leash. He has even been doing some pointing already and am looking forward to getting him out in fields for pheasants next year. The pedigree of these labs is awesome! I would definitely recommend using Big Sky Labrador Retrievers, and would definitely be a returning customer. Top notch!!
Submitted by: Colleen
David was really great to work with. He helped us with many questions we had even before we picked up our puppy. This was my first experience with a breeder and we found that David and his family were very professional and helpful even after we brought her home. We just love our new puppy and would definitely recommend Big Sky Labrador Retrievers!!
Submitted by: Dylan
I picked up my lab puppy from Big Sky Labrador Retrievers a few weeks ago and the experience was great! David was extremely pleasant to work with and was happy to answer any questions I had. The puppies seem to be raised in a loving environment and it seems that David truly cares about the dogs and his customers. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a lab.
Submitted by: Jon M.
Phenomenal experience. I was leery at first to buy a dog from someone I didn't know, but the reviews here on Gun Dog Breeders looked great, and I can confirm everything they say. David was wonderful to work with and our new puppy is a fantastic dog.
Submitted by: Matt J.
The greatest experience I have ever had I called David he was wonderful too work with too introduce to my new lab Hannah Montana my beautiful black lab pup she has filled my life again after loosing my yellow lab Sierra Nevada i had for 14 wonderful years !! Hannah is the most beautiful pup and already brought my family so much enjoyment!! I can't wait too train her I'm avid duck hunter and can't wait too get started working with in the pool retrieving!! Thanks so much David.
Submitted by: Samuel O.
Big Sky Labrador Retrievers was amazing to work with. David DeCan and his family did a great job at communicating with us every step of the way in a knowledgable and professional manner. And we couldn't be happier about the dog we received. She is healthy, happy, and smarter than we are. She has amazing instincts at only 11 weeks, and has a solid nose. She is already retrieving and loves doing it. We could not be more thankful!
Submitted by: Tyler T.
I had a very positive experience working with David. He was very knowledgeable and able to answer all my questions in a timely manner. He and his family went above and beyond to accommodate my puppy until I was able to arrange a pickup. Our pup Briar is so smart and trainable. I am excited and confident that she will be an amazing dog. David's professionalism is second to none and his labradors are an exceptional example of his commitment to quality.