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Submitted by: Cristina Lamar on Mar 03, 2013We currently have a 5 month old yellow female lab, purchased in October 2012. Our little Rio is the best decision my husband and I have made since being married! My dad has raised and trained quality labradors my entire life , and he pointed me in Jean's direction and I have never looked back. Rio has had one of her first training sessions with a professional trainer up here in kentucky and he couldn't say enough positive things about how impressed he was with Rio. Everywhere we go everyone comments on how she is the most beautiful lab they have ever seen! We are proud parents. I would recommend Jean's quality bred labradors to everyone, we will certainly be looking her way for our second labrador!!
Submitted by: Stephen W Kendall on Feb 24, 2013I have known Jean O'Connor for 12 plus years and have referred numerous folks to her for puppies for many reasons. Jean has established an outstanding line of Labrador Retrievers over the year by breeding into select dogs that have hunt test and field trial & health credentials, dogs capable of winning in the field but also an excellent hunting companion for the gentleman hunter and his/her family as a pet. Her pups are well balanced in temperment and confirmation that is pleasing to the eye. I strongly recommend her as a quality breeder of labrador Retrievers.
Submitted by: Dot Roeder on Oct 21, 2011I purchased a 7 week old yellow lab puppy from Hatcreek Farm last June,2011 and saw from the first moment signs of extreme intelligence. Since then those signs have turned into fullblown billboards! Not only is "Dory" a dog "genius" but a sweet and beautiful companion as well. She loves and gets along with all other dogs, my cats, children, and adults (some who don't like dogs even like Dory). Now at six months, she has added so much to my family's enjoyment! She highly entertains us and loves us unconditionally. I highly recommend Hatcreek Farm if you are looking for a lab! Ms. Jean does an outstanding job raising her dogs, and I don't think anyone would be unhappy with one of her pups! I don't know how she managed to house train such a young dog, but she did! At seven weeks, Dory came to us housebroken! And that was just one of her wonderful traits! If I ever get another lab, I will not consider going anywhere else but to Hatcreet Farm!
Submitted by: William Funk on Jan 27, 2011
I bought a pup from Jean three years ago and named him Jed---sorta reminded me of Jed Clampet
of long ago.
He has been a real excitment in my life, from eating part of the house to becoming an excellent hunter and best friend.
Jean recently borrowed Jed to breed two of her other females. I understand the owners of the resulting pups are equaiiy pleased.
My trainer, Chuck Tash in Alabama, said he was the smartest Lab he has ever worked with. He later purchased a pup from Jean for his own.
I don`t know how Jean teams pup with owner or owner with pup' but Chuck is as tickled as I am.
I have no problem recommending Hat Creek Farm pups to anyone interested in a great dog and friend.
Submitted by: The Bentons on Jan 21, 2011Ms. Jean is a great reputable breeder that produces high quality, beautiful labs. She kept us informed from the day our new pup was born until the day we picked him up on 12-31-10. "Ruger", our new yellow lab is now 9 weeks old. He was from Jed and Bella liter. He is very smart and very sociable. He is already retreiving on command and was crate trained within a week. He will go for advanced obedience and hunting training at 6 months. Look forward to the results from this smart lab. Thank you Ms. Jean for a great addition to our family.
Submitted by: Deborah English on Jan 12, 2011We drove to GA New Year's Eve Day to pick-up 'Scout' BLK female pup from Bella/Jed.
AKA - Lil' Miss Spitfire. She is smart, quick, & sweet. Our 5yoa Y/M 'Jake' is still warming up to her...we'll get there. You must talk to MS Jean O'Connor if your're looking for a good Lab pup. She knows her stuff. We've always had Labs as family pets....Scout is by far the smartest.
We will attend Basic Obedience Class in Feb.2011.
She points, stalks Jake, throws her nose in the air....you know it's in there. Time + training...possibilities are endless. Good breeding. Listen to Jean O'Connor, she won't steer you wrong. She loves what she does and it shows. We are so happy with our Hat Creek Farm Lab pup 'Scout.' Thank you Jean O'Connor.
Georgia - peaches, pecans, and Hat Creek Farm Lab puppies! The best!
Wayne & Deborah English
Submitted by: Carlos Diez Arguelles on Jan 03, 2011After deciding that our family; mainly my son, was ready for a dog, we began our search for a good lab. We exhausted our search in Florida, we live in beautiful and sunny Miami Fl, we came across Jean O'Connor and Hat Creek Farm. Immediately upon speaking with her over the phone, I knew where the new member of our family would come from.
We recently picked up Golfo, Jed and Bella's beautiful little black lab pup. My son instantly took to his new buddy, and we are extremely happy. Throughout the entire process, Jean was available for questions, information, and kept us up-to-date via email with pictures and everything. Working with Golfo has been lots of fun so far.
I recommend hat creek to anyone looking for an excellent lab!!
Submitted by: Nikki Green on Jan 02, 2011We recently purchased a puppy from Hat Creek and we could not be happier. Jean was great about keeping us posted on the progress of the puppies with accompanying photos so we were able to watch them grow. Our puppy is a beautiful black female from the Daisy and Jed litter, she is 8 weeks and already curious about my husbands guns and decoys. (We found her sleeping on the rifle case). She is very intelligent and great with our three small children. Molly is an absolute joy to watch and very entertaining. Our experience with Hat Creek as a whole was outstanding and we look forward to our next experience with them.
Submitted by: Steve and Claudine Miller on Jan 02, 2011We picked up our yellow lab, Gracie just before Christmas and could not be happier. She is a beautiful pup, clearly had excellent care and very social already with our 10 year old black lab and every one she comes in contact with, kids and adults. We were concerned about our 9 hour drive home to south Florida, but no problem. She has had one accident in her dog room and figured out the dog door the second day, we marvel at how smart she is. Jean was a pleasure to work with including sending pictures of the litter until we could pick her up. We look forward to the possibility of referring others to Jean.
Submitted by: Taylor Lee on Jan 02, 2011While deployed overseas I began my search for a new lab pup. I found Jean's website and sent a quick email, which she promptly responded. Her quick response was nice considering I was having a hard time getting responses from the other breeders I had attempted to contact. After the pups were born, she sent weekly updates and pictures. Just before Christmas I was able to pick up my Black Lab male named Lambeau and he is now a part of the family. If your looking for a good hunting partner or just a family dog, give Jean a call.
Submitted by: Debbie Chilcoat on Sep 16, 2010We had a yellow lab for 16 years, and when we lost her we didn't think we could ever replace her. She was an excellent retriever, obedient and great temperament. It took us about a year before we decided it was time to try and replace our old buddy.
We had known Jean personally for many years. So when we finally decided to start looking for a Lab, the first person we thought of was Jean. We knew she was honest and bred excellent lab puppies. We knew she would do her best to find a replacement as close to the type lab we had before. We wanted a female like our old dog but all she had were males available when we called. She socializes the puppies very early and she told us I have a male that would be perfect for you and Debbie.
She was right. Buckshot is 3 years old now, perfect confirmation, muscled up 83 pounds(no fat),excellent retriever, easily traianed, and just as she had told us his temperament has been as good as our old female. We have alot of duck hunters when they see Buckshot they want to know where did you get such a great dog......Hat Creek Farm!!!!!
Ron and Debbie Chilcoat
Broken C Ranch
Submitted by: Brendan Tucker on Sep 09, 2010After having to put down my Australian Shepard/Blue heeler of 12 years named Cosmo, getting Boomer really helped. He is a remarkable dog. One of the steadiest retrievers I have ever seen, he positively will not break and has a strong drive, never gives up on a tough retrieve. I never had to use a check cord or shock collar on him, heís eager to please and takes to learning quickly. I have to work on his finish to hand at the end of a retrieve a bit but he is young and we have time. We recently dogsat for a friend who has a 4 year old black Lab who hasnít had much training. The difference was incredible when watching and working with a 9 month old Lab and the 4 year old side by side. He positively outperformed her in every aspect of obedience and temperament. He has also taken to taking a cast with ease and trusts me to point him in the right direction when retrieving. Great performer, his championship stock definitely shows through. If I ever get around to field trials Iíll be sure to let you know the results. I could probably get him JH certified today.
Submitted by: Jacque Whidden on Sep 08, 2010I have known Jean for many years. Her time and dedication to her labs has been a great foundation of which she has built on that has produced the wonderful family of dogs that she has today. Jean is truly a student of her breed and it shows.
Submitted by: Chad Hatfield on Mar 06, 2010My wife and I bought a female yellow lab in the summer of 2008. We wanted a dog that would be a field do as well as a good house dog. Bella could not have been better. Every morning we go to the lake and work on retrieving, she has been train for field trial work, though she is a lover when not in the field. She has brought a great deal of joy to our lives. I would recommend Jean as she breeds very good looking dogs and very smart. You will not go wrong with one of her dogs.
Submitted by: Debbie McNamara on Feb 10, 2010I would recommend Hat Creek Retrievers to anyone who is seeking a well mannered, easy going lab. We are very happy with our lab who is now one and half years old. Maverick is beautiful, smart, and very easy going. Most of all, he is an extremely loving dog who has become part of our family.
Submitted by: Ken Jackson on Feb 01, 2010We bought our first Lab from Jean in April of 2008. We had requested that Jean help identify a dog that would be an excellent pet as well as a retriever. Wow did she deliver. Our Sam has a great disposition, she is a great friend and has an unbelievable desire to retrieve. You will wear out before Sam will. She loves the water and is just everything you could ever want as a dog owner. Jean definitely knows what she is doing and gives great advice to her customers.
Submitted by: Kelly Rodgers on Jan 26, 2010This is one of "the best dogs I have ever owned". That is what my husband said about our Yellow Lab from Hat Creek Farms. I wanted to surprise my husband for father's day with a yellow lab. After recommendations from our vet as well as others, I contacted Ms. OConnor. I told her exactly what we were looking for in a dog and she listened b/c she truly gave us the perfect dog. At first I was uncomfortable at not being able to come pick my own dog out of the litter but I must say that Ms OConner knew exactly what we wanted b/c I could not have come and made a better pick myself. I would trust her completely with not only picking a dog for me again, but the overall health of the puppy when you get it, as well as the wonderful temperament of the dog. I have seen her home and where these dogs begin their lives. It is clean, the dogs are well taken care of and loved and they have plenty of space to run and play. You can tell our dog was not only "taken care of" as a new puppy but also truly loved, b/c of the way she loved us from the first day we got her. We continue to be impressed with our dog's intelligence and affection for us. I would recommend Jean O'Connor and Hat Creek Farms to anyone, anywhere!
Submitted by: Gloria Colter on Jan 26, 2010Although I have not bought a dog from Jean O'Connor, I can vouch for her integrity and excellence in breeding her dogs. I boarded her horses for a few years and found her to be very caring and sensitive in the way she treats all her animals. I have watched her grow in her faith and also in her ability to breed and train a really super puppy. Why not give her a call the next time you need a dog? You'll be glad you did.
Submitted by: Donna Osborne on Jan 24, 2010I have known Jean for more than 15 years and she is a quality dog breeder. She knows the value of good genetics and breeds for the best in her dogs.
Temperment,intellience,good health, trainability
hunting instinct and last but not least good looks. She has run her dogs in field trials and knows how important genetics are in order to compete. These qualities make your dog
a great pet as well as a hunting dog. This dog will be the best at what you desire him or her to be. I have a great little dog now from her breeding. Jean loves this sport and this breed. She is driven to be a terrific breeder.
Donna and Gene Osborne
Marble hill GA
Submitted by: Robert Greene on Jan 24, 2010Jacque and I want to express our total satisfaction with our experience with Jean @ Hat Creek Farm. Our new family member, Ellie May, is a true joy to have in our home. I would recommend her without hesitation. If every breeder was like Jean, it would be a better world.
Submitted by: Margaret Wilde on Jan 21, 2010Jean O'Connor has the most adorable pups I have ever witnessed. I have an eighteen month old male who has won three Rally Obedience titles and is now doing agility trials. He is smarter than Einstein, and more lovable than any dog I've ever had. Just a great companion. Jean keeps her pups in a great environment, no cages, just cute little pens for each litter. They run and play and she is extremely attentive to the little ones. Very clean and happy environment. I highly recommend Hatcreek to anyone looking for a great lab!
Submitted by: Patrick Craig on Jan 21, 2010I purchased Drake from Jean in 2004. He is well mannered in the field or in the house. Very smart, and is great with other dogs and kids as well. The time and effort Jean puts into her dogs shows when you bring the dog home and it becomes part of your family. Thank you for all you have done Jean.