We are a family-run kennel that specialize in quality, well-tempered chocolate labrador retrievers. Chocolate labs are beautiful dogs and we strive to only breed quality Gun Dogs at no less than superior breeding standards. We believe strongly in a family driven kennel meaning we treat our three labs like family not investments. We also believe environment is important to true Gun Dogs and our dogs have 8 acres of land (on an invisible fence system) with plenty of streams perfect for training on decoy retrieval. Another important aspect of dog ownership to us is making sure our dogs are extremely healthy and have the best genetics possible. We also believe our Dogs can be affordable without sacrificing quality to you the buyer.
Submitted by: Chase Altig on May 23, 2016
Lions Gate has done their job and selected to premium females and one great stud. My wife and I purchase a Lions Gate pup in October of 2015. She is now 8 months old and we will be working towards her AKC Junior Hunt Test Title. More drive than any lab I have ever owned and one of the fastest learning dogs I have ever worked with. These dogs have an incredible blood line. They also have stellar temperament and make great family dogs. Gabe and Stacy are great and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great dog.
Submitted by: J. Gunn on Nov 01, 2013
We very much enjoyed our experience with Gabe at Lions Gate Labs. He was very accommodating to our family with three young children who wanted to visit every week even before the puppies were born. It was also nice to have both the father and mother on site. We are thrilled with our boy Buck Jr. and would recommend Gabe to anyone.
Submitted by: Angela dye on Jun 04, 2013
Lions Gate Labs are awesome to work with. Gabe and Stacy were very nice and their kids were very caring towards the puppies. We went and were able to sit and interact with the puppies before picking one out. We picked out a little girl who we name Piper. She has been the best dog we've ever had! She was practically potty trained at 8 weeks old! She's very laid back and has an awesome personality. We have two small children and she's been so patient with them. She's the perfect fit for our family! Everyone who has met Piper has been amazed at how great of a puppy she is!
We were also very impressed with the clean house, the large area for the puppies to play, and that the breeders had both the mom and the dad- both of whom are awesome as well. We couldn't be happier with Lions Gate Labs and would recommend them to any future puppy owners.
Submitted by: Dayna Barton on Apr 18, 2013
We picked up our little Tucker from Lion's Gate Labs a few weeks ago...what a great little guy. The family did a great job with their babies. In just a couple of weeks, he has been almost completely house trained. We decided to start his crate training immediately too. Because of the way the breeder handled their litter, he acclimated very well to the whole process. He's so smart and lovey dovey. We're very happy...
Submitted by: Cooper Jensen on Apr 09, 2013
Just great people to do business with!!! Gabe and Stacy are top notch in their communication and interaction, and very honest about their dogs. I have bought my first puppy from them and could not be happier, the parent dogs are great dogs and the house is super clean showing they care for their puppies. If you go with Lions Gate labs you will not be disappointed with your choice.
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Submitted by: Chris McConnell on Apr 04, 2013
There are two dates etched in my memory forever: 11/15/09 and 4/20/11. The first date was when I brought Kona home from Lions Gate Labs, and the second was when I lost him in a car accident.
I had never met Gabe before I picked Kona out of an all chocolate litter at 10 days old. My girlfriend had contacted them, unbeknownst to me, and put a deposit down on a puppy. I met the litters mom that day, Sunny, who was a red firefox lab and a sweetheart.
Gabe kept two of Kona's sisters from that litter. Peppermint and Starbucks, and I have been waiting for Kona's nephews and nieces ever since. I saw Peppermints litter the day after they were born and fell in love all over again. A good friend of mine, who knew Kona and had been waiting almost a year, got one of her sons-Jager-and he is awesome. The timing wasn't right for me and I am eagerly awaiting Starbucks litter.
My parents have Stormy, A half brother of peppermint and Starbucks and Kona whom they received after Gabe contacted me post-accident. He needed to focus on the girls (plus stormy is neutered and liked to chase their chickens) and made a tough decision. I wasn't healthy enough to own another dog yet, but I knew he was perfect for my parents.They loved him from day one. A direct quote from my 69 year old mother the other week was: " I've loved all our dogs, but I've never been attached to one like I am with Stormy."
I have now known 4 generations of Lions Gate Labs and they are second to none. I've been around many different lines and without question theses are unparalleled. The dogs are amazing, the breeder is extremely knowledgeable and the puppies are raised around children. All generations I have met and known are gentle, mellow and natural hunters. They are the epitome of why we love this breed.
There is one more date to add to my bittersweet list: When I pick up my new pooch--Starbuck's son and Kona's nephew--within the next 2 months!
If anyone has any questions or would like to see pictures of Kona or Stormy (or even Jager) I will be happy to oblige. You can get in contact with the breeder and he will give you my email as there are restrictions on this site. I have no stake in the Lions Gate Lab business other than I love this line and I want fellow lab lovers to share in the joy of these dogs.
" It came to me that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with them; and every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog and I will become as generous and loving as they are." - Anonymous
Submitted by: JB Macpherson on Mar 10, 2013
Lions Gate was a pleasure to work with, thoroughly enjoyed picking out our pup. This breeder gave great service and our pup is a great addition to the family. Their facility is very clean with lots of room. To make it short, let me just say my pup is everything I hoped he’d be and then some.
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Submitted by: Gloria Grant on Mar 07, 2013
Great breeder, my friend is extremely happy. When we picked up his pup, you could tell he took great care of all of the dogs. He was very professional, organized, and accommodating.