There is no better feeling than being matched up with a wonderful new family member. Jolene was quick to fill a hole that our last Labrador left in our hearts when she matched us with Bruno just over a year ago. Jolene was professional, responded to us in a timely matter and has loved each puppy that has gone out of her home.
Our Bruno is “one of the kids” and we continue to be impressed with how clever, sweet and cuddly he is. We are so thankful to Jolene at Eagertrieve for her passion to breeding British Labradors and ensuring their health and wellness as well as our complete joy in adopting such a great pet.
You will read on here about how great the Eagertrieve labs are and I will totally agree, so what can I say about Dwayne that the other here haven’t said already about their Eagertrieve labs. they are great dogs and are true family member. what I can tell you is about my experience with Dwayne and his bird dog talents.
when I started doing research on what kind of dog would make a good companion for me one phrase I came across stuck in my head. You want a friend first, and hunting dog second, for me that meant my dog would be a bird dog a few weekends a year but my best friend the rest of the year. this meant one thing, an English lab. Dwayne has been that and more.
Dwayne always turns heads and draws a crowd. I am a proud poppa anytime any
one croons over him and he just calmly accepts the attention.
“My family and I had never owned a big dog before and we were really nervous. We decided we would like a lab and I went away searching on the Internet for a breeder. I came across Jolene’s website that was full of information and pictures. Once Wyatt was born we got updated pictures every week…. We were lucky enough to meet Wyatt’s our new little puppy. Wyatt is a wonderful dog. He is smart, excellent with children , well mannered and couldn’t ask for much more. We love him so much that we wanted another one. I e-mailed Jolene and she blessed us with another puppy.
Her name is Ozzy she is the biggest sweet heart ever. Both of our dogs are so much more than we could have ever asked for. I would not look anywhere else but Eagertrieve for a Labrador. Jolene is well educated and has high standards for her dogs!!”
Our experience with Jolene has been extremely positive from the first email to the picking up of our beloved Jasper and Ally. Her
questionnaire may appear over whelming but from it she can match a puppy to you and your family down to the smallest detail We have enjoyed her after sale support her emails are answered sometimes in minutes Jolene is the definition of a reputable breeder.
We are lucky enough to be the foster… and now forever home for Marley! We welcomed her into our home when she was just 3 years old and have loved every moment since. She has the most loving, kind and calm temperament – we cannot imagine our lives without her in it.
Eagertrieve was wonderful and easy to deal with. Jolene was never more then an email away and always replied promptly to every question, no matter how odd it was.
I would recommend to anyone and everyone to buy a lab from Jolene! She is great to work with and the dogs are the best!
We are very fortunate to be the proud foster family to two Eagertrieve girls, Jewel (Treasure x Elvis) and Magic (Abby x Jett). We are so thrilled to have these dogs in our lives and our experience with Jolene has been nothing but top notch. The temperament of Eagertrieve dogs is amazing. They are laid back and relaxed but they also know how to have fun and love to play fetch or just hang out with the family.
We are so impressed but the knowledge and the love for the breed that we see with Jolene and Eagertrieve!
We got Cole in February of 2015. He was born on December 31/14….a New Years baby I took this as a sign since I had just lost my other chocolate lab a few months before so I contacted Jolene after much research and after a few conversations and questions we were selected to bring home one of Desi and JD’s puppies. Cole had brought our family back together. He is a goof ball and drives me nutty some days but we love him so much he is so smart and loyal and the ultimate protector of our daughter and family. The relationship he has with our daughter is beyond what words can say.
With all that being said I would highly recommend Jolene and her dogs. She was very honest and answered any questions we had during the waiting period to bring Cole home. We received from her a very healthy happy puppy with wonderful breeding we get so many compliments on him and his looks. So thank you Jolene for what you do and what you stand for.
After getting our first yellow lab, we immediately knew we wanted another one, as a young child, my Husband grew up with his neighbor having a black lab. He had a special place in his heart for a black lab, so we started talking to many Alberta breeder and came in contact with Jolene from Eagertrieve, I knew from that point we had to get one of her puppies, the wait was worth it, When we met Jolene at YEG to pick up Lily, we immediately had a bond with her that was like no other, She truly is are pride and joy, Her temperament is so loveable, training her was a breeze, I truly believe getting a puppy from a reputable & creditable breeder is so important, Our yellow lab is just as wonderful, but you can defiantly tell the different lines in the two dogs, Lily is more than A “dog” she is our companion, we are so thankful for her every day we have her. She truly makes us smile. If you have gone this far to read these testimonials then contact Jolene, You won’t be disappointed.
Our Labrador Jolene is a huge part of our lives. We compete with her in Obedience, Rally Obedience, CARO Rally, Barn Hunt, Chase
Ability, Hunt Testing, Agility, Scent Detection, Dock Diving, and anything else we can find to do… She is healthy, smart, friendly, and adaptable to nearly any situation. With her calm temperament and sweet disposition we can and do take her everywhere with us. In the future we plan to try carting with her as well as certifying her as a therapy dog.
I was a lab sibling as a child and I have been a lab parent most of my adult life. I found Jolene 14 years ago through a local lab club when I was looking for a yellow male puppy. I went online and when I saw her puppies and I knew Brady was my soul dog.
Brady passed in May 2020 and I was devastated (still am). But when I contacted Jolene and said I was looking for a puppy to fill the lab-sized hole in my heart, her empathy was amazing and I was lucky enough to be gifted my Pepper, who arrived on my birthday. She has been a shining light through a dark time and I couldn’t ask for anything more! (Except we are on the waiting list for a yellow boy!!)
I knew how great they were before I even had one of my own. Jolene is definitely well-educated and has been nothing but great to us,
being there to answer all of our questions, concerns and offering advice. I would not hesitate to recommend her and her kennels to
Zaia has been a light at the end of a tunnel for me and my family. She has been nothing but a blessing and a support network for me. She
came into our life after a horrible car
I would like to share with you my experience with Eagertrieve Kennels , when we were looking to buy a Lab .
Jolene was very prompt answering our e-mails and answering all our questions, and then offered us a pup she had After we agreed on him, she made all arrangements and was great as we had no idea how to go about it all and she made it so smooth it was great. And sent us lots info with him so we got off on the right foot with him. Also as soon as we got him fixed an sent her the papers ,we received his reg. papers. Our boy Blue has great temperament as I am sure all Eagertrieves labs do. Also he is a heavy set lab like we wanted , he is a pleasure to train and is a great pal.
The experience we had with Jolene in getting both our Labs was, quite simply, excellent. From our initial visits through to follow up questions we had after we got them, Jolene is a wealth of information and always accommodating. As for our dogs, we could not be happier. Rookie and Fergus are amazingly well tempered and smart.
We couldn’t ask for a better dog than Piper! She is so kind, gentle, smart, and well behaved. Between her naps, she joins our family in almost all of our activities and she brings so much joy. She is a treasured member of our family.
We would recommend Jolene to any person/family looking for a beautiful lab with an amazing temperament! These dogs are angels with kids. Jolene is so easy to talk to and can offer so much helpful advice. She is truly there for you and your Eagertrieve pup longterm! We are so looking forward to another Eagertrieve addition in our family
When I found Jolene and her Eagertrieve’s I knew I just needed to have one. I was lucky enough to get Ruger who was one of the adults that Jolene had and was retiring. He was so perfect in every way that 6 months later I took Effie home as well! These two are the greatest family dogs, they love everything and everyone and I couldn’t imagine my house without them. The passion Jolene has for the breed really shines through in her dogs and that is truly so important.
On the passing of our two older dogs, my husband and I decided that our lives would not be complete without the companionship of another yellow lab. On the recommendation of my friend and neighbor I contacted Jolene and Eagertrieve Labs. My neighbor is also a vet and had heard about Jolene and her pups. From my first e-mail I was impressed with both the communication and interest in my desire to have a lab puppy. All e-mails were answered promptly and she helped us to make plans for our future puppy. On the birth of Abby, we received weekly photos, videos and updates concerning their health and activities. We finally picked up Abby in October, 2015. She enjoys the
frequent visits from children and grandchildren and the leisurely walks with us. She has many dog friends including Ivy and Cargo, two black labs that live next door. She loves all people and other dogs and we look forward to taking her to our cabin on the Pacific in 2 months. We have not only gained a beautiful Labrador, Abby, but also the Eagertrieve family that communicates daily. I haven’t met these people but through daily sharing of stories, advice, dog show news, birth notices and sadly, as well, the passing of one of our precious pets, I have learned so much more about all the wonderful Eagertrieve Labradors and their families. I must say that all the Eagertrieve Labradors seem so happy, healthy and well cared for, maybe a bit spoiled, Abby included. In conclusion, I have learned from Jolene that committing to one of her puppies is an on-going experience where we continuously work together to provide a safe and happy home for our best friend.
After my new wife and I bought our first home it was time to full fill a dream I grew up with the most amazing black lab I so wanted to find a breeder who could help us find that special lab
My mom called and said to investigate this breeder Jolene Klotz of Eagertrieve Labradors We emailed Jolene her response was was incredibly quick we filled out the puppy questionnaire and heard that we were approved the next day . We were so nervous going to pick up our new little boy … would he like us….. would we like him ….. well that all vanished the minute we met him Jolene made our introduction to puppy parenthood a wonderful experience
She was so nice with the after sale questions and concerns realizing we just wanted to do everything right Stark has proven to be the exact special lab I had envisioned after losing my childhood friend Jazz . He has also proven to be a family friend to our daughter these two have become inseperable I’m watching a second generation growing up with that special lab We highly recommend to everyone to have Jolene to put that special lab in your home.
Jolene had one pup that was available for adoption. We inquired about this pup and jumped right in to adopt Gaby the four month old Chocolate girl. Gaby is the most gentle soul, loves to be your company, always in slow motion girl. Everywhere we go people stop us to compliment and say hi to her! After a few years we decided to add another Eagertrieve pup to our family..we really couldn’t have just one! We again reached out to Jolene who kept in touch with us and answered endless questions about which pups were available. We brought home Izzy our yellow lab girl! It really does seem crazy but Izzy is very much a gentle giant too! Gaby and Izzy really are amazing pups, they travel everywhere with us whether it’s driving to different provinces, flying across Canada, and many hotel stays! We absolutely love having Gaby and Izzy as part of our family…Jolene and Eagertrieve have given us the best pups for life!
Chester is now 3 years old and has such a big personality. He is a happy-go-lucky goofball who tries to put a smile on everyone’s face. He loves a good play with friends, romp through the forest or retrieving sticks in the ocean, followed by a long nap snoring in front of the fireplace. He is calm around kids and is fantastic with our 8 month old baby. Truly the classic labrador temperament we were looking for.
Aside from breeding exceptionally beautiful English labradors with a great temperament, what sets Jolene apart, in our opinion, is the ongoing support and commitment to the dog you bring home. These are Jolene’s fur babies and if she entrusts one into your hands, you are part of the Eagertrieve community. She has a Facebook page for owners to share stories, ask questions, and keep in touch with littermates amongst other things, which is a fantastic resource.
We can’t thank Jolene enough for letting us call one of her dogs ours. If you are looking for an English Labrador look no further than Eagertrieve Labradors
Our Bella is a beautiful girl who adores our family (our kids are her favourite!). She is a smart girl with a very sweet personality and she is exactly what you would expect in a well-bred lab – very loving, just the right amount of energy and a little bit of a goofball. She has been the perfect addition to our busy house – Bella is just as happy to head out for a big hike as she is to snuggle with the kids on the couch and watch a movie on a rainy day.
Jolene and the Eagertrieve website was the best Internet find. We discovered her site in 2007 when we decided we would like a chocolate lab after the loss of our first fur baby. As luck would have it a litter had been born. We put in a request for a puppy and it was excepted. The whole process went very well and we enjoyed the weekly updates. On February 19th, 2007 and 2 plane rides we welcomed Gracie (Stacey x Tanner)into our family. She was such a joy to our family and we loved her. She crossed the Rainbow bridge in August 2020 at 13.5, and she had a very good life. We are thrilled again that in June we will welcome a new puppy into our family. Anyone looking for gorgeous well bred labrador retrievers can’t go wrong with an Eagertrieve Labrador. Thank you Jolene
We live in British Columbia Canada, so Jolene sent our girl on her first and only ever airplane ride. From there we fell in love with absolutely everything about our ‘black beauty Remi’ . ️Remi, was incredible. She was calm, yet boisterous. She was perfect! Everyone who met Remi would comment on what an incredibly sweet, beautiful dog she was.
Remi lived 12.5 wonderful years with us before heading to the rainbow bridge in Dec 2020. We miss her immensely, but one day look forward to loving another one of Jolene’s beautiful creations in the future. In fact it is no other option for us, as long we have a dog in our lives it’ll be an Eagertrieve
their individual personalities, to the sound advice and recommendations for I would recommend to others.
year old would appreciate the company, as he missed his buddy. I heard about Eagertrieve at the Alberta Kennel Club dog show after talking to
breeders and handlers. I know a good, responsible breeder not only cares about the dogs, but screens potential owners to ensure the puppies are going
to good, caring homes. Eagertrieve didn’t disappoint. After filling out a detailed application, we were kept informed about the litter’s progress and
Jolene was an honest, helpful & supportive breeder & we could tell immediately that she put so much passion & love into the dogs.
We unfortunately said goodbye to our chocolate lab; he was 14. We are so grateful we enjoyed him for so many years.
When we are ready for another pup, Jolene will be our 1st call.
Eagertrieves labs are simply the best!
We have had our beautiful Parker for over 2 years now. He was our foster for a while until we officially adopted him into our family. He’s a beautiful yellow lab with an exceptional temperament. We get compliments every single place we take him. We have never met a dog so docile and calm, so great with kids/babies and easy going with other animals. We are planning to get him into a pet therapy program as we feel he needs to be shared with the world somehow.
Jolene breeds incredible dogs and we are forever recommending her. Her attention and love for the breed is apparent with every single one of her pups.
We feel so lucky that we were introduced to Jolene/Eagertrieve labs and blessed with such an amazing dog
dogs. She loves and cares for all of her dogs and wants to find loving and caring forever homes for her puppies. Our dog, Juno, has a calm and loving nature and brings so much joy to our lives. Very quickly she became one of the family. She loves nothing more than being with her people, playing with other dogs, going for walks and curling up on the couch. We are thankful to have an Eagertrieve lab!
Guinness has fit into our family so well that it’s hard to imagine what life was like before he came. He is a playmate and pesky little brother to our other Lab, Burton, and recently became a big brother himself with the August arrival of our daughter Ellis.
He is happy to be anywhere we are, whether it’s playing at the dog park, swimming at the lake, or just lounging at home. He is definitely still an enthusiastic puppy, but has been extremely easy to train. We are continually impressed with how well he listens and follows commands.
He greets everyone, both people and dogs, with a wagging tail and a few kisses. He is just a fantastic boy and we are so happy he is part of our family.”
We have been blessed to foster one of Jolene’s dogs. From the moment we brought her home she has been incredible with our children.
We were not sure how Sheri would react to our kids…and cat, as we got her when she was 14 months old. It became apparent very
quickly that Jolene’s dogs are loved and socialized as Sheri has always been well mannered, patient, playful, level headed and loyal.
Wherever my kids go, Sheri is only 2 steps behind. Our neighbor is so in awe of Sheri’s personality that he asked us if she could play
with his new dog in hopes that she will rub off her calmness on him.
As a “foster mom” I am like a crazy first time mom all over again with Sheri (although I’ve had dogs before), and I am thankful that
Jolene has always been available to answer questions, make recommendations, and offer support.
I cannot express how lucky we feel to have Share-she (as my 2 year old calls her) in our family. I would recommend Jolene as a breeder and her loving labs to anyone looking for a fur baby family member.
We had lost our Lab girl tragically 6 months before. When we decided we couldn’t live without another lab, I started going on websites and talking to different breeders. After emailing Jolene and then filling out the puppy questionnaire, we chatted on the phone. Her depth of knowledge and passion for the Labrador breed, inspired my husband and I to purchase Rosco. Any questions I had were answered promptly and now after 2 1/2 years, she is still there for us. I personally follow Jolene as she shows her dogs and pursues her career as a judge. To me this means, it is important to Jolene to breed dogs that meet the standard both in conformation and temperament. God willing there will definitely be more Eagertrieve bred labs at our farm!