Sitka’s Story

AKC Name: Smith-Zalewski’s Sitka
DOB: 3/29/18
AKC Number: SS 04412506

Sitka is a male, yellow lab born on March 29th, 2018 from the litter of Bailey and Bentley. He is a handsome boy, almost completely without markings like a “snowball white lab.” His conformation is muscular with a blocky head. Sitka hails from primarily field lines.

He is the typical lab who loves retrieving sticks and balls. He’s smart and enjoys running with the pack (humans and canines) outdoors, yet he settles in nicely indoors into a home environment.

Sitka also assists us in socializing our puppies. Before going to their new homes, our puppies are introduced to dogs other than their mother. They learn other dogs are safe, kind, and loving. This early introduction to other dogs at an early age is instrumental in their future canine interactions.

Certified Pedigree
Research Pedigree

Health Profile

We adhere to the Breed Standard for Labrador Retrievers developed by the Labrador Retriever Parent Club. This helps ensure that the puppy you bring home will be a healthy companion for many years.

Cardiac: Normal

Tested By Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)
LR-BCA1180/47M/S-VPI View Certificate

Eyes: Free From Observable Disease

Tested By Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)
LR-EYE17250/13M-VPI View Certificate

Elbows: Normal

Tested By Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)
LR-EL98255M29-VPI View Certificate

Penn Hip: Passed

Echo Doppler for Cardiac: Negative For Abnormalities

Performed at U.C. Davis on 3/19/2020

DNA Panel & DLocus Testing: Clear

Performed at Animal Genetics Lab
View Certificates

  • CNM: clear
  • Cystinuria: clear
  • DM: clear
  • EIC: carrier
  • HNPK: clear
  • HUU: clear
  • PKD: clear
  • PRA: carrier
  • SD2: clear
  • Non dilute
Penny Penny is doing wonderfully. Thank you for everything.
Anna, Scarborough, ME
Ember She is doing great, and we love her so much!
Shannon, Epsom, NH
Cooper Thank you for my handsome boy.
Diane, Concord
Eva Thank you for taking care of Eva and getting her ready for our home.
Megan, Santa Rosa, CA
Nueske We just wanted to let you know Nueske has settled in nicely with her special friends, our dog Ramey and our kids. I slept on the floor next to her last night and she did great. She already learned how to go upstairs and where to poop and pee. She's amazing. I can’t thank you enough. Warm thanks.
Linda, San Francisco
Sully Thank you for providing a new addition to our family.
Adrienne, Salem, NH
Fitzy We all love Fitzy
Jeff, Charlton, MA
Flash Hi Laurie. I wanted to let you know Flash is doing well. Flash is sleeping and Rahul is happy.
Ravi, Sunnyvale, CA
Maizie I wanted to show you Maizie with her new sisters and brother watching her. Her first night she cried some. I knew it was going to be a bit of an adjustment for her to her new surroundings and family. I slept downstairs on my couch and Maizie slept right next to me all night. She is such a good girl. Today was a great day with her playing, giving us kisses and running around very happy😍👍🏻George and I just love her to bits!!💕🐶
Connie, Pleasanton, CA
Owen Owen is 10 weeks old today. He gained 1.6 pounds in the last week. He is such a sweet little guy and learns quickly. He loves Molly and she has been so tolerant of him. I love when they curl up together.  He sleeps with Molly and us every night. Owen understands when it gets dark, play time is over. He stays on the bed the whole night but once he’s up, he’s up! He has so much energy now he runs around like crazy.
Jeannette, Dublin, CA
Star Thanks so much for your very professional information and advice. You are the best breeder ever!
Judy, Danville, CA
Mowgli Thanks so much for your very professional information and advice. You are the best breeder ever!
Lisa, Danville, CA
Thorin He had a good first night. He peed and pooped outside. He is such a special boy!
Susan, Fremont, CA
Koa Thank you, Laurie and Joes Labs, for the newest member of the family!
Isabel, Livermore, CA
Birdie I’m so in love. Thank you so much!
Jennifer, Danville, CA
Rocky He loves hanging out with us in our office and in the backyard.
Elsa and Orlando, Livermore, CA
Floki Floki has adjusted fine. He loves water!
Carlos, Antioch, CA
Rosie Rosie is doing really well in her new home. She is really well behaved and her vet visit went great.
James, San Ramon, CA
Summer Summer is doing well. She has gained over 2 lbs since her first vet visit. She has mastered the “sit” command and house training. She is precious.
Monika, Oakland, CA
Luna Luna has been the perfect addition to our family
Sarah, North Attleboro, MA
George He is a natural in the water
George, Karen, MA
Elsa We love her so much and will enjoy watching her grow up with the boys.
Joyce, Brookline, NH
Pawling Pawling is growing and maturing into a wonderful puppy. We love him so much. He is very smart, loves making friends with other dogs, and is the best cuddler ever!
Sierra & Ryan, New Hampton, NH
Ziggy Ziggy and his big sister Riley really love each other.
Kim, Durham, NH
Java Java is just chilling at home. He went to the vet and everything is great!
Wendy, Tewksbury, MA
Jackson Jackson is doing great! We couldn’t be more in love.
Terri, Bedford, NH
Buddy Thanks for the great experience. Buddy has acclimated well. He loves playing with his toys and taking naps. He put himself to bed in his crate last night. He knows we are his people and we feel very lucky.
Deb, Londonderry, NH
Kingsley Kingsley is a good boy and pretty calm for a Lab. He knows his name and gets along great with our other dog Tucker and fits right in with our cats.
Becky, Laconia, NH
Kenai Kenai is doing great!!! We are so happy!
Jessica, Durham, NH
Luna Luna is a love! She is having fun chasing her big brother Brody all over and is eating and sleeping well. She is just a joy. We went to the vet yesterday and everything is great!
Joyce, New Canaan, CT
Buzz Buzz is doing great. He adores the water and is an excellent swimmer. We love him so much!
Olivia, Duxbury, MA
Jack Jack is doing great. He has mastered sleeping in his crate at night and loose leash walking. He loves playing with our grandkid’s Lab and riding in the cart while I golf. I love being a Lab dad again!
Shawn, Surrey, NH
Boeing Boeing is so awesome and we are totally in love already. Thank you for raising such good pups!
Nicole and Randy, Weare, NH
Cashew Cashew is doing great. He loves everyone and is so darn cute. He is such a good boy and I am glad I have him. I am so glad I found a wonderful breeder like you who was so good to him for the first 8 weeks. You guys are wonderful!
Cheryl, Bellingham, MA
Oakley Oakley is doing great! He and the cat are slowly warming up to each other. He is doing really well with potty training and he puts himself in his crate for naps and at bedtime.
Laura, Litchfield, NH
Barley Barley is adjusting so well. He is doing great with the crate although his favorite thing is to snuggle and sleep with his boys!
Barley, NH
Bodie Bodie’s wellness visit went well. The vet said, “Wow, what a great pup! He must have come from a very good breeder”. She also said he looks absolutely healthy!
Steph Topsham, ME
Kobe He has definitely stolen our hearts. Thank you.
Alex, Salem, NH
Bentley Things are going great here.
Brianna, Bedford, MA
Jack Thank you so much. We love him lots.
Fran, Lawrence, MA
Buzz Buzz is doing great. He adores the water and is an excellent swimmer. We love him so much!
Art, Chelmsford, MA
Floki Floki is settling into a fantastic routine and is such a wonderful puppy.
Ann, Lynnfield, MA
Murphy Murphy is very smart and is fitting right in. He is awesome.
Neal, Derry, NH
Tigger Tigger is doing well adapting. He is doing great and growing a lot. Thank you for everything.
Marianne, Centerville, MA
Shadow Shadow is really a joy to have. Thank you for all your hard work during those first 8 weeks after his birth. It really shines through in how he presently acts.
Victoria, Franklin, NH
Pemi Sunshine Pemi Sunshine is an actual ray of sunshine in our lives. We couldn’t be happier with this little lady!
Ashley, Exeter, NH
Pippa Pippa is doing great. The work you do with your dogs and pups is to be commended. It makes the transition very easy. We love her so much.
Jen, Langdon, NH
Charcoal He loves being home and playing.
Nick, Deerfield, NH
Shamus He is so special, this puppy is wonderful. We are in love. Thank you more than you know.
Ruth, Colchester, VT
Oakley Oakley is loving his new home. We feel so blessed to have met such a wonderful breeder and have Oakley in our lives.
April, Annandale, NJ