Mabe Kennels

Letters of Recommendation

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Odell, IL

We greatly appreciate all of the positive experiences our customers

are having with our pups.  If any of our past clients would want to

share your stories or pictures you can send them to

This is absolutely the best place to get your next family member.

Amy and Curtis

Hi mike! My boyfriend and I just purchased our newest little family member from you a couple weeks ago, and I wanted to let you know how wonderful she is! We named her Ellie, and she's the sweetest little puppy. About a year and a half ago we got our first dog from you guys, and we just fell in love with the breed and wanted to get another one! They are both the BEST dogs either of us has had, and they just adore each other! We already brag to all of our friends about how amazing your dogs are! Thank you for your time.
Until we need another puppy,


Just wanted to send a couple more pictures of Jackson.  He has moved right in!  He and the 8 yr old GSP continue to be best buds.  She really helps to run off that puppy energy.  He has such a great personality we have enjoyed having a puppy in the house again.

We are so glad he went thru the training program - that has made such a big difference in getting him socialized and enabling us to add to his list of commands.  And the DVD is great - something to cherish and look back on as he gets older.

Please add this to your letters of recommendation on your website.

Thank you!

Joan and Bill
     I am writing this letter to inform potential GSP owners of the care and quality demonstrated by Mike & June Mabe.
We selected our pup and contracted with Mike to provide Basic Obedience training. We are not disappointed. Brody (our male GSP) is a true delig
ht to have as a pet. Although the first few days, in transition from kennel to city living, were anxious for Brody and us, we managed given the thoughtful advice and direction from Mike.

I heartily endorse this kennel operation. The kennels are clean, well managed, and thoughtfully arranged. It is evident from your first visit

that you are dealing with a QUALITY breeder.

Larry & Kathy


Hi Mike – I just wanted to reach out, say hello, and give you an update on Cam.  He is such an amazing dog, incredible personality, bundles of energy.  He loves to play fetch, runs all day, hasn’t met a dog or person that he doesn’t love and once he works off all his energy he really enjoys curling up for a nap.  Everywhere I go with Cam he receives compliments galore!





She is absolutely perfect!! She is wonderful and gentle with all of my nieces and nephews and plays well with all of the dogs in mine and Joes family. She adjusts well to all of the new places we take her too! We have obedience class on Mondays and she catches on quickly! I can't wait till she's a year old so I can get her agility classes! I know she'll succeed in that for sure! Her vet says she's very healthy and beautiful. Piper and I have ran into three of your customers already! Two of them got their GSP's a few years ago, one will be picking their pup up soon, Doyle, from Magic and Hendricks! We were on a walk with Piper the other day and a family of three came out of their house because Piper was so beautiful-they had to see her up close and find out her breed. Joe and I sing your praises to everyone and have given your info to a ton of people! I hope you and your family are doing well! Once again, Joe and I can't thank you enough for this perfect little puppy! You'll hear from us soon, whether its another update or to get in line for another one of your gems!
Hi Mr. Mabe!
Piper is wonderful!!! She is well behaved, obedient-even sits as soon as my 6 year old niece tells her to, and my personal favorite quality of hers: she loves to snuggle. Everyone is surprised when we say she is only 5 months old. Joe and I are enjoying every minute with her!!! Thank you for such an amazing dog!

I am not usually the type to send in letters of recommendation, but I feel this is one time I should.  We got Willow from you just about a year ago now.  First and foremost we were looking for a family dog.  I was hoping that we would also get a dog that would be at least slightly inclined to do some bird hunting.  Well be got both.  Willow is fantastic with our 4 and 8 year old kids.  Not only does she love to play will them she seems to know the limits of each of them.  On top of that she has made a top notch hunting dog.  I have to admit I did not put as much work into training her as I would have liked but ended up taking her out on her first hunt at five months.  She quickly learned what we wanted her to do and can point bird amazingly well.  It came natural to her.  I actually had a good conversation with another GSP breeder at the hunt club and he was amazed at what the dog was doing at 7 months.  Well, I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful dog and let you know that I will be back one day for another one of your dogs.  Attached you will see a few pictures of some of her early hunts.



Hi, Mike.
Chloe and Katie are doing great.  They love playing with each other.  
Here is a picture we took this afternoon. 
Dear Mike & June~

A quick note to let you know that Jazzy has been with me for 2 years now and continues to delight my life. She is affectionate, awesome with kids and has a strong yet manageable prey drive.
Swimming is a favorite pastime of hers. Here's a short video of her showing off in the pool. Feel free to use it and use me as a reference. My Mabe pup has spoiled me and I'll never get another dog from anywhere else!

Warm regards,

We just wanted to write you a quick email to let you know how pleased we are with our new addition. We got a puppy from you last March and she was from a litter of Prudence and Hendrix. She was the only all liver female puppy which was exactly what we were looking for. She is a family pet first and eventually my husband will like to make her his hunting companion as well. We have two small children (5 year old daughter and 2 year old son) and our dog, who we named Luna, is wonderful with our children. She is their best friend and plays alongside them outside and also is very obedient to any of their commands. She is a very smart dog and a quick learner. We had very few issues with her from the very start and she has just progressed into a great dog that is a pleasure to have in our home. We constantly get compliments on how beautiful of a dog she is and her overall demeanor. My in-laws also purchased a puppy from you about 6 months after we got Luna and they are the best of playmates. Luna celebrated her first birthday on January 5th and she currently weighs about 61 lbs.

Nate and Tiffany

Mike & June:


I wanted to send you some updated field photos of Jennie and let you know how Jennie is doing. She is almost 2 and a half-years-old now. She is steady to wing/shot/fall and she does this without me ever having to use a check cord when she was in training. It is so nice to have a dog that is close working and steady throughout the hunting sequence out in the field. She retrieves regularly now, it just took a lot of positive encouragement and patience at the right times while she was growing up/developing. I would highly recommend your GSPs and your training to anyone!




She did amazing!!! Held point till the bird was flushed

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Just wanted to give you an update. Purchased Luger back in November from you. He is doing great took him out on his first hunt this past weekend. He did really well. Had some really nice points and some good retrieves. Very impressed with him being only 5 months old. Hes still got a long way to go but hes got a good start. Heres a picture of him. He decided to sit on all the birds while we were taking pictures. Will recommend you to everyone.


Hi Mike!
It's been almost seven weeks since we picked up Josie, and we couldn't be any happier with her. She is such a wonderful addition to our family. We continue to work on the training that you started. She is ALWAYS ready to work with the wing. We took her to Bass Pro Shop last week, and people were amazed that she was such a well behaved girl at only four months old. Everyone commented on how beautiful she is. Maybe we will come and get her a "sister" soon!!!!

Tricia and Matt
 Our gorgeous Porter born of Sweet Judy Blue Eyes an Sir Ruger.


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