A quality retriever is one that is
bred as closely as possible to the breed standard, along
with good health credentials of the parents and the dogs on the
A quality retriever is one that possesses the natural desire to
do well in the field, either hunting or in competition.
A quality retriever is a total package - one that has ability,
trainability, sound temperament and is a good all-around
representative of it's breed.
Click below to see the current litters and other dogs for sale.
Puppies, Older Dogs and
Started & Trained
Older Chesapeakes & Labradors
Chesapeakes and Labradors
These are Dogs who have been rescued from
or from a home where they weren't
Visiting Hours by
Appointment Only: 11 am - 6 pm
Phone calls accepted: 10 am - 8 pm
Please Do NOT call the
cell phone, unless it is an emergency
NO texting please
You may reserve a
puppy in a specific litter with a $200 non-refundable deposit.
Puppies leave at 7 weeks of age and will have had their first
shot, worming, and dewclaws removed. They are active and
well socialized by the time they go home. A packet of
helpful reading information and training-aids is emailed to you
ahead of time along with a contract explaining the guarantees. Some of those items are listed on this web site under "free
information" if you want to take a look. You may
Email for an advance copy of a contract.
Most puppies in a litter are sold for hunting and family dogs
and are required to be spayed or neutered. They will have a
Limited Registration. This registration means that these dogs
cannot be shown or bred and no puppies from them could ever be
AKC registered. These puppies though can compete in all over AKC
venues and attain titles. Only a select few puppies from
some litters will be sold for showing or breeding and only to a
knowledgeable breeder and there will be
restrictions/requirements in the sales contract. Breeding is not
for everyone. It is not to be done so kids can have the
experience nor is it done to breed pets. Much expense, thought,
time and effort goes into a breeding program along with health
clearances, working ability of the parents and much more.
Every puppy has
it's own personality and individual abilities and/or attributes.
Some will make fine family companions while others are geared to
be an active hunting or competition dog and a few exceptional
ones will be the show competitors and be used for producing the
quality dogs for the future. For these reasons above, I
evaluate all the puppies and choose the puppy for the buyer,
matching up what I think the abilities of the puppy will be and
which puppy will best fit what the owner is looking to do with
the dog. This makes for a better fit with owner &
puppy and leads to a happy home for everyone. I have
picked many puppies and shipped them, sight unseen, to new
owners all over North American and many to Europe. After
having spent many years of watching, talking, comparing,
competing, and using "hands on" to learn conformation
and ability, I feel very confident in my selections.
breeder should be able to go over a litter of puppies at 7 weeks
of age and easily see the differences among the puppies and pick
them out accordingly. When searching for a breeder to buy
from, this is one of the things you will want to find out about
them. Always ask if the parents have hips and eyes
certified and ask if the PRA test has been done so that the
puppies will be guaranteed to be clear of this blinding eye
Air flights for
shipping puppies or dogs for breeding are to and from
Philadelphia Airport. Airport pickup or delivery is $75
Additional fees apply for Newark airport and shipping from there
is not always available.
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