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Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby versatile » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:37 pm

Hello folks,
I am new here but have been lurking for a while. I am looking to get a chessie pup this spring. Let me give you a little back ground on myself.

I have owned and trained versatiles (GSP/GWP/Weims) for the past 10 years. I have thuroughly enjoyed them and testing in hunt tests. When I was younger I hunted ducks only. As I got to the age of getting married I went with the versatiles due to the love I had for upland hunting, but still wanted to retain the waterfowling. Well as time passed by I went further and further away from waterfowl hunting and focused completely on upland birds and training for tests. I have just started duck hunting again this year and it was like starting a bunch of hot coals on fire again that the flame had gone out. I never relized how much I loved it until I was away from it for so long. I have been trying to use my current GWP for the waterfowling, but he cannot handle the cold as well as a retriever. It is very hard to beat a specialist at their own game.

When I was 14 I got a Chessie as my first dog. Absolutley loved him. Then I had a few labs then a couple more chessies. My personality matches the chessie I guess, as that is my first choice as a duck dog. Hard core! (yet I have worked with labs that were pretty hard core, but in general the chessies seem more so).

Any how, not to keep rambling, just hoping someone can help me out with a direction to go for kennels.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby buckmeister » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:04 pm

Go to (www.teamchesapeakes.com) Breeders list Chesapeake litters there. Also dont limit yourself by distance, with the internet you can look at liters all over the country and its usually under $200.00 to fly a pup in, maybe a little more with the crate. You do not say what state you are in but for starters check out Sunshine Chesapeakes in Idaho. With the internet you will be able to pick from multiple litters. Good luck, be patient.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby jtowne » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:36 pm

Sushine is a good kennal
Here are some more
Nordom Kennels in Washington state. http://www.nordomchessybayret.com/nordo ... es_002.htm
Fireweed Chesapeakes Idaho http://www.fireweedchesapeakes.com/
Blue sky chesapeakes http://www.gundogbreeders.com/breeders- ... eakes.html

Here are some other sites that some breeders will advertise puppies on.
http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/
http://www.chesapeakesunlimited.com/for ... d44183aece
http://peaketalk.lefora.com/

My dog might be in Colorado this spring to join the mile high club.

Dont be afraid to fly a dog in. I live on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and flew my dog in from Washington state.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby versatile » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:22 pm

Thanks for your replies. I live in south eastern Idaho, about 1hr from the sunshine kennel. I had totally forgot about them.

As far as flying dogs in, I have no problem there. Several of my dogs I have had have been shipped to me in that fassion. I am just totally unaware of good chessie kennels that are not in Idaho etc. I have only flown in versatiles due to the fact I have been out of the retriever game for so long.

Any comments via pm regarding northern flight kennels in boise?

Thanks again for the replies and I shall start my research.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby buckmeister » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:55 am

Northern Flight dogs can take a long time to get, I have heard up to two years. Your in good shape in Idaho for Chessies, there are a couple of more breeders there in Idaho.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby Chesapeake Boy » Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:25 pm

I could never say enough good things about Butch Goodwin and Northern Flight. My pup, Kodiak, came from there. I don't think you could get a pup this spring from there.

I know there are some west coast breaders that post on www.cbrs4me.com
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby MacMan » Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:36 pm

versatile wrote:Thanks for your replies. I live in south eastern Idaho, about 1hr from the sunshine kennel. I had totally forgot about them.

As far as flying dogs in, I have no problem there. Several of my dogs I have had have been shipped to me in that fassion. I am just totally unaware of good chessie kennels that are not in Idaho etc. I have only flown in versatiles due to the fact I have been out of the retriever game for so long.

Any comments via pm regarding northern flight kennels in boise?

Thanks again for the replies and I shall start my research.



I have to agree - if you can get Steve from Sunshine Kennels to communicate with you - I sent a bitch up there to breed w/ one of his Ch dogs in the early 80s - they turned out to be the best! There is a breeder a bit north of you in Alberta - has great liniage dogs - but, looks like you got more than enough to research. . . welcome back to the brown dog nation - your reason for owning one is the same as mine!!! :yes:

BTW - Nick - I wanted to get Tony to stop by my place on his hunting journey to the MS Delta to hunt up here in the MS lakes, we just hooked up on the board - that's a great lookin' pup he's got there, Thor threw a good litter it appears. I'm impressed he's hunting his pup at 7 mos!
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby jtowne » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:37 pm

Mac that was a pretty good litter. I think almost all of the pups from that litter retrieved birds this year. They were hunted in Flordia, Georgia, Maryland, Arkansas, and North Dakota.
Here is some video one of reload's littermate's at 7 months in North Dakota. She is the dead grass pup.
http://www.youtube.com/user/brushyhooke ... yZcDnTX1Kk
She is on some other vidoes you can check out.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby MacMan » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:49 am

YO man, great videos - "betcha wished had a truck like me" . . . What the heck do you guys do - Load the truck up and head west? You have to draw a loto nr to get a seat in the truck - heck, looks like some great times with the boys and the dogs.

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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby gonehuntin' » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:45 pm

Steve and Sharon at Sunshine, just south of Pocatello, Idaho. They've been turning out great chesapeakes for over 30 years.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby versatile » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:35 pm

Gonehuntin,
How cold do you let it get with your versatiles before you call it quits?
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby gonehuntin' » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:12 am

versatile wrote:Gonehuntin,
How cold do you let it get with your versatiles before you call it quits?


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The only time I WON'T send them on a retrieve, is on a long cripple in big, icy water. They're not lab's, but they're close. No bird is worth a dog's life.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby HNTFSH » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:34 am

lololol...that's just a great pic. Seems impervious to the ice hanging off the beard.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:07 pm

Were I you, I'd ask Linda Harger at http://www.fireweedchesapeakes.com/ for her recommendation.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby buckmeister » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:20 pm

Between Fireweed and Sunshine you should be able to get a sound Chesapeake easily.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby buckmeister » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:22 pm

I am not so sure that retreiver does not have milk in his beard from breakfast.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby versatile » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:33 pm

Ok Folks, what is a good going price for a chessie pup out of DC,AFC,MH, CDX etc, etc, bloodlines worth? I must have been out of the retriever game for a long time. The prices I have seen have been a pretty eye opening experience. :eek:
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby HNTFSH » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:58 pm

I'm sure the Chessie guys will know and am curious what the market rate is as well. I don't think Dual Champion AFC Chessies are falling off trees though.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby Tollwest » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:05 pm

versatile wrote:Ok Folks, what is a good going price for a chessie pup out of DC,AFC,MH, CDX etc, etc, bloodlines worth? I must have been out of the retriever game for a long time. The prices I have seen have been a pretty eye opening experience. :eek:


$1000-1500 seems to be about average for what I have seen lately for litters out of FT proven (QAA or higher) sires/dams. I paid just under $1000 a year ago for my boy (out of 2 QAA parents)
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby versatile » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:02 pm

Good Sally o'Mally :huh: ...That is the price I have seen that keeps popping up. I have some more pondering to do.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby buckmeister » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:05 pm

About the cheapest you can get a Chesapeake with good health clearances is $800.00 Most liters are $1,000.00 some are up too $1,500.00 but the majority are $1000.00, however you can get Chesapeakes that will not come frome parents with offa hip and elbow clearances for around $600.00 I think Sunshine Chesapeakes sell theirs for $900.00 but I bet you will see some breeders coming down a little bit on their dogs because of the economy.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby jtowne » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:29 pm

My dog is a MH he has been bred 3 times. First and second litters the pups sold for $800. He has pups on the ground right now and they are selling for $950.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby G K Chambers » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:51 am

HNTFSH wrote:I'm sure the Chessie guys will know and am curious what the market rate is as well. I don't think Dual Champion AFC Chessies are falling off trees though.


You're right about that but the few that are would smack the ground hard after their fall being cushioned by all the DC Labs.

The thing that's interesting to me about the DC brown dogs is how the pedulum seems to swing back and forth between males and females. In the 1980's it seems DC female CBRs were the more common. 10 years ago there were 3 or 4 DC males out there and a dearth of females. Today the best potential and current DCs are females...and they are either spayed or at an age where their reproductive years are about to be behind them.

Just an observation.
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby HNTFSH » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:20 am

G K Chambers wrote:You're right about that but the few that are would smack the ground hard after their fall being cushioned by all the DC Labs


Had the man been looking for a Lab - I would have said that. :rolleyes:
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Re: Chesapeake Breeders Out West

Postby hunterjond » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:22 am

The $1000 price tag seems to be about the norm. I'm paying that for a puppy from Lakeshore Kennels in Wisconsin. They have a three-tiered price plan. You pay extra for pick of the litter or for full registration if you plan to breed. The full registration is available at any point in the dog's life. Prior to that, they provide the limited registration. This will be my third Chessie and second from Lakeshore.
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