Chesapeake litter!

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Chesapeake litter!

Postby Beretta06 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:34 pm

I'm excited my Chessie will have her first litter in a couple weeks! Can't wait to see the kids playing with pups in the back yard!
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Re: Chesapeake litter!

Postby Beretta06 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:14 pm

Sire of litter is from Quail Ridge Chesapeake's in Paso Robles CA. beautiful facility that has been breeding and showing Chessies for over 30 years. If you are a Chessie person it's crazy to see 16 of them in the same spot!
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Re: Chesapeake litter!

Postby 3200 man » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:40 am

Beautiful dog , Dwight !

A picture is worth a thousand words........in a month or so puppies running around the yard chewing on things , will
give you something to remember too ? :lol3:
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Re: Chesapeake litter!

Postby Beretta06 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:32 pm

I'm just trying to give my kids what I grew up with. Chessie puppies running round chaseing them. My grand parents bred them for 50 years. After the moved to CA from the Chesapeake bay. My dog is perfect for the breed standard except for her bone structure is a little light. So I bred her to a very solid bone structured male. Who happens to be burning it up at shows.

I'm looking forward to some sleepless nights when they get here!

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Postby 3200 man » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:39 pm

They should be great show dogs with that breeding and I'm sure they can hunt but , will they ?

I'm a black dog fan and do appreciate good looking dogs when they're hunting as Ivan Graham says .
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Re: Chesapeake litter!

Postby Beretta06 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:18 pm

My dog is a hunting Nut.She spends all day in the water on her own at the club chasing anything that moves. It's not unlike her to corner coots in the cattails and bring them back to the cabin along with cripples she finds on the north end of the club. It's almost dangerous to have a full limit on hand. You just never know what she will find. She tracked down a beaver at the end of last season in the canal. She brought that ugly thing back to the cabin. The male he is young and has proven himself in the showring. Several of his litter mates turned out as good gun dogs. The nice thing about the Chessie breed it has been taken care of real well. The dogs still have all of the traits a good gun dog needs as a reflex. It doesn't need to be taught. A little nurturing. And you have a bird dog. My first Chessie was 7 mos old on her first opener. I taught her nothing but obedience commands. She retrieved birds like a seasoned Vet. We lost 2 birds in 7 seasons before her decline. With no gun dog training. Dusty was such a great bird dog. The breeder I used breeds allaround dogs. She's very ethical to the breed. She breeds for all desirable traits in the breed. Hunting of course is one of them.

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Postby Beretta06 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:59 pm

Jewlz is in her nest I built! Just waiting for puppies!
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Postby Beretta06 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:42 pm

Jewlz had a radio graph to see how many puppies are in there. Looks like @ least 8. Looks like our work is cut out for us. Brown dogs everywhere!
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Postby berniebiz » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:04 am

Are you going to be selling any? If so I may be interested in a male.
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Postby Beretta06 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:29 pm

Of course I wouldn't keep them all to myself. Every waterfowler should have a Chessie.
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Postby Beretta06 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:43 am

After a long night 1st puppy out a female @ 6:32am
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Postby Beretta06 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:13 am

8 makes and 2 females in 3 hrs. That not bad.
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Postby Beretta06 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:26 pm

Now that the puppies are here. The kids are Gona love them to death. It will be a fun 2 months.
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Postby Beretta06 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:10 am

It's been 2 days. The puppies have all gained 3 to 5 oz in weight.
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Postby Beretta06 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:22 am

I thought I'd offer some insight into why good gun dog puppies are so expensive, I purchased my female Chessie for $1500 from the stae of Washington 3 years ago it seemed pricey to me. My last dog in the late mid to late 90's was $500 bucks a great hunter that refused to give up on retrieves, but was real undesirable markings. In the end had a genetic disorder that effected her spine and started deteriorating at the age of 7.

So breeding done properly. Involves knowlege of the breed and the want to better the breed with every generation. I purchased a female from a reputable source, I have run all over souther CA getting all the certifications to ensure my dog is a breedable dog to accomplish the goal of bettering the breed. I researched breeders and found one of the better breeders has been 90mins away for the last 30 years and never knew it. The pedigree of her dogs are impeccable but also come with a $1000 stud fee. But really what's that matter if you are breeding good blood to go blood. There are so many adds out there for Labs. "Sired by a champion " but you look at the female and it's sad. I feel for guys searching for good Quality labs, there are so many backyard breeders who seem to just breed for some quick cash.

I have $1000 in stud fee $150 in gas to get to and back to the stud.about $500 in certs including gas to get to the various offices, $210 in declaws, $90 in formula to supplement because of the large litter, $390 in vet bills for visits after pupies wet born due to gastro intestinal problems for my female, which is normal but getting her system back to normal was difficult and involves feeding her white rice hard boiled eggs and cottage cheese as a blan diet to restset her system. AkC registering the litter $95. And were only 8 days into the litter. In 8 days I haven't gone to bed before 11:15 and then up at 4:10 to supplement pups before work.

So as a heads up to anyone who purchases a quality gun dog be it lab,Chessie,golden,springer or whatever and purchase a cheap dog there is a reason,

I am charging $1000 and the reason is, this is the 1st breeding of these two dogs. Without a history I feel it unfair to charge more. Although my dog is a crazy good hunter. And the stud has siblings that are aswell. As the stud is a show dog and is killing it in the showring. Once I have feed back on my dogs I will charge more.

Another thing I have learned people interested in dogs are flakey. I had 4 parties commit to sending deposits. Right after puppies were born. Since then 3 of the 4 have flaked all citing the same thing " Marriage issues" although I'm not surprised waterfowlers having these issues, But really 3 to 4 days prior all three are excited about puppies and commit to one and a few days later they are in dire straights. I'd rather just hear hey I made a mistake, not ready for a pup, or I don't trust you as a breeder.

I will take pic of the pups Sunday hopefully their eyes will be open and post them.


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Re: Chesapeake litter!

Postby Green with ring » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:49 pm

Great post :thumbsup: . I have had 3 female Chesapeakes in my 40+ years of waterfowl hunting. Best dogs/companions I could of ever wanted. You are going to make some hunters very happy with their new pups. Thanks for sharing and the photos.
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Postby Beretta06 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:04 pm

Oh the life of my wife's favorite of the litter, afternoon nap time!
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Postby Beretta06 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:42 pm

I sure hope we don't get to attached to all 10 haha
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Postby Beretta06 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:30 pm

10 days old on Sunday! To much fun!
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Postby 3200 man » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:05 pm

Dwight

If you would show everyone the AKC pedigree of the Dam along with the Stud , serious hunters could be more interested ?
Duck Dogs are a gamble as , will they hunt or just be something that eats $50. of feed every 3 weeks !

There is No Doubt you have to start-out with Blood and Brains ! :thumbsup:
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Re: Chesapeake litter!

Postby Beretta06 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:20 pm

Yea I guess I could, I didn't really post it here for an advertisement, it's more of a fun thing, but your right I will do that,
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Re: Chesapeake litter!

Postby Beretta06 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:17 pm

3200 here are the pedigrees!
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Sires pedigree. " sires mothers pedigree"
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Sires pedigree "the sires fathers pedigree"
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Postby Beretta06 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:29 pm

It's hard not to pamper the pups. (:
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Postby Green with ring » Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:45 pm

Please keep the progress photos coming. Thanks :clapping:
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Re: Chesapeake litter!

Postby Beretta06 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:31 pm

My wife's favorite gets a nice nap with her.
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