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    I just had a litter born today, out of my Caroway's Blazing Hot Chili MH and sired by Sandy Dollar's Cur-San's Dividend SH. Sandy's dog has one MH pass so far and is a couple of points away from his CH as well. This is the last litter out of a really solid producing female. Ad is in the classifieds here. Both dogs are what you're looking for in work ethic and disposition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Harms View Post
    Hi--I am looking or a great breeder of chessie pups--anyone have recommedations? I need the real deal--a high octane chessie ALWAYS willing to retrieve in some on the worst water/weather conditions. Fetching over and over and over, fearless, stamina, willingness to break ice, lots of guts. Larger dog with heavy coat needed. I hunt ducks and geese in Nebraska. I hunt alot in all kinds of situations and locations--marshes and rivers.

    I need a trainable chessie too-I understand the need to meet half way and negotiate with a chessie--I have owned them before. I had to put my last one down 3 years ago and he was AWESOME dog. The one I currently have is a great house dog put seems to lack desire to retrieve in difficult conditions. So I am planning for 2 dogs now.

    I also need a family dog--a dog my wife can take on walks after work and a friend to my kids.

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    I have just the dog you're looking for, smart tough and fearless. Unfortunately he doesn't like anyone but me and on bad days even I'm suspect, be glad to tell you where I got him. LOL
    "The longer you let a dog go in the wrong direction the more they think they are going in the right direction" Don Remien.

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    Thanks for the recommendation--I sent an E-mail inquiry to Sandy two hours ago.

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    Check out www.amchessieclub.org (pup ads, soon to be updated; new ads every two months) and www.teamchesapeake.com (forum and pup ads). Look for a pup w/ several generations of proven working ancestors in the pedigree, health screenings including the genetic testing that we now do, and ask lots of questions about temperment and trainability of the sire and dam. And be prepared to wait awhile for the right pup - very few 'volume' breeders in this breed, and seem to be fewer litters in recent years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Potter View Post
    I just had a litter born today, out of my Caroway's Blazing Hot Chili MH and sired by Sandy Dollar's Cur-San's Dividend SH. Sandy's dog has one MH pass so far and is a couple of points away from his CH as well. This is the last litter out of a really solid producing female. Ad is in the classifieds here. Both dogs are what you're looking for in work ethic and disposition.

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    Looks like a really nice litter Sharon.

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    Here's where you start. Sign up and start chatting away- Linda Harger amongst other top FT Chessie owners/breeders are regular contributors to the page. RTF isn't the best resource for Chessie owners.

    http://teamchesapeake.infopop.cc/groupee/forums

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    We have a Ball Bluff Kennels Chessie! www.ballbluff.com They have really healthy, big, sturdy Chessies that are great hunters and have amazing temperments too. The breeder's name is Vicki Lehman and they're located in Jacobson, MN. Vicki is amazingly helpful with whatever questions you may have, and they even have a facebook group you can join to interact with other owners of Ball Bluff dogs.

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    Also, our Ball Bluff's Chessie is great with the kids...we have 4, (1yr -10 yr olds) .

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    There aren't any/many kennels which continually have litters available which are performance dogs. Most of the time you should be expecting a waiting list.

    Don't buy a Chessie without the following test information on both parents- If you want, get on the Chessie page and start up a chat about the tests and what they mean and why we do them.

    DM (breed specific horrific disease easily checked and avoided)
    EIC (exercise induced collapse)
    PRA (progressive retinal atrophy, dog will go blind young if affected)
    HIPS
    ELBOWS

    These are all low cost tests. Any breeder who is worth two cents will be doing them all unless they are giving away their pups and/or selling them in the little nickel.

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