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Blackwood Chesapeakes - Michigan Chesapeake Bay Retriever Breeders

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About Blackwood Chesapeakes

Blackwood Chesapeakes- puppies from top hunting, show and field lines. Will be very birdy with a natural desire to hunt. Excellent temperaments, gorgeous coats and correct conformation. Litters will produce rugged hunting partners and wonderful family companions. All breeding stock tested & certified clear hips/elbows/eyes/cardiac & DM. We spend a great deal of time and money invested in genetic health tests to be sure we are producing the healthiest companion possible. Our puppies are raised indoors from birth to 8wks. Depending on weather conditions, all pups go outside to play daily after 5wks of age and also are introduced to water. They are extensively socialized in a variety of situations to be sure they are well rounded and steady minded. Thank you for taking the time to research our breeding program. We are extremely proud of the dogs and puppies we produce and are sure you will be too.

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Additional Services
Stud Services, Boarding
Breeder Contact Info
Erica Wise
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 16 years.
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Submitted by: Daniel Fisher on Mar 17, 2015
My little girl, Gabby Goo Goo, came from Ms. Wise's kennel, and I couldn't ask for a better companion or more loyal friend in the field. She was retrieving geese this past September, during Ohio's early honker season and just turned one year old in December. She's very intelligent and picks up training scenario's quickly. I couldn't ask for a better pup. Thank you Erica!
Daniel Fisher
Cygnet, Ohio
Submitted by: Duane Hegy on Jan 13, 2015
After spending almost 2 years looking and talking to breeders, and speaking with Erica almost the entire time I decided to go with Erica. We set everything up over the phone. She sent me photos of the litter at birth and continued with updates as they grew. This was difficult for me as this is the first time I wasn't able to be there and select my pup. But Erica had a feel for what I was looking for and she nailed it with her pick for me. This was just over a year ago and I'm not sure I could have made a better pick. Beau is truly amazing and I continue to stay in contact with Erica. He's going to be going to evaluation here shortly and we are both excited to see how he does. The experience I have had with Erica gives me the ability to say without a doubt that she has one of the best programs I have ever seen. Regardless of where you live, if you want a true to breed Chessie, Call Erica and make the trip to Michigan. I promise its worth the trip. My next dog will come from her as well.
Submitted by: Dan Valko on Oct 03, 2014
My wife and I brought home our our femaile Sadie after several conversations with Erica and couldn't be happier, we were looking for an active hunting breed that would also watch over the family at home and be nice a polite in public. she is a beautiful dog with tremendous drive and great strength. If i can talk my wife into another dog ill go back to Erica and blackwood chesapeakes for my next.
Submitted by: chan hutchins on Sep 10, 2014
Hi all,

Well we got our second pup this year.We picked up a female this time named Birdie. She is unbelievably sassy and such a good girl. We now have two pups and enjoy them so much. The male has been so good with her with training and companionship. If Erica keeps sending pics of litters I'm gonna need a bigger house......well done Erica!

Submitted by: matt corrion on Aug 24, 2014
We have Cinder,she is 8 years old now and we couldn't be happier with this dog fun loving family dog.We love this breed and this breeder so much we are in the process of acquiring another puppy from Erica. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this pup will be as good if not better as cinder would highly recommend Erika as a breeder.
Submitted by: Glenn Sedivy on May 11, 2014
Duke has been apart of our family since February of 2014. We have owned a Chesapeake years ago and researched many breeders when we were ready to have another one. My son purchased Drake through Erica 2 years ago. Drake has been an outstanding retriever and I knew if I was going to purchase another Chesapeake it had to be through her. We have emphasized the importance of socialization with friends, family and other dogs and are extremely pleased how well they have adapted to others especially our 10 month old grandson. We have received many compliments on their disposition, manners, and appearance. Duke is currently working on water retrieves, blind land retrieves and he also response to basic commands. We would highly recommend Erica's Kennel to anyone who is interested in an outstanding hunting and family companion.
Submitted by: Tim & Carla Wetch on Oct 14, 2013
We got our Sassy Sarah Leigh out of Easton's January litter. What a wonderful dog she is. Phesant season opened here in North Dakota this last weekend and she did great, at just nine months old. She is intelligent and has great instincts of finding the birds. Sarah just keeps getting better and better every day. Sarah is our third Chessie and we are so thankful in getting her from Erica. Erica, you really know your stuff when it comes to this wonderful dog breed. Sarah is so laid back and has such a wonderful disposition and is loved by all who know her. Erica, thanks again for this great dog. We would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a Chessie. You truly do know what you are doing in breeding these dogs.
Submitted by: Teresa McAlpine on Oct 14, 2013
My husband and I contacted Erica about a puppy a few weeks after we lost our 8 year old chessie to lymphoma in July 2012. We brought home our new pup, Titan, from the Easton/Marlin litter in March of 2013 and he's been a joy in our home. He's been easily trained, is well socialized. He earned his CGC at 6 months and we're working on beginner obedience and will soon start rally with him. He's eager to please us, but still has a mind of his own. He gets along well with our young children, who love him very much. He's a cuddly dog who has helped heal our hearts from the loss of our prior dog (our first chessie). He reminds us so much of our other dog with his mild manner and handsome good looks. We get compliments on him everywhere we go. I can't give testimony to hunt, as we don't hunt, but I can say he's an asset to our home in every way, and a marvelous family member.
Submitted by: chan hutchins on Sep 03, 2013
Hello folks,

My wife and I had just put down our first chessie only about 9 months before I contacted Erica about us purchasing a pup from her. We were hesitant at the time because we didnt know if we were over our loss. Erica was very understanding and totally understood our situation. After several discussions we took a trip to see meet her and visit with Justice, one of her 9 month old males at the time and we were excited when we left. We picked up "Boots" in March from the Easton/Marlin litter. We have never looked back and can't tell you the joy he has brought back to our lives. He has reminded us of our first boy as well as his own personality that we just crack up about. At seven months old I have him on hand signals and all his basic obedience (sit,stay,heel,lay,whoa etc.) He has been to torch lake diving off the pontoon and just having a ball..We have already informed Erica we will be getting another pup next spring. Not much else to say but.......Thanks Erica

chan hutchins
Submitted by: chan hutchins on Sep 03, 2013
Hello again.......I also wanted to add to my testimonial below that he is 70lbs now and is a huge "talker" meaning chessie talk which the wife and I just love. We are heading to North Dakota in October for pheasants and ducks. Remember folks....follow the dog,he/she knows where the bird is!!!!!!!

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