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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
5379 Summers Rd
North Branch, Michigan 48461
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 14 years.
989-400-9985
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Testimonials (24) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
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!!!!!!!
Submitted by: Blair and Alfred on Aug 21, 2013
We have never owned a Chessie before. After doing some extensive internet research, we found Erica. We took a trip down to meet her and some of her dogs. We put a deposit down on a male (as both of us had only ever had male dogs). When the litter was born, there were 5 females and 1 male. Erica worked very hard to get us a female from that litter. The mother was Cade, and we were very set on having a pup from her. We were fortunate to get one of Cade’s “little” girls in March 2013. We have had our Ella now for about 5 months. She is over 70 lbs at 7 months of age! She is just a wonderful girl. She is full of energy and has a tremendous drive to retrieve. She absolutely loves the water, and sometimes we cannot get her to come out; she just keeps swimming! We have never trained a bird dog before, but Ella’s natural ability has made it easy. She displays such a high drive to retrieve that she was successfully retrieving bumpers at 3 months old. We were amazed at how much Ella loves everyone she meets. She is very friendly to all humans and also to other animals. Ella is extremely smart and true to Chessie form – also very stubborn. She learned her commands very quickly, and she knows that her face can melt our hearts instantly. Erica has been excellent in working with us to answer all of our questions and to ensure that we were able to get a pup from Cade. We are so in love with Ella and the Chessie breed. We would highly recommend Erica and Blackwood Chesapeakes to anyone who is looking for a smart, loving, driven Chessie.
Thanks, Erica!
Blair and Alfred
Submitted by: Casey Didion on Aug 07, 2013
As a pheasant breeder it was important to me to have a Chessie that was not only a great bird dog but a family dog as well. What I recieved from Erica was the best of both worlds!! She was knowledgeable and was very detailed oriented with making sure that all her dogs are top of the line. What I have is an upland bird dog that is quick in the field and comes home to become a loving companion dog in the home. I would highly recommend Blackwood Chesapeakes. Erica Wise breeds quality well socialized Chessie's. She devotes her life to making sure her pups meet her clients expectations! If I could rate her a 10 I would.
Submitted by: Deb Didion on Aug 07, 2013
My husband put in a testimonial but I wanted to put in one from a woman's point of view. He had insisted we get a bird dog because he is a pheasant breeder. I was unsure, as we had a two year old granddaughter at the time and I was looking for a "family" dog. Well he found Erica on the internet and she not only met our expectations but definitely exceeded them. We purchased Blackwood "Maya" Pheasant Oaks in 2008 from Erica. Her parents were Steeler and Broadway, which we could look at before we purchased ours, via her website. Her Chessie's are not only great in the field but the best overall family dog you could ask for! Maya is everything you could want in a dog, beautiful coat, mild temperament and was easy to train. This is a testament to the quality genetics that Erica breeds. She makes herself available to answer questions you may have, which is invaluable. I can't imagine ever purchasing from another breeder when you have the best right here. :)
Submitted by: Samantha Gross on May 30, 2013
We got our first chessie from Erica a year ago. He is a male from Riley and Cade's litter and we were nervous at first because we never owned this breed before. Right away we were amazed just how well behaved and eager to learn Otis was and still is. He is so happy and we make several trips a week to the lake. We are very pleased with Erica and this breed of dog and can't wait to purchase another from her this year!!
Submitted by: Chuck Franks on May 27, 2013
We brought Bear home the beginning of November 2011 He became part of our family instantly, He is an extremely smart dog willing to learn, and picking up commands quickly. In the evenings, on our weekends and days off Bear goes everywhere with me and the family, he receives many complimants on his superb manners in public and often confused as a service dog. You could not ask for anything more in the feild he has great drive, a strong nose, and never ready to come home until our game bags are full. We have just began our AKC conformation events later spring of 2013 and he has been turning heads since he has walked in the ring. He is completely ready to start his seasoned field trial events after finishing his conformation events. When people come out to watch us train they can't believe his age and only having one season under his belt. From blind reteives to diversionary launches.

Blackwood Cheasapeakes "Erica" is a breader with integrity, and is definately into developing the best in the breed.

Angela a few weeks back has brought home our second pup from Erica "Blackwoods Justice is Served" and the two of them have bonded greatly and are about inseprable.
Justice is at 4 mon. making retrieves right along side Bear. She is extremely smart and is already whistle trained, that is when she wants to be.. we all now what breed were talking about!!!
She is build very solid and I get a lot of comments on the size of her paws.
I'm looking forward to many years of compaionship her.
I hope that in the future, I will be able to get another pup from Erica. She is a great at knowing how to match the best dog and bitch to get a superior pup.
Submitted by: Cathy Slusser on Apr 12, 2013
Cory is the second Chesapeake Bay Retriever we have purchased from Erica. I was concerned that she might not live up to the standards set by our first dog, but I need not have worried. She is everything we dreamed she would be, sassy, smart, willing to please and beautiful. We have only had her four weeks, and I am already amazed at how quickly she learns and how much joy she has brought our home. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for her. Erica breeds consistently even tempered and beautiful dogs. You will not be disappointed if you are blessed enough to receive a puppy from Blackwood.

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