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Wyndham & Wyndhamian Retrievers (Est. 1953) - North Dakota Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Flat Coated Retriever Breeders
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About Wyndham & Wyndhamian Retrievers (Est. 1953)
The Wyndham-Wyndhamian retrievers have been Mr. Atkins avocation since he was 10 years old. After more than 55 years with the highest quality working retrievers the dogs have kept Mr Atkins a very active hunter of both upland and waterfowl. The purpose of the breeding program has always been to produce the best Chesapeake Bay and flat coated retrievers possible for the shooting needs of Mr Atkins and his friends. Every effort has been made to breed only from proven sound, trainable and reliable working stock of the highest quality. No effort to accomplish this is compromised and this highly organized and focused breeding effort has sought the best individual animals from anywhere in North America or Europe. While Mr Atkins has no interest in artificial hunt tests or field trials, dogs from this program have produced many of the best winners at these events for others. The Wyndham-Wyndhamian program is to our knowledge the only retriever breeding kennel to have animals it produced be parents of Field Trial Champions and All-Age Winners on both sides of the Atlantic. Regardless, the aim remains to produce stock that has a strong desire to find game, that has an inherent desire to please, work for the owners and that will be physically sound for work for 12 or more shooting seasons. Anyone wishing additional information about this kennels stock in either breed should contact Mr Atkins, who will be pleased to discuss or show off his current stock, explain breeding plans and how approved owners may reserve a pup with a nonrefundable deposit, or book a quality female to be bred to one of the Wyndham-Wyndhamian stud dogs. Balance for puppy purchases are due when notified that a suitable puppy is available.
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Breeder Contact Info
Wyndhamian Farm, P. O. Box 73
Ashley, North Dakota 58413
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 60 years.
701-205-4070Send Email to Wyndham & Wyndhamian Retrievers (Est. 1953)
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Submitted by: Adam clatt on Apr 11, 2013We purchased a male Chesapeake from Ed in August 2011. Trigger has been such a wonderful addition to our family! Ed is a great person, very kind and knows the Chesapeake breed well. We told him what our expectations were of a dog and Ed gave us exactly what we were looking for. We would recommend him and his pups to anyone looking for a Chesapeake. Trigger is an incredibly friendly and intelligent dog. He is currently at a professional trainer and should pass his hunt tests this summer. When we are ready to add another Chesapeake to our family we will definitely return to Ed!
Submitted by: John Waggoner on Oct 28, 2012this weekend was opening day of pheasant season here in nebraska. i avoided opening day but took joe out without a gun and only a whistle this afternoon. i wanted to test his nose. we have about an 18-20 mph wind from the south this aft. joe walked along with me but suddenly turned into the wind and quickly moved about 20 yards from me rushing onto a hidden rooster in the thick grass.
i didn't know if it was a fluke but kept working a 25 acre patch of thick canary reed grass. sequentially joe pushed up 3 more roosters and a hen using his nose into the deep grass and immediately flushed up the birds and didn't give chase once flushed.
i am quite impressed w/ his instincts as i don't fancy myself much of a dog trainer and recognize his natural ability and breeding.
he has adjusted well to life here sleeping indoors for the most part and getting over the puppy stage for the most part. his 1 year birthday is coming up so i thought i'd give you an update on his progress and skills. he has been a joy to have and very friendly w/ all
Submitted by: Brad Maloof on Jul 01, 2012I first contacted Ed Atkins over 2 years ago. I was searching for a great breeder. After speaking with many experts of the breed, all roads seemed to lead to Ed.
I called Ed and was surprised how easy he was to talk to and how he loved the breed immensely. Other breeders I called were mostly concerned with how quickly I could purchase a dog. Not Ed. He wanted to know what I was looking for in the dog. Was it a hunting dog, a family dog, a single companion, and on and on. Also he wanted to know a lot about myself too. What was my experience with dogs, did I have children, are we ready for the commitment. He was always pleasant but in the end I got the impression in a good way It was a mutual interview.
For the next 12 months we would converse every couple months until my family was finally ready for our new addition.
Once we were ready we were sent pictures updating us with the growth and progress of our girl Charlie. Ed and his wife drove over 200 miles round trip to meet me at the Bismarck airport to deliver Charlie. They then stayed with me for over 2 hours offering advice and helping with the transition. They did this without asking for anything, no charge.
When we got her home the Vet was amazed at how strong and healthy she was!!!
Since we have had Charlie for 6 weeks I have talked to Ed three times. He truly cares. I cannot thank him enough. I guess when you have bred these dogs for well over 40 years you learn a thing or two. He's a consummate professional, the expert in his field and he has a life long customer. Thank You Ed from are entire family!!!
Submitted by: Karen Douglass on Feb 10, 2012I think it's about time to add my two canadian cents in. Not finding the type of chessie I wanted I was given Ed's name by Bill Fuhr, an avid field trialer & die hard chessie man. In 1990 a little female sedge colored puppy arrived, purchased sight unseen. Jewell was a delight earning her CD, CGC & TD with ease. We had many wonderful adventures & travelled all over. When she passed away at the age of 13 I called Ed. Once again I purchased another pup, this time a male, sight unseen. George is now 8 yrs old earning his CD, CGN, RE plus many high in class taking the Cdn National Specialty Show & Regional Western Cdn show as High Scoring chessie in 2010 (made extra special as Ed was able to attend!). George is starting a "new" job as a certified therapy dog. Both of these dogs have taken to any task I have asked of them and showed me new ways of doing it too! I will eagerly await for my "new" bundle from Ed but I don't know how he will be able to top these two!
Submitted by: Marne Birch on Jan 29, 2012I purchased my flat-coat Lacy from Ed. Lacy is a quick learner with great drive and a willingness to please. She is always keen to try new things and to learn new concepts. She gets along with the three other dogs here, she has lovely house manners, she adores my children, and she was a fantastic mother to her litter of puppies.
Lacy is a multiple Best Puppy in Group winner and she easily obtained both her Canadian and American Championships.
With his 50+ years in the breed, Ed is a fountain of knowledge of pedigrees, breeding practices and genetics. I learn something every time I talk to him.
Submitted by: Dan Nickel on Jan 26, 2012We got a male Chesapeake Bay puppy, Koda, from Ed's June 2011 litter when Koda was eight weeks old. Living in a suburb of a large city, we were strictly looking for a family companion who could go on long walks, play fetch in the backyard and live with an active family that had other family pets. Koda is a wonderful, joyful dog who lives with two older Huskies and one cat. The most important thing for our family was having a dog with a great temperament. Koda's temperament is fantastic. The best temperament a dog owner would want for a companion. He is a very social, outgoing dog who is friendly with everyone and can be trusted in the company of friends and strangers. Anyone who has met Koda falls in love with him. He is active, yet quiet (I think he has barked only one time since we got him) and is very intelligent in picking up his commands. Koda has also grown a gorgeous, thick, wavy coat at seven months old. Whether you are a serious hunter or an experienced dog owner who just wants a family pet, we highly recommend Ed's puppies. We would not hesitate in buying another Chessie from Ed.
Submitted by: chuck schwartz on Jan 22, 2012I purchased a Chesapeake puppy from the June 2011 litter. He is a light deadgrass color with excellent conformation. He has a classic Chesapeake head and body weighing in at 65lb. at 6months old. He has an exceptionally heavy coat especially his belly making him a cold weather dog for sure. He is bold and curious but very docile in a blind/boat setting. He is a natural hunter for pheasants and of course loves retrieving ducks in the rivers. He is my 9th Chesapeake and I expect him to develop into one of my best. A word about the breeder...Ed is very knowledgeable on the subject of dogs, their social interactions, health issues and of course training. He has been very willing to share his knowledge and experience with me at all times. this bonus makes his kennel unique. I would definitely buy my next pup from Ed.
Submitted by: Kevin on Jan 12, 2012We purchased a female pup (Teal) from Edís June 2011 litter. Teal is a great dog with a sweet temperament and demeanor. She is great with my two young boys (3 and 6 months). Teal also lives with 2 other dogs, cats, horses and cattle. She has no aggression to any animal or human and we are very happy with her. She has been hunting this fall behind my aging Lab and loves the water and the companionship.
Kevin in Idaho
Submitted by: Clea Shogren on Jan 08, 2012I purchased my flat coat, Mac, from Ed Atkins in 2008 and I couldnít be more pleased with the pup he sent me.
Mac is a calm and steady worker in the field demonstrating plenty of drive to retrieve without being over-anxious or too excitable. This easy-going attitude makes him a pleasure to live with and his gentle nature has made Mac the perfect nanny for any kitten or puppy. Mac easily finished his Canadian conformation championship and received 1st place in his class at the 2009 Canadian National Flat Coat Specialty.
Since I first spoke to Ed, he has been a valuable source of advice on all matters related to dogs. His extensive breeding experience and interest in genetics over the last 50+ years has earned him an international reputation as an advocate for the maintenance and betterment of the breed.
I will be returning to Ed for my next pup and I would certainly recommend Ed to anyone looking for a quality retriever.
Submitted by: Andy Leinoff on Dec 25, 2011We got our first flat coat from Wyndham Retrievers over 30 years ago. She was well put together, long lived and, without any effort on our part, an amazingly driven retriever. We got a liver flat coat from Wyndham about two years ago. Thus far he has proved to be sound, quite a character and an enthusiastic, birdy retriever. At 9 months he was delivering chukars to hand from 100 yards out in heavy brush. He is very soft mouthed and biddable. He has that nice quality of taking the situation in, doing his work with spirit, and not getting so excited as to cause a riot.