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Kinkade Hill Chesapeakes - Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay Retriever Breeders

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About Kinkade Hill Chesapeakes

"Breeding Physically Sound Even Tempered Chesapeakes for Home and Field at Real World Prices.

What you will Not get at Kinkade Hill...

No Limited registration only sales. We never require co-ownership or reserve breeding rights on your puppy. Money back genetic health guarantee not a long wait for a puppy replacement. And never any hoops to jump through. Just a respectful old fashioned "win/win" buying experience. Placing CBR companions/hunters in quality homes from Canada to Florida.

Thanks for your consideration,

Dave Bray Ph# 724-445-3405 -

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Additional Services
Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
David R. Bray
344 Fairmont Rd.
Chicora , Pennsylvania 16025
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 15 years.
Testimonials (51) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
Submitted by: Rebekah McShane on Dec 29, 2014
Hi my name is Rebekah and I got Dolly from Kinkade Hill and it was such a pleasant experience and from day one everything went very smoothly. Dolly is a year and a half old female Chesapeake Bay retriever and she is such a sweet and loving girl!! She has a great temperament, she loves children, and get along great with other dogs! kinkade Hill should definitely be looked into for your next Chesssie!
Submitted by: C. Scott Clark on Aug 30, 2014
Recently we purchased the first pick female from Kinkade Hill's summer 2014 litter. My wife and I planned a vacation in Amish country to coincide with picking up our deadgrass Female from David's kennel. David kept us informed once the breeding was confirmed and after the pups were born, providing photos to make our decision process a little easier. We put the pressure on David as we had to have health certifications before flying home to GA. We arrived Friday to pick Ellie out and take her to the local Vet recommended by David. We picked Ellie up and David allowed us to take her to the vet without money even changing hands. We picked Ellie up Saturday morning, swapped funds and papers and headed to Pittsburgh for our flight home. All of which Ellie handled like a champ, no spooks or accidents. Ellie is a very affectionate, loving and trainable pup. She is
exhibiting all the instincts you want to see in a young retriever pup and is well on her way to completing her house training. we have begun to develop her natural retrieving instincts as well as started her early obedience training, all of which she is handling well. Acclimation to the extreme heat down south will take a while, though she is getting better. David thank you very much for providing us this wonderful girl and for making the entire process easy. I would definitely recommend Kinkade Hill Chesapeake's and David Bray to anyone looking for the next hunting companion or family pet. It would be nice if all breeders were as accommodating. Well done David!!! Scott Clark, TIfton, GA
Submitted by: Chrissy Wright on Mar 13, 2014
We have had our puppy for almost 3 weeks now. She is very easy to train and very loving we couldn't ask for a better puppy. Mr. Bray kept us updated through email and phone calls about our baby he also sent pictures so we could see there progress. I would recommend Mr. Bray to anyone looking for a Chessie because he has amazing puppies.
Submitted by: Jim & Karen Dunn on Mar 13, 2014
We fell in love with the Chesapeake breed over 13 yrs ago when introduced by a friend to his male Chessie.. we googled Chesapeake Breeders and were so fortunate to find David Bray. We brought home a beautiful little girl Sheraton who exceeded everything we thought she would be.. she was absolutely an amazing and very intellegent Chessie. Sadly we lost her last June at 13yrs of age.. We were heartbroken and decided to contact David Bray of Kinkade Hill Kennels and to our delight he told us our timing was perfect and that he just had a litter 3 weeks prior to my call.. We instantly mailed a deposit and couldn't wait to get another female Chessie. David kept us informed with their growth via phone calls and pictures.. He was absolutely the best.. We drove over 2 hours on July 27, 2013 so very excited to pick up our little girl. We named her Nellie (they named her Big Bertha since she was a very large puppy) weighed 12(lbs) the day she came home with us.. She nows weighs 9 months later 80lbs and is perfect!!! Her deadgrass coat is very very curly and has the best temperament especially with our grandchildren.. We are beyond thrilled to have purchased another Chesapeake from David Bray and would highly recommend him to anyone!!! He definately makes sure his puppies are going to good homes.. We would never consider going anywhere other then with David if we wanted to extend our family.. Additionally, she loves loves loves our other dog a rescue husky/shepherd mix.. They are best friends!!!
Submitted by: Heather Hunter on Mar 03, 2014
I was very pleased with my experience with Mr. Bray at Kinkade Hill kennels. We drove over 5 hrs to see his pups and their parents after speaking with the breeder on the phone. He is very knowledgeable and straightforward. We purchased one of his deadgrass chesapeakes and are very, very pleased. She is the most affectionate dog and very easy to train. We have only had her for a few days and she is almost housebroken and listening to sit and stay commands. I would highly recommend Mr. Bray at Kinkade Hill Kennels to anyone looking to purchase a great Chesapeake from an experienced and down- to-earth breeder. Thanks again Mr. Bray!!!
Submitted by: David Campsey on Feb 25, 2014
I began looking for a Chessie pup last summer. I had seen two dogs owned by Dan Bazzoli retrieving pheasants several years prior and was totally impressed. When I called Dan, he immediately recommended David Bray and a couple of other breeders. After talking to them all, I decided on Mr. Bray and sent him a deposit on a female. Mr. Bray kept me informed from the time he bred his female until the pups were ready for their new home. Never having owned a Chessie, I read everything I could about them. Gracie turned out to be an amazing pup. She is intelligent and loves everyone. She is almost housebroken already and has begun to retrieve. She loves to curl up on someone's lap, but is going to be too big for that real soon. The whole family loves her. I see that David has a couple of females left. If you are even thinking about getting one, do not hesitate; they are the best.
Submitted by: shane mancuso on Feb 25, 2014
I had my puppy now from Mr.Bray for just over 1 week. He kept me well aware of how my puppy was doing from birth till I picked him up through emails and phone calls..also sent me pics! My puppy is just about potty trained, so smart and affectionate. My whole family loves my puppy. I recommend Mr. Bray if you are looking for a Cheasapeake Bay Retriever puppy!
Submitted by: laird snyder on Feb 18, 2014
I just received my puppy from Mr. Bray and I am very pleased with the entire experience. The puppy I received is a very well tempered and easy going dog and so far is very easy to train. Mr. Bray is a great man to work with and keeps you well informed throughout the entire process. I would very highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great dog and dog buying experience.
Submitted by: Randy Black on Sep 08, 2013
David Bray came highly recommended from a friend. As a previous owner of a chessie that lived until the age of 15, I knew we needed to search long and hard to find a breeder that would have similarities to our first purchase 17 years ago. When we found Dave and started doing our due diligence on him and his dogs it didn't take long to find out that our search was over. So we called and got put on the waiting list. The wait has been so so worth it. Kinkade Remington Camo as been everything we expected and beyond, from being a tremendous retriever to a quick learner, to becoming a loving part of our family. One thing I know for sure Dave's dogs adapt to there surroundings and environment quickly and very well. Camo will never replace the memories of our first chessie, but he is creating his own legacy in his own right. I highly recommend anybody that is thinking of a life long companion to highly consider Dave Bray, as he is sure not to disappoint. I also agree with the other testimonials especially how he kept us in formed throughout the process.
Submitted by: Michael Schummer on Aug 15, 2013
I had the pleasure of having a dog produced by Mr. Bray for 11+ years and fully agree with the other testimonials below. Fisher's Glenn Tanker (Tanker) was a well tempered dog that was a pleasure to own. When starting my PhD in Zoology in Ontario I was looking for a moderately priced, quality Chessie and I found that in Kinkade Kennels. Tanker was a working dog and retrieved nearly 200 ducks for me from Lake Ontario December - March 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 as part of my graduate research project. She not only had drive to retrieve but also was great on the road, on hikes on the trout stream, in the canoe, camping, the office/house, and she especially liked long hikes in the Alleghany Mnts. After I completed my PhD Tanker traveled with me to Maine, then Mississippi, then Michigan and final central New York. She traveled well and adapted to every new situation, she even figured out poisonous cottonmouth snakes and how to avoid them; never got bit. ABOVE ALL, I found that she was an incredibly smart dog, probably the smartest dog I've ever know. My wife always said, that if she had thumbs she'd be opening doors herself. Sadly we lost her last week to heart failure, but at that it even seemed that she chose when to go (I will spare you the details but it was peaceful and as if she picked the time of her passing). Tanker was a quality dog, produced by a quality breeder. She will truly be missed. Thank you David. No matter the sadness now, the pleasure of owning such a great dog was worth it.

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