Yellow and black litter born on January 14. Accepting deposits now. Checkout our website for details, www.churncreekretrievers.com
Sire: FC AFC Small Craft Advisory - SR00437501 Rough is a 10 year old, 80 pound black male that qualified for 7 nationals before he abruptly retired due to injury. Rough earned 140 All-Age field trial points. Rough's sire is FC AFC Teddy's Ebonstar James who accumulated 92 all age points at the age of 6. He qualified for 5 nationals and was the youngest dog at the 2000 National Amateur Field Trial and a two time National Amateur finalist. Rough's dam is FC AFC Dutchman's Gold Midnite Eve. She accumulated 68.5 all age points and was a 2 time National qualifier. Rough has OFA Excellent Hips, Normal Elbows and Eyes, and is CNM and EIC clear. Rough has one FC sibling and three QAA siblings. Several offspring have derby placements and hunt test titles.
Dam: Our Sweet Honey of Silverbrook JH – SR41792018 Honey is a 5 year old 70 pound yellow female that is the daughter HRCH/GMHR-II/UH Silverbrook Amazing Sparkleboy MH and MHR Silverbrook's Mustang Sally. Honey is tall, long, muscular, and lightning quick and is always eager to hunt, retrieve, play, or snuggle. She is quiet and calm in the house and gets along great with other pets. She loves children and is very gentle. In the field she is focused and eager. She has been hunting geese and ducks for 5 seasons and easily picks up multiple marks, retrieves to hand, and is steady at the line. She retrieves blinds with hand singles and whistle commands. Honey earned a Junior Hunter Title in 2009. She continues to train regularly for hunting but has retired from hunt tests. Honey's hips are rated OFA Good, elbows and eyes are Normal and is CNM and EIC clear. Based on parentage, all puppies in this litter will be both CNM and EIC Clear.
This is a repeat breeding. The first litter was born in March 2010 and a second litter followed in May 2011. A total of 20 puppies were raised between the 2 litters. Many of these puppies went to hunting homes and a few went to competition homes. To date, 4 of these puppies have entered AKC Hunt Tests. All four have received JR and/or SR passes and 2 have received JR Hunter Titles. One additional dog was trained in to find and retrieve shed antlers. He won the 2011 North American Shed Hunting Dog Association (N.A.S.H.D.A.) Amateur and the Junior Championship. More information about these dogs can be found on our website.
Pups from this litter should be capable of performing well in hunt tests and field trials. They should also make outstanding hunting dogs and companions around the house. While both parents are quiet in the house and good with children, these pups should be highly athletic and are unlikely to be suitable for families that will not provide them with basic training and lots of exercise. Pups are covered by a 26 month guarantee against genetic problems of hips, elbows, and eyes as well as a general guarantee that they are in good health at the time of delivery. Pups will receive early neurological stimulation. They will have dew claws removed, be vet examined and have initial shots and preventative deworming medication. They will be well socialized with children, adults, and other animals. They will be exposed to birds, water (weather permitting), gun fire, crates, travel in vehicles, and leashes and collars. Pups will be ready to go to their new homes in early March.