EMAIL ME ONLY TO HATCREEKOCONNOR@WINDSTREAM.NET I DON'T RECEIVE OR CAN RESPOND FROM EMAILS ON GUNDOG SITE... JEAN O'CONNOR ~ AKC BREEDER of MERIT ~ We breed just a few litters a year and spend a lot of time socializing the pups to become your trusted friend and/or hunting companion or a service dog. Our goal is to produce dogs that are wonderful to share your house with, obeys mamma and loves the kids but when with Dad it's the hunting dog that makes him proud! Our labs are AKC and/or UKC registered OFA CERTIFIED, (hips) ( Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) and NORMAL CERF- (eyes) (Canine Eye Registration Foundation) EIC CNM tested and bred to FIELD TRIAL CHAMPIONS, TITLED AKC and TITLED UKC Dogs as well as SOLID HUNTING STOCK. They come with a 26 month written guarantee on hips and 12 months on eyes. We also guarantee our puppies to pass YOUR VETS health exam! Pups have dew claws removed, first shots, and wormed. We spend hours socializing our pups and handling them on a daily basis. We introduce, not overwhelm, our pups to sights and sounds, all sorts of objects to explore and have fun with, along with exposure to birds Our pups are smarter and easier to train along with an attitude of wanting to please and they possess all the genes needed for competition, hunting, service dogs, drug dogs, bomb detection dogs, Search And Rescue, or just a good looking, wonderful pet. Hat Creek strives to produce a healthy lab that will bring you many years of service, enjoyment, and sheer pleasure. You won't be disappointed in a dog from Hat Creek Farm for we want you to own a good looking great dog and one that exceeds your expectations. "http://www.hatcreekretrievers.com">www.hatcreekretrievers.com 478-988-0508 ** email us at address below please, I do not get emails/messages from gundogbreeders for some odd reason, thank you email: email@example.com" * HAT CREEK FARM IS COUNTY AND STATE LICENSED AND INSPECTED YEARLY BY THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE *
Submitted by: Cara Nighswander on Dec 01, 2016
After the devastating loss of our 7 year old Black Lab in January, we surely had reservations of any dog with the ability (or capability) to ever replace him. We wasn't sure if we even wanted to at the time, as it was such a heartbreaking event in our lives.
Months after the mourning his loss, fate allowed us the opportunity to be matched with Jean. She is truly a compassionate and humble person.
I truly feel that her purpose in this life are her dogs.
All the way from Northwest Ohio, we made the trip to Southern Georgia pick up our pup. Jean couldn't have picked a better puppy suited for our family.
Scout is truly a blessing. She is a beautiful Black Lab, her coat is so rich looking. Her face is simply adorable. She was a "well started" puppy. She knew many commands not even being 2 months old. Truly impressive. Her personality and demeanor is unmatched. She is (simply put) a great dog.
Thank you, Jean, for your guidance and matching us with the perfect puppy. Although no dog will ever replace our previous Black Lab, she came to us at the right moment in our lives.
I would highly recommend Jean O'Connor. She's an honest breeder, she knows Labs, and it certainly shows. Scout is a definite reflection upon this.
Scott and Cara Nighswander (Waterville, Ohio)
Submitted by: Delia on Jul 13, 2016
Our pup Hemingway is just about 11 weeks now. We got him from Jean at Hat Creek when he was 8 weeks old and he is such a special guy! He is so in tune with everything going on, extremely brave, beautiful, and crazy smart! He is the perfect addition to our pack. We are so thankful for Jean and the loving care she gives the pups that come from Hat Creek.
Submitted by: Bill Piper on Jul 13, 2016
I have had labs for 35+ years. My last lab passed this past Dec. Since then, we have researched dozens and dozens of breeders and thoroughly vetted each one. Of all the ones we contacted, Jean O'Conner at Hat Creek Kennels impressed us the most. We got our 1st black lab puppy, Kimber, from Jean 4 weeks ago. At age 11 weeks, he already retrieves his retrieving decoy on land & water. He sits, comes when I whistle and retrieves the morning paper at a dead run nearly 50 yds. up a steep driveway. His personality is the BEST. He is smart and high energy with a GREAT temperament. It is very evident that Jean worked with him as a puppy and also ensured he was well socialized. She knows what she is doing and is a most impressive breeder. She also is a lot of fun to work with. She consistently furnished us new puppy pictures and videos nearly every day since our Kimber was born. We like Jean so much we have given her a down payment on a 2nd lab puppy! Our recommendation couldn't be higher.
Submitted by: Daniel Black on Jul 14, 2014
Our beautiful lab is now just coming up to 5 months old. We purchased him from Jean at Hat Creek Farm when he was 6 weeks old. As soon as we met our puppy we knew we had chosen the right breeder. He immediately walked up to us, seemed curious, brave and well looked after.
Now he is doing very well with training, is incredibly brave, loves swimming and is very sociable with all animals and people he has met.
Thank you Jean for giving our puppy the best start.
Daniel and Rosanna Black.
Submitted by: Courtney on Feb 28, 2014
Jean is a very special person. After losing my yellow lab of 12 years last year I was hopeful I would be able to find a puppy from the Yukon lineage to honor her. I called Jean and discovered she was expecting a litter in a few months. Bear is a wonderful companion, incredibly sweet and so smart. Because he was so special and Jean is such a professional, caring breeder, I ended up with a second Yukon puppy about 7 months later. I now have two of Jean's yellow labs and I couldn't be happier. If you are looking for a breeder who takes pride in raising litters, I would highly recommend Jean. The puppies are A+ with regard to health, disposition and intelligence. If I could manage 3 puppies I would get another! Thank you Jean.
Submitted by: lainey lortz on Feb 25, 2014
Chuck Tash a breeder and trainer from Florence Alabama recommended me to Jean several months after we had lost our 9 year old Lab. We had several conversations and decided to put our name in for a female due in Oct. 2013. I visited Jean and met Evie the mother in late September and was very impressed with her Farm and set up,especially impressed with the beautiful dogs she had in the kennel and how she interacted with them all. It was a special meeting for me. I explained we wanted a house dog but one who would go hunting with my husband as well. Hattie is 41/2 months now and has been a wonderful companion and instant friend to all. She is very very smart, loving and eager to please us. She has learned commands quickly. Jean's sense of showing love and care for her Puppies is amazing. We are so pleased we chose our Hattie from her. We look forward to many more fun and rewarding times with her.
Submitted by: Brent Collier on Oct 30, 2013
Having known Jean personally for many years and spending time with her and her dogs, I can say that one would have a difficult time locating a more knowledgeable breeder who genuinely cares about the breed and works to that as her motive out of love for the animals. Absolute top notch breeder who cuts no corners.
Submitted by: Rob Clouse on Sep 18, 2013
We are so happy we found Jean & Hat Creek Farms! Jean's passion for breeding quality pups is second to none.
We feel blessed to have found the addition to our family at Hat Creek Farms. Our dog, Pippa, has proven time and again that breed and lineage has such a huge impact on trainability and inherited traits. We fell in love with here momma, Bella, and her pup seems to have the same traits and temperament.
Very lovable, great with the kids, learns quickly.
I anticipate getting another pup in a couple years, and we will definitely be going back to Jean.
Submitted by: Chris J on Sep 04, 2013
Got a pup from Hatcreek last October. Looked around different breeders before I found Hatcreek. Jean knows her labs. Got a pup and it is a gundog program. Delta can be a serious duck hunter and then at the end of the day can a great family dog. The kids love her! You won't go wrong with Hatcreek . Chris J. Gray, Ga
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Submitted by: Bill Searcy on Aug 29, 2013
Jean operates a first class breeding program and I would recommend her kennels to anyone that is searching for a pup.