We are a family kennel located in Forest City, IA. We do not offer training or boarding, just puppies when they are available! We have been breeding and raising Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers for over 30 years! We strive to produce dogs with outstanding temperaments, intelligence and train-ability. Our dogs excel both in the home and in the field. Call anytime 641 590-5401 Thank You!
Submitted by: Keith Reid on Jul 11, 2019
I was very lucky to bond with the best dog & Chessie I've had in my life. I'm 65 & 3 Chessies, 3 labs and 3 others breeds.
My puppy is 12.5 years old and a deadgrass. He's getting old as am I but I'm hoping to get another from Chuck. I won't until my friend is gone but this dog from goldeneye has been a great family member and neighborhood dog. Chuck was great to work with and his Chessies (at least mine) are breed well. I know you don't remember me. It was right after the ice storm in 2007. Thank you Chuck for your talents with putting out Great puppies.
Submitted by: Spencer on Jan 03, 2019
A while back I messaged Chuck and Patti asking about upcoming litters, or if they had plans to breed any time soon. I had recently lost my elderly dog and was really looking forward to a new hunting companion. At that time they did not have any upcoming litters or available =, but they did have a 6 month old male (which I preferred) named Sully. They kept in close contact with me about all of my questions and concerns, were very informative with showing me pictures, pedigree, etc - very cool they showed this attention to detail even when Chuck was traveling for work, AND the holidays were coming up! Customer service was second to none. Sully was everything that was promised. He is a big boy almost 65 lbs at nearing 7 months of age, gorgeous deadgrass coat. He's a joy to be around, he comes to work with me every day. Learns incredibly quickly for his age. I have had him out in the field a few times (sadly all the water here is froze and duck season is over) but he has handled very well. Also their friend and neighbor TJ who helps out with their operation was great to deal with as well!
All in all they made buying a dog a very pleasurable, convenient and informative experience. They were great in staying in contact and communication, and Chuck was very informative about the breed and their training. I would definitely recommend them to anyone. I researched them when considering buying, and figured the volume of repeat costumers and great reviews speaks highly of their business. I am definitely impressed.
Submitted by: Amanda Syverson on Mar 20, 2017
I spent 6 months looking into Chesapeake breeders all over the country when I got a referral from someone online to check out Goldeneye's Retrievers. I was instantly impressed with the quality of the dogs and the breeding behind them.
Chuck is a wealth of the utmost knowledge of the breed, selecting breeding stock, of course training and his dogs are phenomenal! I searched high and low for a true to standard chesapeake that could withstand hard work in the field retrieving geese, breaking ice during late duck season, and also be a best buddy in the downtime. My search ended with Goldeneye's! I can not say enough good about the best puppy buying experience of my life!
My chesapeake pup is incredible! He's extremely healthy, well socialized, correct and intelligent! I am so excited to work with this pup and get him into a blind come next fall! Thank you so much Chuck!
Submitted by: Steve & Mary Wendt on Mar 05, 2017
After being the proud owner for 24 hours, he has burrowed his way into everyone's heart. He goes to the door for bathroom breaks, and he sleeps through the night. This little guy was very well prepared for the transition to our home. Thanks Chuck
Submitted by: Lindsay on Mar 02, 2017
We've had Zed (Chessie born out of Mocha & Waylon 7/16) since last fall (2016) and she's definitely a great dog. Extremely intelligent and training is going well. Her role in our life is a companion first and hunter second, and she's more than meeting our expectations. Her health is excellent. Chuck was very helpful in providing us with loads of information before we decided to get a dog and we'd gladly do it again.
Submitted by: Carie Adasek on Feb 03, 2017
I got my dog, Nugget, from Goldeneyes! She was 2 1/2 and very well trained. I didn't get her to be a hunting dog - mostly as a walking companion and home security. Other than a little bit of potty training, I haven't had to do a thing with this pup as she is super smart and loyal. She's my first ever dog that is truly my own and she has bonded with me awesomely! Thanks Chuck & Patty!
Submitted by: Josh Brainard on Jan 15, 2017
I got Olt (BosunxJenny) last Thanksgiving and as he closes out his first hunting season I couldn't be happier. He truly is a versatile dog. Be it ducks over the water, geese in the cornfields, or kicking up some pheasants Olt is out there working and finished his first year with around 75 retrieves. He's also is a great family dog with great temperament and loves everyone he comes in contact with. I also had Chuck do some train with him over the summer and he did a great job. When I'm ready for my Next chessie I'll be contacting Chuck for sure.
Submitted by: Nick Anker on Nov 09, 2016
We purchased a puppy from Chuck 5 years ago. This was my wife and I's first Chessie (and our first dog together). Tuff (Goldeneyes Tuff Guy) is the best dog a guy could ever ask for. He goes just about everywhere with us. My wife barrel races and I rope so we are on the road a lot of weekends and he comes along all the time. We ride a lot of horses at home too, and he is out trail riding with us or doing whatever we are doing. I know this sounds like we turned this well bred dog into a farm dog, and I guess we kind of did. However, I took Tuff pheasant hunting with my father in law when he was 3. I did very little "bird" training. Maybe showed him a wing a couple times. Hunting public land in Wisconsin (not great hunting) Tuff flushed 4 birds our first time out! Since then I have gotten into upland hunting quite a bit, and Tuff is better than any dog I have hunted with so far. He goes all day long, never gets cold, never gets tired, and has an incredible nose. My wife and I will be going back to Goldeneyes in about 2 years when it's time for another pup.
Submitted by: Brie Falvey on Nov 09, 2016
I now have two Chessies from Chuck and they're the best dogs that anyone could ask for ! Anyone who meets them says they are the nicest Chessies that they've met because they're rumored to be mean dogs for their breed. They're both so loveable and cuddly. They're also fast learners and always down for the hunt! You mention the word bird and you can see their little faces light up with excitement! I'm so proud to have these goldeneye girls who are not only amazing at who they are and what they do but they're so beautiful as well. We always get so many compliments on how they look especially their eyes! Thank you Chuck for giving us the best dogs we will continue to use you and I would highly recommend Goldenyes Retreivers to anyone! Chuck is an amazing guy himself who's very knowledgable about his dogs !
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Submitted by: Jim Heuer on Aug 16, 2016
I got a male pup out the Bosun x Penny litter born Aug. 10, 2014. Danny Boy is an 85# dog that has it all- great looks and confirmation, athleticism, trainability, scenting ability, hunting instinct, drive and a great temperament. Read the Chessie description and that is him. He is the friendliest dog I have ever owned with a very comical personality. On top of all that, he excels on both waterfowl and upland game. Chuck runs a top notch program and I do not hesitate to recommend his kennel for the astute dog owner.