Great Lakes Chesapeakes - Michigan Chesapeake Bay Retriever Breeders

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About Great Lakes Chesapeakes

 We try and breed the all around Chesapeake. Good structure and health, drive in the field and great temperament is what we strive for. All our Puppies and dogs are raised around children and well socialized with people and other dogs. We test our CBR's for Hips/Elbows, DM, PRA, OFA-Eyes, and EIC. All our puppies come with a written four year health guarantee. Are AKC registered(by us), micro-chipped (registered by us), dewclaws removed, dewormed every two weeks and UTD on shots before leaving. We are always reaching for a new achievements at Great Lakes Chesapeake's in both AKC and UKC events as owner/handlers as much as possible.   

We also offer Stud service to approved bitches.             

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever
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Testimonials (8)
Submitted by: A. Smith on Aug 20, 2014
Moxie is as you would think a natural at the swimming and retrieving. You can tell she thinks the problems through.
She is very gentle. You can take a bone away from her - no problem. Once in awhile she will give a little growl to Bailey - the Golden Retriever - but the two of them are pals, hard to separate them at times. She isn't at all possessive of toys or anything. Out of the two dogs Moxie has turned out to be the one that likes to cuddle up to you on the couch or in bed, she wants to be at your feet on the floor, and she if the most affectionate of the two.
She is a big sweetheart. We love her to death.
I will say she does have a strong personality, and a times she decides to test you - and see if you REALLY mean what you say - but she will listen if you put your foot down.
Submitted by: Julie Bougie on Aug 20, 2014
Gryffin is awesome! I love him so much and so does everyone that has met him. I call him my moose. Just had him to the vet for his annual shots and he's 85 lbs of muscle. I snowshoed all winter with him and this summer we've been camping, hiking and swimming non stop. I've done a good job tiring him on a daily basis so he doesn't get into too much trouble. He's a great dog, very well behaved. He listens well and has a wonderful temperament. He's a big goof. Loves kids and other dogs. Gryff thinks he's a lap dog and loves to cuddle and I love it. I can't say enough great things about him. I'm really enjoying him.
Submitted by: Laura Zielke on Aug 20, 2014
Echo is wonderful. Still very much a puppy at almost 2 yrs old! Loves to hunt and has a great nose. Very gentle when needs be.She also talks back a lot! Only smiles when she is naughty! She is my big baby. Thinks she is a lap dog. Loves to cuddle. Echo is a happy energetic girl.
I still call her "yellow girl" sometimes. Love her lots. So grateful to have her! .
Submitted by: Bowes/Griffith Family on Aug 14, 2014
We were on the list with Great Lakes Chesapeakes for a puppy in their upcoming liter. We received a call from Josh that a puppy from the previous liter became available, he was 4 months old. Although we really wanted a “new” puppy once we met him, we were not leaving without him. Our little guy was the perfect fit for our family, more than we could’ve ever asked for in a dog. He is so well behaved, listens on command and most importantly loves to be around people and children. The more attention he gets the better. He LOVES LOVES LOVES to swim and retrieve his kong. Josh is always fast to answer any questions we ever have and also help with recommendations regarding our new addition. I would 100% recommend them for these amazing dogs and wouldn’t think about going elsewhere for our next Chessie in the future. =)
Submitted by: C Entz on Aug 13, 2014
We got our first Great Lakes chessie in February of 2013. Josh and Charlene have been more than awesome to get to know and completely stick to their word when helping us with the new addition to our family. We've been training our chessie for hunting as well as hunt tests and he absolutely loves it! He has amazing drive and very level-headed, even for his young age! We've continued to stay in touch with them and they are always as equally proud of Tucker's accomplishments as we are! Couldn't be happier!
Submitted by: Alicia Kyle on Aug 07, 2014
Josh and Charlene are wonderful! Always wanted a Chessie and we found them! Professional and personal also. I've had many questions on hunt training, hunt tests and just general questions about the breed. Roxy came from Surge and Morgan (who is not with us now :( ) 100% recommend them! Our next dog in the next 3ish years will be a male through them.
Submitted by: Mike bednar on Nov 17, 2013
I bought Josey last December. I had third pick of the females from Bert and Moxie's litter. I could not be happier with this dog. She has a great temperment and is very driven. She is incredibly friendly and easy to work with. Also, Josh has been a great resource from the day I bought her. I call him regularly with questions and he is always willing and excited to talk chessies with me. Great dogs, great people.
Submitted by: W. Stutzman on Mar 18, 2013
I purchased Bo in the summer of 2011 from Josh and Charlene. She was the second pick female that the family backed out last minute and all I can say is Thank You!! She is the best girl,she was housebroke within a couple weeks of being home and she rides with me in the truck all day for work and has never been anything less than perfect. I couldn't be happier with her or Joah and Charlene for breeding such a great Chesapeake.
Everyone loves her and I will get another in the future.
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