Wyndham & Wyndhamian Hunting Retrievers (Est.1953) - North Dakota Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Flat Coated Retriever Breeders

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About Wyndham & Wyndhamian Hunting Retrievers (Est.1953)

The Wyndham-Wyndhamian retrievers have been Mr. Atkins avocation since he was 10 years old. After more than 65 years with the highest quality working retrievers the dogs have kept Mr Atkins a very active hunter of both upland and waterfowl.  The purpose of the breeding program has always been to produce the best  Chesapeake Bay and flat coated retrievers possible for the shooting needs of Mr Atkins and his friends. Every effort has been made to breed only from proven sound, trainable and reliable working stock of the highest quality. No effort to accomplish this is compromised and this highly organized and focused breeding effort has sought the best individual animals from anywhere in North America or Europe. While Mr Atkins has no interest in artificial hunt tests or field trials, dogs from this program have produced many of the best winners at these events for others. The Wyndham-Wyndhamian program is to our knowledge the only retriever breeding kennel to have animals it produced be parents of Field Trial Champions and All-Age Winners on both sides of the Atlantic. Regardless, the aim remains to produce stock that has a strong desire to find game, that has an inherent desire to please, work for the owners and that will be physically sound for work for 12 or more shooting seasons. Anyone wishing additional information about this kennels stock in either breed should contact Mr Atkins, who will be pleased to discuss or show off his current stock, explain breeding plans and how approved owners may reserve a pup with a nonrefundable deposit, or book a quality female to be bred to one of the Wyndham-Wyndhamian stud dogs.  Balance for puppy purchases are due when notified that a suitable puppy is available.




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Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Flat Coated Retriever
Additional Services
Hunting, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Ed Atkins
Wyndhamian Farm, P. O. Box 73
Ashley, North Dakota 58413
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 66 years.
Testimonials (52) You are viewing the 10 most recent - View all reviews for Wyndham & Wyndhamian Hunting Retrievers (Est.1953)
Submitted by: Brian Oliphant on Feb 05, 2018
I want to let you know how pleased we are with our Chesapeake pup. She's growing fast, learning the rhythms of our life. I took her to the vet on Monday (1/30/2017) for a meet and greet at the Veterinary Hospital. The assessment was that she is a healthy, bright, well-socialized 9 week old puppy. We are very happy to have her in our family. Thank you again
Submitted by: Brad Kingery on Feb 05, 2018
Just to let you know how happy we are with the Chesapeake.
Submitted by: Lynn D.Tessmer on Jul 22, 2017
I received a second Chesapeake Bay Receiver from Edward Atkins she is a wonderful Dog to add in my package of Dogs. She is smart, quick to learn new hunting skills on my large estate. I'm working towards getting another Dog for this very professional Kennel as soon as one comes available to meet my needs. This isn't a puppy mill but a True Breeder that has the fullest understanding of the working minds of the Dogs community. It's is a honor to be able to call him if a problem arises, which is rare, yet to receive more information about my working needs to get the best out the Dog he sold to me. He followed up to date on the Dog or puppy he breed to keep accredited records of his breeding program. I would recommend this Kennel to anyone who want a quality Puppy that lasts and is every socially acceptable into your home. Always best regards, Lynn p.s. Her name is Jet due to quick and easy way.
Submitted by: anthony goenner on Feb 02, 2017
Was fortunate enough to receive a male chessie, named Jake in October of 2016. Jake has been the most pleasant puppy I've had the opportunity to raise. Very smart, physically fit, and attentive. These dogs are mentally and physically gifted as gun dogs. Ed has answered every question, and many more I didn't ask, and was very kind in the process. If anyone is looking for a world class chessie, this is the breeder for you! I'm very much looking forward to this fall and getting Jake out in the duck blind....he will be a great one!
Submitted by: Mike Camp on Jan 30, 2017
It's been almost 1 year since we purchased Ruby our Flat Coat Retreiver from Mr Adkins. We've been very Happy with her since the first day we got her. She's exceptionally smart and a fast learner. This is our first Flat Coat Retreiver and took awhile to find a breeder that also sold Falt Coats that come from a hunting line. Ruby has done well in her first year hunting pheasants in South Dakota and retreiveing Canadian geese that she's still learning how to to hold such a large bird. We have her enrolled in obedience class , a local Retreiver training group and I work with her daily. She is an active dog and as I've found out Flat Coats are the Peter Pans on the dog world. She has the sweetest disposition and wants to friend everyone she encounters and quickly wanted to be our older dog (Tucker a cocker spaniel ) best friend , which he would like to think otherwise. Mr Adkins flat coats are beautiful dogs and were very please with her and hope to have many years to come with her.
Submitted by: keith dukart on Dec 27, 2016
We were lucky enough to receive our beautiful Flatcoat pup, Wyndhams Tazmanian Tiger, in April of 2016. ACE, will be 11 months old in January and is 73 lbs of pure joy. We were placed on a waiting list and had to wait almost 2 years before we got notified by Ed about the litter of pups. Ed knows Flatcoated Retrievers; he is very straight forward, knowledgeable and is very selective on who can receive a pup.
My wife and I have had retrievers all of our married life, 34 yrs, to include Labs and Golden Retrievers; Ace was our first Flatcoated Retriever and may I say the wait was very well worthwhile. Ed has helped us solve questions dealing with ACE from hunting techniques which work, to just raising a Flatcoat, Flatcoats are very different to train than either Goldens or Labs.
True to Flatcoats Ace needs to be close to his family all the time, he believes he is just a large lap dog. His temperament is so easy going and wants to please, but he is a problem solver.
We have gotten nothing but good comments from people we have met in public about how beautiful ACE is and all have inquired where we got him. I would highly recommend a Flatcoated Retriever pup from Wyndhams Kennels for either an outstanding hunting partner or jut the most remarkable companion one could ever wish for.
Keith Dukart
Billings Montana
Submitted by: Lynn Tessmer on Jun 24, 2016
I have a Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog from Edward for the need for an Assistant Service Dog and waited for over 2 years to receive Tarzan Wyndham Wyndhaim Excellent.
He is one of the Larger size Dog's that is out of one of his Oldest Dog's still living with him.
Tarzan has a sense of humor but does do his job well as an Assistant Service Dog.
Over the years we had kept in touch updating the progress of Tarzan.
Edward does well in the selection of the Breeding process in order to meet your needs. I would also say he is famous for knowledge of the Breed,therefore is a water well too answer most questions about each Dog and from the birth does teach them the basics of come, feeding time, and manners are taught through the pack of Dog's he owns which is a natural approach to training a Dog well in this setting. Thanks for Tarzan he is my strength, Heart and loved very much. Owned by Lynn Tessmer
Submitted by: Rev. Henry Baldwin on Mar 26, 2015
Dear Ed.

Bailey (Wyndhams Shooting Star) Turned 10 months old this week. He is a handsome flatcoat and developing beautifully. He is bright, tractable and learns quickly. He is like a sponge -- and everyday he is gaining in confidence and understanding of our home and numerous outdoor environments. He is completely socialized with respect to people and other dogs. On the days he goes to "Doggy Daycare" he is the charmer of the whole place.

He is doing both visual and hidden retrieves to hand. He is a strong swimmer and can keep up with his "older brother", a nine year old flatcoat. His eyes (marking) are actually superior to his "older brother" -- and he has keen natural interest in anything that flies.

He is already a great companion in the field. I look forward to beginning serious retriever training with him in the next few weeks. I have every confidence he will be a fine partner on the hunt.

Thank you for all the experience and professionalism you have brought to developing the breed. We are pleased to experience all that is Bailey.

Best Regards

Henry Baldwin
Submitted by: Kevin on Mar 21, 2015
Wyndhams Misty Marsh (Rosie) is a tremendous animal! Good Looking, great color, energetic and personable; can't think of enough superlatives to describe her.

Since the day I brought her home, we've done daily walks to work on voice and whistle commands as well as basic hand signals. We also work on retrieves from a field blind through waterfowl decoys. That time really paid off, since now she'll sprint straight into cattails after a retrieve....and she doesn't miss!!!

She was only 4 months old at the start of the last hunting season, but walks every field. By November she was coming into her own with her head and nose always working the wind and grounds. We can't wait till the early goose, and pheasant season openers.

She loves the cold weather so am glad we live on a lake. She'll get plenty of water retrieves this summer from both the shore and the boat.

Ed, your advice and tips have always been right on! Thank you for my new best friend and hunting partner. We both hope to see you this fall.

Kevin and Rosie in North Dakota
Submitted by: Dan on Mar 18, 2015
Just now getting time to send a note. Colt is three now. He is doing great. Everything I hoped for. In the field, he has a great nose and instincts.

I got him through started dog about a year ago. I would guess his skill set at halfway through the next level although I don't intend to pursue it. Just missing some blind retrieve work. He is really good on quail - good nose, quarters within gun range etc. He is a great specimen of the breed. He comes in at a little over 70 pounds, but it is all lean muscle. His hair isn't as full as his dad's appears. Nonetheless, he also doesn't pick up a lot of trash in his hair in the field.

In the house he is well mannered, but still has a lot of puppy energy left
over. He loves going to the lake and out in the boat.

Don't know what else to tell you, other than how much we enjoy him.
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