Dry Pond Retrievers - South Carolina Labrador Retriever Breeders

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About Dry Pond Retrievers
The deeper into the pedigree that dogs are certified free of health issues, the better! Our breeding's are thoughtfully planned to ensure correct temperament, type, soundness, trainability and ensure that they are certified free of health issues. The pups are lovingly raised in our home giving them maximum socialization during the first few weeks and then moved into our new kennels designed for handling a litter full of active puppies! Our Breeding program will be based on these fundamentals: To make a better dog with the proper mating in looks, health clearances, training ability, and behavior, while keeping temperament as a high priority. To breed healthy, sound dogs for hunting, field trials, companions, and obedience. Our breeding's are planned with the research of pedigrees and we choose the stud dog who will best compliment our girl. Every litter is planned with a goal and purpose months or years in advance with the intention of keeping a puppy or puppies to continue our lines and build on our program. For the Puppies: Find the correct placement of the dog into the proper environment. We want our puppies to become valued members of their families so they are well socialized in our home before going to their new homes. We do only breed chocolate labrador retrievers and most are dual registered - AKC and UKC. However we provide whelping services to approved litters and will have other puppies available from time to time. These are either chocolate, black and yellow and even a Golden Retriever litter from time to time. Please visit our website and take a look at the testamonials from previous puppy buyers. Check us out on Facebook. I post updates daily and you can see updates from the current litter we are raising and keep up with the girls we have kept for our breeding program. www.facebook.com/drypondkennel We also provide whelping and puppy raising services along with a puppy head-start program up to 6 months of age.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Labrador Retriever
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Beth Johnes
284 Water Works Rd
Johnston, South Carolina 29832
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 9 years.
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Submitted by: Amy & David Wallace on May 05, 2019
We found Beth via an internet search in January 2018. We had just lost our 11 year old chocolate lab and were absolutely grief stricken. We visited Dry Pond Kennel in January 2018, when Beth was hosting an open house, we wanted to make sure that we found a dedicated breeder, not a puppy mill. We were so impressed by Beth and her facility, it is top notch. Her kennel is so clean and the dogs and puppies are so well cared for. We knew we were in the right place, and put our name on her list for an upcoming litter.

Beth kept us informed as to what litters would be available and in May 2018, we brought home our precious Buoy from the Dakota x Sprig March 2018 litter. Beth is a great communicator and keeps you informed every step of the way through emails and social media.

Beth is kind, genuine, and dedicated to raising great dogs. Her puppies are smart, fearless, and easy to train. Her socialization training of the puppies is amazing.

Buoy is now 14 months old and will soon graduate from Gun Dog school. He is such a joy to us, we can't thank Beth and her staff at DPK enough for helping bring him into our lives.

If you're looking for a chocolate lab, look no further, Beth and her staff at DPK are the best you will find.
Submitted by: Weston Jossey on Apr 30, 2019
Beth is an incredible breeder. Stop looking any further, as you've found the one you've been looking for.

Beth was the breeder for my 1.5 year old chocolate lab, Meghan. As someone who lives on the other side of the country (LA), you think I'd be crazy to work with someone in South Carolina. However, Beth came so highly recommended, as was such a joy to work with, I flew out to S.C. rather than working with someone here locally, that's how great she is.

Meghan, our lab, is incredible. While she is not used for hunting, there is no doubt in my mind she could be an amazing gun dog (hard to train gun dogs in urban LA). We do formal retrieving work at our nearby park, and Meghan puts all other dogs to shame with her steadiness, focus, determination, and athleticism. So many of those behaviors beginning to shine from the day I picked her up, as Beth fosters bravery, courage, and a desire to retrieve, from the moment those pups have the ability to walk.

I have also personally visited Beth's facilities, and you'll feel comfortable knowing that your new pup will be spending their first two months in an incredible home. From an amazing play area, to specialized birthing rooms, Beth truly has gone above and beyond to create an incredible facility.

So, as I said at the top. Go ahead and start working with Beth. You'll never find anyone better than Dry Pond.
Submitted by: The Byrd Family on Apr 30, 2019
Beth is amazing. So glad I happened upon DPK with a random puppy search. Beth goes above and beyond to raise healthy and socialized puppies by putting her heart and soul into this business. Our lives and hearts are forever changed thanks to Trigger! The Byrd Family
Submitted by: The Byrd Family on Apr 30, 2019
Beth is as professional and caring as they come. There is no doubt that Dry Pond Kennel is a labor of love and that Beth does everything possible to raise healthy, beautiful, and talented pups! I can vouch that Dry Pond is a great place to find a dog. My wife and I couldn't be happier with our new puppy and the experience leading up to getting him. Dean Williams - Sadie X Boot Litter 2017
Submitted by: McCall Richardson on Apr 30, 2019
We visited Beth and the dogs during the open house this weekend. She is amazing with the adult dogs and the puppies and they all were so healthy and happy! What a great resource for people looking for well bred hunting and sport dogs or just a wonderful family pet. Thanks Beth!
​McCall Richardson -2017
Submitted by: Stebin Horne on Apr 30, 2019
As an avid bird hunter I am extremely particular about the bloodline and temperament of my retriever. I have been blessed to have incredible dogs and I believe it is the combination of intelligence and temperament that allows one to have a well rounded companion. Dry Pond Retriever hands down raises these amazing labs and I highly recommend them.

Stebin Horne
Macon, GA
​Sadie X Blue 2015
Submitted by: The Guzman Family on Apr 30, 2019
My family and I visited Dry Pond Kennels today. It was a great experience. I am very impressed with the knowledge and passion they have for breeding and raising pups!! We can't wait to go back in two weeks and pick up our new family member!!! Thanks again Beth for having us today! The Guzman Family
Submitted by: The Haggeman Family on Apr 30, 2019
Hi Beth,
I wanted to write an let you know how much we appreciate your help in finding our familys perfect pup! I cannot believe it has already been a year since Folly came into our lives. Besides being a beautiful chocolate lab, she is a joy to everyone she meets and is so great with our children. Her easy going personality is wonderful, but her clever mind is what we love most! She is so smart and loves learning new things! When we take her to the Vets office he always remarks about her breeding and says she is one of the best hes ever seen. Thank you for your dedication to the process and making it so smooth. We loved that you communicated with us along the way with pictures and updates until we were ready to bring her home. When we came to get her we were so impressed by the wonderful facilities you have! Top Notch! Our family is forever thankful to Dry Pond Retrievers & Kennel for giving us our Sweet Diva Dog, Folly girl.

Thank you!
The Hagemann Family
Kathleen, GA
​Jenna X Sprig 2015
Submitted by: Brigitta Anderson on Apr 30, 2019
During my search for a breeder of Chocolate Labradors, I came across Dry Pond Kennel. When I first spoke with Beth, I immediately got the sense of her dedication and love for the breed. I was so excited to find out that their gorgeous Sadie, daughter of their beautiful Jenna and the well known Hydro, is going to have puppies. Beth has kept in touch and updated me throughout Sadie's pregnancy and after the puppies were born. I was able to follow the puppies' daily activities through photos and videos, and had received weekly updates on their developments. Beth and Bill made sure that the puppies as well as their Mommy will have everything they would need. From building an entire kennel to staying up all night they ensured that the puppies were taken care of. They also had introduced the pups to as many different things as possible giving them a start of a well rounded life. From building a playground of different textures and sounds to have them outside playing with duck wings they were all up to a great start by the time they were ready to go home with their new families.
Blaze had adjusted and learned small commends quickly, and he was fully house trained within two weeks of bringing him home. He has a sweet and social personality, as well as great manners, which makes everyone who meets him fall instantly in love with him.
I credit this, in no small part, to good breeding and all the nurturing given by Beth and Bill. It is obvious that they both have a love for their dogs and go the extra mile to ensure that their dogs are given the best possible start in life.
I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of the Dry Pond Kennel Family and look forward to sharing many great moments in the years ahead! I am beyond pleased with the choice of selecting Dry Pond Kennel.

Brigitta Anderson
Tampa, FL
​Sadie X Blue 2015
Submitted by: Michael Lanoue on Apr 30, 2019
Hi Beth,

I can hardly believe Moses has already passed the sixth month mark as it seems like just yesterday that I was preparing to pick him up. Hes really starting to grow into the big personality he arrived with and is always receiving compliments on his good looks wherever we go. l like to think that Moses is a deep thinker of sorts as hes always been one to stop, sit, take things in, and then dive in with that great, lab enthusiasm we all love and admire. Hes super friendly to all, very athletic, enthusiastic, and has been responding well to the preliminary training weve been doing. And though there is probably no hunting in his future Im reminded that it is in his blood every time he takes a keen interest in each bird he comes across, even the smallest sparrow.

I am very appreciative of all the work you put into your puppies. The pictures and videos you made available were great as it was a real treat to be able to follow events so closely and from the very first day! Im so pleased to have found Dry Pond Kennel and have had the opportunity to welcome one of your pups into my life. The dogs you produce are very special and a real testament to what Dry Pond is all about. Moses has been everything I was hoping for and then some. Hes proving to be a great companion and I can already say that life wouldnt be the same without him.

Thank you!
Michael Lanoue
Jenna X Sprig 2015
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