Breeder of Chesapeake Bay Retrievers - Litters

I have a great love of this breed and appreciation of its unique qualities from years of training which formed my dedication to breeding a Chesapeake Bay Retriever true to its hunting heritage while focusing on health, good temperament, and sound structure.

Puppies are hand raised in the home by attentive, calm mothers. Puppies are introduced to birds and water between five and eight weeks of age, when time of year and weather permit. View a short video (7 MB) of two, 5-week old brothers swimming.

All puppies come from OFA, CERF, DNA Tested, and AKC registered parents. Puppies are microchipped, AKC registered by the breeder, vet checked and given first shots. New owners are sent home with feeding instructions, and training instructions. Shipping available as an extra charge.

There is the term "by Parentage" with regards to DNA testing and listed as part of a dog's health clearances. "by Parentage" means the parents of a dog were tested and their status known for the presense of a defective gene associated with a disease. A "Clear by Parentage" means that the offspring have two normal copies of the gene. A "Carrier by Parentage" has one defective copy and will be free of the disease.

Health News

Recent concerns about Degenerative Myelopathy and the current DNA test offered are answered in this article by respected canine geneticist Dr. Jerold Bell. Understanding and Applying the Genetic Test for Degenerative Myelopathy

Contact Del Brave

George Makatura
Wake Forest, NC
Any questions?
Call 919.308.2245
or E-mail
Potential buyers are always welcome. Call today to schedule a visit.

Visit my Facebook page for photos of puppies from previous litters.
Del Brave Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

Health Guarantee and Puppy Contract

A signed copy of the Puppy Contact and a deposit check of $400 returned to the breeder reserves a puppy.

Shipping from Raleigh NC airport is available as an additional charge.

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