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    So I put a down payment on another Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy.

    I couldn't locate any litters locally so I started looking to Eastern Canada. Found a few unregistered as well as some registered but little to no confirmation for what I was looking for so I ended up looking south of the border, on the east coast, and pretty close to Chesapeake Bay at that.

    A good friend of mine and a Chessie owner and breeder pointed me to the Kennel that Marshall's mother originally came from. Just as it so happened he had a litter that was due in August and still had Male and Female puppies available for reservation. I said I wanted another male, but also said I wouldn't say no to a female if the girls outnumbered the boys in the litter.

    The Sire is CH POND HOLLOW A SPECIAL DEACON MH

    The Dame is DEL BRAVE WHISTLE STOP SH DS (Major pointed)

    CH = AKC Champion of Show
    MH = AKC Master Hunter
    SH = AKC Senior Hunter
    DS = AKC Dock Senior ( Major air time and distance when jumping off a dock)

    The only thing that really concerns me at the moment is the covid situation south of the border and trying to get the puppy home. I do have a plan B, C and D if for some reason the border hasn't opened back up yet. Oh yeah the other thing that concerns me is the Canadian dollar is presently at .71 american.
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    Re: So I put a down payment on another Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy.

    Congrats! It will all work out at the border I'm sure... your new friend will get here before the second wave!! ;-0
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    Re: So I put a down payment on another Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy.

    Well, for ‘the other thing” you can’t put a price tag on puppy licks and snuggles. So here’s to hoping that “the only thing” is easy!
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    Re: So I put a down payment on another Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy.

    Awesome Marc!!

    I think you will be fine by the time your pup is ready to make his trip home to you. I'm sure you aren't the first one trying to bring a pup in from the states since Covid.

    With the amount of crap we hunters blow money on, a good puppy is money well spent

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    Re: So I put a down payment on another Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy.

    Well, things didn't go exactly as planned. I was number 6 on the list for a pup and the mother had 6 pups but one unfortunately didn't make it. So I fell off the list and the breeder sent me a cheque in the mail. I was busy with work so I didn't get a chance to cash the cheque then I notice a couple of weeks later that he had a cancellation on a female from the previous litter of 12! I fire him off a text and ask if he can hang on to her for me since I hadn't cashed the cheque he had a deposit.

    Not the same parents but still some amazing lineage with Master Hunters on both sides.

    Let the training begin!

    My young fella and I decided on the name Skadi.

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    Re: So I put a down payment on another Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy.

    Can't wait to meet her Marc. Have fun

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    Re: So I put a down payment on another Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy.

    Cool how things work out sometimes!!
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    Re: So I put a down payment on another Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy.

    Glad things worked out for you! I can imagine the disappointment you must have felt when there wasn't six pups in the litter you had put a deposit on.

    I remember vividly a lot of restless nights waiting for the the litter I had a deposit on to be born.. I had 4th female of the litter and even though griffs often have 10-12 pups you never know how many there will be of each gender. Since the pups were supposed to be born right on or near Christmas day I was either going to get my best Christmas present ever or a lump of coal.

    Turns out there were 10 pups in the litter, but only 4 females so I ended up getting the last female! Oh, happy day. All I know is if the other females turned out anything like Sako they must be a hell of good dog because I couldn't be anymore pleased with how mine turned out,,,,,both training and health-wise.

    Good luck with your pup! When will you get her?

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    Re: So I put a down payment on another Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy.

    Quote Originally Posted by mastercaster View Post
    Good luck with your pup! When will you get her?
    I picked her up last Saturday from Vancouver. She's now settled in and knows the property and her name. Now the fun and games begin.
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    Re: So I put a down payment on another Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy.

    Awesome looking pup Marc! I love the breed. I’ve got a big ol male chessie myself. Hard to beat them. Good luck with her!

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