LITTERS

 

  "Life is too short to hunt with an ugly dog"

Visit the Nursery, and News Pages for Pictures

Pups are not shown until after their first vaccination given at 6 weeks

No "Kennel" Visits Here

Pups are raised in my Home

Sires are seldom here as I use frozen semen, outside studs, and my stud is in training

 

Puppy pick up is traditionally the first weekend after they reach 7 weeks.

If you have a conflict, don't send a deposit, because I will not hold puppies except pertaining only to their health, not for your schedule. Puppy pick-up date must be YOUR priority.

I'm simplifying my life. I do not ship by air or arrange for ground transportation anymore. Delta is no longer an option for carry ons as they are saying the puppy must be 10 weeks. If you fly in for pick up it must be on the pick up date which is at 7 weeks, so the airline must require no health certificate.

In short, no long distance sales anymore unless you drive here on the pick up day or you allow me to pick for you.

I also don't take orders for "Custom Puppies" or cater to your schedule.

Appointments are made 2 weeks before Pick-up, when you will receive a care file and where to obtail the puppy food

There is a description of litter expectations on the Litter write-up. Even though I may have individuals that are more laid back, I may not be able to tell personalities if at all until close to 7 weeks or exact size of pups as adults.

 Most Pups will be sold with a Limited Registration* except if I know you from competing, etc

All sales at farm subject to 5.6% Wisconsin State Sales tax

Deposit is $200, checks accepted for Deposit

You have a week to get your deposit in but you MUST commit on the phone or email (which I log) that you are mailing a deposit to hold your place, otherwise I go by day postmarked. If deposits come the same day it is noted when you contacted me and said you are sending a deposit.

Mail is very slow for deposits now, often taking a week. If you want the only puppy available in a color, sex, or last in the litter, USE PAYPAL (friends and family) or PRIORITY to get your deposit here quickly or the pup may be sold because the deposit is late. Saying you will get back to me does not hold a pick place!

Deposits are non-refundable once you are matched with a puppy unless there isn't a puppy for you, if the puppy fails a vet exam, if the buyer has not been honest or failed to disclose relevant facts, or the placement is not in the best interest of the puppy as determined by the Breeder.  Your Deposit is not a contract, it just holds a place for a puppy and I reserve the right to return a Deposit at any time. The pups belong to me until I sign over the registration application and you leave my premises. If there is not a puppy for you, you are allowed to forward the deposit one time to the next litter and your pick is the next in line for the next litter. You don't get the same pick place.

  

All pups have dew claws removed, are Microchipped, Vet checked,  dewormed 3 times, have their first vaccination at 6 weeks, come with a Written Guarantee,  are raised in the house with outside Outings, and are exposed to feathers.

    Flash    

I specialize in breeding Hunting Companions that can Hunt and run Hunting Tests

    NOT Mellow, laid-back pets, or match a puppy just like your old dog. I can't do Custom Orders.

Fall Pups 

  

  

Repeat Vanna (Goose MH X Kat) X Drake QA2 Blacks and Chocolates born September 22nd ready November 10th

Chocolate Female $1200, Black Females $1000, Black Males $900

Available 2 Black Females, 2 Black Males

Vanna is birdy, weighs 64-68 pounds, gentle disposition and very affectionate getting the best of both Goose and Kat, an enthusiastic retriever like Goose, and good looking like her dam Kat. Vanna is very sweet, substantial, good looking, and have some go hunting but settle nicely in the house.

 Drake is my own dog in training for Field Trials with Dave Ward. He has a gorgeous head and is 79#. He is even better looking than his pictures. His father and his father's brother are both Field Champions and his Mother is a Chocolate MH/QAA from an FC/AFC Chocolate. Drake is from a repeat litter and there are numerous QAA dogs, and several running All Age, one with an Open Win. Drake has an outstanding temperament and is excellent in the house when he comes home, a super Lover.

Drake is in training and running Field Trial Opens. He is rarely home. He has a Qual 1st, 2nd & 4th so QA2 Titled

 Drake QA2 3 years

 

 

Vanna 2 1/2Vanna mo    

 

Goose in his prime. Goose is deceased at 14+ years

 

 Goose MH   

    Kat

  

Kat

 

AFC Tucker 95#

River JH at 11 mo female

 

Oakley 1 year female

 

 

Blue Drake/Tee @ 14 mo  

 

Chopper Chocolate female 1 year

 

 

Previous Vanna/Drake 4 week old

 

 

  

     Pedigree for Drake X Vanna               

Sire
  Erins Edge Back in Black QA2

OFA# 221175, EL73269 EYE5583

EIC Clear, CMN Clear, Dilute Clear

PRA Clear, RD/OSD Clear, SD2 Clear,

HNPK Clear, DM Clear

Multiple QAA siblings. Running Opens

 

Sire
  FC Merlyn IV

OFA# 155870 EXcellent, EL36806, 

CERF 48965

EIC and CNM Clear.

Qual for the Natl at age 2

35 Derby Pts, 78 1/2 AA Pts 

Littermate to FC/AFC Fen Wizard

 

Sire
 FC Fargo II 

OFA# 100915 Excellent

 

 

Sire
 1995 & 2000 NAFC/FC/2X CNAFC Ebonstar Lean Mac
OFA#46627

122 1/2 Derby Pts Comb highest ever
2002 Sire 1 NFC, 100+ FC,
Top Open Dog, Top Amateur Dog,

Dam
   FC AFC CFC Candlewood's Ms M.B. Kate 

OFA#  45730

 

Dam
  FC Case Hardened Colors 

OFA#  83942

Dam of 2 FC

Full brother to 2006 NAFC/FC Carbon Copy of Horn Creek

 

Sire
 FC-AFC Dare to Dream 

OFA# 55003 EX

 

Dam
 AFC Sparkle Plenty of Horn Creek 

OFA# 47033

 

Dam
   Working Class Zoe of Zanzibar MH/QAA

OFA# 197774 EXcellent

EL54600, CERF 348250

3 derby pts, QAA/MH by 3 years

 

Sire
  FC AFC Way-Da -Go Call Of The Wild 

OFA# 156331

EIC & CNM Clear

(Littermate to FC/AFC Wing Magic's Louisiana Roux 

who was sire of  FC/AFC Ammo, all time derby pt high)

  

Sire
 FC AFC Cuda's Blue Ryder MH

OFA#  104809

Double Header Winner

 

Dam
  Way-Da-Go Answered Prayer

OFA#  135749

 

 

Dam
   Jacob's Hermione MH

OFA# 159661

 

Sire
  FC-AFC Portland's Muddy Waters 

OFA# 129337 EX

 

Dam
   Leeza Laba 

OFA#  -96210

 

Dam
  Erins Edge Simply Nirvanna

OFA# 226019, EL 77333, EYE8685/8F-PI,

EIC Clear, Dilute Clear

 

Sire
    Erins Edge Goose Ya Big Studd MH
OFA# 103306EX  EL10097 Cerf 25697

5 Derby Pts, 5 qual finishes

PRA, EIC, CNM Clear

 

  

 

Sire
  FC/AFC/CFC/CAFC Barracuda Blue MH
OFA# 47421
Only Chocolate with all 5 titles

 

 

Sire
 Haverhill's Brown Blitzkrieg
OFA# 18843

 

Dam
     Haverhill's Missy Blueblack
OFA# 41489EX

Dam
     Mallard Lake Lady Magnum, QAA
OFA# 58566EX

 

 

Sire
   CFC/CAFC Pachanga Magnum Force
OFA# 35856

 

Dam

  Mallard Lake Lady Liz
OFA# 29131EX
Dam of AFC

 
  

Dam
    Erins Edge Katya von Tucker  

OFA# 200293EX, EL 56505, CERF  LR369600

Sire
    AFC Candlewood's Citizen Smith

OFA# 155766,  Open Win,

 

  

 

Sire
     FC/AFC Whitie IV

OFA# 100357, Littermate to 5 FC

2003 NAFC finalist

 

 

Dam
  Candlewoods Sage Brush Sal

OFA# 89150

Choc

  

Dam
   Erins Edge Crashtest Tango Mango JH
 

      OFA# 188475, 

 

Sire
    CFC-HRCH Gunner, Flight Interceptor SH,QAA
OFA# 116322 EL 13561
CERF 30007 CNM Clear, EIC Clear.
US Open and Amat wins

 

 

 

Dam

    CRASHTEST LAUNCH BY ERINSEDG   JH

OFA# 156998 EX, CNM clear

 

 

 

Lacy (Goose MH X Juice  (FC/AFC Tiger McBunn grandaughter) X Drake QAA born Sept 30th ready November 18th

Chocolate Females $1100,  Black Females $900. Black Males $850

Available 2 Chocolate & 3 Black Females, 1 Black male

 BornLacy

  Lacy, first litter is 54# but strong, stout, and compact. Goose MH sired many great hunters and these should be avid retrievers also, and fit in the boat. See pictures of Goose above on Vanna's litter. See Drake above under Vanna.

Juice, Lacy's dam

Sire
  Erins Edge Back in Black

OFA# 221175, EL73269 EYE5583

EIC Clear, CMN Clear, Dilute Clear

PRA Clear, RD/OSD Clear, SD2 Clear,

HNPK Clear, DM Clear

Multiple QAA siblings. In FT training

Currently running Quals with Qual 4th

Sire
  FC Merlyn IV

OFA# 155870 EXcellent, EL36806, 

CERF 48965

EIC and CNM Clear.

Qual for the Natl at age 2

35 Derby Pts, 78 1/2 AA Pts 

Littermate to FC/AFC Fen Wizard

 

Sire
 FC Fargo II 

OFA# 100915 Excellent

 

 

Sire
 1995 & 2000 NAFC/FC/2X CNAFC Ebonstar Lean Mac
OFA#46627

122 1/2 Derby Pts Comb highest ever
2002 Sire 1 NFC, 100+ FC,
Top Open Dog, Top Amateur Dog,

Dam
   FC AFC CFC Candlewood's Ms M.B. Kate 

OFA#  45730

 

Dam
  FC Case Hardened Colors 

OFA#  83942

Dam of 2 FC

Full brother to 2006 NAFC/FC Carbon Copy of Horn Creek

 

Sire
 FC-AFC Dare to Dream 

OFA# 55003 EX

 

Dam
 AFC Sparkle Plenty of Horn Creek 

OFA# 47033

 

Dam
   Working Class Zoe of Zanzibar MH/QAA

OFA# 197774 EXcellent

EL54600, CERF 348250

3 derby pts, QAA/MH by 3 years

 

Sire
  FC AFC Way-Da -Go Call Of The Wild 

OFA# 156331

EIC & CNM Clear

(Littermate to FC/AFC Wing Magic's Louisiana Roux 

who was sire of  FC/AFC Ammo, all time derby pt high)

  

Sire
 FC AFC Cuda's Blue Ryder MH

OFA#  104809

Double Header Winner

 

Dam
  Way-Da-Go Answered Prayer

OFA#  135749

 

 

Dam
   Jacob's Hermione MH

OFA# 159661

 

Sire
  FC-AFC Portland's Muddy Waters 

OFA# 129337 EX

 

Dam
   Leeza Laba 

OFA#  -96210

 

Dam
    Erins Edge Edie Lacy

OFA# 228425 Excellent EYE8682

EIC & Dilute Clear, CNM Clear by Parentage

 

 

Sire
Erins Edge Goose Ya Big Studd ,MH

OFA# 103306 EX ,  

PRA Clear  CNM Clear, EIC Clear

 

 

 

Sire
  FC/AFC/CFC/CAFC Barracuda Blue MH
OFA# 47421
Only Chocolate with all 5 titles

  

Sire
Haverhill's Brown Blitzkrieg
OFA# 18843

 

Dam
   Haverhill's Missy Blueblack
OFA# 41489EX

 

Dam
     Mallard Lake Lady Magnum, QAA
OFA# 58566EX

 

 

Sire
  CFC/CAFC Pachanga Magnum Force
OFA# 35856

 

Dam

  Mallard Lake Lady Liz
OFA# 29131EX
Dam of AFC

 

 
  

Dam
   Erin's Edge Jamba Juice

OFA# 198799 Ex, 

EIC & Dilute Clear, CNM Clear by Parentage

Sire
  Nilak Lord of the Harvest, MH/QAA

OFA# 146736, EL 24670, CERF

18 MH passes, Amateur and Open jams

EIC and CNM Clear

 

Sire
   FC/AFC Tiger McBunn

OFA# 110631

Sire of 10 FC 100.5 All Age Points

Qual for 7 Natl, finalist in 3

 

 

 

Dam
     FTCH/AFTCH Caroube De Moranville

OFA# 10061 EX

 

 

Dam
   CRASHTEST LAUNCH BY ERINSEDG   JH

OFA# 156998 EX, CNM clear

 

Sire
    ERINS EDGE LEAN MACHINE SH

OFA# 117134

Brother to 2 FC

 

Dam

   ERINS EDGE HOT CHAQUITA

Reserve derby jam

OFA# 92620

Black

 

    

Pups will be on ProPlan Sport Active Chicken and Rice Formula All Life Stages 37 1/2-lb bag with the same Protein, Fat, and Calcium content which is correct for Large Breed puppies.  My dog in training with Timber Ridge Retrievers also get Pro Plan Performance and have grown well. If you have a favorite food, and Fromms is one, you may switch if you like after 2-3 weeks of being on the Pro-Plan, to get pups past the stress of going into their new homes. You can also choose to use the Pro-Plan Focus Large Breed Puppy but it has corn

Chewy.com has it. Free Shipping, if you order the minimum.  Some Petsmarts have it. Fleet Farms maybe

Go to Petsmart website, find the food, put in your zipcode, and it will tell you the store to go to.

Pet World in Menomonee Falls has it 

Unfortunately I have had to change my policy regarding checks. You can send a check for a deposit and it will be cashed before you receive your puppy, but please make the final payment in cash when you pick up your puppy, (the balance plus 5.6% sales tax on the entire amount) or send a check to arrive 2 weeks before you pick up the puppy.

You can also send money through Paypal using your credit card. Select  Friends and Family

Thank you for understanding.

 Breeding Foster Program for Kat/Drake Chocolate Female Puppy born August 31st. 2018

 I occasionally place females in foster homes with breeding rights for me for several litters, and then when your obligation is finished, the foster family owns the dog and must spay her. You must be willing to deal with heat cycles. I would like her to be placed in a hunting home, a plus would be someone interested in running at junior hunt tests, or placed with an active family, but either way she MUST be a house dog.  I would like the Adopter to be someone who has another dog from me. I will need to take the dog for health certs, breeding, and whelping (which would be a period of 5-6 weeks) and in the past people have a difficult time allowing their only dog go for that long. The foster family must live within 100 miles from me,  preferably less, and must be experienced with raising hunting Labradors. You must not ever be interested in breeding the dog yourself, and there will be a contract defining the expectations and obligations of the agreement. When the contract is ended you will be expected to spay the dog as you will not have breeding rights. I will be very discriminating in their placement.  My foster homes must be real homes and families, and not just someone looking for a hunting dog or free dog or a broker. If you are familiar with whelping a litter you may be approved to whelp the litter, but you must be able to cope with changing conditions and have either a healthcare or animal husbandry background, have very good animal sense, and have access to a vet near by that takes call. If you live farther than 40 miles away it would be best if I whelp the litter because, I have access to reproduction veterinarians and it would be safer for the dog to be under their care in case complications arise.

  

       Winter /Spring 2019 Future Possibilities

There will be no Christmas Puppies

 Breeding date & stud can change depending when the female comes in heat. It takes about 4 months from the start of the heat cycle until they are ready to place in homes. Many Females go in heat on their time, not what the books say; therefore, I don't know what I am going to have next year, I only know when they come in heat and are bred. 

  

Repeat Pink (AFC Tucker daughter) X Ben SH Frozen Semen All Chocolate Next Spring

 

All pups are raised inside my home and have outings outside

Dew claws are removed, first set of vaccinations, dewormed at least 3X, microchipped, written guarantee, vet examined,

exposed to feathers, and guaranteed to be non-affected for EIC and CNM

    

All Bred Females receive Omega 3 Fish Oil | High DHA Triple Strength Pharmaceutical Grade Liquid Softgel Capsules

All my pregnant and nursing Females are fed Farmina food made in Italy.

  Dams will also be supplemented with high DHA fish oil. I do have Farmina here to purchase.

Farmina (click English)

 

      

 

All Pups born and raised on Erin's Edge's Premises were under my control, Licensed by the State of Wisconsin,

License number 267976-DS. Inspected and Approved initially August 26th, 2011, and are up to date.

Dogs are bred and sold as Hunting Retrievers.  

   

  To activate your Microchip click here

I am the implanter so use my name and address.  

    Preparing for your puppy and taking the puppy home 

 

Deposits are nonrefundable but may be applied to one other litter; however, I consider the purchase of a dog or puppy to be an adoption. I reserve the right to refuse the sale of a dog or puppy or will destroy a deposit to any person for any reason including misrepresentation, inappropriate home, gifting, boyfriend girlfriend problems, or a demanding or impaired working relationship between the seller and buyer. Refund will be within 30 days for those reasons only.  Although I will try to find the puppy that is a fit for your family, no breeder can make a designer puppy and this is not a store mall. You are adopting one of my babies, and if you don't agree with how I do things, you need to look for another breeder you are comfortable with and agree. All payments for pups to be held or shipped must be paid and cleared 1 week prior to the 7 week old date. No shipping unless by Move the Dog.

      

 

   

 

You must drive, or fly in and take the puppy as a carry-on, not on Delta     ErinsEdge@charter.net 

I sell to families, meaning couples, that live in one house with a long-standing relationship. I will not sell to boyfriend/girlfriends gifting each other, or anyone that gifts or resells. I want to know where my pups are going and that home must be an approved adoptive home.

*I prefer to sell to homes that do not intend to breed. I rarely will make an exception on an individual basis except with people I know or who have a history on Entry Express AND are Approved. Breeding has become very complicated with EIC and new DNA testing; therefore, all pups will be sold with a Limited Registration.  This means you can not breed them.  You can run any AKC event except compete in the Conformation Ring (Show). You may have it changed to Full Registration once the dog is 2 years old and has successfully passed all its health certifications. The health certifications are OFA hips and elbows, Eye Certification done by a licensed Ophthalmologist, and DNA testing for EIC and CNM if needed. You must also pay me an additional $250.  The dog must have attained a field title of at least SH or by approval Since I sell on Limited Registration,  I do not do EIC testing on puppies. If you want EIC testing on pups prior to purchase you are welcome to pay for the testing.

   Important information about what to look for in a puppy, PLEASE READ even if you are just looking

  If the litter you are looking at does not have one EIC clear parent (Exercise Induced Collapse) or if the breeder doesn't even know what EIC even is, you risk getting a puppy that will collapse during hunting or even when excited.

At the end of the article is a link to download the testing requisition.

An explanation of EIC 

EIC U of MN and Brochure pdf

A carrier is a HEALTHY DOG that will NOT show the EIC condition EVER, but is not clear for breeding purposes.

Erin's Edge will NOT produce or sell EIC or CNM Affected Puppies because one parent will always be clear.

We will not produce EIC or CNM affected pups. An EIC carrier status does not affect their health or working ability, and is only of consequence if you want to breed. All dogs carry recessive genes that are considered Deleterious Mutations. It's like blue eyes are recessive to brown eyes in that you may have blue eyed children if the other parent also has the hidden blue eyed gene or has blue eyes.

 

     

   Maggie as a puppy  

 PLEASE don't ask to come, especially if you are actively visiting other kennels. 

 For precautionary reasons I no longer allow viewing of puppies before their 1st vaccinations at 6 weeks except under special circumstances. Visitations are being limited due to the possibility of cross-contamination from other kennels with a newer strain of Parvo AND for the privacy of the mothers.  I have been told there has been Parvo right in my area by the AKC and State Inspectors, and there was a recent epidemic in Milwaukee. There are pictures on the nursery page. The pups are going to change dramatically anyway by the time they are ready, and their personalities are just becoming noticible by 6 weeks. This is being done to protect the health of the puppies, whether people are visiting other kennels or not, and also for the privacy of the mothers. The Moms are not themselves because Mother Nature gives them hormones to protect their babies. They don't want to meet you or your children for you to see if they are friendly.  After nursing they will not look like themselves either for a few weeks. The stud dogs are protective when there are puppies so I try to keep a calm atmosphere for the Moms.  I believe in as relaxed environment as possible and viewing puppies can be done on the website in the nursery, not in person. Pups are chosen in order of deposit, often before they are born, from people not in the vicinity, so which pups are left are not known until the previous pups have been chosen. 

All the pups are in the house and not outside in a facility so no facility tours here. In fact if that's what you are looking for, please pass by as I don't want Parvo, Kennel Cough or other diseases tracked here on clothing and shoes from another place with problems. Almost All insurers will not insure in-house puppy establishments, just puppies raised in cages in outside buildings. That is the reality we are living in now. I do have liability insurance because I have a record of no incidents, but I will not give tours in my house where my dogs live. In most cases the sires are not here either because they are picked for being a good match with the Mom, often Field Champions, Qualified All Age or Master Hunters. Places that always have the sire and dam are not always the best breedings and often those you find in the newspaper. Therefore, we do not give tours. Pups are raised in my living area, not in a kennel or other building.

Pictures are in the Nursery

   

Pups are picked in order a $200 deposit is received at the pick-up date so you will not know "which one" is available. If you are trying to find a duplicate of your old dog I can't guarantee what the puppies will look like and looking for your old dog is not fair to the new puppy. You must be ready to accept a new puppy as his own individual self and you will love him for his own traits.

I do not know what color or sex pups will be nor does it matter what the female "had before". Ultrasounds can't even confirm a counts. X-rays may be taken just before whelping but only enable counting. Females may have any assortment of sexes or color.

Please be patient with the picking process.  It is difficult to arrange all buyers in order of deposit for 3 or 12 buyers. The pick-up date is usually known after birth and the State of Wisconsin will only allow puppies to leave at 7 weeks. I realize everyone is busy, and there are emergency last changes, but please don't disrupt the pick-up times for your childrens' sporting events. The puppy pick-up date is very important. If you have a vacation planned, don't put a deposit down for a puppy and expect me to keep the puppy longer. The same with a family gathering. Please be courteous to me and sometimes I  actually have plans. In the event you can't come, I will either pick the puppy for you or at times I will refund your deposit if communication becomes difficult.

 

 Pups are born in a whelping box in my computer-TV room so I can keep an eye on them. When they are being weaned they may either stay in a bigger pen with a potty box or go to an intermediate area in the basement with a living space and separate potty area and then they are brought outside for outings or play depending on the weather. Some litters are whelped at the homes of the females' families. Pups are home raised, dewormed multiple times, vet checked, dews claws removed, first vaccination, well socialized, exposed to feathers, introduced to crates, and microchipped and come with AKC limited registration unless there are previously agreed terms. I also supply over 30 pages of puppy notes and lifetime support for your puppy. Pups come with limited hip/eye guarantees.

   

A new unknown virus was spreading last year which can kill in as little as 48 hours from the onset of symptoms, and is negative on the Parvo snap test. It is being called Circovirus. "Symptoms include bloody diarrhea and vomiting, extreme lethargy, neurological problems, a lack of appetite and other maladies. What made these cases unique is what the pathologist terms ‘acute necrotizing vasculitis.’ This is when the blood vessels become suddenly damaged and fluid begins leaking out of the vessels’ and they developed fluid around their lungs and in the abdomen.”  There is also the possibility of cross-contamination from other kennels from H3N3 canine influenza, a new strain of Parvo, a new strain of Kennel Cough, and the new strain of Canine Influenza

PARVO WARNING!!! Breeders, buyers, stud owners, be aware, a breeder near Springfield, IL area had a confirmed parvo pup sent home (to MN). Use caution in your travels with your dogs and be aware of who is coming on your property. 10/25/16

 

     

    ErinsEdge@charter.net  

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.”  Milan Kundera

 

   Maggie/Cash pups at the vet