is too short to hunt with an ugly dog"
the Nursery, and News
Pages for Pictures
are not shown until after their first vaccination given at 6 weeks
"Kennel" Visits Here
are raised in my Home
are seldom here as I use frozen semen, outside studs, and my stud is
pick up is traditionally the first weekend after they reach 7 weeks.
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.
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.
short, no long distance sales anymore unless you drive here on the
pick up day or you allow me to pick for you.
also don't take orders for "Custom Puppies" or cater
to your schedule.
are made 2 weeks before Pick-up, when you will receive a care file
and where to obtail the puppy food
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.
Pups will be sold with a Limited Registration* except
if I know you from competing, etc
sales at farm subject to 5.6% Wisconsin State Sales tax
is $200, checks accepted for Deposit
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.
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!
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.
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.
specialize in breeding Hunting Companions that can Hunt and run
NOT Mellow, laid-back pets, or match a puppy just like your old dog.
I can't do Custom Orders.
Vanna (Goose MH X Kat) X Drake QA2 Blacks and Chocolates born
September 22nd ready November 10th
Female $1200, Black Females $1000, Black Males $900
2 Black Females, 2 Black Males
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.
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.
is in training and running Field Trial Opens. He is rarely
home. He has a Qual 1st, 2nd & 4th so QA2 Titled
Goose in his
prime. Goose is deceased at 14+ years
AFC Tucker 95#
River JH at 11 mo female
Oakley 1 year female
Blue Drake/Tee @ 14 mo
Chopper Chocolate female 1 year
Vanna/Drake 4 week old
for Drake X Vanna
Erins Edge Back in
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
FC Merlyn IV
OFA# 155870 EXcellent, EL36806,
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
FC Fargo II
OFA# 100915 Excellent
1995 & 2000 NAFC/FC/2X CNAFC Ebonstar Lean Mac
122 1/2 Derby Pts Comb highest ever
2002 Sire 1 NFC, 100+ FC,
Top Open Dog, Top Amateur Dog,
FC AFC CFC Candlewood's Ms M.B. Kate
FC Case Hardened Colors
Dam of 2 FC
Full brother to 2006 NAFC/FC Carbon Copy of Horn Creek
FC-AFC Dare to Dream
OFA# 55003 EX
AFC Sparkle Plenty of Horn Creek
Working Class Zoe
of Zanzibar MH/QAA
OFA# 197774 EXcellent
EL54600, CERF 348250
3 derby pts, QAA/MH by 3 years
FC AFC Way-Da -Go
Call Of The Wild
EIC & CNM Clear
(Littermate to FC/AFC Wing Magic's Louisiana Roux
who was sire of FC/AFC Ammo, all time derby pt high)
FC AFC Cuda's Blue Ryder MH
Double Header Winner
Way-Da-Go Answered Prayer
Jacob's Hermione MH
FC-AFC Portland's Muddy Waters
OFA# 129337 EX
Edge Simply Nirvanna
226019, EL 77333, EYE8685/8F-PI,
Clear, Dilute Clear
Erins Edge Goose Ya Big Studd MH
OFA# 103306EX EL10097 Cerf 25697
5 Derby Pts, 5 qual finishes
PRA, EIC, CNM Clear
FC/AFC/CFC/CAFC Barracuda Blue MH
Only Chocolate with all 5 titles
Haverhill's Brown Blitzkrieg
Haverhill's Missy Blueblack
Mallard Lake Lady Magnum, QAA
Pachanga Magnum Force
Mallard Lake Lady Liz
Dam of AFC
Erins Edge Katya von Tucker
200293EX, EL 56505, CERF LR369600
Candlewood's Citizen Smith
155766, Open Win,
FC/AFC Whitie IV
OFA# 100357, Littermate to 5
2003 NAFC finalist
Candlewoods Sage Brush Sal
Edge Crashtest Tango Mango JH
Gunner, Flight Interceptor SH,QAA
OFA# 116322 EL 13561
CERF 30007 CNM Clear, EIC Clear.
US Open and Amat wins
CRASHTEST LAUNCH BY
OFA# 156998 EX, CNM clear
(Goose MH X Juice (FC/AFC Tiger McBunn grandaughter) X Drake
QAA born Sept 30th ready November 18th
Females $1100, Black Females $900. Black Males $850
2 Chocolate & 3 Black Females, 1 Black male
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.
Erins Edge Back in Black
Multiple QAA siblings. In FT training
Currently running Quals with Qual 4th
Erins Edge Edie Lacy
228425 Excellent EYE8682
& Dilute Clear, CNM Clear by Parentage
Goose Ya Big Studd ,MH
OFA# 103306 EX ,
Clear, EIC Clear
Haverhill's Brown Blitzkrieg
Haverhill's Missy Blueblack
Pachanga Magnum Force
Edge Jamba Juice
OFA# 198799 Ex,
Lord of the Harvest, MH/QAA
OFA# 146736, EL 24670, CERF
18 MH passes, Amateur and Open jams
EIC and CNM Clear
FC/AFC Tiger McBunn
Sire of 10 FC 100.5 All Age Points
Qual for 7 Natl, finalist in 3
FTCH/AFTCH Caroube De Moranville
OFA# 10061 EX
LAUNCH BY ERINSEDG JH
ERINS EDGE LEAN MACHINE SH
Brother to 2 FC
ERINS EDGE HOT CHAQUITA
Reserve derby jam
will be on ProPlan Sport Active Chicken
Formula All Life Stages 37
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
has it. Free Shipping, if you order the minimum. Some Petsmarts
have it. Fleet Farms maybe
to Petsmart website, find the food, put in your zipcode, and it will
tell you the store to go to.
World in Menomonee Falls has it
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
you pick up the puppy.
can also send money through Paypal using your credit card. Select
Friends and Family
you for understanding.
Foster Program for Kat/Drake Chocolate Female Puppy born August
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
/Spring 2019 Future Possibilities
will be no Christmas Puppies
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.
Pink (AFC Tucker daughter) X Ben SH Frozen Semen All Chocolate Next
pups are raised inside my home and have outings outside
claws are removed, first set of vaccinations, dewormed at least 3X,
microchipped, written guarantee, vet examined,
to feathers, and guaranteed to be non-affected for EIC and CNM
Bred Females receive Omega 3 Fish Oil | High DHA Triple Strength
Pharmaceutical Grade Liquid Softgel Capsules
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.
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.
activate your Microchip click here
am the implanter so use my name and address.
for your puppy and taking the puppy home
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.
must drive, or fly in and take the puppy as a carry-on, not on Delta ErinsEdge@charter.net
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.
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.
information about what to look for in a puppy, PLEASE READ even if
you are just looking
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.
the end of the article is a link to download the testing requisition.
explanation of EIC
U of MN and Brochure pdf
carrier is a HEALTHY DOG that will NOT show the EIC condition EVER,
but is not clear for breeding purposes.
Edge will NOT produce or sell EIC or CNM Affected Puppies because
one parent will always be clear.
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.
as a puppy
don't ask to come, especially if you are actively visiting other kennels.
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.
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.
are in the Nursery
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.