Hickory Creek presents the litter of 2021 Westminster Best of Breed Winner daughter!
At Hickory Creek we believe that every dog deserves to have a loving, forever home so we have decided to offer a Guardian Home Program. A Guardian Home is a permanent home for one of our prospective breeding male or females at a significantly reduced or no cost to the guardian family.
Becoming a Guardian Home gives you the opportunity to have one of our puppies or young adults as a family pet while he or she remains in our program up the age of 5 for females & up to the age of 6 for males. Hickory Creek will share joint AKC ownership with the family, and will retain ALL breeding rights to the dog.
We reserve the right to cancel our guardianship program at any time if we deem it necessary. Once retired, he/she is to be neutered/spayed at our expense and will get to retire with his or her family. If you are a Guardian for one of our females and we decide together to breed her, you will be compensated $50/puppy OR $300/litter (your choice) once her puppies go home. You are welcome to schedule visits while she is with us to see her and play with the puppies!
Male Guardian Homes do not have to live close to us, as semen can be collected by a veterinarian and shipped to us at our expense. If you are a Guardian for one of our males you will be compensated $100/successful litter.
As a Guardian Home you will be required to pay for the everyday expenses of owning a dog including annual exams, vaccines, food, etc. We will pay for all breeding related costs including health testing, progesterone testing, breeding related x-rays, etc.
Becoming a Guardian Home is not for everyone. You MUST be willing and able to follow these requirements:
If you are interested in becoming a Guardian Home for one of our dogs please fill out the Guardian Home application below. We look forward to hearing from you!
If you're interested in one guardian home puppies, please complete and submit the application below.
We have owned Chesapeakes for over forty years, and we have been breeding them for well over a decade. Our puppies are raised in a healthy, loving environment on our ranch alongside our sons, show pigs and cattle. They experience a multitude of sights, sounds, and experiences exploring our 217 acres of open fields, woodlands, and 5 ponds. We often come across wildlife while we explore!
Our adult Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are a part of our family. They are a huge part of our everyday lives. With five ponds on the ranch, one of them is always slipping into the house wet from a pond, just in time to get us wet with a good shake! Our family has focused for the better part of two decades on establishing Chesapeake bloodlines that produce an All American retriever who can will be a part of the family, but can retrieve all day in the cold and ice just as a Chesapeake should.
Chesapeakes are so very loving. They love to be with their family. Chessies are "velcro" dogs--they love to be near you and to touch you. My boy Teddy lays on my right foot constantly, so that he still knows when I get up, even if he is napping. Chessies are amazing hunters, but they also love to be a part of any activity. Some of our families hike with their Hickory Creek Chessies, others take them out on their boat in the Chesapeake Bay daily, but regardless of the activity, Chessies are happy to participate! They just love being with their people. We work hard to produce puppies that are a well loved member of the family in addition to being amazing hunters!