NJ Breeder of Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Labradors and Golden Retrievers


Redlion Kennel was established in March, 1977 when I bred by first litter of Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.  That litter produced my National Specialty Winner. Redlion Kennel is a NJ breeder of Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and Labradors, competing in show, field trials and hunt tests. We are located in Southampton, NJ, a small country town in southern New Jersey, 25 miles South of Exit 7of the NJ Turnpike and east of Philadelphia 50 minutes.

My breeding program offers a quality dog, bred with the AKC breed standard in mind.  We strive to produce a good looking dog that also possesses trainability and natural retrieving instincts.  Redlion Chesapeakes are known to be a dual-purpose dog.  Many dogs produced by our breeding stock and stud dogs compete in show on a national level, field trials, hunt tests, obedience and agility trials, with many competing in more than one venue at the same time.  Our Labradors are a combined effort of field trial breeding bred to Champion or Best in Show dogs.  I have been an owner and breeder of Chesapeakes for 40 years, competing in licensed field trials, AKC Hunt Tests, and Dog Shows all over the US and in many areas of Canada.  

I have been very successful at what I do and I take my breeding program very seriously.  All dogs are health checked before breeding and puppies are guaranteed to be free of PRA, DM, EDSF, Long Coat and EIC. I know the background of the dogs and their pedigrees that I am breeding to. This is very important and beneficial in accomplishing my goals.  I want my dogs to be good Retrievers, having correct type, sound breed quality, and maximum retrieving ability.  We offer Chesapeake, Labrador and Golden Retriever puppies, Stud Service and occasionally a started gun dog for sale and some older dogs and puppies.

Over the years, my efforts have been very rewarding.  The first male that I bred won Best of Breed at the American Chesapeake Club's National Specialty Show in 1979.  He was BISS AM/CAN CH*Redlion's J.J. Sample, AM/CAN CD, AM/CAN WD.  Two of his daughters, AM/CAN*CH Neptune's Coness and AM/CAN CH Redlion's Come Back Suzie, both won Best of Opposite Sex at the American Chesapeake Club's National shows, with Suzie winning this exciting title 3 times!  I've had exciting wins with many other dogs that I have bred and owned, including sporting Group Placements, Hunt Test Completions and License Field Trial ribbons.  CH*Redlion's Bear of Upper Creek ** WDX made breed history, being the first Chesapeake to receive a Sporting Group First as well as a completion in an AKC all-breed licensed field trial.  AM/CAN CH*Redlion's Come Back Hank ** WDQ CWCI was a seasoned hunting dog, a show dog, competed in licensed field trials, and is the sire of multiple group winning dogs, group placing dogs, hunting and family dogs in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.  His son, Crawford, has 2 All-Breed Best in Show Wins.

My Labrador, CFC Homeboy's Jazz, ran field trials in the U.S. and Canada, finished his Canadian Field Trial Championship Title in 1999 and was a Finalist at the Canadian National Open that year.

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Photos of our Home, Kennel and Dog Runs

There are indoor/outdoor runs with swinging doors and heated inside - free access to come in and out 24/7.
The kennel is licensed in Southampton Twp and inspected every year by the NJ Board of Health.