NJ Breeder of Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Labradors and Golden Retrievers


A quality retriever is one that is bred to the breed standard,  along with good health credentials of the parents and the dogs on the pedigree.
A quality retriever is one that possesses the natural desire to do well in the field, either hunting or in competition.
A quality retriever is a total package - one that has ability, trainability, sound temperament and is a good all-around representative of it's breed and makes a great companion and/or hunting dog.  This is what we strive for at Redlion Kennel. 

You may reserve a puppy in a specific litter with a $300 non-refundable deposit.  Puppies leave at 7 weeks of age and will have had their first shot, worming, and dewclaws may or may not be removed.  They are active and well socialized by the time they go home.  A packet of helpful reading information and training-aids is emailed to you ahead of time along with a contract explaining the guarantees. Some of those items are listed on this web site under "free information" if you want to take a look.  You may Email for an advance copy of a contract. Photos of the whole litter are sent out weekly.

Limited Registration:  Most puppies in a litter are sold for hunting and family dogs and are required to be spayed or neutered. They will have a Limited Registration. This registration means that these dogs cannot be shown or bred and no puppies from them could ever be AKC registered. These puppies though can compete in all over AKC venues and attain titles.  Only a select few puppies from some litters will be sold for showing or breeding and only to a knowledgeable breeder and there will be restrictions/requirements in the sales contract. Breeding is not for everyone.  It is not to be done so kids can have the experience nor is it done to breed pets. Much expense, thought, time and effort goes into a breeding program along with health clearances, working ability of the parents and much more.

Every puppy has it's own personality and individual abilities and/or attributes.  Some will make fine family companions while others are geared to be an active hunting or competition dog and a few exceptional ones will be the show competitors and be used for producing the quality dogs for the future.  For these reasons above, I evaluate all the puppies and choose the puppy for the buyer, matching up what I think the abilities of the puppy will be and which puppy will best fit what the owner is looking to do with the dog.  This makes for a better fit with owner & puppy and leads to a happy home for everyone.  This is not done until the litter is 7 weeks olds.   You and I will not know which puppy is yours until 7 weeks. I have picked many puppies and shipped them, sight unseen, to new owners all over North American and many to Europe.  After having spent many years of watching, talking, comparing, competing, and using "hands on" to learn conformation and ability, I feel very confident in my selections. A knowledgeable breeder is one that can go over a litter of puppies at 7 weeks of age and easily see the differences among the puppies and pick them out accordingly to fit the new owners needs.  When searching for a breeder to buy from, this is one of the things you will want to find out about them.  Always ask if the parents have hips and eyes certified and ask if the PRA test has been done so that the puppies will be guaranteed to be clear of this blinding eye disease.

** Note:   We send out photos of the whole litter starting from Day 1 when they are born.  We continue to do this till they are 7 weeks old when they leave.  We DO NOT let anyone come in to visit/play with the puppies before they are ready to go.  Too many viruses and health issues these days can be tracked in on shoes/hands/clothing. That is why we post all the info we can about the litter and send you the photos to be able to show the family and follow along their progress.  So there are no visits ahead of time. I have lost puppies before this way and so have other breeders I know.  We all want a healthy litter and to have your puppy be here at 7 weeks of age.  Thanks for understanding.

Click below to see the current litters and other dogs for sale.

Chesapeake  Litters


Older Puppies, Older Dogs and

Started & Trained Gun Dogs for sale

Other Puppies and Older Dogs

 Labrador Litters

Golden Retriever Litters

Chesapeakes and Labradors

These are Dogs who have been rescued from a shelter or from a home where they weren't wanted any longer.

Official Statement  -  The AKC Parent Club of the Labrador Retriever has issued a statement on their position on Silver colored Labs.

There is no genetic basis for the silver gene in Labradors. The silver color is a disqualification under the Standard for the breed. The LRC does not recognize, accept or condone the sale or advertising of any Labrador as a silver Labrador. The Club opposes the practice of registering silver as chocolate.

Further info/great article by 2005 Sharon A. Wagner at
"The Truth Behind Silver Labradors". 


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