Welcome to Wildwood Kennels of Tok Alaska, home of champions. We produce a high quality Chesapeake with exceptional conformation. Our handsome Chesapeake’s are superb hunting and family dogs, with many of them capable in field trials and as hunt test competitors . They can also excel at obedience and agility. Chesapeake’s are some of the most intelligent of all hunting dogs and are very devoted to those who own them. Most staunch Chesapeake owners can relate to their uncanny memory and marking abilities. Our bird dogs are AKC registered,certified OFA or Penn-
hip to be free of DHD and have CERF,,or OptiGem for eyes.
My family went north to Alaska in 1949 and we homesteaded in Tok Alaska in the early 60’s. Our Chesapeakes traveled north in 1962 with us and started our long love of this unique dog breed. I have made it my lifelong goal to breed Chesapeakes who are still able be used for hunting in tough conditions, are good looking with good size and powerful both in the water and on land .Careful consideration is given to every breeding while keeping the genetics of our hunting dogs is as pure as possible for the traits these gun dogs need .This produces outstanding working Chesapeake Retrievers who are also able to reproduce their own good type. I use only the Chesapeakes I consider to be the most outstanding of their breed when choosing mating’s and this continues to produce the best offspring. While using my old bloodlines I have since added gun dogs who trace back many times to my first pair of hunting dogs . Wildwood Chesapeakes are seen on many of the top field trial and hunting pedigrees of modern day Bay dogs. I will continue to breed the old fashioned , hard going Chesapeake duck dogs that were so carefully developed in America, known by many to be the King of Retrievers
Hunting Dogs - Chesapeake Puppies and Started Dogs
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AK Wildwood Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
PO Box 21
Tok, Alaska 99780
Phone: (907) 883-5866
I have 30 years experience owning Wildwood Chesapeake Retrievers and will always have one if possible. Wildwood kennel Chesapeakes are naturally talented and Intelligent above and beyond any dog I have ever owned. Their devotion and commitment to their people is unmatched by many other breeds of dogs, I can attest to that. I will never be without a Chessie but one from Wildwood kennel will always be a major part of my dog family. When my two oldest pass on I will be putting my name on the list once again. My dogs have done many things in their lives, from being lead dogs on my dog teams competition weight pulling dogs , champion breed ring dogs, high scoring obedience trial dogs, grouse retrievers, hiking companion, horseback riding companion, watchdogs, friendly with most people and dogs not of our home and yet protective too. Not only are they good all around dogs, they are beautiful as well, ranging from dark browns to light deadgass with pleasing conformation as well. When I hear people from over 20 years ago tell me that they got a Wildwood dog back then and want another ..that should tell you something.
The first thing that strikes you when looking at a Wildwood Chessie is their build. It is obvious that these dogs are perfectly built and proportionate to the breed standards and are very powerful animals. However that's just the start. Their intelligence, trainability, personality, loyalty and intensity make these dogs a real pleasure too live with and train. I am an avid water fowler and guide who hunts from Alaska to Texas. I hunt big rivers ,fields ,lakes ,streams and sloughs at temperatures well below zero for much of the season and require a dog strong and hardy enough to be out in these harsh conditions day after day,and my Wildwood’s Chesapeake has yet to disappoint. I have been around Chesapeakes for most of my entire life ,and know of only a few kennels that can consistently breed what I call a true Chesapeake and not some nock off.
My Chesapeake has been the best partner in duck blind i have ever had. the attached picture was on opening weekend. It was his first hunt, and performed flawlessly. we limited out with 16 bird. Our total bird count so far is right at 87, i have sent my dog on 85 of them. He has a 100% success rate so far!!