The Chatham Hill Retriever® is a hybrid dog. The original Chatham Hill Retrievers are a cross between our Flat-Coated Retriever and our American
Cocker Spaniel. The Springer Spaniel and/or a Longhair Weimaraner were added to help perfect this breed of dog. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed
breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any
combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. All parent dogs and puppies are very much socialized with our family.
While there are some variations, the concept is to downsize the Retriever and reduce the shedding, using a dog that is a smaller Spaniel type with similar structure, appearance and physical traits as a Retriever. The desired result of this crossbreeding is a dog that looks like a much smaller version of a Retriever.
If we have a litter, then it was planned. We can predict the colors that will be born from that breeding pair. The parent dogs have great temperaments, sound health,
are very intelligent and of course, are beautiful dogs. This resulting
litter should have sound health, excellent temperament, and a love of
affection just like the parent dogs and combine great attributes from
both pure-breeds. The result of this crossbreed is a healthy, happy and
confident puppy that will be a great companion for many years. As the
history of both parents shows; they are also from sound healthy lineage.
We are confident that the new homes we find for them will be as pleased
as we are with the parent dogs.
Height: maturing to 20" - 23" tall,
Weight: between 35-55 lbs.
Color: Black, Brown, Yellow and Red.
Some pups may have white on them or be completely solid in
color; it depends upon who the parent dogs are.
Coat: Straight and flat or have a natural wave to it.
Some of the new owners of these Retrievers are training their pups to be hunters, traveling companions, and therapy dogs and service dogs. Chatham Hill Retrievers® make
ideal family pets. Anxious to please, they are easy to train, and are
real people lovers. "Chatties" love adults and children of all ages and
are great family companions! Very playful, fun, and gentle natured, they
get along well with people, other dogs and animals.