Welcome to Ellis Farms Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
We are located in Essex County, Virginia on the Rappahannock River. We are not a kennel, nor do we have frequent litters (1-2 litters a year). All of our dogs are family members and treated as such.
We carefully select our dogs from top breeders, who make it a priority to ensure the health and temperament of the breed. We also continue to strive to improve the breed by ensuring their health. We are in the process of testing our dogs for health clearances, even those that we know are clear by parentage. At this time we are testing for OFA, CERF, DM, PRA, EIC and DNA.
Although I am not competing with our dogs at this time, I am in the mentoring process through AKC. I am fully aware of the AKC Breed Standards for the Chesapeake Bay Retriever and our dogs have produced show/field quality dogs.
My family members are devoted hunters ( 2-legged and 4-legged), and our dogs' offspring have shown great drive towards the hunt. All have made great companions/family members.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions about upcoming litters or in regards to the breed.
Tracy Ellis / Breeder