Eden Retrievers is our family of Flat-Coated Retrievers. We are located on 5 acres in northeastern Wisconsin. All of our dogs are raised in the house and are an integral part of the family. My husband hunts over them, and I train and show them. All Eden dogs are strictly owner handled or breeder/owner handled to all of their titles. All of our dogs are "home schooled" which is to say, they have never attended a class which tells you something about their temperaments! To date we've bred 57 AKC Champions (including 9 Grand Champions) of record as well as over 150 AKC titles earned by our dogs in agility, dock-diving, field, nosework, obedience, rally, search and rescue and tracking.
Eden Retrievers was founded in 1975 with the goal of producing Labradors that looked good and could still hunt. I purchased a Labrador from field trial bloodlines in 1975. In 1976 a male from American show lines and a female from English show/working import parents was added. Over the years, it became increasingly difficult to pursue my dream of producing a dual type Labrador. I decided to turn my attentions elsewhere. In 1985 after much research, I purchased my first Flat-Coated Retriever, CH. Petersfield Indigo of Eden, CD. I found him a mate in CH. Bertschire Mist Over Eden. Together they founded the Eden breeding program as it remains today. Pictured above is Am GCH/Can. CH. Eden Snow Bird's The Word (Spaude/McConnell/Neubuaer).
So while the Labradors may be long gone, the original purpose of Eden Retrievers lives on through my Flat-Coated Retrievers. They are equally happy hunting in the woods, showing in the ring, running obedience or just stretched out on the floor . We hope you enjoy looking at our site! Please come again!
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit on a hillside on a glorious afternoon with a dog is to be back in Eden, where to do nothing was not boring--it was peace"--