Copper Creek Outfitters and Kennel

Explore Our Passion

we strive to produce the best hunting experience out there!! Come check out our hunting partners and products. Theres nothing like a Copper Creek puppy!

Blue Ribbon Breeder


Blue Ribbon Breeder
  • Lots of hard work is paying off!!!!
  • Good Dog promotes responsible breeders and rescues to place puppies and dogs with the right home 
  • please feel free to check us out on gooddog.com!

New Additions


We welcomed Magnolia "Maggie" to the Copper Creek family!! She is a triple registered Boykin Spaniel from Cavern Kennels in Tennessee. Check out our dog page for pictures

About Us


the great outdoors has always been a passion for us. we took the step and opened up our outfitters in 2014 and started taking people we met out hunting. we focus on Waterfowl hunting primarily at this time as it is one of our biggest passions.our hunts are personal fun and a once and a life time hunt. we get you to places that no one else can with our special boat and equipment. we work tirelessly all summer scouting and tracking to find some of the best locations to hunt! Travis has been hunting since a small child and i picked it up in 2007. we also opened up along side the outfitters and started a Kennel as well. We love Labrador Retrievers! we currently run a small kennel and breeding program. we strive to produce some of the best all around dogs out there our puppies have been put in service careers to couch potatoes to hunting partners. we work very hard to produce well rounded sane dogs.


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Our Services


Guided Waterfouwl hunts

guided hunts

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Labrador Retrievers

dogs and puppies free and clear of all testable genetic issues and parents OFA tested

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Products

hunting training and memorial products

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Our Pro Staffing

the products we use and love!

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Coming soon Boykin Spaniels

we added the Boykin Spaniel to our breeding program first litter should be in 2022!

Great Hunts Compassionate Guides

Come explore our passion

we strive to give the best hunting experience in the land of 10,000 lakes!!

The Team


Kelsey Winter

Co owner and Operator

kennel operator and dog caretaker. creator of all sold products and secondary guide in hunts. also runs all the companies social media

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Travis Winter

Co owner and Operator

Head Waterfowl guide product producer.

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ZEKE

Main hunting dog

Zeke is an amazing Retriever he came from Soggy Acres Retrievers out of Delevan Wisconsin. He is still young but has a great drive and ability

Maggie

Hunting Dog **in training**

Maggie is a very well bred Boykin Spaniel. the breed is all American and bred to hunt in the swamps of the Carolinas they are dubbed The little dog that wont rock the boat. and that she is a little dog that doesn't rock the boat.

Guide Service


Guided Waterfouwl hunts

one or two person private guided waterfowl hunts

Coming Soon Deer hunts

COMING SOON

COMING SOON Turkey

Spring and Fall shot gun or bow

Guide Service Pricing


New This Year


New this year!!! So we are adding by popular demand gift certificates for hunts. We will have these available during the spring and summer for that years hunting season. Gift certificates are available in the one or two day hunts. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in getting a certificate for that special some one!

check out our Facebook Page for the monthly Copper Creek Field Tips and other clips of what we are doing!

Products


Training products

25 Foot check cord

Made of braided Paracord with a leather handle and metal snap clip

$15.00

50 foot check cord

heavy duty rope cord. leather handle and metal clip

$22.00

$8.00

Hunting products

Paracord duck carrier

double sided carrier made of paracord able to hold up to 8 birds

$8.00

Duck call lanyard

paracord with clip in back for easy removel in a sticky situation. 6 calls

$17.00

Turkey sling one

Turkey carrier made of high quality paracord. loops around birds legs

$10.00

Turkey Carrier two

high quality paracord. loops around neck and legs slinged over shoulder to carrier bird

$8.00

memorial products

Urns small

small urn customized for you.

$15.00

Urns medium

medium urn customized for you and your beloved furry friend

$20.00

Urns Large

large urn customized for you

$35.00

$25.00

Nuvet Plus


we swear by Nuvet Plus supplements for our dogs young and old. these supplements help promote a healthy dog all around from the immune system to the hair and coat to the joints! these supplements are made with human grade ingredients in a pharmacy along side the supplements you and i take.feel Free to ask questions and use out code for ordering!

code is 376764

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Where Are We at And Where We Going


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  • 7/24/2020 09:26 AM - 7/26/2020 09:28 AM
  • 2970 County Rd 3

we will be in the Parade on Sunday and will be doing Live demonstrations come out and meet Travis and Kelsey and of course all the Copper Creek Gang ask questions and get in on some drawings and prizes

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  • Cloquet, MN, USA

Testimonials


PUPPIES FOR SALE


Pearl's litter was born June 28th. 8 pups 1 chocolate male 1 chocolate female 2 black males 4 black females.

Ashley chocolate male (blue plaid collar)

Amanda chocolate female (purple Paw print collar)

Cassandra black Male (teal collar)

Jen Black male (Blue Collar)

Molly black female (Magenta collar)

Kevin black female

Alex black female

Sandy Black female

Copper Creek Labrador Retrievers Puppies


here is a general overview of what you get when you purchase a Copper Creek Labrador Retriever.
  • each one of our females and males we use have been put through genetic testing so we know we are producing health puppies for you and your family. we do not breed any dogs that are carriers or effected by any genetic issues.
  • each puppy is sent home with dewclaws removed, de wormed at 2 4 6 and 8 weeks, first set of shots and first vet check, parents pedigree, started on heart gaurd, and a puppy starter pack (starter bag of food, a toy with litter smell on it and a blanket) along with a copy of our contract.
  • we strive to give the best pups out there and we are confident in them that we send each pup home with a 30 month health guarantee. if anything is wrong health wise with the pup we will give you a new pup at the same price as the first one you bought.
  • each pup is handled from day one and exposed to lots of sights sounds and smells by eight weeks. 
  • our puppies are raised in home with us and are handled by adults as well as children and are around other dogs and cats.
here is what to expect when you bring a new puppy home 
  • adjustment can be stressful on these little guys and gals. depression not eating and some diarrhea is normal. if it persists for more then a couple days please contact your vet
  • you will need to make a potty schedule a good rule of thumb is every two hours some times more frequently
  • potty after wake up and after meal time 
  • there can be some crying and whimpering
  • when you buy a Copper Creek pup we are here for each new puppy parent for questions and concerns to help you navigate this crazy but super fun adventure!

information on our puppy contracts


our contracts for puppies outline the standards we use on our dogs here and tips for you as a new puppy parent it also outlines out 30 month health gaurentee and our limited warenty on knees hips and elbows.heres what we will cover under both:
  • our parents are genetic tested for ALL genetic disorders that Labs carry so no worries there!
  • we will replace your pup if the pup has a congentital disorder that arrises dont worry we will not ask you to return the dog to us. we will give you pick of a like priced pup from a future litter. we also cover under this any wierd catastrofic issues or disorders that were not created due to the environment the puppy is in now ie broken bones ran over things like this.
  • our Limited coverage on Knees hips and elbows covers and displasea that is not created by enviromental factors. this is the one that gets tricky.
  • our health gaurenttee can be extened if you as the buyer keeps the pup on the food we recommend and use of the nuvet labs supplements.
  • as always we want to keep our puppy families happy and will always back our puppies as best we can.
  • we also offer lifetime support of each one of our copper creek pups. what do we mean by this. we are always here to answer questions that arise during the life of these guys and gals. we ecourage as many questions as possible and on what ever dog subject you have or are working on.

Contract infomation


All Puppies and Dogs Sold By Copper Creek Kennel Come With:
  • Vet check by certified veterinarian
  • Health records 30 month health guarantee  a 2 year hip and eye guarantee and a 5 year free puppy replacement guarantee on any non-environmental issues (IE- untestable congenital issues genetic cancers etc.)
  • Dew claws removed
  • Microchipped
  • AKC registration papers ( limited or full depending on contract)
  • First shots heart guard and dewormed (2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks)
  • 24 hour help or answers to questions on you new family member.
Buyer Responsibility outline
  • Cannot hold breeder responsible for damages settlements liability judgements or injuries caused by the dog or puppy.
  • It’s the buyer’s responsibility to train handle and work with the dog. Temperament of dog is not the breeders responsibility after the pup leaves their possession
  • To not abuse or neglect puppy or dog in any manner
  • Breeder recommends obedience or puppy classes
  • Breeder provides dewormer at 2 4 6 and 8 weeks and first set of shots and heartguard. It’s the buyers responsibility to get the rest i.e. boosters and Rabies
Holding agreement
A 200 dollar deposit is required to hold your puppy. The seller assigns the buyer the guarantee that the puppy will not be sold to any other party then the deposit holder as long as buyer adheres to the puppy pickup guidelines. The 200 dollar deposit is nonrefundable and will be applied to the purchase price of the puppy when the buyer assumes physical possession of assigned puppy. Seller takes cash money order or cashier check for payment no personal checks. Remainder of payment on puppy is due at pick up or before shipping of assigned puppy. Payment at pick up time is cash money order, NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT ANYTIME.
Pick up of Your Puppy
Your assigned puppy needs to be picked up between 8 and 9 weeks of age. If you have not made arrangements prior to pick up Copper Creek has the right to void the contract, resell puppy and keep the nonrefundable deposit. If prior arrangements have been made these will be noted in the puppy contract made between Copper Creek and the buyer. All fees for puppy must be made before puppy will be released to buyer. Shipping is available to buyer for additional fees. Puppies though will not be shipped until 8 weeks of age.
Guarantee
Puppies are to be in good condition for the first 72 hours after the time of the purchaser assumes physical possession of the puppy. The buyer agrees to have the puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian at the buyer’s expense with in the first week of possession of puppy. If any serious physical issues like hip dysplasia by certification of OFA the puppy or dog (5YRS) IS TO BE RETURNED TO THE BREEDER FOR A REPLACMENT PUPPY FROM A FURTURE LITTER OF THE BUYERS CHOICE AT NO TIME WILL A CASH REFUND BE MADE FOR A PUPPY. Viral bacteria colds or infections such as Coccidian or Giardia (bloody stools) are illnesses that can be treated by medication from your vet. It is important to contact breeder and take puppy in for treatment from a vet. These things are not covered by the health guarantee. Umbilical hernias or outie belly buttons are also not covered by the health contracts. From the stress of moving from litter to new home is kennel cough( a raspy cough (Bordetella)) which is a common issue from the stress of moving also short depression lack of appetite for first 48 hours if persists contact vet. All puppies get first set of shorts for distemper parvo corona, also are treated for worms and coccidia prior to leaving Copper Creek Kennel. Loose stools for longer than 48 hours should be addressed with your vet. But please keep Copper Creek Kennel in the loop. Copper Creek Kennel gives a 2 year HIP Guarantee that covers genetic or hereditary disease known as Hip Dysplasia also a 2 year EYE guarantee and that would be checked at the U of M test is known as CERF. Copper Creek reserves the right to deny any payment on any illness of a puppy stated in this contract.
If your puppy doesn’t pass an OFA test on suspicion of Hip Dysplasia (severe) between 20 to 25 months. Purchaser is to spay or neuter unless already done buyer has the right to hand dog over to breeder to rehome or buyer can keep dog as a pet or companion. Breeder will then give buyer a credit for a new puppy from litter of choice. At no time will cash be given to buyer. Proof of issue and spay or neuter needs to be sent to breeder before credit will be given for a replacement. If purchase price of new puppy is more than the credit given difference much is made by buyer.
Copper Creek Kennel reserves the right to get a second option on and diagnosis made on said puppy by vet or specialist of the Kennels choice at the buyer’s expense. Note not all vets are trained to do OFA certification x rays. We suggest calling around to find a vet that is certified to perform an OFA certification x ray exam before having procedure done. These results will be sent to another vet or OFA or OFC agency for best reading results.
The buyer shall provide proper nutrition vet care shelter and exercise. Seller had right to ask for proof and ask to see said dog at any time to check on status of dogs health and condition. If dog is neglected or mistreated seller has the right to get dog back and not give refund. Seller must be able to show proof of vet checks and immunization on said dogs or puppies. All our puppies should be getting fresh water food and excessive daily. If dogs are kept outside must have shelter from heat and cold and dry place to sleep. It’s not a right to have a dog it’s a privilege. Copper Creek does not tolerate abuse or neglect of the animals we raise. We ask that you properly socialize puppies after the appropriate age and after all immunizations are given. Failure to do so can have negative impacts of owner and dog. Obedience classes or proper training is recommended before one year of age. Please feel free to drop us a line with any questions.
5 year guarantee all criteria must be met before pup or dog will be replaced. Dog must have gotten fed an approved dog food vet checks and immunization record. Approved vet must provide information showing that issues with dog or puppy is not an environmental issue or issue made but owner error. Unforeseen issues like early age cancer cataracts tumors digestive problems, extreme allergies or genetic issues not covered in already tested panel. Copper Creek reserves the right to ask for all info needed to make a determination on replacing the dog or puppy. Under this guarantee we also ask you feed your dog an approved dogfood and normal quality care for your puppy or dog. If Copper Creek Kennel feels that this was something that was not caused by an environmental issue or an accident to the dog within reason Copper Creek Kennel will replace the dog or puppy. Copper Creek Kennel reserves the right to approve or deny this replacement guarantee. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
First Right to Recovery
If unable to care for dog or puppy Copper Creek Reserves the right to get the puppy or dog back at the buyer’s expense. The price of the dog is nonrefundable. This includes but is not limited to the buyer privately selling the dog or puppy euthanizing the dog or puppy, surrendering the dog or puppy to a humane society or shelter. With this agreement Copper Creek is not held responsible for any damages issues (physical, emotional or economical). Rehoming dog or puppy without approval from Copper Creek is a breach of contract and can have legal affects. All paperwork must be returned with puppy or dog. If Copper Creek oks rehoming of dog new papers will be drawn up for parties to sign.
Registration:

All puppies are sold with AKC registration papers either limited or full unless contracted otherwise. Copper Creek Kennel will require the buyer provide a statement for the vet proving that your puppy has been spayed or neutered by age 18 months with limited registry or health issues unless otherwise contracted.

LIMITED VS FULL REGISTRATION


LIMITED REGISTRATION OR PET HOMES ONLY 
Puppy bought under this is not intended for breeding or showing. THESE PUPPIES ARE INTENDED FOR FAMILY OR HUNTING PARTNERS. These puppies are to be spayed or neutered per contract to drop the likelihood of breeding accidently. Copies of these needs to be sent to Copper Creek Kennel by age 2 of the dog. If not done this will void the contract and Copper Creek can ask for dog back without refund or replacement. All 30 month health guarantees on hips and eyes still apply with all limited registry puppies. We still reserve the right to ask for second opinion at owner’s expense. As with other Copper creek will replace pup with one of equal value NO CASH REFUNDS.
If buyer breeds Limited registry dog from Copper Creek that will void contract and gives Copper Creek the right to pursue court charges at buyer’s expense. Breeding is not outlined in our limited registry contract; doing so will void the contract and create unregistered puppies. This will also void all contract guarantees.
We do not guarantee the ability of the puppies. We also advise on training courses and seeking advice of a professional if puppy is bought for service or hunting.

FULL REGISTRATION (BREEDING RIGHTS)
If puppy is bought for breeding prospect the breeder guarantees against hip dysplasia with an OFA/ OVC rating of fair better or excellent up to 25 months. Eyes will also be guaranteed to pass the CERF test by 25 months. All vaccinations will have to be current and documented by a licensed vet. Must also have a copy of the specialist written report on any genetic issues but the breeder reserves the right to get a second opinion for another vet or specialist of the breeder’s choice at the buyer’s expense.
When breeding by signing this document you state the dog will be at least 2 years of age and have all proper vetting (i.e. immunizations, health clearance etc.). The dog must rate fair or higher on the OFA test and have no other issues. 
If at any time around 25 months the said dog doesn’t pass OFA CERF tests and breeder is fine with the vets recommendation Copper Creek will replace breeding prospect with an equivalent puppy. Copper Creek will only replace a puppy once. NO CASH REFUNDS. Original dog MUST be spayed or neuter. Copper Creek is not responsible or liable for any vet bills income loss surgery or any bills related to the lack of being able to breed the puppy.
Buyer is responsible to meet all criteria set forth by kennel and AKC, or the dog must be spayed or neutered. By selling or buying breeding quality dogs we want to better and maintain the breed not degrade or misrepresent the breed.
If buying for show prospect all guarantees mentioned above for breeding apply for show quality however there is no guarantee that said puppy will win in the show ring we do not guarantee this.
If buyer breeds whether it’s accidently or deliberately before outlined above is met this will void contract and Copper Creek has the right to regain possession of said dog. *** if you choose to breed said dog before 2 years of age and without clearance or to a kennel without merit or a non AKC kennel without permission from Copper Creek we reserve the right to take said buyer to court for breach of contract buyer will be responsible for all court costs as well. NO EXCEPTIONS... Copper Creek Kennel prides on providing healthy registered breed worth dogs and we don’t want anything less for the Breed.

Copper Creek Pup Pricing


deposit or hold fee

$200.00
  • this ensures you get a puppy from the litter. we do not take deposits until after the litter is born. the 200 will go towards the price of the puppy and is NON REFUNDABLE but is transferable to another litter.

Limited registration (no breeding rights) Labrador Retriever

$700
  • this is a basic AKC registration this price does not include breeding rights of said pup and contract is a spay nueter contract as well

Full Registration (breeding rights) Labrador Retriever

$1000.00
  • this is a full rights contract pup price. meaning if you want to breed or show said pup.

Our Journey with Labs


I (Kelsey) have grown up with an array of dogs from Dachshunds to Great Danes and Irish Wolfhounds. i got my first lab at the end of high school. Jack was an amazing dog. i rescued him from a shelter he was the last of a litter of 8 found in a box behind a grocery store. i could not do anything wrong in his eyes and he was my everything. Travis and I trained and worked with Jack really hard. he loved to retrieve and hunt with us even though he hated gun shots. as he got older we found he had so many issues. from congenital issues to genetic issues. Jack lived to be 11 he lost his fight with caner right after his 11th birthday.

i did a lot of research knowing i didn't want anything else in my house but a lab. i found a handful of breeders across the country testing for a panel of genetic issues. so i dug and found Kim at Vikings and she tested all her dogs to get rid of any of the genetic issues in her kennel. we got Copper from her.

Shortly after Copper while mowing one summer day i watched one of the most heartless human acts i have ever seen. we live in the country and people dump dogs here all the time but i watched a person push a older in horrible shape male chocolate lab out of the side door of a mini van down from our house. i jumped into action and cleaned him up. Duke was in horrible shape from his coat to his ears to his teeth. i spend the entire summer cleaning him up and getting him to where he should be nice shiny coat. his ears were so infected it ate his eardrums into nothing. we gave him the best 2 years of his life. he passed away peacefully. since the rescue of Duke i took in rehabbed and re homed a number of lab and lab mixes Dexter being the last he will live out his life here per contract. he is retired and gets to do the things he loves swim and take long walks in the woods.

we have had some amazing dogs pass through our hands through the years and we couldn't be more fortunate to have the group we have now! with my background in animal health as well it really has helped to get a good group of both American (field bred) and English (show bred) Labs in our program.

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  • Wrenshall, MN, USA