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As of June 13, 2016, please address all emails to The townhouse we are in has a mold problem and we will be in a hotel for the next 2-3 weeks. I won’t be able access my kennel email, but you are welcome to call me anytime at 281-794-7878. I will update this message as soon as we are able to get back to the townhouse. Hopefully, we will be back on our acreage with new facilities in 2-3 months.


Remi/Dixie litter, born 5/19/16, are fat and sassy. Maybe one male available. Call for information. Beautiful, nice heads, great coats.  Pups will be ready to go to their new homes around July 10-15. 281-794-7878

Rooster/Calli litter, Born 6/12/16. Males and females available. Lots of colors. Reds, browns and everything in between. Calli is a great mom; Rooster is a great proven champion stud. Coats look great. All pups are vigorous and nursing well. Pups will be ready to go to their new homes around August 3-9. Call for more information. 281-794-7878

Houston/Zippy litter due 6/17/16. This should be a beautiful litter with Houston, a champion in 4 countries, and Zippy, the granddaughter of Lauren, my Grand Champion. Zippy looks a lot like Lauren only mahogany in color. Call for more information, since I won’t be able to update my web site until we get back to my main computer. 281-794-7878

Lots of pups due between May and June! Take a look!  

 I have posted pictures of the pairings under “up coming litters”, so you can even pick the litter you prefer. This information is up now , so take a look. Call for questions. Send in your deposits. Will be posting picture of Houston in the next coupls of days. You can also view him under “Champions”.

Winnie did not take

No pups. The stud’s owner was out of town and I believe she was bred late. We will be breeding in another 3 months. Around June, July.

 Please send an email via the link on this site,, giving your name, address and phone number; what you want, either a chessie or golden, the color and the sex, so you can get on the list. The $300 deposit, with no time limit, should be made out to Candy Van Duzer, 23595 Sanders Cemetery Rd., Magnolia, TX 77355.

More news!!! We sold our house and cut out smaller acreage on our original land. By February, 2016 our new address will be 23595 Sanders Cemetery Rd., Magnolia, TX 77355. Same Driveway, just different location. More about this when we know we’ve moved! Questions? Give me a call. 281-794-7878. Still breeding great dogs!


Welcome to Xanadu Kennels, breeders of champion Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and Golden Retrievers


We are proud to announce that we have been accepted into the AKC’s “Breeder of Merit” Program. Xanadu kennels has bred more than 20 conformation champions since 1996 and has more conformation champions, Chessies that is, than any other breeder in Texas, maybe even in the South (I’ll have to check on that) and has more on the road to their championships. I always say we don’t breed ugly dogs; take a look, I think you’ll agree.

Xanadu Kennels, an AKC Breeder of Merit, produces Chesapeake Bay and Golden Retrievers of the highest quality for use as both companion and show dogs. We offer both puppies and established champions for sale throughout the year (all with the proper clearances), as well as stud and breeding services (including artificial insemination, whelping and raising litters), training, boarding, and inoculations. Our facilities include large indoor/outdoor dog runs, a large “beach access” pool, and plenty of space for the dogs to run around.

We have 30 years experience with sporting dogs and working dogs, so look around the site and let us know if we can help you find the perfect dog today.

Take a few minutes and read all the news about Xanadu Kennels. We’re making new champions, breeding great litters and having new pups!

All dogs bred have OFA and CERF clearances. Our line is free from DM, EIC and PRA. We only breed OFA good or excellent. Pedigrees available upon request of all our dogs.

Our foundation bitches were out of 2 senior hunters. We have many titled progenies in hunt, tracking, service, military, law enforcement, agility and obedience. Our dogs are excellent retrievers and water dogs, not to mention wonderful dispositions. In over 20 years of breeding Chessies, we have never had one dog returned for a bad hunter or being gun shy.