Hi! I’m Catharine,

an expert dog breeder

based in Maple Park Illinois

Home of: GCH. Chestnut Hill Cliff Hanger JH TD

and Journey CT Cabin Creeks Perfect Trip



As the years have progressed I have found that the line I have had for 8 generations is the most amazing and they have gone on to do many great things for many people; Champion Trackers, UDX dogs, agility, therapy,etc. but still have that sweet loving temperament and live long healthy lives well into their teens.

This breed is truly the best. I have had several other breeds in my life but this is the one that can do it all. Through the years we have bred many couch potatoes but also had great success in the breed ring, the agility field, as hunting partners, and advanced obedience dogs. At this time we have had 2 Champion trackers which has a pass rate of 3 percent probably my proudest moment ever.

The labs of Cabin Creek bring me endless joy and great fulfillment.

Here at Cabin Creek, on our 16-acre farm, our Labs are an intricate and vital part of our daily lives. They are true members of the family.

Our interests lie in the Breed ring and also the Agility ring. We strive to produce only happy, healthy puppies and we do this for the love of the breed. No expense is ever spared: we feed only the best foods and give our dogs the best medical care possible.

Each litter is an event and is looked forward to with much anticipation. Being a small breeder we have never lost sight of the fact that you are making a commitment to another family member that you will love and cherish for a decade and more.

25 years and counting of labs and it couldn’t be done with out support and help from family!

Click here to see our litter information and which dogs are expecting!





  Knowledge, Passion, Tradition and Quality. 

Labradors have been a huge part of me and my families lives.
For three decades we always do the very best for our family of Labradors .


Lots of room to exercise, the best food and since we don’t even have a kennel everyone gets plenty of attention every day. We do all the health testing that is currently available such as DNA testing for  inherited diseases besides hips , elbows and hearts . This is the way to do it so we know we are not placing a pet with a family that will expire at an early age from something that could easily have been avoided.


They are  calm in the house but when asked happily go on a successful hunting trip do a weekend of agility or obedience and my favorite tracking . Always expecting outstanding looks and brains and easy train ability in every litter . 





by Richard Biby, Contributing Editor
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog." Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted. Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise." "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person. Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man." So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog." just smile, because they "just don't understand."

Roca (C) 2006



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