Black Butte Retrievers

The two payment options we currently accept are either:

  1. Check. For Deposit Holds only, or payments prior to picking up puppy. 
  2. Cash. For payment in person upon pickup.

#3 send in your paperwork

Check out our "Bringing Home Puppy" to find out what you need to get you through those first few months! You can also learn more about training suggestions at  "Training & Behavior" page.

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Our Purchase Process Is As Easy As 1-2-3

Due to the constant Parvo problem throughout the Pacific Northweste (read more here), we do not allow any new visitors in our home between Mama getting bred and the puppies turning 7 weeks of age. We realize that many families would like to visit, but due to previous issues we have encountered with health issues developing from people coming by during times where either Mama or baby's immune system is compromised from pregnancy or age, we simply choose not to tak risk the health of our puppies before they have been properly vaccinated.

Due to this inconvenience, we are happy to help your choose the perfect puppy for you in any way that we can, including giving full descriptions of personalities, sending pictures, posting youtube videos of the puppies at place and anything else we can do to guide you to the right choice, so always feel free to ask!


When can i pick up my puppy?

#1 Send US a Message - We want to get to know you!

Once you make a deposit, we will have you print off the below forms and scan/email or mail them back to us at

I made a deposit...NOW WHAT?


payment options

Generally speaking, puppies go home at 8 weeks of age, but we hang on to some longer who need that extra time to be ready to take on the big outside world! In some cases, we will also allow local families to pick up at 7 weeks.

Now you've reserved your puppy, but we're guessing you still have some questions? Let's see if we can answer some of them for you!

Black Butte Retrievers

Bend, OR 97702

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Phone:  ​For phone calls, please message schedule a time.

*We are an active family, so we stay pretty busy, so making an appointment for calls works best! Thank you for understanding.

Please message us with your contact info, some information about yourself and your family and what you are looking for (future puppy, current puppy, guardian dog, or retired adult). 

When we don't have litters, please be patient with correspondence and allow us 2-3 days to respond, as we stay busy with two kids and three dogs, going to local events, visiting schools and elder care homes, camping, hunting and enjoying the beautiful landscape of Central Oregon. We will get back to you in order of your email. Don't worry, you won't lose your place in line!

Prior to a litter being born, we take up to 10 deposits from future forever families (ASK ABOUT AVAILABILITY BEFORE MAKING A DEPOSIT). In order to hold your Reservation, you will need to make a $500 deposit by check and mail to our address (please email for details). Deposits are placed on the Reservation List in the order they are received, regardless of your initial contact date.


Our females go into heat every 6 to 8 months. Once they are in heat, we take them to our vet to get their hormone levels tested, so we know exactly what days are ideal for breeding. After the breeding is complete, we schedule out an ultrasound to confirm the pregnancies (usually 5 weeks from breeding date).

Puppies Arrive

Once the puppies are born, families on the Reservation List will be notified first of the birth, even before it's posted to our website!

Ready for your puppy?

Each family will have to decide if it's the right litter and time for their new forever family member to come home. If we don't hear back from you within 3 business days, we will go down the list to the next family in line. You will not be picking your specific puppy at this time, we only ask for you committment to bring a puppy home now that they are here. If you cannot take a puppy at this time, yes we understand that life happens and things come up, we are happy to push your deposit to the next available litter.

First Photoss

At 2 weeks old, we will post the first set of pictures and determine who is getting a boy vs. a girl.

Picking Your Puppy

At 3-4 weeks old, we will begin to see personalities develop and we will match each puppy with it's perfect home!

Final Payment

The Final payment can be made prior 6 weeks or at 7-8 weeks upon pickup.


#2 RESERVE A PUPPY (Deposit)

When you purchase a puppy from Black Butte Retrievers, you can expect the best! We send our puppies home having been handled since birth by our entire family and close group of friends. They are used to our kids playing with them only a daily basis and assisting in all of their regular care, so they are wonderful with children. Thanks to a time proven method of growing their potty/living space, our puppies also leave home ready to tackle potty training and rarely take more than 1-2 weeks to be potty trained in their new homes.

When you head out with your new little one in tow, you can expect to take the following:

  1. A folder with a signed copy of our Contract & Health Guarantee.
  2. A copy of all of their Medical Records, including their 6 week "Well Puppy" Veterinarian checkup.
  3. AKC Limited Registration papers.
  4. A small starter bag of food.
  5. A cute and smelly toy that is scented just like home!
  6. A rice bag that you can warm to keep them company during their first nights home, made from the baby blankets they have used since birth. We are all about a comfortable transition for puppy and for you!
  7. Most importantly, my cell phone number that you can call or text any time with questions or when you're feeling lost with potty or behavior training, health decisions or even just to share updated pictures! I can't tell you how much we love updates on our furry grandbabies!