Watermark Retrievers

Americas top breeding and training programs

Quality Labrador and Golden Retrievers by Mary Tatum, DVM since 1975.

Houston's Premier Golden and Labrador Retriever Breeder.
Two Black Dogs with Ribbons

Spring Update 🌸 🏆

We're welcoming Spring with some great updates and accomplishments. Rainbow thought that qual was fun, then this ribbon appeared! David Morrison had double fun as Watermarks Shadow Seeker won the Open! And Watermarks Coal 'n Star Darby Dust got 3rd in Amateur! ...
black lab in winning ribbons

A Year In Review As We Prepare…Emmanuel 🌟🎄

As we look back on 2023, we are so proud of all our Derby accomplishments. Watermarks Chevalier with Mike and Leslie Wills (and co-owners Steve and Vicki Weyel) #1 Derby Dog with 90 points!! Watermarks Rainbow #4 with 51 points! And another Shadow pup, General Patton...

Summer & Fall Recap…Finally!

We left the Texas heat in early June and headed north to Minnesota and Wisconsin with the Tacoma and Casita! We spent three months training, trialing, visiting friends and exploring state parks while camping. Rainbow, Shadow and I lived out of this Casita and they...
Chocolate Lab Pups

Derby Winner 🎉 & Chocolate Pups Available!

Congratulations to Watermarks King of Hearts on his Derby 2nd place! He's the proud Uncle of these handsome, adventurous chocolate labradors. A few girls and boys are still avialable. Here's their great pedigree.  

Spring Updates and Pictures

Spring has arrived, everything is greening up at Watermark Retrievers. Taxes are due soon, and we regret we are overdue on a news update. We’re preparing for some fabulous Spring litters due soon. Thanks for sharing all of your photos with us. See some great...
Dog Winners

Watermark Summer Road Trip Update

Sorry it’s been a while...wanted to give you an update on our road trip this summer.  Watermarks Choir Boy (center) acquired 22 points, Derby List, qualified for the National. And Watermarks Celebration (left) at 16 months, got on the Derby List, qualified for the...
Shadow - Cover of Retriever News

Shadow on the cover of Retriever News

We are proud of Watermarks Shadow, as featured on the cover of Retriever News for his High Point Derby Accomplishment. On top of that, Shadow's son, Watermarks Choir Boy, was awarded a Derby 3rd the weekend of Shadow's Birthday. In Choir Boy's next trial, he also won...

Hunting Dogs

Our dogs come from champions. They train well and have great dispositions. See our Goldens and Labradors.

Field Trial Dogs

Watermark Retrievers are constant top performers at field trials.
Meet the Labs.

Show Goldens

Whether you want a top show dog or a loving companion for a family pet. View our Golden stars.


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