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.

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...

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 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...

Field Trial & Litter Updates

Misty and Shadow, pictured below, ran their first trial together and won! Check out upcoming litters, we have some availability. We also have a really nice 10 month old started dog, Blackbird, he is out of Shadow. Misty & Shadow take First Place

Fall Update

It's been a long time, we've had a busy year with family, friends and canines.Shadow has produced quite a few nice litters. We've had great homes for our pups, please keep us posted on your Watermark puppies, we'd love to share updates with our friends. As you can...


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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.


We offer outstanding puppies. Learn how to prepare with your new puppy by watching these training videos.

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