Forthcoming events

A Chessie at the Club Show

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club holds various events throughout the year. A championship breed show is held once a year, usually in July. Each year there are two gundog working tests, one in the spring and one in the autumn. The working tests tend to move around the country, from Hampshire in the South of England to the Angus Glens of Scotland, plus many other locations in between!

Other events include obedience workshops, training days, breed seminars, dog and gun days, WD stakes and fun days. The Club also takes part in inter-breed gundog working tests with other retriever breeds.

Spectators are welcome at CBRC shows and working tests, where you can see the dogs in action. Please contact the organisers listed in the table below if you would like to attend any events.

Events run by the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club
Date Event Details Contact
9 July 2017 CBRC Championship and Limit Shows Baginton Village Hall, near Coventry, Warks CV23 0JZ. Championship Show Judge: John Thirlwell (Ferndel). Limit Show Judge: Kirsty Watts (Oakmarsh). Schedules will be sent out to all 2016 entrants. Others need to request a schedule from Caroline.

For those of you who have a long way to come, and might like to camp overnight, some members have already booked into a local campsite: Makins Fishery and Campsite, Buzzard Rd, Brancote, Nuneaton, Warks CV11 6QJ. Tel. 01455 220877. Campsite website
For more info, contact Show Secretary Caroline Griffin-Woods on 01469 576882 or email griffinwoods@btinternet.com
30 Sept-1 Oct 2017 CBRC Autumn Working Test The Autumn WT will be held at Upper Barnbow Farm, Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds, Yorkshire. There will be a training day on the Saturday, a barbecue at the farm on Saturday night, followed by the working test on the Sunday. The test is open to all members of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club. If you are not a member and would like to run your dog, there is a membership application form on the Membership page.

There is camping available on site on Fri/Sat nights. Please complete the booking form.

Please note: the working test will be on cold game (except puppies, who will be on dummies).

Spectators are welcome at the WT, but please let us know you are coming beforehand. We always need helpers, to steward, throw dummies, etc., so do volunteer if you aren't running a dog. Helpers get the best seats in the house for watching the dogs work.

Entry forms for the training day and working test can be downloaded here.

For more info on the test, contact Jason Mayhew on 07808 518000.

If you would like to camp at the farm, please complete the booking form

All booking forms and test entries to be returned by 24 September 2017.
Non-CBRC events where you can meet up with Chesapeakes and their owners
Date Event Details Contact
8-11 March 2018 Crufts Dog Show NEC, Birmingham. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers will be there to meet you on all four days, within the Discover Dogs section. Gundog Day is Sunday 11 March. For more info, take a look at the Crufts website
24-25 March 2018 Gundog Training Weekend Westwoodside, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Jason Mayhew is running two days of gundog training for Chesapeakes. Cost: £70 per person for the weekend. Places are limited to keep the group small. Secure your place with a £20 deposit. For more info, or to book your place, please contact Molly Barker on 01427 890578 or email chesepi@chesapeakesuk.com
19-20 May 2018 Gundog Training Weekend Westwoodside, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Jason Mayhew is running two days of gundog training for Chesapeakes. Cost: £70 per person for the weekend. Places are limited to keep the group manageable. Secure your place with a £20 deposit. For more info, or to book your place, please contact Molly Barker on 01427 890578 or email chesepi@chesapeakesuk.com
Dog shows with Chesapeake classes in 2016