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
15-16 Sept 2018 CBRC Autumn Working Test Weekend The weekend will be held on land adjacent to HMP Lindholme, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, S Yorkshire DN7 6BW. There will be a training day limited to 12 dogs on the Saturday (trainer: Andy Kinta) and a gundog working test on the Sunday. Closing date: 6 Sept 2018.

Molly and John Barker have very generously offered to allow camping at their home, about 7 miles from the ground.
Download an entry form and details here. For more info on the WT and training day, contact WT Sec Dave Compton on 01302 771894 or email davec.baydogs@tiscali.co.uk


To find out more about camping, please contact Molly Barker on 01427 890578 or email chesepi@chesapeakesUK.com
24 Feb 2019 CBRC Annual General Meeting Bretford Village Hall, Bretford, Warks CV23 0LA. The 2018 AGM minutes will be printed in the Chat. Copies of the agenda and minutes of the last AGM will be available at the meeting or by prior request to the Secretary. For more info, contact General Secretary Molly Barker on 01427 890578 or email chesepi@chesapeakesUK.com
20-21 April 2019 CBRC Training Day and Spring Working Test Exmoor. The spring working test will be held on Exmoor at a new venue for the Club. Details still to be confirmed but keep the date free in your diary!

Lots of Chesapeake owners will be camping or taking caravans to a nearby campsite. As this will be Easter weekend, it would be a good idea to book early! Mention the Chesapeake event when you book. Campsite: www.halsefarm.co.uk
For more info, contact WT Sec Dave Compton on 01302 771894 or email davec.baydogs@tiscali.co.uk
3-4 May 2019 CBRC Working Chesapeake Tests Rogate, Petersfield, West Sussex. The CBRC will be holding a new event - the Working Chesapeake Tests - on Saturday 4 May. This series of tests aims to encourage the natural working ability of our dogs. They are non-competitive pass/fail tests. There will be a training day with Jason Mayhew on Friday 3 May.

You can download details of the tests, as well as notes for organisers and judges.

For more info, contact Working Chesapeake Test Coordinator Chrissie Mayhew by emailing bobmayhewqhorses@aol.com
6 July 2019 CBRC Championship and Open Shows Bretford Village Hall, Bretford, Warks.
Schedules will be sent out to all 2018 entrants. Others need to request a schedule from Caroline.
For more info, contact Show Secretary Caroline Griffin-Woods on 01469 576882 or email griffinwoods@btinternet.com
28-29 Sept 2019 CBRC Training Day and Autumn Working Test Derbyshire. The spring working test will be held in Derbyshire, with kind permission of Peter Milner. Details still to be confirmed but keep the date free in your diary! For more info, contact WT Sec Dave Compton on 01302 771894 or email davec.baydogs@tiscali.co.uk
Non-CBRC events where you can meet up with Chesapeakes and their owners
Date Event Details Contact
22-23 Sept 2018 Living Heritage Country Fair Wiltshire. A chance to meet some Chesapeake Bay Retrievers in the gundog tent, and find out more about the breed. If you have a friendly Chesapeake, maybe you could help out by representing the breed. Help is always appreciated. If you would like to represent the breed at this country fair, please contact Dave Lowther on 07957 199306.
6-7 Oct 2018 Living Heritage Country Fair Essex. A chance to meet some Chesapeake Bay Retrievers in the gundog tent, and find out more about the breed. If you have a friendly Chesapeake, maybe you could help out by representing the breed. Help is always appreciated. If you would like to represent the breed at this country fair, please contact Dave Lowther on 07957 199306.
7-10 March 2019 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 Thursday 7 March 2019. For more info, take a look at the Crufts website
23-24 March 2019 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. * NOW FULL * For more info, please contact Molly Barker on 01427 890578 or email chesepi@chesapeakesuk.com
18-19 May 2019 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. * NOW FULL * For more info, or to book your place, please contact Molly Barker on 01427 890578 or email chesepi@chesapeakesuk.com