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
11 Feb 2018 CBRC Annual General Meeting Bretford Village Hall, Bretford, Warks CV23 0LA. The 2017 AGM minutes will be printed in the forthcoming Chat issue. 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
1 March 2018 Chesapeake Health Survey deadline Please take 5 min to complete the 2018 Chesapeake Breed Health Survey. The survey can be found through clicking here If you have any questions, please contact Sue Worrall, Breed Health Co-ordinator, at chesapeakeblue@btinternet.com
7 April 2018 Chesapeake Breed Seminar Bretford Village Hall, Bretford, Warks CV23 0LA. For show judges and also anyone interested in learning more about the history, function and conformation of Chesapeakes. Download details and a booking form here.
For more info, contact General Secretary Molly Barker on 01427 890578 or email chesepi@chesapeakesUK.com
21/22 April 2018 CBRC Spring Working Test Weekend The weekend will be held near Rogate, Petersfield, W Sussex, with a training day on the Saturday and a working test on the Sunday. Download details and an entry form here.
For more info, contact WT Sec Dave Compton on 01302 771894 or email davec.baydogs@tiscali.co.uk
24 June 2018 Minor Breeds Working Test Emblehope Estate, Northumberland. Annual working test between the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Flatcoats, Curlycoated Retrievers, Irish Water Spaniels and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. Judges: Mr Tom Boyd and Mr Adam Mair. For more info, contact WT Secretary Dave Compton on 07887 735739 or email davec.baydogs@tiscali.co.uk
15 July 2018 CBRC Championship and Open Shows Bretford Village Hall, Bretford, Warks CV23 0LA. Championship Show Judge: Mr Per Iverson. Open Show Judge: Mr Stephen Bardwell.
Schedules will be sent out to all 2017 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
7 July 2019 CBRC Championship and Open Shows Bretford Village Hall, Bretford, Warks. For more info, contact Show Secretary Caroline Griffin-Woods on 01469 576882 or email griffinwoods@btinternet.com
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 2018. 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. EVENT FULL 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. EVENT FULL For more info, or to book your place, please contact Molly Barker on 01427 890578 or email chesepi@chesapeakesuk.com