The Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club has been bringing British Chesapeake enthusiasts together since 1983. The Club holds two gundog working tests each year, as well as a championship show and an open show. Other events include training days, breed seminars, non-competitive test days, and show handling workshops. 

The club shows are usually held in the Midlands, while the working tests move around the UK. We have held tests in Hampshire, on the marshes of the Essex coastline, in South Wales and in the Angus Glens of Scotland – plus many locations in between! As members may be travelling a long way to take part in the working tests, we often make a weekend of it. It’s good to get together with other brown dogs and their owners.

Most people who have lived with a Chesapeake will usually consider having no other breed. If you are reading this, maybe you are trying to work out whether a Chesapeake is right for you. This website will hopefully help you to decide. We will give you some basic information about the breed, and list some events where you can meet Chesapeakes and talk to their owners.

2020 Chesapeake Calendars

The CBRC Chesapeake calendars, featuring lots of club members’ dogs, are almost here! Calendars will cost £10 + postage. If you would like to order one, please contact Mark Straw on 0115 953 3960 or 07957 168209, or email m.straw119648@gmail.com to ensure you get yours hot off the press!

CBRC AGM Trophies

Every year, trophies are awarded at the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club’s AGM. Trophies are open to all club members. All you need to do is send your points to the Trophy Stewards, Dave and Thelma Thompson. Points submitted must have been gained between 1 January and 31 December 2019. You can look up the points here, then complete the form below for whichever trophy you would like to apply for.

Don’t forget the Chessie Chat Trophy! This trophy is awarded to club members’ favourite article in the previous yearbook, so please let Dave know who YOU think deserves this award. 

Please email your trophy points to Dave and Thelma at meadowaychessies@btinternet.com or post them to him (address in Chat). 

If you have any queries, you can phone Dave or Thelma on 01952 680114. The deadline for submitting points is 15 February 2020. If you won a trophy last year, please ensure it is brought back to the AGM in good, clean condition. The new recipient should be proud to take it home.

If you have ever wondered what a Chesapeake was bred to do – what he was designed for – spend a couple of minutes watching this film of Mark Greenhough’s wonderful Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Echo, on the Dee Estuary. 

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