Our Chesapeake Bay retriever breeding program has become one of the top in the county. We have spared no expense, bringing in the best genetics available from all over the continent while also trying to avoid “popular sire” syndrome. We have a distinct advantage, being a full-time training facility, we are fortunate to work with numerous young chessies from breeders across the country. We also travel and compete against the best in the country. It allows us to evaluate and introduce lines to our breeding program that we feel will strengthen our breeding program.
I am first and foremost a very avid waterfowl and upland hunter but I also enjoy running and competing with my dogs in AKC hunt test and field trials. So, I expect my dogs to be a hard-core hunting companion, competitors and they also need to be a great family pet, most of my dogs spend a great deal of time in the house.
*** I breed chessies to get a dog that I like, period. My hope is that what I like and what you like might be similar or one in the same. ***
I like a high drive dog, not to be confused with a hyper dog. A dog who would kill him/herself to get a bird but also knows how to relax. I like an intelligent dog that is a team player and doesn’t require constant correction, one that the average hunter can handle. I love an athletic dog on the smaller side of the breed standard. A few other things that are very important to me, temperament, scenting ability, innate hunting ability/bird sense, functional conformation and of course health. We always keep the “whole dog” in mind when making breeding decisions.
Couple things I go out of my way to avoid. Many of these traits are very prevalent in the breed:
Being overly vocal, hard mouth, health issues, temperament issues, reproductive issues, lack of preydrive.
CK’s Grim Reaper MH-QAA
(Grand Oak’s He’s No Boy Scout MH-QA2 x CK’s Bet on Decks MH-QAA)
PRA: Clear by parentage
DM: N/N normal
Rip is the total package; he is the dog I envisioned when I started my breeding program 20 plus years ago. He’s got looks, pedigree and is super talented. Rip breezed through his MH title with very little training and went on to get QAA all taking 2nd of 25 dogs in an all-breed qual.
Rip is a joy to train; he can take a correction and is a rocket on blinds and marks.
Aside from being a great competitor Rip is also an outstanding gundog, he hunts waterfowl 30 plus days a year and is hell on pheasants!
Frozen and live cover available.
Artic Surf Breaker**
(Bonnema’s Wild Card QA2 X CK’s Bet on Decks MH-QAA)
Miles is a handsome, powerful dog with a great personality. He has qual ribbons and should finish his MH title in 2024.
CK’s Backwards Thinking SH
(CK’s Backwater Brody X CK’s Pay Piper MH-QAA)
PRA: Clear by parentage
EIC: Clear by parentage
DM: N/N by parentage
KC is a high energy, compact stylish, little girl with a unique pedigree. She’s great in the uplands or the marsh.
CK’s East Dakota
(K-City Jake QA2 x CK’s Pay Piper MH-QAA)
Dakota is a talented, athletic girl with a great disposition. Dakota is working on her SH title.
CK’s Running Wild
(Bonnema’s Wild Card QA2 x CK’s Pistol Annie)
River is a super sweet gal with a great personality. River is working towards her SH title.
CK’s Hawk of Montauk MH-QA2
(Bur Oak’s Unique Trapper*** X Montauk’s Speed of Sound JH***)
Cerf: CB-6441/2010 normal
PRA: A-1 #10-5506 clear
DM: N/N CB-DM267/0F-NOPI
Weight: 55 pounds
Hawk is a 55 pound stylish, athletic girl. She is a very good marker and as trainable as I’ve ever worked with, she is a real team player, her blinds are phenomenal. Before her second birthday she had a derby 4th, Qual RJ and 3 MH passes. Hawk got her MH title at 2.5 years of age. Hawk became Qaa as a 3 year old by winning a 29 dog all breed Q. She placed in 4 of her last 7 qualifying entries. Hawk has continued to run some All age Open stakes, she has an Open 2nd and multiple Open jams. She is a true team player. Along with being a super talented field dog Hawk is also the sweetest most laid back house dog you could ever ask for. She is an excellent mother and proven producer of talented field dogs.
CK’s Pay Piper MH***
(Tobacco Root Cub SH x CK’s Hawk of Montauk MH-QA2)
Ofa: Good CB-10160G24F-PI
DM: Clear N/N CB-DM1037/1F-NOPI
PRA: Clear by Parentage
EIC: Clear by Parentage
Piper is a product of our Chesapeake breeding program. Not only is she very talented but she has great looks to boot. She is a hard running, excellent marking, super animated retriever, she’s fun to watch. Piper received her first AKC Master Hunter pass at the tender age of 16 months and titled at 2.3 years of age, passing 5 straight tests. Piper became qualified all age with an Open Jam. Piper has proven to be an excellent gundog and mother. She is a proven producer of good looking, talented field dogs.
CK’s Bet on Decks MH***
(DC AFC Gamblers Dilwyn-Stacked Deck MH x CK’s Hawk of Montauk MH-QA2)
Betsy has lived up to her royal pedigree becoming one of the youngest chessies in history to earn both a Master Hunter title (2.1) and QAA status (2.3). She is super talented and a joy to be around and train. She has also proven to be an excellent family, hunting dog and is also an excellent mother.