Riva is 6 years old but is my eternal puppy. I don’ t think she will ever act like an old dog She loves to romp and play with her squeaky toys and she is the baby of the family, the cuddler and lover. She loves everyone and is quite the mooch and counter surfer, we need to work on that! Overall she has a very pleasing temperament and a wonderful Chessie smile!
We do conformation together, she really does like doing this but isn’t real patient if the class is large and she has to wait for very long. We don’t show a lot but we do try to hit some shows here in Michigan. We usually do DKC at COBO in March, the GKC spring show (our Michigan club [MCBRC] supports this one), the Apple Blossom Cluster Show in Kalamazoo (my friend and I support this one through the very generous donations of many Chessie friends), and St.Clair KC in the fall (our Michigan club also supports this one in combination with our parent club the American Chesapeake Club [ACC]). We have done brace at DKC COBO in 2010 placing 1st and at St.Clair 2010 also placing 1st. Riva’s future includes being bred this year to a fantastic boy, Albert, you can find details on this breeding on the puppy page of my website mistyshoreschesapeakes.com I am looking forward to this breeding as I am keeping a puppy for myself to add a third to our pack. I think Riva will make a fantastic mother given her nurturing personality. Keep an eye out for future postings and pictures of the big event!