What a wonderfully exhausting weekend Smile

Saturday was our *B/OB, this is an event my dog club does to work towards becoming licensed by the AKC so we can hold our own shows. We had a wonderful turnout and everyone had a great time, I was not able to get very many pictures since I was so busy with dogs. I am so proud of Maia, she received first in her class and yes we had competition! She stood pretty good for exam and moved beautifully around the ring. It was a great opportunity to practice with her in a relaxed show setting.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever~ 10 months old~Maia (14)

Chesapeake Bay Retriever~ 10 months old~Maia (1)

The nice thing about pictures is you can see things that you otherwise would not know is going on; like in this picture I see I have let the collar slip down a bit.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever~ 10 months old~Maia (6)Chesapeake Bay Retriever~ 10 months old~Maia (15)



Then Sunday was the day I have been waiting for with great apprehension and excitement…WD day! Cheyenne and I have been working for this for the last three years; she ran in a WD two years ago but we missed our title by one bird. This time we nailed it, she was awesome and she is now a WD titled dog Smile

Chesapeake Bay Retriever~Cheyenne WD


Chesapeake Bay Retriever~Cheyenne WD (2)Chesapeake Bay Retriever~Cheyenne WD (3)Chesapeake Bay Retriever~Cheyenne WD (4)Chesapeake Bay Retriever~Cheyenne WD (5)

I am still flying high from the weekend and I could not be more proud of my girl’s. I will not pursue any more tests with Cheyenne but we will still go to training to have a good time until she tells me she is done! Maia and I will continue moving forward with her conformation training and entering a show here and there for the exposure and practice until I think she is more mature, then we start trying for her Championship (CH) title.

This was a great weekend of people coming together for the benefit of the dogs. We had a wonderful time working with our dogs, socializing and eating. I can’t wait for the next event!!


*Sanctioned Matches Defined.

A sanctioned match is an informal event at which neither
Championship points nor credit toward an Agility, Rally,
Obedience, or Tracking title are awarded. They are
events at which dog clubs, judges, stewards, and
exhibitors and their dogs gain experience needed for
licensed events.

35 thoughts on “Chessie Weekend

  1. Congratulations to Cheyenne on a job well done and your new title WD (and some praise for MoM for working tirelessly to help you receive your title). And Maia for getting ready to compete when a little older. Mica and I really miss doing that and need to go back to our dog club to do a little work for fun and enjoy the people and the dogs:)


  2. Congrats to you and your dogs for such a successful weekend – they are such pretty dogs! When they’re in the standing position … is part of the requirement that their tails curl under like that? Or just a natural tail position for Chessies? My dog isn’t going to be competing in any breed standards like this, but his tail barely straightens downward for the most part


    1. Thank you Lexy!

      LOL no on the tail that is called “I’m not to sure about this” nerves. That is one of the reasons I am working with her now so she will become more comfortable in the ring. Usually what you want to see for my breed is a happy tail but being down like that is not a fault either.


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