We purchased our first Chessie in 1974 as a family dog and hunting buddy. We soon became taken by the breed and purchased our first breeding quality female - a daughter of FC-AFC Aleutian Surfbreaker in 1976.
Not long after we bred a female to FC-CFC Fireweed's Aleutian Widgeon, which produced my Westpeake Widgeon's Echo. Both Echo and her dam Gypsy became qualified all age field trial competitors. This turned out to be the foundation of our breeding program.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club of Canada
American Chesapeake Club
Wildrose Hunting Retriever Club
Alberta Clipper Hunting Retriever Association
Canadian Kennel Club
North American Hunting Retriever Association
Along the way we have bred to some outstanding working males, always attempting to maintain the working character of the breed. Over the years we have hunted, showed and field trialed our Chessies. Currently our primary interest is in training for gun dogs and Hunt Tests.
Most of all they have been loyal companions and family dogs.
The most recent addition to our kennel is Ida, an outstanding female from our Jamie x Laker litter. See the Our Chessies page for information and photo of Ida. Ida is now the 5th generation of excellent working chessies starting with our Sunshine Westpeake Sage. This was followed with Riley, Winnie, and Laker. These have all proven their ability in the field, in Hunt Tests and Field Trials. Ida will be working towards her Senior Hunter title in the spring of 2017.