2014 National Chesapeake Show Speciality

Thought I’d give a little update from our recent time at the Chessie National Specialty.

Jesse – GCH** CoolWater’s The Tide Is High – made it through two cuts in the breed ring.

Patton – CH CoolWater’s Patton’s Destiny is Some Great Thing – placed in sweeps and made the first cut in a very competitive breed ring.

Fen – SHR CoolWater’s Roane Point BN, RN- picked up two new titles Beginners Novice Obedience (BN) and Rally Novice(RN). She also earned her first leg towards her Companion Dog title (CD). In conformation, Fen took 4th in a large class with many other nice Chesapeakes. This gave Fen the Versatility award – qualifying in three events.

All in all I couldn’t be prouder of our crew and the dogs who did their best to give us 100% each time we asked.


Show Update: Raleigh, NC

What can I say. It’s been an amazing weekend.

Friday, Jesse, GCH CoolWater’s The Tide is High, took a Group 4 win under judge Mr. Elliott Weiss. Interestingly, Mr. Weiss also awarded Jesse the Select Bitch win in 2011 at the National Show Specialty – one of the largest in breed history.

Sunday, Jesse, took a Group 1 Win under judge Mr. Dale Simmons. WoWsers! To say we are beyond thrilled is an understatement.

Then, to round out the weekend, Monday, she took a Group 2 under judge Mrs. Kathy Vogels.


What a weekend! Thank you to the judges who awarded her these wonderful wins and to her handler, Darlene Bergan, for the wonderful job she does with Jesse.


Show Update: Manassas, VA

Jesse The Chessie

GCH CoolWater’s The Tide Is High – “Jesse”

Jesse the Chessie (GCH CoolWater’s the Tide is High) had a great weekend by garnering herself a Group 2 placement on Saturday and a Best Of Breed win on Sunday.

Thank you to Judge Robert D. Ennis for this honor.

Show Weekend Updates

Congratulations to “Fen” – SHR CoolWater’s Roane Point – for going Winners Bitch,  Best of Winners this Saturday in Newnan, GA and picking up her first set of points.

Also, we’re proud to report that Silver GCh CoolWater’s The Tide Is High – “Jesse” – went Best of Breed each day she showed this weekend. We’re not sure how accurate it is, but currently DoggieStats.com reports that Jesse is the #4 Chessie in the breed nationwide. How cool is that? I’m not sure we’ll hold that spot down but it’s exciting to see.

New Title!

We’d like to give a shout out to “Fen” (Logan x Nova) for earning her HRC Started title this weekend. Fen is 9 months old and she, and her owner Laurea, went 4 for 4 to earn her title. She is now SHR CoolWater’s Roane Point. From my understanding, Fen nailed every mark pretty much flawlessly.

Also, in other news:

  • Logan, Fen’s sire, earned his third Finished pass. He was one of 11 who passed out of 30 in GA.
  • Patton, CoolWaters Patton’s Destiny is Some Great Thing, a littermate to Fen, earned his second major in the show ring in MA.
  • Jesse, GCH CoolWater’s The Tide Is High, took a Best of Breed, a Select and a Best Opposite Sex wins this weekend in PA.

Congratulations to everyone on your success! Here’s to many more!

WoW – Show Update: Maryland

GCH CoolWater's The Tide Is High - "Jesse"

GCH CoolWater’s The Tide Is High – “Jesse”

It was a very good weekend for Jesse, GCH CoolWater’s The Tide Is High. Jesse the Chessie picked up two Best Of Breed wins at the Maryland Sporting Dog Association on Saturday and Sunday. Also, on Saturday, she picked up a Group 3 placement under a very well-respected breeder judge.  It is always an honor to get a group placement, but it is something special to get one from a long time well-respected breeder within the breed.

We are so thrilled and so honored for this win. Thank you to Judge Dyane Baldwin for seeing Jesse’s attributes.

Show Update: Eukanuba – Orlando, FL

Bronze GCh Ch CoolWater's The Tide Is High - "Jesse"

Bronze GCh Ch CoolWater’s The Tide Is High – “Jesse”

What a very good weekend we had. Jesse, GCh Ch CoolWater’s The Tide Is High, was entered in four days of showing up through the Eukanuba dog show. We couldn’t have asked for much better of a week, three out of four days Jessie earned the Best Opposite Sex award under three different judges – including at the Eukanuba dog show where there were 18 entries.

You can view the Chesapeake Judging Here.

We are very proud of this girl. If all works out, we hope to breed her later in 2014.  A HUGE thank you goes to her handler, and friend, Darlene Bell-Bergan.




Good Show Weekend

GCH CoolWater's The Tide Is High - "Jesse"

Jesse in the group ring in York, PA .

It was a nice, successful, show weekend in Maryland.

Friday, Jesse (Bronze GCH CoolWaters The Tide Is High), took BOS (Best Opposite Sex – the best dog of the sex opposite to the best of breed winner) to the #1 Chessie in the country.

On Saturday, she had a repeat performance at the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club Specialty where there were nearly 30 entries (if I counted right)

And, to round out the weekend, Sunday, she did it again!

We can’t complain about a weekend like that, not one bit.

Jesse the Chessie

GCH CoolWater's The Tide Is High- "Jesse"

GCH CoolWater’s The Tide Is High- “Jesse”

We had a very nice surprise this weekend. Jesse, who has been taking some time off  from showing, came back out this weekend in preparation for her attendance at the Eukanuba shows at the end of the year.

This weekend, each day she was entered, she took Best Opposite Sex to the #1 Chessie in the country. The entries averaged to about 17-18 Chesapeakes each day  – as such these placements were nice wins for her.

She received many compliments both from judges and other Chesapeake breeders and we couldn’t be prouder.