Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies

Puppies! Logan x Nova

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies

Nova and Puppies

This morning, Nova delivered 12 beautiful puppies – 4 girls and 8 boys. While there are some color variations, it appears most are varying shades of brown with one being a very light brown (or maybe dark deadgrass). They are all healthy and range from 8 -13 oz. at this time.

Nova is resting comfortably and is being a very attentive mom. For more information on puppy availability or for more information on Nova/Logan please contact us at: [email protected] or 407.212.1741.

CoolWater's SuperNova

Training Day: Tallahassee, FL

Today, I received some wonderful photos that were taken of Risk and Nova during a training day. It was so nice for someone to go out of their way to make copies, put them on disk and mail them to me – as a bit of a surprise. I thought I’d share and I hope you enjoy them as I do.


Show Report: Tallahassee, FL

It was a good weekend at the dog shows.

Friday, Risk,  CoolWater’s Out On A Limb, took Winners Dog and Best of Winners for 2 points. Nova, CoolWater’s SuperNova, took Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex for a point.

Saturday, Risk took Winners Dog, Best of Winners for another 2 points and Nova took Winners Bitch, Best Opposite Sex for a point.

Sunday, Nova took Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best Opposite Sex, which earned her her second major win.

Risk only needs one point to obtain his show championship and Nova only 5 points.

We’re very proud of them!

Show Reports: Huntsville, AL

In Huntsville, AL: under breeder/judge Nathanial Horn

Nova” – CoolWater’s SuperNova – took Best of Breed, earning herself a 3 pt. major. This was Nova’s second weekend in the ring. Her first weekend, she earned herself herself 2 pts. by going Winners Bitch each day.

Risk” – SHR CoolWater’s Out On a Limb JH – took Best Opposite Sex, earning himself a 3 pt. major as well. Risk currently has 10 points all earned by taking major wins.

It was a good weekend, indeed.

Show Report: Atlanta, GA

CoolWater's SuperNova

CoolWater's SuperNova


We’re happy to hear that CoolWater’s SuperNova aka “Nova” did very well this past weekend at the dog shows in Atlanta, GA.

Nova took Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best Opposite Sex both Saturday and Sunday – obtaining her first set of points. 

I received several emails/texts/phone calls from various people stating that Nova is quite a looker and that she’ll have no problems finishing – fingers crossed they’re right!

Good job, Nova!

Congratulations to her owners – Connie & Heath.

Jesse in the Show Ring

Show Report: American Chesapeake Club Supported Entry – Greenville, SC

This past weekend I went to Greenville, SC to attend a dog show. Normally, I don’t travel so far for dog shows but this weekend there was an American Chesapeake Club Supported Entry. Because of this, there was a much larger Chessie entry than ‘normal’ here in the South East. There were Chessies  from Florida, Virginia, Tennessee, the Carolina’s, Maryland and other places. In all, there were 20+ Chessies in the ring Friday through Sunday. Two “CoolWater” dogs were participating in the show, so I wanted to go and support them. Boy am I glad I went! We did quite well…

SHR CoolWater’s Out On A Limb JH aka “Risk”took Winners Dog (WD) for a 4 point major on Friday. Not only was he the only hunt test titled dog entered, but this was ONLY his second weekend showing! He now has both his majors needed towards his Championship.

 And…. we now have a new Champion….

 CH CoolWater’s The Tide Is High aka “Jesse” was entered on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Jesse took Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for a 5 point major. On Sunday, Jesse not only took Winners Bitch and Best of Winners, for another 5 pt. major, but she also took Best Opposite Sex over Specials.  Jesse, with very limited showing, earned her Championship with her last three showings earning her two-5 pt. majors at a Supported weekend in South Carolina and a 4 pt. major at a regional Specialty in Maryland. Not too shabby for a dog not even two yet.

 And to top it off — “Risk” and CoolWater’s Super Nova aka “Nova” received “clear” CERFs! A good weekend indeed.


Dock Dogs: Alabama

Nothing goes better together than a Chesapeake and water. Throw a little retrieving in the mix and you have Chessie heaven. Risk & Nova (both live in Alabama) have really taken a liking to the Dock Dogs sport!  

Nova won the Junior Division this weekend with a jump of 18′ 4″ (she only needed a jump of 14’11”). Risk came in third in the Senior Division with his 18’6″ jump.

I’m quite proud of this jumping duo.

Training Day: Crestview, FL

I had a fabulous time this weekend in Crestview, FL.

Several ‘retriever’ people, including many Chessie owners, met in Crestview for a fun-filled training day at Kathy & Alan Luthy’s — pro-trainers and owners/breeders of Rippling Water Chesapeakes.

While I was there, I got to see Risk – who I haven’t seen in several months. My, my, my has he grown. I was very pleased with how he’s filling out. He has many nice attributes about him (short loin, gorgeous rear angulation, strong moment, nice little ears).  He’ll be staying at the Luthy’s for a while to get some ‘retriever’ training.  I hope to have some good news to report on him in the near future.

Also, at the training day, was “Nova”, a Morgan puppy. Boy was she cute! She had a fabulously coarse coat and such beautiful fluid movement. It was great watching her, and her owner, interact and learn retrieving basics