We have had Chesapeake Bay Retrievers since 2001. We got our first Chesapeake Abby in the spring of 2001. We had a terrier Jessie at the time, who was 14 and Abby would run circles around her. When we finally lost Jessie, we got our second Chessapeake Brutus. We took handling classes and started showing them. Brutus finished his championship in a year. Meanwhile Abby was training for obedience, agility and hunting.