Del Brave Chesapeakes is located in the Raleigh area of North Carolina, a recent transplant from San Jose, CA.
For eight years prior to breeding my first litter in 2000, I trained my Chesapeake Bay Retrievers in obedience, conformation, for field work and hunt tests, and agility. I have a great love of this breed and appreciation of its unique qualities from those years of training which formed my dedication to breeding a Chesapeake Bay Retriever true to its hunting heritage while focusing on health, good temperament, and sound structure.
Whether your interest is hunting, competitive events, or conformation showing the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a versatile breed, noted for its love of water and loyal and protective nature. This breed makes a excellent family companion.
You are considering a purebred dog from a breeder who registers the litter and parents with the AKC. As an AKC Breeder Of Merit I individually register every puppy I sell at my expense. Most breeders, even other Breeders of Merit do not. Even if you purchase a puppy elsewhere here are my personal reasons for you to consider why you should individually register your puppy with the AKC.
Puppies born March 15th.
"Joust" and "Risk" are the parents. ALL SOLD
"Risk" earned her show championship title at the tender age of 7 years and 10 months. She was a two-time winner at the Golden Gate Kennel Club, 2012 and 2013, for two 4-point majors at the ACC Supported entry. Risk is now CH Del Brave Cross The Pond (CH Pond Hollow Cuttyhunk X CH MACH Meadowoods Merron Del Brave CD). View: Championship Photo
"Joust" completed his show championship at the 2014 Golden Gate Kennel Club ACC Supported entry with a 4-point major.
CH Del Brave A Knight's Tale SH WD (Ch Meadowoods Home of the Brave UD MH AX WDQ** X Pond Hollow Tintagel) Breeder: Dyane Baldwin, Pond Hollow, Owners: Kevin Shaffer, Hunters Knoll & George Makatura, Del Brave. Handled by George Makatura.
Joust finished his championship in few shows in a few months period with 4 majors. Special thanks to Dyane Baldwin for breeding to my stud dog, Brave. To Kevin Shaffer for being a great co-owner and who along with Kathy Heintel of Treasure Lake Chesapeakes earned his hunt test titles. What a team! View: Championship Photo