Who We Are


Who We Are

We are a group of Chessie enthusiasts that wish to share our love of the breed to others.  We exhibit our dogs in all canine events including; show conformation, hunt tests, obedience/rally, etc. We also have education days to help others that do not know about our breed at events such as “Harbor Hounds” in Gig Harbor.  There are many other events that you will see us at.  Please be sure to stop by and ask those questions you may have about Chessies.  We are more than happy to talk to you!

Below is the list of member elects with their contact info. Any of these people will gladly give you the information you are looking for.  If they do not have that information, they will gladly refer you to someone who can help.

We want to educate those that are in need of knowing about our chosen breed.  Please dont hesitate to contact any of us.  We look forward to hearing from you.

2023-2024 Officers

President: Sandy Kittelson

Vice President: Hope Danielson

Treasurer: Janice Krogstadt

Secretary: Michelle Voss

Board of Directors

Jan Monstad

Jill Gagliaro 

Melissa Schumann

 Chatter Team:

Editors: Michelle Voss, Judy Sanislo, Melissa Schumann

Club History

The club's beginning was in the summer of 1990, at the Seattle kennel club show. A group of attending Chesapeake Bay Retriever enthusiasts began wondering aloud why there were not any local clubs supporting the breed. Talk soon turned into action and the first meeting of what would become the Evergreen Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club was held that very day in front of the International Peace Fountain on the Seattle Center grounds.

Although founded by chessie fanciers at a dog show, the club should in no way be considered as strictly a show-oriented club. Unlike some sporting breeds, the Chesapeake does not have a strict separation between show and field lines. The breed standard was written with working dogs in mind, and many show champions are also hunting companions of their owners.

Club members are evenly divided between those active in the show ring, obedience ring, tracking and akc/nahra hunting tests. Many other members just want a superb hunting dog or companion. One need not own a chessie to be a member, just a love of the breed.

The club holds monthly meetings and sponsors fun events. We have attained our recognition by the AKC and can now hold a Regional Specialty.

Among some of our club activities:

We will be doing a 5-Series Hunting Test in the near futureopen to all retrieving breeds, this is a test of marking and retrieving ability. All entrants are guaranteed 3 birds, and the qualifying dogs go on to the 4th and 5th series. Awards are given to all finishers and for the dog with highest totaled points. We also offer an award for the highest scoring Chesapeake, and veteran. (over 8 years of age) dog.

We run a puppy sweepstakes, in three age divisions, 3 to 6 months, 6 to 9 months and 9 to 12 months. All finishers receive a ribbon and the winner of each age group receives a rosette.

Dog showswe support the Rainier Sporting Dog Association and the Olympic Kennel Club shows.

Fun days: events have included fun matches, obedience and conformation clinics, hunting test clinics and even a yearly Halloween costume party for the dogs.

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Last modified: August 3, 2023