Barrel Select Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

About Barrel Select Chesapeakes

 

Barrel Select Chesapeakes (BSC) is a small family breeder located in eastern Connecticut. Owners, Todd and Cassia are dedicated and honored to be a part of the oldest American breed. We are determined to not only breed sound Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, but we want to add value to the breed and continue, along with so many of our colleagues, in breeding to sustain and improve the wonderful foundation pedigrees started over a century ago. Our breeding plans of 1 to 2 litters a year (with some years off), allows us to dedicate our time to training and working our dogs. We are owner-handlers and show in conformation as well as obedience, nose work, and hunt test or field trials.

 

We believe that a true Chesapeake should not only be conformationally correct and have a sound temperament, but should be able to perform and work as they were originally intended to do. BSC will only breed dogs that demonstrate their conformance with the breed standard and their ability to perform whether it is in hunt tests, obedience, tracking, search and rescue, etc. 


Cassia’s career as a professional dog trainer and behaviorist has been focused for years in animal behavior which has provided substantial experience and a solid foundation in canine behavior and developmental learning. We both feel that the temperament of any dog is just as important as the structural and working attributes. Cassia's experience provides for the best environment for BSC dogs as they share our house and lives, and provides an environment geared for raising litters in our home.

 

Todd, Cassia, and family, are all avid outdoorsmen and hunters. Whether it be waterfowl on the coasts, lakes, or ponds of CT/MA/RI or upland hunting, our chessies are with us hunting side by side, doing what we all love to do. Additionally, we are active in the AKC, are members of The American Chesapeake Club (ACC), and members of the Yankee Waterfowlers Hunting Retriever Club.

 

We have been fortunate to work with excellent and experienced breeders when acquiring our foundation stock; these breeders continue to support and mentor us today and we are thankful to have their guidance and input!

 

Please feel free to contact us for additional information or questions you may have.

 

Best regards,

Todd and Cassia