We are located in south central
Wisconsin in the small town of Cambria which is 1 hour northeast of Madison, 1
1/2 hours northwest of Milwaukee, 1 hour southwest of Appleton. We reside
on our 70 acre hobby farm with our four "furkids" Norman,
Nellie, Gambler and Glory. We are surrounded by many lakes and marshes to hunt
in as well as over 200 acres to train and hunt on.
John is a steel construction worker.
JoAnn has been a Veterinary Technician for over 24 years.
We are both members of the
American Chesapeake Club, Hunting Retriever Club, Ducks Unlimited and many
other organizations. Fall of 2007 John and I became American Chesapeake Club
rescue volunteers. When we aren't working we are devoting all our time to our
chessies. We compete in AKC & UKC hunt tests, as well as show in AKC &
UKC Conformation. We also have competed in UKC dock jumping and lure coursing. In the fall of 2013 JoAnn became a registered therapy dog handler with Therapy Dogs Inc. She, along with her teammates Gambler and Glory, are enjoying therapy visits, sharing that "chessie love". When we're not at a event we are spending the weekend with our training group.
We also enjoy hunting, fishing, and many more outside activities. John and I
have spent our childhood growing up with chessies and now we
want to raise them so we can give back to the breed all the joy, love and
companionship they have given us over the years.
Our mission is to breed
strong healthy Chesapeake Bay Retrievers that comply with breed standards and
will be able to perform in both field and show as well as being
wonderful family dogs.
John & JoAnn