EARLY CHESAPEAKES 1890 - 1936
FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS 1938
MATO + NIYOL
WT CREMONA (I)
March 13th 2016
MY YOUNGSTER TADI
TADI AN HIS BEST FRIEND ROBERTINO
BEGINNER’S COURSE WATER RESCUE DOG  Lake of Como (Italy)
May 22nd 2016

KANDA
TRAINING WATER RESCUE DOG
June 2016
TRAINING SESSION WITH TADI
June 2016
WT FONTANELLA (I)
JULYE 9th 2016
GAME FAIR RAGLEY HALL (UK) July 2016
TRAINING WATER RESCUE DOGS LAKE COMO (I)
August 17th 2016
RCS CLUB SHOW BURGDORF (CH)
August 21st 2016
TRAINING, CBR AUTUMN WT WEEKEND + VACATION GB Sept./Oct. 2016
WT CASTEGGIO October 16th 2016
VIENNA (A)
22./23. October 2016
 
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In the depths of winter: Chessie's never hibernate, White magic !
Playing time in the woods
2003 Wakanda: Rivarolo Canavese
2002 Field Trial Corsica
2002 Dummy Training Gorduno


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THE TWO MATTAPONIS TADI AND GLEAM WISHES YOU A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON

 


VIENNA (A) 22./23. October 2016

Once again I was invited by my friends to Vienna giving them a hand training their dogs. I have seen really nice Retriever's either in the beginners or in  the advanced group. The training took place in the country side of Vienna at Altenmarkt an der Triesting. Here you see some impressions of the advanced group, unfortunately no pics of the beginners. It was an exciting, unforgettable weekend, many thanks to all the participants!

 


WT CASTEGGIO October 16th 2016
Judges: Mr. C. Argostanzo / Mrs. C. di Nardo / Mr. M. Hamilton / Mr. T. Shiels

Guy and Tadi participated in the "Debutanti Class". It's a class for inexperienced dogs, doesn't matter how old they are. Tadi was the youngest dog and he did really well, he ended up on 5th place.

 


TRAINING, CBR AUTUMN WT WEEKEND AND VACATION  09/27 -10/05 2016 GREAT BRITAIN
Photos by: Elli Lange (Moorhunde) Sue Worall (Watersplash) GM & UM Judges WT: Kaj and Catharina Lindström (S)


Traing with Jason Mayhew, Midhurst (Sussex) It really was worth it!


Jason with his Labs


Ground is covered with ferns, can you see Gaby's dog...?


Can you see Catherine's dog...?


Gleam


Guy & Tadi, Gaby & Wuno, Catherine & Theya


Gleam with her youngster Tadi, Wuno and Theya


A great place to stay: "The Swan" at Fittleworth


The WT took place at Bradwell on Sea on the gorgeous March by kindly permission of Richard Playle


Guy and Tadi


Guy and Tadi are expecting the ok of the judge


Chive and Elli. WINNER of the novice class


Esk and Sue Worall


Gaby and Wuno under judges order


Wuno


Tadi


Tadi


Tanner


Gleam 1st step


Gleam 2nd step


Gleam 3rd step


Gleam 4th step


Price giving. The Mattaponi gang was very successful.
Gleam got 1st place open class;
puppy class: 1st place Guy and Tadi, 2nd place Andy and Tanner, 3rd place Gaby and Wuno


During the CBR weekend we stayed in Little Baddow at the "Old Calf House". A wonderful holyday home either for people as well as for dogs


West Wittering beach (West Sussex). As you can see the dogs just loved it


A picturesque place to see: Bodiam Castle built in 1385 (East Sussex)

 


RCS CLUB SHOW BURGDORF (CH) August 21st 2016
Judge: Mrs. V. Neuburger

Photos by Kurt Schuhmacher


Tadi’s first show. Even he doesn’t looks like a puppy anymore I had to enter him in puppy class, 6-9 month.
He earned the qualification vv and was the winning puppy :-)


The judge liked Tadi’s sister Theya very well but as Theya is a little bit shy she didn’t perform well…
The judge said: “don’t worry, she will learn, many females in this age perform like she did”


Group photo with some of the participating Chessie’s. Number 238 was BOB, a real lovely female named Chesepi Jellico

 


TRAINING WATER RESCUE DOGS LAKE COMO (I) August 17th 2016

I spent a fantastic  afternoon at the lake of Como with my friends and fabulous instructors Claudio Cazzaniga and Toni Fidenza and their dogs.


Tadi


Gleam


Tadi’s sister “Mave” Claudios dog


“Mave”, Claudio and his son Tommy


Toni’s Golden “Kaly”. She works outstanding!

 


GAME FAIR RAGLEY HALL (UK) July 2016
Photos by: Steve J. Davis Country Shots Photography / Marie-Eve Buchs / G.&U.M.


The Swiss Team: Steve Grütter (captain) / Béatrice Loetscher/ Ursula Moilliet   The dogs: Steve's Tauro, Béa's Sheyenne and my Gleam


Before the big event Steve and I trained 3 days with Jason Mayhew and afterwards we knew exactly what we have or should do to be successful...


Beside dog training Guy and I did some sightseeing. This is an old church in Petersfield


Here we are at Hinton Ampner, it is the fulfilment of one man's vision


July 29th the Euro Challenge. Teams from France, Switzerland, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, GB, Germany


The judges: Phil Wagland and Mick Newsman. Chief steward: John Cornforth


Last checks, concentrations, preparations and then…


… the Swiss team is ready to step up for the first test


Phil Wagland explains one of the tests in or at the hidden border of the water


This time Mick Newsman explains the task


It was an exciting, unforgettable day, we were in good mood even the Swiss Team struggled a little bit unlucky.
We ended up on 6th place. GB 1st / Belgium 2nd / Germany 3rd


On Saturday Tadi was the “big star”.
There was a “Have A Go” event, everybody with a young, unexperienced gundog could enter.
I was very pleased how Tadi reacted to gunshots, judge and steward and all the crowd around him. He couldn’t care less, he was steady, unimpressed and showed some good work.


If you ever go to Reddich: at the Hollybush you get a superb dinner


On the way back home we did some more sightseeing like Baddesley Clinton as well as…


… Coughton Court – a house of secrets and intrigues


Gleam and Tadi had a “sheep sightseeing tour”. Safety first, when all the sheep’s turned up we put them on a leashe


Goodbye England, we’ll be back in September to join the CBR weekend

 


WT FONTANELLA (I) JULY 9th 2016
             Judges: Mr. S. Zappavigna (I), Mr. E. Spadavecchia (I,) Mr. Z. Böszörményi (H,) Mrs. A. Böszörményi (H)

Photos by Marco Serra

After a long time I went with Gleam to a Working Test trying getting her “up dated” for the upcoming Game Fair end of July. I guess the judges didn’t like her particularly even she worked quite well the scores where rather low… On top of this we got a 0, my fault, bad handling :-( Because it was previewed a real hot day the event started at 4PM which was a good idea on one side, on the other the last competitors needed almost a flashlight and therefore the judges had to cut down the tests…  
Anyway, it was a great day, well organized various grounds and last but not least very good food!


After the event Gleam and her son Tadi had a nice cool down in the stream . They really enjoyed :-)

 


A LITTLE TRAINING SESSION WITH TADI AT TREVIOLO   June 2016
My friend Angela took this lovely pictures www.ah1foto.de

 


TRAINING WATER RESCUE DOG   June 2016

Since we started with the training in May Tadi made huge progress. Now he swims with only one command to the boat, catches the towrope and turn on land. I really think he works nicely :-)

 


KANDA

On June 7th 2016 I had to say good bye to my beloved „old lady“ Wakanda, called Kanda. She was an excellent show and working and hunting dog and overall a lovely pet. She never will be forgotten, she always stays in my mind and in my heart.


Wakanda March 2016

As Kanda always liked to stroll around on her own I choose the words of the Comanche Ten Bears to let her go:

I knew every stream and every wood. I have lived like my fathers before me, and like them, I have lived happily”  

 


BEGINNER’S COURSE WATER RESCUE DOG  Lake of Como (Italy)
May 22nd 2016


It was a wonderful day at the lake of Como where Tadi started his  career as a water rescue dog.
He learned a lot of new things like: How to jump in and out of a boat, swimming close to the boat and last but not least that strange black guys in the water are very friendly and not dangerous or frightening at all :-)
As Tadi enjoys swimming very much we’ll continue beside the Dummy training this type of work, trying our best meet with success…



TADI AN HIS BEST FRIEND ROBERTINO
May 4th 2016 at Treviolo





MY YOUNGSTER TADI *6.12.2015
out of the litter Niyol x Gleam



February 20th 2016


March 13th 2016


March 20th 2016


March 20th 2016


April 1st 2016


April 6th 2016



WT CREMONA (I) March 13th 2016
            Photos by Angelo Picoco /GM

After her litter slowly Gleam gets back in shape and also back to work.
Nice countryside and a well-organized Working Test! Gleam worked surprisingly well and we ended up on 3rd place.


On the day of the event I still had three pups at home, Tadi the one I took and two girls which left the week after so brought all along and they had fun.


Tadi


Gleam met after a long time her old friend Brandy


From left to right: Tainn, Taini, Tadi


Our first step was number 3 and thanks God, the steadiness is still working


Step number 2: double mark


Step number 4: mark and blind


Turning back on step number 1: blind and mark



WHAT IS LIFE?
IT IS THE FLASH OF A FIREFLY IN THE NIGHT...
IT IS THE BREATH OF A BUFFALO IN THE WINTERTIME…
IT IS THE LITTLE SHADOW WHICH RUNS ACROSS THE GRASS AND LOOSES ITSELF IN THE SUNSET…

Poem by: Crowfoot-Blackfoot Chief 1836 -1890


Very sadly Niyol  in December 2015, Mato in January 2016 went over the rainbow bridge. Niyol had an accident, Mato got poisoned by strychnine...


They have been wonderful, fantastic dogs, I'll never ever forget them, they always will be in my hearth.

 


FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS 1938

 


HISTORY: EARLY CHESAPEAKES  late 1890 - 1936


list of reference: The Chesapeake Bay Retriever published by The American Chesapeake Club 1997


list of reference: The  Chesapeake Bay Retriever published by The American Chesapeake Club 1997


list of reference: The New Complete Chesapeake Bay Retriever 1994 J.& Dr. D. Horn


list of reference: The Chesapeake Bay Retriever published by The American Chesapeake Club 1997

 


 


 

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