Arnac achievements

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club Championship Show 2016
L to R: Best in Show, Phil Uncles‘ Sh Ch Arnac Bay Exe; Reserve Best in Show and Best Puppy, Chris Mayhew’s Arnac Weatherdeck Buoy; Judge Dyane Baldwin; Best Working, Roly Hoare’s Petsalls Pride Figalicious; Best Opposite Sex, Leslie Tregunno & Peter Clarke’s Arnac Bay Dixie; Best Veteran, Chris Mayhew’s Sh Ch Arnac Bay Ardent.

Arnac Champions

  • Australian Champion Arnac Bay Buzzard (owner: Mrs Dobrowlskis)
  • Finish Champion Arnac Bay Biscuit (owner: Ms Liro)
  • Australian Champion Arnac Bay Daybreak (owner: Mrs Dobrowlskis)
  • Swedish Champion Arnac Bay Icelander (owner: K Svenningson)
  • USA Champion Arnac Bay Maddox (owner: Karen Anderson)
  • Bermuda Champion Arnac Bay Neptune (owner: Dianne Adams)
  • USA Champion Arnac Bay Oneida (owners: Chris and Peggy Heicker)
  • USA Champion Arnac Bay Opportune (owners: Chris and Peggy Heicker)
  • USA Champion Arnac Bay Spokane WDX JH (owners: Karen and Ronnie Anderson)
  • Swedish Champion Arnac Bay Sussex WDQ (owners: Catharina and Kaj Lindstrom)
  • New Zealand Champion Arnac Bay Sway FT QC (owner: Theresa Borrell)
  • Norwegian Champion Arnac Bay Vireo (owner: Mr Bade)
  • Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish and Danish Champion Arnac Bay Wantuck WDQ (owner: Margunn Tvedten)
  • Irish Champion and UK Champion Arnac Bay Winota WDQ (owners: Des and Mary Murray)
  • UK Show Champion and Swedish Champion Arnac Bay Ardent (owner: Chrissie Mayhew)
  • UK Show Champion Arnac Bay Wager (owner: Chrissie Mayhew)
  • UK Show Champion Arnac Bay Exe (owner: Phil Uncles)
  • UK Show Champion Arnac Bay Flax (owner: Chrissie Mayhew)
  • UK Show Champion Arnac Bay Avenger (owner: Irene Balmforth)
  • UK Show Champion Arnac Weatherdeck Buoy (owner: Chrissie Mayhew)

Yogi (Sh Ch Arnac Bay Exe), owned by Phil Uncles, is the first ever Chesapeake to have won Best of Breed at Crufts for three consecutive years. In 2016, he went on to be awarded Group 2 in the Gundog final selection at Crufts. This is the first time a Chesapeake has ever won a Group 2 at a Championship show in the UK – and he did it at Crufts, the biggest dog show in the world! Yogi is Phil’s wildfowling dog.

UK Field Trial award winners

  • Arnac Bay Dawnflight of Penrose WD (owner: Janet Morris)
  • Arnac Bay Delta WD (owner: Chrissie Mayhew)
  • Arnac Bay Endurance WD (owners: John and Molly Barker)

UK Championship show Best of Breed award winners (before CCs were awarded in the breed)

  • Arnac Bay Abbey (owner: Sandy Hastings)
  • Arnac Bay Beck at Penrose (owner: Janet Morris)
  • Arnac Bay Delta (owner: Chrissie Mayhew)
  • Arnac Bay Eventide at Barklands (owner: Angela Ingram)
  • Arnac Bay Enigma at Chesabay (owner: Sandy Hastings)
  • Arnab Bay Endurance (owners: John and Molly Barker)
  • Arnac Bay Jetsam (owner: Chrissie Mayhew)
  • Arnac Bay Kennebec at Segantii (owners: Chris and Elizabeth Atkinson)
  • Arnac Bay Pride (owner: Chrissie Mayhew)
Chrissie and Spook (USA Champion Arnac Bay Spokane WDX JH) winning the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club’s Open WT in 2005.


UK CC winners

  • Arnac Bay Arapahoe (2 CCs, owner: Chrissie Mayhew)
  • Arnac Bay Chivalrous (owner: Irene Balmforth)
  • Arnac Bay Dixie (2 CCs, owner Leslie Tregunno)

Dogs personally imported to help the UK bloodlines

  • Eastern Waters Majestic of Arnac
  • USA Champion Chestnut Hills Arnac Drake
  • New Zealand Champion Chestnut Hills Ty of Kalihani
  • Chestnut Hills Arnac Fleet
  • Chestnut Hills Arnac Seeker
  • USA Champion Chestnut Hills Lady Belle at Arnac
  • USA Champion Chestnut Hills Arnac Wye Oak
  • Chestnut Hills Arnac Squaw
  • Doublecoats Swedish Viking
  • USA Champion Chestnut Hills Red Oak
  • USA Champion Belquest Stone Thrower at Arnac
  • USA Champion Chestnut Hills Cheyenne
  • Chestnut Hills Mallard
  • Doublecoats Huckleberry Finn of Arnac
  • Doublecoats Earl at Arnac
Ch Arnac Bay Maddox won best of breed at Westminster Dog Show in 2000, this show being the USA equivalent of Crufts. Maddox is the only European dog to have won Best of Breed at Westminster to date.


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