Hebe (Sh Ch Arnac Bay Hebe ShCEx WGC EW 22) is probably the naughtiest cheekiest Chesapeake I have ever had!

Whilst I don't remember using a kangaroo in my breeding programme, she can certainly jump like one, and her joy and energy when leaping in the air for butterflies, has kept me amused on many a morning. Luckily this energy, tallied with her complete confidence, has put her in good stead in the show ring.
Conformation-wise, she is, to me, near perfect and from an early age she was winning under experienced judges of the breed. At just over a year old she already had one CC and one Reserve CC.

Hebe at 6 months

Hebe at 12 months

Co-owned with Joy Middleton who has taken on the challenge of not only gaining Hebe's show championship but has also plunged into learning the working side of things as well.

Hebe now has 17 CCs (13 with best of breed) and 9 RCCs to her name in the UK. Best of Breed at Crufts 2023 was followed by being shortlisted in the Gundog Group.

In 2023 at the UK Chesapeake Club's show, under USA Chesapeake expert Robyn Haskin, Hebe won Bitch CC and Best in Show.

Hebe has also become the first Chesapeake to win a Show Certification of Excellence.

Joy and Hebe have ventured across the waters and furthered their show life in various European counties with multiple CACs/CACIBs and Best of Breeds, as well as a European Winner 2022 title in Paris.

Hebe in the Gundog Group after winning Best of Breed at Crufts 2023

Brains and beauty, Hebe has managed a win the Chesapeake Club's Novice Dog / Novice Handler test. This duo have also achieved the Kennel Club's Working Gundog Certificate.

    • Hips 3-3
    • Elbows 1-2
    • Genetically clear for PRA
    • Genetically clear for DM
    • Clear for EC
    • Clear for EIC