Kirsty Watts & Ian Lawrence
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Breeders of:

  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Our girls

Our girls

Tia jumping (Marli behind)

Tia jumping (Marli behind)

Scootering with Tia and Marli

Scootering with Tia and Marli

Tia retrieving pheasant

Tia retrieving pheasant


Oakmarsh Chestnut (Fennel) was Reserve Best Puppy in Show at the United Retriever Club Show 2016! This accolade follows on from her Puppy Group 4 place at the South of England Gundog Club show and many Best Puppy in Bred awards. It is very rare for a Chesapeake to get a Group place so we are very proud of her! Fennel is from our 3rd generation of bitches at Oakmarsh Chesapeakes.

Fennels mother Oakmarsh Acorn (Tia) won her first CC (Challenge Certificate) at the URC (United Retriever Club) Championship Show, August 2013, under judge Patsy Hollings (Gunalt). This gives her a KC Stud Book Number and qualifies her for CRUFTS for life! She also has 3 Reserve CCs from Driffield Champ Show 2015, National Gundog 2016 and Richmond 2016.

Our foundation bitch, Devonshot Jamaica Beach of Oakmarsh (Marli), was awarded a KC Stud Book Number at Driffield 2013 which qualifies her for Crufts for life! She also has 1 Reserve CC from WKC 2016 which she won as a Veteran. Marli was Best Veteran in Breed 2015 & 2016 and is still looking great at 10 years of age!

Our imported bitch Zara Angels of Baranya at Oakmarsh (Zara) has a Reserve CC from URC Champ Show 2016, giving her a KC Stud Book Number and qualifying her for Crufts for life!

We are KC Assured breeders and strive to produce quality puppies with excellent temperaments, from health tested parents, suitable for show, working and active pet homes.

Oakmarsh Chesapeakes was established in 2006 with the purchase of our foundation bitch Devonshot Jamaica Beach of Oakmarsh (Marli). Having pick of the litter, where all the pups were stunning, we chose the bitch with the best coat, the coat being the most important feature of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Devonshot Chesapeakes are renowned for the temperament of their dogs and we will strive to continue breeding for this superb temperament along with working ability and good looks. 'Marli' has been a consistant winner in the show ring, winning the 'Fudge Cup' for the best CBR show puppy of 2007. She has qualified for CRUFTS every year (2008 - 2014).
In 2010 she produced a stunning litter by the CRUFTS 2010 BOB winner, Sh Ch Devonshot Indian Goes Brave (Teague) who has a superb temperament.

We kept a bitch pup from this litter - Oakmarsh Acorn (Tia Maria). As well as winning many Best Puppy in Breed at Championship and Open shows, she won Best puppy in show at the CBRC Championship show and the Best puppy in show at the CBRC Limit show in 2011, becoming the 'Our Dogs' and 'Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club' Top Chesapeake Show Puppy in 2011.

Three of Marli and Teagues puppies (born Sept 2010), Oakmarsh Acorn, O.Appeal AND O.Assateague, have qualified for CRUFTS 2102 /13 / 14.

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