What is the ACC "
Working Dog Certification Program"?

The primary objective in the establishment of this program is to encourage the development and use of those natural working and retrieving abilities for which the Chesapeake Bay Retriever was originally bred. Additionally, it is hoped that the program will provide another available means to help determine future breeding stock. 

This description should be read and followed in conjunction with the “Guidelines to the Judges and Handlers” and the “Suggestions for Line Procedures”. 

Dogs must be at least six months of age and American Kennel Club (AKC), Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) registered or holding a foreign registry acceptable in the country holding the stake.  An AKC ILP or PAL number is an acceptable registration to be able to compete in this program.

Questions? Send an email to the WD Chairperson - Jane Pappler, NJ

You may download all the WD/X/Q Rules and Guidelines in PDF format below

The working Dog Program is undergoing a "revamping" with updated directions and guidelines for holding a stake.  Also a few rule changes and minor test requirements will be made. We hope to have these ready for review in January/February.  Thanks for your patience during our updates. 

WD/X/Q Rules and
Information Pages


Printouts for the person holding a WD/X/Q


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