Madrona Chesapeake Bay Retrievers



Named after the Madrona Tree that is common to where we live, Gig Harbor, WA.

Gig Harbor is a small community with access to Puget Sound, many lakes, and everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

 Our dogs are a blend of Hunting and Conformation lines to produce beautiful and functional dogs.  

The Chesapeake is a multipurpose dog, capable of Obedience, Agility, Tracking, and Therapy in addition to there reputation as exceptional Hunting dogs.

 Looks and drive make an exceptional Chessie, and an exceptional Family companion.


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May 2024

Introducing the newest member of the Madrona Pack.

Madrona's Mist On The Water Lily Pond


I am excited to bring back lines from my very first Chesapeake, Mistee, who is her great great grandmother. She was a great representative of the breed with looks, drive and temperament. The stud dog Jago brings an awesome field trial pedigree into the mix.  Monet is super birdie, smart, confident and has lovely conformation. I am looking forward to her future.

She is currently with a professional field trainer.


Jan. 2024

GCH Skywatcher-Madrona This Is The Way CGC

"Jase" had a nice Puyallup Show Cluster. I handled him to Best Of Breed 2 of the 3 days to finish his Grand Champion Title. He has started the year out nicely with 31 Breed Points. He is maturing very well and I look forward to what we can accomplish this year in the show ring. He will also start hunt tests this year too! His breeder is Skywatcher Chesapeakes and I co-own him with Travis & Danielle Ross along with Michelle Junevitch. His OFA hips came back as Excellent, Elbows Normal!


July-Sept 2023

GCH Madrona's Early Morning Rain @ Delilah's Delight'

"Lilah" went with me to the American Chesapeake Clubs National Show Specialty in Salt Lake City, UT in September. She unfortunately didn't get a look at that show, but we were redeemed by going Best Opposite at the first All breed show after the NSS. Best Owner Handled with a NOHS Group 2! The second show she was Best Opposite again, Best Owner Handled and NOHS GROUP 1! The 3rd show she won a Select Bitch. Overall I am super happy with her. She earned 15 more Grand Champion points as is now over half way to GCH Bronze now. She earned about 25 GCH points at the Enumclaw Cluster going Select Bitch each day. She finished the Puyallup Show Cluster with 2 Best Of Breed wins and 1 Best of Opposite. She earned 12 Grand Champion Points and 20 Breed Points. She is really maturing nicely.

Here is Lilah from the NSS weekend.

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Bred By Mike Vogel

Jan. 2024

 CH Madrona's Queen Of The Ironwood Throne CGC

"Mia" was entered in Puyallup too, she went Best Opposite to Jase the first day, then Select Bitch and earned 2 GCH majors.

May 2023

  CH Madrona's Let's Dance JH, DM  "Bowie"  passed 2 more Junior Hunter Tests in May to complete is title going 4 for 4. He has tons of drive and enthusiasm, marks extrememly well and has an amazing water entry. He has his Dock Master title, jumping almost 23 feet, hence his huge water entry!

CH Madrona's Thundering Rain CD, RA
Ruger"  came to stay with me for a couple weeks to work on his Conformation showing. He lives in Bellingham WA and will be available for stud.  At Enumclaw, he went Winners Dog at 5 of the shows for his final points and is now a Champion. He was moved up for the rest of the shows but wasn't given any love as a Champion. He finished the July Puyallup Show Cluster with two 4-point Majors going Winners Dog.

Please be extremely careful when buying a Chesapeake, there are breeders that are NOT doing health clearances.

Chesapeakes have several debilitating genetic conditions that can be tested for, ask to see the test results, do not take anyone's word for it.  Ask for PRA, DM, EIC DNA test results at minimum! Just because it sounds good, doesn't mean it is legit. Ask to see AKC paperwork and OFA hips/ elbows/ eye results also.   Be an educated buyer or you may regret it years down the road when your cute puppy comes down with an awful disease that could have been prevented! I explain health clearances under the Puppy Info page.

I am happy to refer you to a quality breeder that does health clearances.

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