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

WD/X/Q Rules and
Information Pages

Working Dog Stake

Working Dog Excellent Stake

Working Dog Qualified Stake

Suggestions for Line Procedures for all Stakes

Guidelines for Judges and Handlers for all Stakes

WD/X/Q Entry Form -- printable in MS Word

Working Dog Title "Data" to download

This listing represents all of the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers who have been awarded a WD, WDX, or WDQ certificate from the American Chesapeake Club through 2006. The information includes other titles earned, sire & dam information, and ownership. Special thanks go to Virginia Reed, who maintained this data for many years, and generously shared it with the ACC Statistician. Please advise the ACC Webmaster of any errors, omissions, etc.

                          Download "Dogs with Titles" file

The above file is a comma separated value file.  You will need to right click the link below and "save it" to your computer and then "import/open" it in either a spreadsheet or database program.

Printouts for the person holding a WD/X/Q

Application to hold an event

WD Chairman's Planning Schedule

Instructions to RD's for holding a WD/X/Q Stake

Sample WDXQ Flyer

WDXQ Financial Statement

WDXQ Management

WDXQ Preparation

Judges Score Sheet - WD

Judges Score Sheet - WDX

Judges Score Sheet - WDQ

Ribbons   New

Hunt Test and Field Trial Credit for Certificate

A dog may also receive his WD, WDX or WDQ title by completing a licensed field trial or licensed hunt test. Fill out the form below and submit with the proper fee.

 WD credit   from Field Trial/Hunt Test
WDX credit  from Field Trial/Hunt Test
WDQ credit  from Field Trial/Hunt Test


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