Submitted by: Pete on Jul 29, 2018
We were lucky enough to connect with Loura for a Chessie puppy years ago. She’s always taken an active interest in how Dakota is and made herself available for support or to answer any questions. She really know’s the Chesapeake breed, takes great care of her dogs and has awesome puppies. Thanks for everything Loura,
Submitted by: Mike Slivinski on Jun 08, 2018
I have had two Chessies over the years, a 110 lb male named Rex, whom we lost to old age in 2016, and Gina, a 75 lb female, still going strong at 13 years of age - both have been the most intelligent, wonderful, family oriented dogs we have ever had, and we purchased both from Loura at Ches-Shores - Loura loves her dogs and has done a great deal towards saving this breed, and she has always been there to support us with knowledge medical advice, and training. These dogs are smart, fearless, family dogs that also make great hunters and love the water!
Submitted by: Allan Minker on Feb 15, 2018
Laura matched us up with the BEST Chessie in the world six years ago and she is still going strong. Thank you Laura!
Submitted by: Joshua on Feb 01, 2016
I cannot say enough good things about Laura and her Chesapeake Bay retrievers. When I first spoke to Laura I told her exactly what I was looking for. I am a serious duck hunter and Laura provided me with exactly what I was looking for. Our first season out and my boy retrieved over 50 ducks and out retrieved my buddies lab who was trained by a Pro. If you are looking for a good working chessie with natural instincts I highly recommend Laura's chessies. Her support is A+. Good Luck! Josh.
Submitted by: Kelly White on Sep 21, 2015
We reciently bought a puppy from Loura. The puppy we got was exactly what we were looking for. He is healthy smart and beautiful. Working with Loura was easy. She listened to our concerns and sent us the right puppy. She truly cares about her dogs and making sure they are placed with the right family. Loura has made herself available for questions and I am comfortable contacting her in the future. I highly recommend Chesshores for the perfect Chessie puppy.
Submitted by: Brenda on Sep 25, 2014
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Loura Wade and her chessies. She is knowledgeable about all facets of the chessie breed. Upon purchasing a chessie, she provides you with everything you need to know to care for your puppy and supportive with information as they grow. My Ches-shores male, Shelby is a year old and each day he continues to amaze me with how smart he is. He is a relentless tracker and loves to retrieve. He knows many commands and continues to learn. He's amazing and definitely my best friend. Anybody interested in the Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed should definitely do their research as it requires a lot of patience and self discipline to train them; however, it is a very rewarding journey as the chessie strives to please you. I highly recommend Loura Wade as she is an expert on the breed.
Submitted by: D Swanson on Mar 17, 2014
Ches-Shores CBRs have retrieving and swimming skills preprogrammed into their minds and hearts. Now that my beautiful Ches-Shores bitch has her confirmation championship we venture into field work: I acquired a book which she chewed disdainfully. I sent for training films that turned out to be completely unnecessary. This dog has great communication skills, along with swimming and tracking instincts that amaze me and my physicist husband. Any flashes of what the ignorant call "Chessie obstinacy" turn out to be the understandable (and usually correct) choice of action, i.e., avoidance of some hazard in the water or on a trail.
We thank you Loura and Joe, for producing this fabulous line of Super-dogs.
Submitted by: kristen on Feb 07, 2014
After months of counting down the days until our puppy was ready to come home to us, my husband and I traveled to Loura's to pick up our first male chessie puppy. Instantly we were in love with his sweet nature and wonderful playful spirit. Our puppy was totally at ease as Loura's very young daughter carried him around while we registered and took care of the paperwork. It was clear that these young puppies had been spending their time in the midst of Loura's family with exposure to children, sights, and sounds. Since then our chessie has been the love of our lives. He is serious, sweet, intense, comical, protective, physically tough, smart as a whip, with the memory of an elephant. He is absolutely emotionally connected and totally and completely devoted to his family.
Loura has been an invaluable resource for raising and taking care of our dog, well beyond the day we brought him home. When our dog tested positive for exposure to Lyme, and the vet's recommendation was to wait for more symptoms, Loura gave us clear and specific instructions, and after a month of antibiotics, our dog was symptom free and remains so.
When we decided to enter the world of conformation, Loura provided instruction and total support for us and continues to cheer us on as I strive to improve my handling abilities.
Loura's knowledge and love of this breed is unmistakeable. And she produced the wonderfully challenging and loving Chesapeake that we call family.
Submitted by: Joe Crocco on Jan 23, 2014
Loura has been very helpful and willing to answer any of my questions about raising and caring for a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Our Chesapeake Bay’s disposition is the greatest and in five years has become a Master Hunter and has qualified in field trials.
If choosing a breeder I would highly recommend Loura Wade.
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Submitted by: Elizabeth Windsor on Jan 22, 2014
If you aren't familiar with CBRs, I recommend researching the breed extensively before deciding to bring one (or more) into your family. These stubborn, intelligent, beautiful dogs need an alpha owner willing and able to give them daily activity and attention.
Once you make the decision to become a chessie owner, look no further than Ches-Shores Kennels. Loura is very knowledgeable about the breed and has been in business for decades breeding champion CBRs.
We currently have two house dogs from Loura: one male and one female. While we don't hunt either dog, both are very intelligent, great in the water, have a strong drive to retrieve, and neither exhibits gun-shy behavior.
I am hopeful Loura will continue to keep her kennel in operation for decades to come, because you cannot beat a Ches-Shores chessie.