'Hank,' a Chesapeake Bay Retreiver, Wins Bests in Show & Is a Master Hunter
A once-in-a-lifetime dog, a 6-year-old brown male Chesapeake Bay Retriever named “Hank” is the first of his breed to win Best in Show and be recognized as a Master Hunter and Qualified All-Age retriever. The No. 1 Chessie, Multi-BIS GCH Sandbar’s Hardcore Hank MH QAA is handled at dog shows by pro handler Devon Kipp of North Prairie, Wisconsin, and in hunt tests by owners Andrew Barbouche and Adam Levy of Rochester, Minnesota. “Hank stood out from the beginning with his intense desire to retrieve and wanting to please,” Levy says. “His true passion is being a hunting dog. He hunts waterfowl and pheasants in some of the toughest conditions in the Upper Midwest and Canada. On the show circuit, he is very animated and loves all people.” Hank was bred by Diane Baker of Sandbar Chesapeakes in Oglesby, Illinois. The handsome Chessie is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula dog food.