In 2013 I was the honored and proud recipient of the American Chesapeake Club Lifetime Membership Award and the AKC Good Sportsmanship Award



Hunting Dog

Chesarab Chesapeakes are known to be excellent family dogs, gun dogs and show dogs.  

We have produced Best-in Show, Best -in - Specialty, Best-of-Opposite Sex in Specialty and High in Trial         dogs. Our dogs have show championships, Obedience titles, Hunt Test titles, and earned QA2 titles in Field trials.

We feel our lines are truly versatile.




Puppies are usually available. Our dogs are DNA tested and x-rayed for soundness and eyes are checked for health problems. Prices start at $2000. We try to put the right puppy to the right people.

My daughter and son are continuing the Chesarab Lines . Moya DiVaccaro Nelson is continuing to show in Conformation  and my son, Rick DIVaccaro Jr, does the Field Trials with the Chesapeakes and his Labradors. Some of my grandchildren are also showing interest in staying involved. 

You can check out the Labradors on the Labrador page. Rick's dogs have excellent bloodlines and are proving themselves in the trials. 

I am continuing to try to do a little of it all. 






  Show Dog

 Family Dog


    Chesarab Kennels was started in 1957 when we, Dick and Sheila DiVaccaro,  

                              started to breed the wonderful dogs we were hunting over.  We wanted a great companion       that was easy to work with and had a loyal , happy temperament.  

We feel we have that with our Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.