Thanks Gina! I agree, just look at what has happened to the GSD.
Yes, my dog's breeder has slowly been bringing me up to speed about things about the Chesapeake that are beyond just looking at the dog through the eyes of a doting owner (rose-colored lenses) . She's been teaching me about the breed, literally, from the paws up. It's quite different when you look at confirmation that way, and quite honestly I feel more objective the more I learn about the Chesapeake's official standard, and where my dog fits in to that. I've still got way more to learn than what I know, or what I thought I knew about Chesapeake's. It's a labor of love though.