Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever


The Chesapeake Bay Retriever was originally developed as a water dog that was used to hunt and retrieve ducks in Maryland Chesapeake Bay. He has a dense coat, stamina and strength which makes him the best match for this purpose. Nowadays he’s still a great hunting dog as well as a great family companion. The average height of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever is 1 foot, 9 inches to 2 feet, 2 inches weighing about 55 to 80 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years.


Originally developed to be a working dog the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is now a great family companion who lives to be a part of a highly active family. He is very protective and intelligent and will always do all his best to protect his beloved ones. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference. So either you want a great hunting companion or a protective and loving family dog this dog breed can be one of your choices.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Training:

Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Shedding:

To be honest, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Grooming:

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever History:

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever was originally bred in the United States of America and has descended from dogs named Canton and Sailor who were traveling aboard a ship with the final destination England. However in 1807 the ship sank  and the two dogs were rescued and found a new home. A few years later in 1877 the breed was officially recognized and was called the “Chesapeake Bay Ducking Dog’.

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