Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Image courtesy of Apple Creek Chesapeakes

Image courtesy of Apple Creek Chesapeakes

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Names
Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chessies

Origin
United States, 1900's
It is said that this breed started from 2 newfoundlands back in 1807 that were probably bred with flat coated and curly coated retrievers as well as some other breeds.

Use
Companion, Gundog

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 12 -13 years of age

Weight & Height
55 to 75 pounds & 21 to 26 inches tall at the shoulders

Known Health Problems
Dwarfism, Entropion, Epilepsy, PRA, Hip Dysplasia, Eye Problems.

Physical Description
Strong, medium size dog has small drop ears and yellow or amber eyes. The tail is long and hanges low, The feet are large and webbed.

Temperament
Gentle, friendly and loving with people. Chesapeakes do extremely well with children but are somewhat reserved towards strangers.. This breed may act dominatly with other male dogs and needs early social training.

Training
This breed is not recommend for the new dog owner and is best with those who are experienced with dogs. This breed can be difficult to train as it likes to have things its own way.

Living Conditions
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Grooming
During moulting it is necessary to brush the dog to remove dead hairs, but take care not to harm the texture of the coat. It is not recommended to wash this breed for the same reason

Exercise
Lots of exercise is needed. If they do not get it they become badly behaved due to boredom.

Coat Texture
The coat is thick sand short with a dense woolly undercoat. The coat may be wavy in some places but never curly.

Coat Colors

Brown

Tan

Brown

Tan


Puppies

Image courtesy of Applecreek Chesapeakes
7 - 8 puppies are usually born per litter. Puppies will develop thier full coloration by 4 months of age.

Recognition
Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club

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Breeders

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Breeders

Please make sure you do your research on every breeder before purchasing puppies. Pets Place does not take any responsibility for any breeders listed that may not be reputable or up to your standards. This is your responsibilty as the buyer to do your research to make sure all appropriate health tests are done by the person you are purchasing your dog from.

Currently none listed.

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