Chesapeake bay retriever | Facts & Information

# Chesapeake Bay Retriever | Facts & Information

Chesapeake Bay Retriever | Discover Fascinating Facts and Information About Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Care: double and dense fur needs care, does not tolerate high temperatures

Origin: USA

Group:Sporting / Retriever

Weight: 25-36 kg

Height: 53 - 66 cm

Colors: all shades of Brown

Temperament: independent, cheerful, alert

Chickens: 7 – 10 chickens

Average age: 10 – 15 years

Other names: Chessie, CBR, Chesapeake

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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Dressage: dominant breed, small dressage is recommended

Health: breed generally resistant to disease


The origin of this dog is two Newfoundland puppies found in the wreck of a ship in 1807 in the Chesapeake Bay on the Maryland coast.

They were mated with local retrievers, and later with Irish Water Spaniel and Otterhound.

This dog was created for the intake of game, especially wild ducks, close to water or in water.

The dog is one that belongs to the group of hunting dogs.

Today they participate in large hunts and are also widely used as pets.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Feed

Feeding a dog of this breed can be a serious one, in terms of the amounts involved, because they really like to eat, even having a tendency to become overweight if they are not given a correct diet.

They adapt, from this point of view, to both purchased and homemade food but, we repeat, pay attention to how much you allow them to eat, if you do not want to gain weight.

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Appearance Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Dogs of this breed are very well endowed in terms of muscles, extremely strong and with a coat that is distinguished from that of other breeds. The dog has strong legs and a large head, its chest is deep, large and strong.

One specimen of the breed can generally reach 61 cm and 36 kg, but there are cases when these data have been exceeded. Naturally, males are stronger and taller than females.

It is a medium to large dog, strong, more long than tall. The skull is wide, round, with a snout of the length of the skull, narrow but not sharp, with a nose not too large, dark brown. The eyes are rather large, far apart, yellow in color.

The ears are small, hooked up, round at the tip and left. The tail is of medium length, slightly curved, worn high but not on the back and with longer hair forming fringes. The paws have an InterDigital membrane, and the hind legs are strong, muscular, helping to swim.

The coat is double with a thick, fluffy first coat and a thick, short outer coat, slightly wavy on the shoulders, neck and back and quite oily, becoming waterproof.

The color is between yellow-brown and dark brown, more commonly found being dark shades.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Behavior

They are independent dogs, they will think for themselves, but that does not mean that they are not particularly affectionate.

They like children, even if they might bully him in their games. They really like to stay outside, their favorite place is the water, which they love with all their hearts.

They are bright, cheerful and alert when they are outside and like the company of humans, and even other dogs, if they are used to being small. At 3 years old, when it reaches maturity, it can be an even silent dog.

They are very protective of those around them, but do not show this until they are 9-18 months old.

Training Chesapeake Bay Retriever

An exenplar of this breed needs a lot of movement, and it can somehow become obnoxious in behavior if it does not get the movement it needs.

They like water, they like to swim, to bring things from the water to their master, this is their favorite sport, so in the walks carried out, it is absolutely necessary to provide them with access to water.

They are not at all excited about cities or enclosed spaces, so they do not react very well to the block. It is an intelligent dog that rations alone and does not take into account the advice or commands from the owner.

From this point of view, it is not at all recommended for a novice. Training and socialization must be done from the first months of life, because otherwise they tend to become very dominant.

It offers good protection to the families to which they belong, but only if they feel that they are truly in a situation where they are threatened.

They get along very well with children, less with other animals, and they are not very aggressive, but they become fearful when they feel it is the case.

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Features Chesapeake Bay Retriever

It is a hardworking dog (it can take up to 200 ducks a day even from very cold waters), brave, lively, intelligent, vigilant, has an independent nature and is sometimes dominant.

He is obedient and devoted to the master, friendly with children, wary of strangers. It is dominant towards other dogs if it has not been socialized with them since childhood.

He accepts other animals from the household, but the foreign ones will chase them as game if he was not taught as a child with them.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Diseases

The dog seems to be extremely resistant to the vast majority of diseases.

However, vets have not done much research, but there is a list of diseases they are affected by.

Among the most important conditions are progressive retinal atrophy, entropion, hip and wrist dysplasia, umbilical hernia, hemophilia problems, cataracts and ear infections.

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