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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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Weight
Mle: 65-80; Female: 55-70 lbs
Height
Male: 23-26 Female: 21-24 inches
Color(s)
any color of brown, sedge, or deadgrass
Overview
Originating in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is often referred to as the Chessie. An avid hunter of fowl on both land and water, this breed was the first retriever breed to be recognized by the American Kennel Club. Although not as well known today as the Golden or Labrador Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers make a wonderful family and field companion.
Character
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is the most rugged and powerful of the six retriever breeds. This breed is a true nature lover. They are alert, intelligent, courageous, and extremely versatile. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is independent, tough, and possesses stoic determination. They are tenacious workers; bold and athletic.
Temperament
Intensely loyal and deeply devoted, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a strong protective nature. This breed is friendly, loving, and affectionate. They do best in a home with older considerate children. They will generally get along with other dogs they have been raised with but have a tendency to be combative and aggressive with dogs they do not know. They do not do well with cats or other small household pets. This breed thrives on family interaction and will become destructive if ignored, lonely, or bored. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is not recommended for the novice, apathetic, or sedentary owner.
Care
This breed requires once a week brushing to remove dead hair. It is important to not over groom, as this will damage the coat. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary to preserve the integrity of the water repellant coat. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is prone to such health issues as elbow and hip dysplasia, Von Willebrands Disease, PRA, and cataracts. They prefer cooler climates.
Coat
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a double coat breed. The outer coat is dense, slightly wavy, short and harsh. The under coat is thick and wooly in texture. The coat is water repellant. The color of the coat comes in various shades of brown, red, and tan. This breed is an average shedder.
Training
Slow to mature, willful, and stubborn, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever must have an experienced owner. Early socialization and obedience training are an absolute must. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, respect, and consistency. This breed displays talents in tracking, hunting, competitive obedience, schutzhund, field spots, and hunting.
Activity
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever requires daily vigorous exercise. They enjoy swimming and make excellent walking, jogging, and bicycling companions. This breed must have physical and mental stimulation. They are not suited for apartment or city dwelling. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers do best in a home where they can run and romp freely in a safely fenced area.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

7/12/2014 11:06:05 AM

7/12/2014 11:06:05 AM

About death of my Chesapeake Bay Retriever Just lost my Chesapeake Bay Retriever. About 14 or 15 years old. Found him with a face swollen, guessing. When I went to pick him up his skin pulled off. Any information on this will be appreciated. I named him Cuffs as he was arrested along with a Rottweiler. The police thought he was a lab and knew my son was looking for one, but he was cbr. They took the rot. to the pound and gave my son the cbr to him. Being single he gave him to me. He was the best companion ever. My son is policeman also.

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Anonymous

A vet exam will be able to tell you what happened to your dog. I'm sorry for your loss.
7/15/2014 9:53:56 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/25/2013 6:53:10 PM

1/25/2013 6:53:10 PM

are chesapeeke bay retrievers hypoallergenic

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Anonymous

no chesapeeke bay retrievers are not
8/12/2013 1:07:26 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/4/2012 7:57:12 AM

10/4/2012 7:57:12 AM

Besides waterfowl retrieving what other high energy activities do Chessies excel at? Is agility... Besides waterfowl retrieving what other high energy activities do Chessies excel at? Is agility an option?

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Anonymous

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever can do agility, and excel at other fun things such as Dock Diving, Fly Ball, and Disc Dog.
7/9/2014 10:57:30 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/18/2012 6:23:21 AM

4/18/2012 6:23:21 AM

What is the life expectancy for a Chesapeake Bay Retriever?

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Anonymous

10-12 years
6/8/2012 5:23:55 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/1/2012 7:09:36 PM

1/1/2012 7:09:36 PM

Do Chesapeake Bay Retriever's shed alot?

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Anonymous

not alot but that might be because they have very good grooming skills
6/8/2012 5:26:24 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/9/2011 10:54:18 PM

11/9/2011 10:54:18 PM

Do Chesapeake Bay Retrievers shed and if so what are some medium sized dogs that dont shed?

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THERE IS NO DOG THAT DOESN'T SHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With the exception of the hairless breeds. Even short haired breed will shed to some degree. HAIR DIES!!!
6/20/2012 2:02:39 PM

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10/1/2011 8:56:18 AM

10/1/2011 8:56:18 AM

I have a rabbit, if I were to get a Chesapeake Bay Retriever dog, what do you think will most... I have a rabbit, if I were to get a Chesapeake Bay Retriever dog, what do you think will most likely happen if the two were together?

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Anonymous

Our Chessie would lick the bunny, but never hurt it. She was a family pet though, not a trained hunting dog.
7/16/2012 1:46:38 PM

Anonymous

They are called Retrievers for a reason! They will never eat any animal they may just pick it up and bring it to you. My dog was a pure bred chesapeake and he would never retrieve anything but live animals. He got birds, skunks, rabbits, anything he could catch never once hurt anything. They were just a little wet with slobber and he pranced around the house. It is in their blood not to hurt an animal they have a "soft" mouth meaning they wont bite down on what they catch.
7/17/2012 6:35:45 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/15/2011 4:35:16 PM

8/15/2011 4:35:16 PM

Does anyone know how a Chesapeake Bay Retriever might do with a cat in the same house?

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Anonymous

We have raised two Chessies (one after the other) from puppyhood thru ripe old age. Both, in their turn, treated kittens, cats, toddlers and kids as their family, friends and responsibilities. Young Chessies, under two years age are clumsy goofballs and might accidentally bowl a toddler over. As the dog matures, your child couldn't have a more devoted or patient companion. When my son was learning to walk, our dog would allow him to cling to his fur while they move in slow baby steps around the room.
1/4/2012 6:55:38 PM

Anonymous

I've raised two Chessies and too many cats and in my experience if the cat is an adult when the puppy arrives, after a few scratches to set the tone, the cat will remain the dogs boss for life. If a kitten comes into your (well socialized) dogs life, the dog will "parent" the kitten. It takes all kinds to make a breed but the Chessies I've raised were brave, athletic, protective when necessary and SWEET.
1/4/2012 7:05:21 PM

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3/7/2011 6:08:11 PM

3/7/2011 6:08:11 PM

We have a rather large apartment on the outskirts of a city with plenty of open spaces and parks... We have a rather large apartment on the outskirts of a city with plenty of open spaces and parks for walking and playing. We would like to raise a Chessie, but aren't sure if it's the right environment for the dog. Does anyone know if a Chesapeake would work well in this environment?

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Anonymous

Chessies are very energetic. They can do fine in apartments but you must exercise them regularly. If you can bike or rollerblade with them that's great. You can also take them swimming, enroll in obedience, agility, tracking and hunt training. Remember they are an double, oily coated dog and may need regular baths and brushing otherwise you may have lots of fluffballs rolling around your place.
7/18/2011 7:50:56 PM

Anonymous

A Chessie is a lovable but very demanding puppy and will mentally remain a puppy for 24 months +/-. Given the opportunity they can eat the sheetrock off of your walls but with LOTS OF EXERCISE' consistency and a strong commitment it can work. When they mature they are treasures but will still be unhappy without an active life. More is needed than a walk in the park. They need heart pounding, tongue dragging runs. If you can jog with them great, but if you aren't a runner, wthen another option is them running while you ride a bike. IF YOU ARE THE RIGHT PEOPLE, they are more than worth the effort.
1/4/2012 7:50:31 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/31/2011 5:05:10 PM

1/31/2011 5:05:10 PM

How well do Chesapeake Bay Retrievers do with small children and are they hard to house break ?

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Anonymous

Chessies do very well with children. They are a bit more serious and protective than other retriever breeds especially when raised from puppies with children. Chessies will often put themselves between strangers and their children or their home. It would take a brave individual to get out of their car on my farm when my kids are out. They are fairly easy to house train but are extremely smart!! They can have accidents in the house to get back at something you did that they didn't like. But rest assured, they are very reliable in the house.
7/18/2011 7:58:08 PM

Anonymous

I just put down my 12+ yr old Chessie. My daughter is 11. He was my guard when my husband was on the road, but had never bitten a single person. They do smile:) They just sound and appear intimidating because of size. He would give a loud bark and plant himself in front of me. My daughter did anything to that dog including sitting on him like a horse. He would just slide her off his back. She also learned to watch out for the powerful tail. She would hold out arm to not get hit in face till she got taller. Very devoted, loving animals that can be stubborn. Ours figured my husband was boss and tested me at first. Be firm but kind and they will be great pet! If you can't run with them just have a good throwing arm and lots of walks and playing in water! Be aware that they will dive under head first! Socialize early and often.
11/7/2012 2:18:03 PM

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