Certainly related, they're not terribly dissimilar dogs. I have grown up with both breeds, and they are very alike; Chessies tend to be slightly shorter, but stockier and muscular, with an oily-water resistant coat. In all honesty, they make better hunting dogs (in my opinion, clearly debatable), but not as good family pets. More aggressive by nature, but extremely protective of their homes, and if trained well, excellent dogs.
So in short, yes, they're related and rather similar.
Answered by Anonymous - 10/18/2010 11:02:24 PM