Chesapeake Bay Retriever Question

Is the Chesapeake Bay Retriever in the family of the Labrador Retriever?


Is the Chesapeake Bay Retriever in the family of the Labrador Retriever?

    In Chesapeake Bay Retriever - Asked by brjtj8910 - 10/12/2010 3:41:22 PM
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


My Chesapeake Bay Retriever's were aLL LARGER than Labs, as well as smarter. We had Labs as well as Chessies, and the Chessies took top desireability every time. Their personality is reflective of their owner - - ours were raised in the house with the family, never became aggresove. but were definitely protective of our little kids, positioning themselves betwen the kids and strangers. The last one grinned! And all of mine lived to be at least 13, except for one that developed luekemia at age four.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/21/2010 4:20:38 PM


No, other than both being water retrievers they are not related. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever was originally bred from Newfoundlands and probably curly coat retriever. They also have some black/tan hound in them as well. They were bred originally to tolerate the harsh, cold weather on the Chesapeake Bay and spent days on end retrieving from icy water for hunters who sold birds as a means of living.
    Answered by dogdoc - 7/18/2011 7:54:34 PM


After having two Chessies through their whole lives we decided to adopt from a Chessie rescue org. We picked a black pup whose mother was supposed to be a Chessie, We had him DNA tested...pure Labrador. He's a fine, good natured fellow; very lovable but no where near a sensitive, perceptive or intelligent as either Chessie. By age two they were our partners. Our Lab is a pet.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/4/2012 7:23:20 PM