Chesapeake Bay Retriever Question

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


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

    In Chesapeake Bay Retriever - Asked by Anonymous - 8/15/2011 4:35:16 PM
I bought a kitten to keep my young chessie company when I worked ten to twelve hours a day. She did fine with it when I wasn't home, but would get very jealous of the kitten when I was home and wouldn't let it near me. I ended up giving the kitten away.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/26/2011 3:26:35 PM


We have five indoor cats with our chessie...she was wonderful with them all. many times they played and in the evening would lay down next to her on the floor curled between her front paws.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/21/2011 3:03:09 PM


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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/4/2012 6:55:38 PM


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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/4/2012 7:05:21 PM