Chesapeake Bay Retriever

As the name hints, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is breed that is directly related to the larger retriever group along with other sporting dogs. Like other retrievers, this dog is considered to have an excellent temperament and therefore, it will make a wonderful family pet. However, as it was also bred for hunting waterfowl, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is also quite fond of water and requires a fair amount of exercise. This is a highly intelligent dog with a proclivity towards gregarious behaviour and while quite friendly, it can also be protective over other family members. Staying true to its breed, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are naturally curious and inquisitive.


This dog shares several of the same characteristics as other retrievers. The most notable difference is that as opposed to the smooth hair of the Labrador Retriever, this breed is known for its wavy coat and a more stocky build. Other than these slight discrepancies, the Chesapeake Bay variety is seen to appear much like its close relatives.

This retriever was bred sometime during the middle of the nineteenth century and the first historical account can be traced as far back as 1807. As it was first seen along the Chesapeake River and Bay, its name is primarily derived from this location. Like other retrievers, this variety was primary introduced to hunt waterfowl for the market...

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