Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Average: 4.5 (4 votes)

First brought to America in 1807. The origins of the breed began with a pair of Newfoundlands puppies that were saved from a sinking ship off the coast of Maryland. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever was bred for water hunting. Also known as the state dog of Maryland, is a true American breed and one of the toughest water hunters or retrievers. The medium sized brown breed stands at 21 to 26 inches and weighs 55 to 80 pounds. A great choice for outdoor loving families.




My Chessie - Flynn - was my constant companion, loyal friend The breed can be very stubborn and headstrong They require a strong firm hand Should be socialized as much as possible from puppy up He had to earn attention - ex, sit bfore petted, treats, ect stay so I could go first He was not raised round small kids, but he loved every single one he came into contact with He was an excellent hunter for my husband at the time, yet could be trusted to not bother a pet or animal unless given permission He was very obedient out of the respect and love we both had for the other I lost my Flynn at the age of 10 yrs old and have not had the heart to get another - til recently I am now embarking on my journey to discover the right Chessie for me

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