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Intro to the Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Country of Origin: Chesapeake Bay, USA

Date of Origin: 1870’s
Original use: Hunting
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Weight: 30-36 kg (male), 25-32kg (female)
Height: 58-66 cm (male), 53-61cm (female)

Equally proficient on land and in the water, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever was developed along the Chesapeake Bay to hunt waterfowl under the most adverse weather and water conditions, often having to break ice during the course of many strenuous multiple retrieves. Frequently the Chesapeake must face wind, tide and long cold swims in its work. The breed’s characteristics are specifically suited to enable the Chesapeake to function with ease, efficiency and endurance. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever should show a bright and happy disposition with an intelligent expression. Courage, willingness to work, alertness, nose, intelligence, love of water, general quality and, most of all, disposition should be given primary consideration in the selection and breeding of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Information brought to Pups of Sydney by the American Kennel Club

Images courtesy of Southern Retrievers and Cool Water Chesapeakes 


Meet the Breed