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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Size: Large

Weight: 55 - 80 lbs.

Height: 21" - 26"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; retinal atrophy

Origin: United States

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Gun Dog / Retriever

Category: Companion Dog, Gun Dog, Sporting

Exercise Needs

Vigorous daily walk and playtime is required for the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. These dogs love to fetch and swim.

Grooming Needs

Occasional brushing is necessary for your Chesapeake Bay Retriever.


The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an active, hardy and protective breed.

Compatibility with Kids

Generally good with children.


A cross of Irish Water Spaniel, Newfoundland and Bloodhound, this breed is a descendant of pups owned by a British sailors shipwrecked off of the Maryland coast in the early 1900s.

Dog Food for Your Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Large Breed Puppy 15 lb. Front Counter

Large Breed Puppy

Lower protein and fat levels than our Puppy Select Formula.

Large Breed Adult 15 lb. Front Counter

Large Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of large breed dogs.

Reduced Fat 6 lb. Front Counter

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.

Sensitive Solutions Skin & Stomach Support 6 lb. Front Counter

Sensitive Solutions Skin & Stomach Support

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.