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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.

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