At A Glance

Size: Large

Weight: 55 - 80 lbs.

Height: 21" - 26"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Sporting

Origin: United States

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Gun Dog, Sporting

History and Facts: 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.

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

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hip dysplasia; retinal atrophy

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

Grooming: Occasional brushing is necessary for your Chesapeake Bay Retriever.


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