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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever
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The Chesapeake Bay Retriever, also known as the Chessie, is a powerful and hardworking breed originally developed for retrieving waterfowl in the Chesapeake Bay region of the United States.


The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a loyal and protective breed, often forming close bonds with their owners. They are also known for their courage and willingness to work hard, which makes them excellent hunting companions. Additionally, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are highly intelligent and trainable, making them well-suited for tasks such as search and rescue work, obedience, and agility.


The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a lifespan of around 10-12 years, which is average for a medium to large-sized breed.


Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are moderate to heavy shedders, with a thick, oily double coat that sheds seasonally. Regular grooming is necessary to maintain their coat's health and cleanliness, including weekly brushing and occasional bathing.


Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are highly trainable and respond well to positive reinforcement training techniques. As with any breed, early socialization and training are crucial to ensure they develop into well-behaved and well-adjusted adults. Training sessions should be short, frequent, and enjoyable for both the dog and the owner.


Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppies require socialization and training from an early age to ensure they develop into well-behaved adults. Like all puppies, they need plenty of attention, exercise, and mental stimulation to keep them happy and healthy. Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppies also have a reputation for being rambunctious and energetic, so it's essential to provide them with plenty of outlets for their energy.

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a loyal, hardworking, and intelligent breed that requires regular grooming, early socialization and training, and plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They have a moderate to high shedding coat and a lifespan of around 10-12 years.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #43
2017: #43
2016: #43
2015: #42
Origin:United States
Breed Group:Sporting (AKC:1878)
Gundog (UKC)
Life span:10-13 years
Height:Male: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm)
Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Weight:Male: 65-80 pounds (29-36 kg)
Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Dark Brown
Dark Deadgrass
Light Brown
Light Deadgrass
Litter Size:7-9 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $700 - $900 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Cody Ellie
2 Harley Nala
3 Jackson Emma
4 Hank Belle
5 Brody Ella
6 Simba Phoebe
7 Apollo Charlie
8 Luke Hazel
9 Peanut Trixie
10 Oreo Macy
11 Frankie Baby
12 Copper Cocoa
13 Chester Madison
14 Brady Penelope
15 Bruce Heidi
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