Chesapeake Bay Retriever
These tough, intelligent swimmers can make great sidekicks for active owners.
Height: 21 to 26 inches at shoulder
Weight: 55 to 80 pounds (males average 72 pounds, females average 62 pounds)
Coat: harsh and short
Life span: 10 to 12 years
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever originated as a water dog used to hunt and retrieve ducks in the chilly chop of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay. The dog's sturdy build, dense coat, stamina, and strength made him ideal for this purpose. Today, he's still known as a fine hunting dog as well as a wonderful companion for active, experienced dog owners who can give him the structure and exercise he needs.
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General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
Cold tolerance
Drooling potential
Ease at being home alone
Ease of training
Heat tolerance
Predatory tendencies
Potential for weight gain
Watchdog ability
Affectionate with family
General health
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