Get to know the Chesapeake Bay Retriever
All you need to know about the breed
The reserved mug of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever conveys the character underneath: polite, ready, and smart. With their good sense about them, the breed is an affectionate companion and a superb sport dog. Raised and refined in the icy waters of the Chesapeake Bay in and around the coast of Maryland, United States, the dog has a hugely even-keeled temperament and desire to do their job, go home for dinner, have a snooze, and the next day, do it all over again.
Their dense, oily double coat developed perfectly to handle these conditions - and even more intemperate ones. The breed will easily dive right into any icy body of water and make an exit undaunted; they are used to it and most content when at work - which, to them, is the same thing as play.
Make no mistake: Chesapeake Bay Retriever intelligence is up there with the best of them. Their clear amber eyes convey a canine cool that beats all. Let’s face it: Any dog who will dive into the ice to fetch a duck has to be pretty chill.
Proper nutrition is essential for an extremely active breed like this. A food composed of high quality, high digestibility protein is the best choice to help your dog develop into the muscular animal they are destined to be. This is a dog who needs a lot of exercise on a daily basis. Take them hiking, swimming, or running - the more, the better as the Chesapeake Bay Retriever will always be up for it.
2 facts about Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Chesapeake Bay Retriever