Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog Breed Information

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Quick Facts
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Breed Group: Sporting
Origen: United States of America
Nickname: Chessie, CBR, Chesapeake
Weight: 55-80 lbs
Height: 21-26 inches
Color(s): Any color of brown, sedge, or deadgrass

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Appearance

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a medium to large size dog, with bright expression and happy disposition. The Chesapeake Bay Retrievers has a broad, rounded head with a medium length muzzle, well developed muscular body and a deep chest. The wide-set eyes are yellowish to amber in color. The small ears are high set hanging loosely and his tail is medium in length, and heavy at the base.

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has an oily coat that is dense and wavy except on the face and legs where the hair is straight. The oils in the coat not only repel the water like a ducks feathers do, but it helps the dog to dry quickly in extreme cold weather temperatures.†They could be any color of brown, sedge or dead grass. The weight of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is around 55-80 pounds and the height is 21-26 inches.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Temperament

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is strong, energetic and willing to please, although they may be a little slow to learn. They are often known for their love of water and their ability to hunt. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is primarily a family pet and hunting companion and affectionate protective nature. They seem to have a special affinity for children.† The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is reserved with strangers and is not recommended for an inexperienced new dog owner. The handler needs to be confident because they tend to have their own way. Many trainers thought this breed required more physical discipline than other retriever breeds.

Is Chesapeake Bay Retriever the Right Dog Breed for You?

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment without a yard. They need daily physical mental stimulation, as well as a good deal of vigorous activity, including swimming whenever possible.†Itís very important to socialize your Chesapeake Bay Retriever at a young age, in order for them to be nice with other dogs, cat and household pets. The Chesapeake Bay Retrievers often enjoys sleeping outdoors if it is cooler outside, as they prefer cool climates.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is around 10-12 years.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Health problems

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), cataracts and hip dysplasia. Some may developed regional†Alopecia.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Care and Grooming

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever dense, harsh, short-haired coat is oily with a distinct smell and is easy to groom.† You could brush him ones or twice a week with a firm bristle brush to remove dead hair and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing your dog will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Shedding

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an average shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.