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Chesapek.jpg (9614 bytes) These are friendly, intelligent and obedient dogs with a mind of their own.  Courageous, willing, loving and trainable although they may be a little slow to learn.  Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are affectionate and good with children.
Breed: Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Country of Origin: 9th century Maryland
AKC Group: Sporting
Function: Retrieving ducks
Life Span: 10-13 years
Appearance: Large, Strong
Color: Brown or tan
Coat Type: Shedding, short, water resistant
Grooming: Low maintenance
Height: 21-26 inches
Weight: 60-90 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Very high
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Medium
Good With Children: O.K.
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: Suspicious
Character: Affectionate
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Strong, easy going
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Snapping, destructive
Physical: Hip dysplasia, bloating
Recommendations: Early socialization with people and dogs