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Chesapeake Bay Retriever Breed Profile

Chesapeake Bay Retriever fact file

KC Group: Gundog
Size: Large
Good with children?: Seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: Lots
Good guard dogs?: Possibly
Moulting level: High
Grooming: Moderate
Jogging partner: Short runs

Active and outgoing dog who loves to swim! Breed is in the gundog group and was originally bred as a wildfowling dog. Originates from the Chesapeake Bay area of USA

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Character

Chessies tend to attach themselves to one person in the household. This is probably due to their development as a wildfowling dog, which is a lonely occupation. If introduced to the family at a young age they will get on well with everyone.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Size

Chessies measure 53-66cm at the withers.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Health

Generally healthy breed

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Special Care

Chessies love exercise and will go crazy if they are not given a good run on a daily basi

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