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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever (nickname: Chessie) is a playful outdoor dog on both land and water. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are good protectors of a person's belongings against the theft.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever's Behavior

Recommended for: hunting

As a sporting dog, Chesapeakes tend to be real nature-lovers. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever dog breed also tends to be playful. However, Chessies can also be a bit possessive. They like to be dominant and therefore do not like having more than one individual or family as their leader.

Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Physical Characteristics

Here are the characteristics of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.

* Size: Males: 23-26 inches; Females: 21-24 inches
* Coat: harsh outer coat over dense fine wooly undercoat
* Color: Brown
* Eyes: medium-large, very clear, yellowish or amber-colored and wide apart
* Ears: small and loose-hanging
* Skull: broad and round with a medium stop
* Muzzle: same length as the skull, tapered, pointed but not sharp
* Nose: medium-short
* Tail: medium-long, straight or slightly curved

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Origins and History

Country/Region of Origin: United States

Original purpose: hunting waterfowl

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