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Chesapeake Bay Retriever : Breed Summary

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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General Appearance: A bright and happy demeanor and an intelligent expression and impressive outlines, denoting a good worker. Courageous, alert, with a love of water and a solid disposition. Fine woolly undercoat. Water resistant coat. Webbed feet.

Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height-males, 23 to 26 inches; females, 21 to 24 inches. Weight-males, 65 to 80 lbs.; females, 55 to 70 lbs.

Background: If you're looking for a Retriever, but want something a little different thna the average Labrador or Golden, try a Chessie on for size. Outgoing and athletic like his Retriever cousins, the Chessie sports a wavy, water-proof coat and warm amber eyes. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers need ample exercise, so they are not for home bodies. They need an active companion to work and play with.