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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Both their topcoat and undercoat have a protective oil that guards their skin from cold water and enables quick drying after a swim.

About the Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are calm, intelligent dogs with a bright and happy disposition, a natural affection and a protective instinct. The breed has many qualities including courage, fine senses and intelligence, that have made them a popular breed.

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are very loving with children and elderly alike and thrive on human interactions.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
United States
Group
FCI Group 8, AKC Sporting Group
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
10–13 years

Friendly / Intelligent / Quiet / Loving / Protective / Hard-working / Alert / Confident

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Makes a great family dog

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