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)