Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay retrievers aren’t as gregarious as many other retriever breeds; however they usually like kids.


It’s thought that the origin of this dog breed occurred after the appearance of two Newfoundland Dogs in the region in the early nineteenth century. After being carefully bred with local dogs, the 1st of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever dogs was created. The dog breed was created to resist the freezing temperature of the water in the Bay.

Physical Appearance

Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a shorter wavy coat in sedge, dead grass-color, brown.


23 to 26 inches in males

21 to 24 inches in females


65 to 80 lbs. in male

55 to 70 lbs. in female


10 to 13 years


  • Even-tempered
  • Wise
  • Affectionate
  • Playful
  • Good with children

Susceptible to Diseases

  • Hip-Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Neurological Problems
  • Chondrodysplasia

Care and Grooming

The coat my shed, and a good brushing once in 7 days will be good. This breed doesn’t need much grooming. The nails should be cut regularly, as long nails can cause pain to the dog.