Chesapeake Bay Retriever Description
While solid colors are highly desirable with this breed, small patches of white may be allowed on the feet and chest. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a thick undercoat that is designed to resist water. The head should have a circular shape, and it should have a moderate stop. The lips should be thin, and the small ears should hang down to the sides of the head. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever should have eyes that are yellow.
The feet are webbed, and this allows the dog to excel at swimming. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an American dog breed that has existed since the early 19th century.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a breed that is cheerful and independent. While it is a loving dog, it can be hard to train. This is a dog that is great with children, and they are excellent retrievers that love to swim. While they will get along with cats they are familiar with, they will chase other cats. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever should only be purchased by someone who is experienced when it comes to handling dogs. This breed can display signs of dominance over their owners, and they will need someone who can lead them.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a dog that may develop hip dysplasia or eye disorders. They have a maximum life expectancy of 12 years.
These dogs are excellent swimmers that will need to be given large amounts of exercise. A Chesapeake Bay Retriever that does not get enough exercise can become problematic. They should not be purchased by owners who do not have enough space or time to give them. They are not suitable for apartment dwellers, and they will at least need to be placed in a medium sized yard that is equipped with a pool.
Special Grooming Needs
Even though these dogs have thick coats, they are easy to groom and maintain. Owners will want to use a strong brush to take out dead hair, and these dogs will need to be given baths every so often, as they can develop a dog odor. However, they should not be bathed too much, as their coat contains oils that will protect them in cold water. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever will shed a standard amount of fur.