How to Feed
and Care for your
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
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How to Pamper the Chesapeake Bay Retriever
By: Jane R. Bicks, D.V.M.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a thick coat with a
dense, fine, woolly undercoat, perfect for winter hunting.
High quality food will keep his muscles and coat in
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Antioxidants added to his food or as treats will help
extend his life while reducing oiliness in the coat.
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Delicious Taste your Chesapeake Bay Retriever will love
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Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Care and Information
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a friendly, intelligent and
obedient dog breed. They are courageous, loving, trainable
and willing, but slow to learn sometimes. They are normally
an affectionate breed that is good with children. They are
retrievers so of course they love to swim.
An English ship with two Newfoundland dogs on board was
wrecked off the coat of the U.S. state of Maryland in the
winter of 1807. Everyone on board the ship was saved by the
locals and the two dogs were given to a pair of dog lovers
who lived nearby. Later the two Newfoundlands were bred with
local retrievers with the foundation of the Chesapeake Bay
Retriever as the result. The breed is now the state dog of
Maryland and their University mascot.
This new breed was first used for hunting in and around
Chesapeake Bay. They proved to be excellent hunters and with
careful breeding throughout the years the dog breed has
become an outstanding retriever with incredible endurance
and enthusiasm. In frigid water the Chesapeake Bay Retriever
has been known to retrieve two hundred ducks in a single
day. Their coat repels water so well that they seldom seem
to feel the cold even when wet.
This dog breed does well in obedience, hunting, retrieving
and tracking field trials and tests. They also make great
family companions. Some of the talents of a Chesapeake Bay
Retriever include competitive obedience, field spots,
guarding, hunting, retrieving, Schultzhund, tracking and as
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a muscular, powerful
retriever with a short coat that is slightly wavy and come
in shades of brown, red and tan. Some white is permitted on
the chest and feet but solid colors are preferred. The coat
is oily and water repellant with a harsh outer coat and a
dense wooly undercoat.
The head is broad and round with a medium stop and muzzle.
The dog has thin lips. Small ears hang down and the eyes are
a yellowish color.
The forelegs should be straight with good bones and it
recommended that the dewclaws be removed if you intend to
use the dog to hunt. The hindquarters are strong and the
dewclaws are removed on the back legs. The toes are webbed
which makes the dog an excellent swimmer. The tail is twelve
to fifteen inches in length.
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