Chesapeake Bay Retriever

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – 23 to 26 inches, Females – 21 to 24 inches
  • Weight

    Males – 65 to 85 pounds, Females – 55 to 70 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Brown, sedge or deadgrass
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Hunting, Field Trials, Obedience, Tracking, Schutzhund, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor


A muscular breed with a slightly wavy coat, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is known for his determination and perseverance even in icy waters. This retriever is an affectionate family dog that is particularly good with children, though he can be more aggressive than other retrievers. The Chessie needs vigorous daily exercise to stay fit. His harsh, oily double coat repels water and requires little grooming.

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