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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

General Description

Muscular and powerful dogs. A thick, Short coated dog that is medium sized. The colours vary from red, gold to brown.

General Health

These dog have been known to suffer from eye problems such as PRA, Hip dysplasia, umbilical hernias and ear infections.

Hereditary Illnesses

Cataract problems with the eye has been reported.

Character and Temperament

A willful and intelligent dog. Can behave quite independently yet still have an affectionate nature. They do love children but can play rough so supervision is always advised. They like to have company, be it with other dogs or humans. They grow up to be protective by nature.


They are good eaters but with all healthy appetites, they need to be watched as to not overfeed them.


Long daily walks recommended. They can develop behavioral problems if not exercised enough. They love water and retreiving.


Once a week should keep this breed healthy.


An American dog that was developed using British dogs. Developed by settlers to work in water retrieving fowl and game.


Average Dog Size

23 - 26

Average Dog Weight

70 - 75

Average Bitch Size

21 - 24

Average Bitch Weight

60 - 65

Average Litter Size

average 8

Average Life Expectancy

9 - 15

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