Chesapeake Bay Retriever
As the state dog of Maryland, it is no wonder that the Chesapeake Bay Retriever lists its place of origin as the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland. This dog breed is a water retriever and said to be one of the toughest water retrievers as well. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever was known to hunt a large amount of waterfowl on a daily basis and is a hardworking retriever to say the least.
This is a medium-sized dog breed which has a double coat which can stand the water with ease. The color of the coat is usually a brown or other similar dark color tone which allows it to blend well into its surroundings when hunting waterfowl. This dog breed also has unique yellowish or amber eyes. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever usually weighs approximately 55 to 80 pounds and stands around 21 to 26 inches tall to the shoulder.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever can be a family dog as well as a working dog but it is best if the family with whom it lives is active and likes to be outside a lot. This dog breed is larger in size so it will need a good amount of room to run and play. A fenced-in yard with lots of space is ideal. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is intelligent and loving as well. It is loyal to its family and will be protective of them.
As for grooming issues, for those who have a Chesapeake Bay Retriever in the family, the two-layer coat of this dog breed must be brushed on a frequent basis. Although it is a short coat, the dual-layer and waterproof consistencies make it a wise idea to care for it on a weekly basis.
Having a Chesapeake Bay Retriever in the home is a great idea for many families. This dog breed is loyal, intelligent and fun to be around.