The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a well-rounded sporting dog on land or in water. Known for its assertive nature and general toughness, the “Chessie” makes an incredible hunting dog and loyal companion.
The history of this breed is traced to an 1807 shipwreck off the coast Maryland. Two St. Johns Water Dogs, also known as Lesser Newfoundland, were rescued from the accident and made their homes with people in the bay area. The dogs, one male, one female, had numerous litters with other breeds which eventually led to three different classes of “Ducking Dogs”.
In 1878, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever was recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is one of 56 known canine breeds to originate in the United States. Because of the history linking this breed with the “Old Line State” of Maryland, the state adopted this breed as its State Dog in 1968.
When purchasing a Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy, it is essential to be aware of all characteristics of this breed. Looking for a puppy to bring into your family is an exciting process, but having the knowledge of what to expect with any dog is the key to successful integration into your family. A puppy is a huge commitment, so being knowledgeable about how to train and care for your Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy is particularly valuable. For information on these subjects, check our blog or a good book related to this specific dog breed.
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