Chesapeake Bay Retriever dog breed

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  • Country: USA
  • Group: Sporting / Retriever
  • Weight: 25 - 36 kg
  • Height: 53-66 cm
  • Colors: all types of brown
  • Training: dominant breed is recommended training early
  • Grooming: thick double coat and care needs, do not tolerate high temperatures
  • Temperament: independent, cheerful, alert
  • Health: disease resistant breed
  • Litter size: 7 - 10 puppies
  • Lifespan: 10 - 15 years
  • Other names: Chess, CBR, Chesapeake Bay Retriever dog

Chesapeake Bay Retriever dog

At the origin of this dog are two young Newfoundland found in a ship wreck in 1807 in Chesapeake Bay on the coast of Maryland.

They were paired with local Retrievers, and later with the Irish Water Spaniel and obtaining copies Otterhound current.

This dog was created to intake hunting, especially wild ducks near water or in water.

The dog is one that is part of the hunting dogs.

Today big part in hunts are widely used as pets.

Food Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Feeding a dog of this breed can be a serious, in terms of the amounts involved, because they really like to eat, having a tendency to become overweight even if you are not receiving a proper diet.

Adapts from this point of view, both food purchased, and at the house but again, pay attention to how you allow them to eat, if you do not want to gain weight.

Description Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Dogs of this breed are very well endowed in terms of muscle, very strong and with a fur distinguished from that of other races. The dog has strong legs and a large head, chest is deep, big and strong.

A copy of the breed can achieve generally 61 cm and 36 kg, but there are cases where the data was outdated. Normally, males are stronger and taller than females.

It is a medium to large dog, stronger, more long than tall. The skull is wide, round, with the muzzle of the skull, narrow but sharp, with a nose not too big, dark brown. The eyes are large, move away, yellow.

The ears are small, set on high, rounded at the top and left. The tail is of medium length, slightly curved, carried back up but with longer hair forming fringes. The feet have interdigital membrane and hind legs are strong, muscular helping him swimming.

The coat is double with a first layer often fluffy and an outer layer often, short, slightly wavy on the shoulders, neck and back and quite oily, becoming waterproof.

The color ranges from yellow-brown to dark brown, dark shades are most commonly found.

Behavior Chesapeake Bay Retriever

They are independent dogs will think for themselves, but that does not mean nothing like are not particularly affectionate.

Like children, even if they might suddenly in their games. They like very much to stand out, their favorite place is water, which I love with all my heart.

They are bright, cheerful and alert when they are outside and they love human companionship, and even other dogs, whether they are regular small. 3 years when a dog reaches maturity may even be silent.

I'm very protective of those around them, but this does not look up to age 9-18 months.

Training Chesapeake Bay Retriever

A exenplar of this breed needs a lot of movement, and can become somewhat obnoxious behavior if you do not get the exercise we need.

They love water, love to swim, bring the water to master things, this is their favorite sport, so in walks made it vital to ensure their access to water.

Cities are not excited or closed spaces, so do not react well to block. It is an intelligent dog that deliberates alone and who do not take into account the advice or input from the master controls.

From this point of view, it is not recommended to a novice. Training and socialization have made since the first months of life, because otherwise tend to become very dominant.

It provides good protection for families who belong, but only if they feel that they are really in a situation where they are threatened.

Gets along well with children, less with other animals, and are not very aggressive but become fearful when they feel appropriate.

Characteristics Chesapeake Bay Retriever

This dog worker (can intake by 200 per day rates even in very cold water), courageous, spirited, smart, vigilant, is quite independent and occurs sometimes dominant.

It is obedient and devoted master, friendly with children, cautious with strangers. It manifests dominant with other dogs if not socialized little with them.

Accept other animals in the household, but foreign ones as they will hunt fugitives unless it was learned little with them.

Health Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The dog appears to be highly resistant to the vast majority of diseases.

However, vis-a-vis him, veterinarians have made a lot of research work, but there is a list of diseases that are affected.

Among the most important progressive retinal atrophy include disease, entropion, displezia hip and wrist, umbilical hernia, hemophilia problems, cataracts and ear infections.

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