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BSK Breed Index: The Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Life Span: 10-12 years

Height: 21-26 inches

Weight: 55-80 lbs

Litter Size: 6-9 pups

Temperament: Quiet

Intelligence: High

Classification: Sporting

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Chesapeake Bay Retriever


In 1807, two Newfoundlands were bred to local dogs in Maryland. 

They were bred from the English Otter Hound, Flat-Coat and Curly-Coated Retriever.

The breed was developed along the Chesapeake Bay, hence the name.


Chesapeake Bay Retriever Fun Facts


The state dog of Maryland.

Toughest water retriever, even in icy cold water.

American Chesapeake Club was founded in 1918.


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