Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Both topcoat and undercoat have a protective oil that guards their skin from cold water and enables quick drying after a swim.

About the Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are calm, intelligent dogs with a bright and happy disposition, a natural affection and a protective instinct. The breed has many qualities including courage, fine senses and intelligence, that have made them a popular breed.

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are very loving with children and elderly alike and thrive on human interactions.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

United States
FCI Group 8, AKC Sporting Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
10–13 years

Friendly / Intelligent / Quiet / Loving / Protective / Hard-working / Alert / Confident

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Makes a great family dog

Other breeds that might interest you