• Chesapeake Bay Retriever

    Built to hunt in the harsh, cold weather and water of the Mid-Atlantic, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers have powerful bodies, thick double coats, and strong jaws capable of gently carrying ducks and other large game birds.

  • Group: Sporting
    Lifespan: 10–13 yr
    Height: 21–26 in
    Weight: 48–87 lb

  • Care

    To keep their coats healthy and free of loose or dead hair, brush your Chesapeake Bay Retriever once a week, or more frequently during periods of heavy shedding. Because the natural oils in their coats provide needed protection from icy water, avoid bathing before cold-weather hunting trips. A Chesapeake Bay Retriever's nails should get trimmed frequently; overly long nails can cause pain or discomfort. Regular dental care is essential for their overall long-term health. In addition to professional dental cleanings, you should establish an at-home dental care routine. This may include regular teeth-brushing and dental treats or toys.

    Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are prone to being overweight. To keep their weight in a healthy range, their food intake—including treats— should be closely monitored. As a guideline, treats should make up no more than 10% of their calories each day.

  • Disorders

    Hip dysplasia
    Cataracts, Progressive retinal atrophyvon Willebrand's disease
    Degenerative myelopathy Retinal dysplasia

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.