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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a breed of dog belonging to the Retriever, Gundog, and Sporting breed groups. Members of the breed may also be referred to as a Chessie, CBR, or Chesapeake. The breed was developed in the United States Chesapeake Bayarea during the 19th century. Historically used by area market hunters to retrieve waterfowl, it is primarily a family pet and hunting companion. They are often known for their love of water and their ability to hunt. It is a medium to large sized dog similar in appearance to the Labrador Retriever. The Chesapeake have a wavy coat, rather than the Labrador's smooth coat. They are described as having a bright and happy disposition, courage, willingness to work, alertness, intelligence, and love of water as some of their characteristics.

WeightMale65 to 80 lb (29 to 36 kg)
Female55 to 70 lb (25 to 32 kg)
HeightMale23 to 26 in (58 to 66 cm)
Female21 to 24 in (53 to 61 cm)
CoatA defining characteristic of the breed is the texture of the double-coat
ColorAny color of brown, sedge, or dead grass with limited white spots
Life span10 to 13 years

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