Chesapeake Bay Retriever
USA FCI 263

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever (or Pointer of the Chesapeake Bay) It is a breed of dog that originated in the Chesapeake Bay, shores of Maryland in the East of United States.

They come from the race Newfoundland What, It was a gift from the British offered to families who helped the victims of a shipwreck off the coast of Maryland, in 1807. These two pieces of Newfoundland, a male named "Sailor" and a female named "Canton", they were rescued from the ship that sank in Maryland in 1807 and they are the parents of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed.

George Law, It was who rescued puppies, wrote a story in the year 1845 telling what happened, This story can be read on the website of the American Club of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever (American Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club).

The Chesapeake Retriever are a mixture of the Newfoundland breed with other natives of Chesapeake Bay Retriever dogs, they were used for hunting and prized as the best ducks bailiffs.

In 1964, It was declared the official dog of Maryland. And officer of the University of Maryland is currently the mascot, Baltimore County.

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is often being nicknamed Chessie, CBR or, simply, Chesapeake. The breed was developed in United States in the Chesapeake Bay area during the 19th century.

They were historically used by area hunters to retrieve waterfowl. In the news, It is primarily a family pet, Although in some cases it is still used as a hunting companion, post that are highly valued by their love of water and his great skill as bailiffs.

This is a dog of medium size (similar in appearance to the Labrador Retriever), It has a height to the cross of 56 to 66 cm and weighs in 25 to 36 Kg. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever in contrast to smooth and soft fur of the Labrador Retriever, has wavy fur.

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever retains Tracker the Retriever instinct, and the Newfoundland aquatic ability. It has a dense fur, short, woolly, wavy and waterproof.

Within the distinctive features of the race, is the color of his eyes which is very clear, yellow or amber.

The color of the fur should be similar to the working environment. Any color of Brown, reeds or gradient of Brown is acceptable, years. At that time, This woolly and waterproof coat can be of three basic colors:

  • Brown, which includes all the nuances and you can go in gradient from a Brown very clear to a dark brown.
  • Colour Sedge (alluding to the tuber or chufa sedge real than, It is a perennial of the sedge grass), This varies from a reddish yellow, a bright red with shades of chestnut.
  • Gradient, in all their shades, It range from the fading Tan to a dull straw color. It may also include diluted brown tones, from dark gray to gray. Or almost white and dark grey ash, the shades of gray are not commonly seen, but they are acceptable.
  • The color white, According to the standard of the breed he may appear, It should be limited to the chest, belly, feet, or on the back of the foot. White beyond these areas and black in any part of the body is not allowed in the breed standard.

The head is round and wide. The lips are thin, and medium-sized ears. The Forelegs should be straight with good bone. The hindquarters are especially strong and webbed toes, which enhances their ability to excellent swimmer. This breed is also known for its large and powerful chest, used as a tool to break the ice and thus power, diving in cold water, while hunting ducks.

The hair of the face and the legs of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, It must be very short (1,5 centimeters long) and rectum, with a tendency to be ondular, without curl. The texture of the double layer is thick, something very important to protect the dog from cold water and ice, keeping the dog dry and warm. The maintenance of fur is minimal with brushing it once per week, with a short toothbrush, will suffice.

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is valued for his willingness to work, his intelligence, your peace of mind, and his protective nature and loving. Some copies when they are happy seem to draw a “smile” in your face, showing the front teeth and that it is not a threat but a peculiar smile, a sign of joy or submission.

Like other dogs, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever can be excellent family pets, provided they receive adequate socialization. Are generally affectionate and protective but still, everything will depend on the personality of the dog.

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an intelligent dog and learn very fast. But is known for being a tad stubborn, reason why many coaches consider race requires more physical discipline than other Retriever breeds and a constant training.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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