Family: gundog, retriever
Area of origin: United States
Original function: water retriever
Average size of male: Ht: 23-26, Wt: 65-80
Average size of female: Ht: 21-24, Wt: 55-70
Other names: none
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog Temperament
The Chesapeake Bay retriever is hardy enough to not only withstand, but also relish, repeated plunges into icy water. He loves to swim and retrieve. Despite an active life when outdoors, inside he tends to be calm. The Chessie tends to be independent, although eager to learn. He can be reserved with strangers and can be protective. This is the hardiest, most strong-willed and protective of the retriever breeds.