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Breed:

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Group (AKC):

Sporting

Country of OriginMaryland, 19th century
Type of coatshedding, short, water-resistant, insulating, easy grooming
Groomingregular brushing, bathing, nail clipping, ear cleaning
Average height21-26inches
Average weight60-90 pounds
Activity levelhigh
Watchdogvery high ability, very territorial
Protectionno
Intelligencehigh
Trainabilitymedium, very stubborn
Compatibility with childrenok with sensible, older children, no young children
Characteraffectionate, intelligent, athletic, easy going, a roughhouser, obstinate, dominant, courageous, and hardy
Ideal home environmenthouse with fenced yard,(somewhere near Chesapeake Bay).
Ideal ownerstrong, consistent leader
Suggestions:early obedience training and socialization with people and dogs
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