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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

What exactly is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever... what is the difference between one and a regular Golden? My boyfriend always talks about Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and how he wants to get one. I am not sure of the difference, and when I see pictures... they look more like a Chocolate lab to me.

does any one have a Chesapeak Bay Retriever... any thoughts or pictures to share?
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i think they are gorgeous!! i love their look... don't know much else about them though
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They are a stockier shorter coated retriever. Usually a darker reddish/brown color, the ones that I have seen. They have a thicker oily coat. Owner's that I've met say the coat has an odor. I'm not sure if it is unpleasant. They adore the water and are good pets, too.
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The animal shelter I adopted Charlie Brown from said he was a Lab/Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix. Here's a picture from several months ago:
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I've been thinking a lot about getting one. My dad says they were always his favorite breed.
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I've been thinking a lot about getting one. My dad says they were always his favorite breed.
does your wife know about this plan? lol
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Great breed!.Beautiful,atletic and loving!.they are suppose to be the best guard dogs of the retriever family(which is not much to say,lol)!.
I've met a couple and they were sweet and loved the water!.

http://i90.servimg.com/u/f90/11/00/62/68/new_si10.jpg
My Golden's slideshow:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3cQhJc2LDM
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The animal shelter I adopted Charlie Brown from said he was a Lab/Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix. Here's a picture from several months ago:

Your baby is adorable. Love the splash of white on the chest!!
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Chessie's are quite a bit different than a Lab or Golden in both size and temperament. Chessies have a short dense wavy coat that is extremely oily by design to repel the cold frigid waters the dog was created for. Chessies are the largest of the Retriever breeds. Their temperament is where the greatest difference lies. They tend to be "one person" dogs, extremely loyal, very territorial and overtly protective of what they believe to be theirs.

Chessie Breeders have worked very hard over the last ten to fifteen years to improve the disposition of the breed and make them a little more family friendly. This is one breed that you want to thoroughly study "Before" you bring one home. They're not everybody's cup of tea.
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there are many dogs that i love the look of and love to admire.... but i'll stick to goldens for now
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