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ErikaS 02-28-2008 12:22 PM

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?

missmarstar 02-28-2008 12:24 PM

i think they are gorgeous!! i love their look... don't know much else about them though :)

paula bedard 02-28-2008 12:27 PM

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.

Augustus McCrae's Mom 02-28-2008 01:04 PM

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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:

RickGibbs 02-28-2008 01:05 PM

I've been thinking a lot about getting one. My dad says they were always his favorite breed.

missmarstar 02-28-2008 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by RickGibbs (Post 397440)
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

HovawartMom 02-28-2008 01:22 PM

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!.

paula bedard 02-28-2008 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Augustus McCrae's Mom (Post 397438)
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!!

Swampcollie 02-28-2008 01:32 PM

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.

missmarstar 02-28-2008 01:33 PM

there are many dogs that i love the look of and love to admire.... but i'll stick to goldens for now :D


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