The Chesapeake Bay Retriever dog breed originated as a water dog used to hunt and retrieve ducks in the chilly chop of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. The dog’s sturdy build, dense coat, stamina, and strength made them ideal for this purpose.
In this video, we are counting down the top 10 facts about the Chesapeake Bay Retriever that you might not know.
A Quick Overview: Group: Sporting Dogs Weight: 55 to 80 pounds Height: 21 inches to 26 inches tall at the shoulder Life Expectancy: 10 to 12 years
A proper Chessie has a bright and happy disposition combined with courage, intelligence, a strong work ethic, and an alert nature that makes him an excellent watchdog. He's strongminded, though — read: stubborn — and requires firm, consistent training by all the adults in the household. You can't let him do something "just this once," or you'll spend days or weeks retraining him. If you're providing the right leadership, a sharp look or verbal reprimand is enough to rein in bad behavior; more severe punishment is overkill and will only cause him to become sulky and unresponsive.
The Chessie can have a goofy sense of humor, but the entertainment value can be offset by his sometimes obsessive stubbornness. Once he gets an idea into his head, it can be hard to remove. And when he wants something, he will be persistent in going after it. That's great if you have him retrieving ducks, not so great if he's bugging you for something else, like a kid in the grocery store who wants candy.
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Chapters: 0:00 Introduction 0:55 1. Their History 2:18 2. Size & Appearance 3:11 3. They were wellsuited to hunting at the Chesapeake Bay 4:16 4. They can get stubborn at times 4:54 5. Training them can be a hassle 5:30 6. They need ample exercise 6:07 7. They love swimming 6:45 8. Grooming Needs 7:25 9. Health Conditions 8:09 10. They’re the state dog of Maryland 8:38 Outro