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Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies
2011 Chesapeake Bay Retriever:
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a powerful, muscular dog. The head is broad with a medium stop. The muzzle is about the same length as the skull, tapering but not to a point. The wide-set eyes are yellowish to amber in color. The small ears are high set hanging loosely. The teeth meet in a scissors or level bite. The lips are thin. The tail is medium in length, heavy at the base. Dewclaws on the back legs are usually always removed and on the front legs may or may not be removed. The feet have webbed toes to aid in swimming. The oily, short coat is dense with a wave. The oils in the coat not only repel the water like a ducks feathers do, but it helps the dog dry quickly, enabling the dog to swim in colder waters. Coat colors include brown, red, sedge or tan the shade of dead grass. Sometimes there is a small white spot on the breast, belly, toes, or back of the feet.Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppies are for sale in Australia with pups 4 sale puppy classifieds!
Brown Chesapeake Bay Retriever:
Buy or sell your Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppies in Australia with the help of our detailed Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed information below!On this page you will find a range of information designed to assist you when making the decision on whether Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppies are right for you.The Chesapeake Bay Retriever stands up to 26 inches at the shoulder. Capable of swimming for hours in frigid waters, the Chessie can dry his coat with one vigorous shake! He has a thick, short, oily coat with a dense undercoat that is almost waterproof. It varies in colour from dark brown to “dead grass” (faded tan). The Chessie “blows coat” twice a year, a process that generally takes about 3 weeks.
Except during this time, grooming is minimal. A strong, territorial dog, the Chessie is not a good choice for an inexperienced dog owner. His owner must be an equally strong and consistent leader capable of firm training and good management. He will coexist with other dogs but he will dominate them. As far as the family goes, the Chessie is affectionate, devoted, responsive, and particularly fond of children – probably because they have the energy to keep up with him!
New Chesapeake Bay Retriever:
In 1807 an English vessel wrecked of the coast of Maryland, among the cargo where two Newfoundland Pups, a male named “Sailor” and a Female who was named for their rescuing vessel “Canton”.The two were appreciated locally for their retrieving ability and the rest so they say is history. These guys are a little on the slower side, and not as friendly with strangers, as they are one of the more aggressive retrieving breeds. Various shades of brown with a wiry undercoat, these dogs need to be bathed to remove the loose material and keep the animal looking its best.Chesapeake Bay Retriever PuppiesTake care early in life to make sure these guys develop strong bones, the heavier dogs will need this and the sooner they develop quality skeletons the better off they will be for the rest of their lives. Good protein for lean strong muscles and make sure they get lots of play time. Bred to be used in colder water, that puppy fuzz will soon give way to a coat that requires frequent though not daily grooming, tolerate no fussing at grooming time from the puppy or you will be in a fight with this for the rest of your life.
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A fascinating and lucky history lies behind the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. In 1807, two pups (assumed to be Newfoundlands, one red in color and the other black) were rescued from an English brig shipwrecked off the coast of Maryland. As the pups grew they gained the reputation of skilled water retrievers, particularly suited to the cold and unforgiving waters of Chesapeake Bay. Over time, the progeny of these dogs were bred with Bloodhounds, Newfoundlands and local hound crosses to create the breed we recognize today.The Chesapeake Bay Retriever’s willingness to repeatedly swim through icy waters without hesitation to retrieve ducks and other waterfowl, as well as its ability to mark and remember where a hunter’s quarry has fallen, helped to spread the breed’s renown throughout the United States. In 1885, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever was recognized by the American Kennel Club, making it one of the oldest AKC-recognized breeds and one of the few breeds created in the United States.