Chesapeake Bay Retriever Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is that they are friendly, intelligent, obedient, willful, courageous, wiling, loving and trainable.

Family/Child Friendly

These dogs can be suitable for children but are not for the novice owner.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 55 to 80 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog are eye problems and hip dysplasia.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking is out of the question for this breed of dog, as they prefer the outdoors. Shedding is average, brush every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,000+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog tends to be highly territorial.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog make for great guard dogs and watchdogs.

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