The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog. They are often known for their love of water and their ability to hunt. He is fond of and careful with children but will guard your home and hunting gear with alacrity. Despite an active life when outdoors, inside it tends to be calm. The Chessie tends to be independent, although it is eager to learn. They are protective of their humans and polite, but not overtly friendly, to strangers.
- Dog Breed Group: Sporting Group
- Height: 21 to 26 inches
- Weight: 55 to 80 pounds
- Life Span: 10 to 12 years
- Other Names: Chesapeake