Chesapeake Bay retriever


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Chesapeake Bay retriever,

breed of large sporting dogsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most hounds, which are ground scenters—and their quarry is primarily game birds.
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 developed in the United States. It stands about 24 in. (61 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 65 lb (29.5 kg). Its thick, short double coat ranges in color from a very dark brown to the faded tan called deadgrass. Webbed feet, powerful shoulders and hindquarters, and an oily outercoat that tends to shed water, combine to make the Chesapeake a very efficient retriever in the iciest water. Although bred to retrieve ducks, it is also widely used to hunt on land and has been trained as a guide dog. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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This time I know my subject quite possibly as well as anyone in the country since I've owned, hunted with, trained, shown, trialed, tested and bred Chesapeake Bay retrievers for nearly 60 years .
According to research by the American Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club, two Newfoundland dogs named Sailor and Canton were rescued from a sinking English fishing vessel off the coast of Maryland in 1807.
Especially among Chesapeake Bay retriever fans, you'll hear true stories about dogs breaking shoreline eddy ice with their chests to fetch ducks from a swift mountain river in January, and showing absolutely no sign of discomfort.
The Boykin is one of only four sporting breeds developed in North America, the others being the Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, Chesapeake Bay retriever and American water spaniel.
However, the breed never gained much popularity in this country, largely because many of those who would most benefit from the curly"s talents have had a long-standing "previous engagement" with the Chesapeake Bay retriever.
There's also a poignant tribute to a Chesapeake Bay retriever by Dave Duffey, harking back a few decades as attested by the feature's black and white photos.
WE KNOW THE Chesapeake Bay retriever began in 1807, when two Newfoundland dogs named Sailor (male) and Canton (female) were rescued from a shipwreck off the coast of Maryland.
This eight-week-old fellow is a Chesapeake Bay retriever named Downing Creek Rowdy's Ridge.
Everything about the dog strongly suggested an infusion of Chesapeake Bay retriever, which pleased the man and explained a lot about the qualities of this rugged dog.
She was an eight-week-old Chesapeake Bay retriever, and she was for sale at just about the last place you'd ever want to purchase a gun dog puppy--a pet shop.
For some odd reason, my introduction to the Chesapeake Bay retriever seems like it took place only yesterday.
Chester, old Ursus horribilis, was my last Chesapeake Bay retriever.

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