Chesapeake Bay Retriever

For us the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is the perfect fit, but is it for you ?


For those who are interested in getting a Chesapeake and have never owned one I suggest researching the breed before you make your decision.  The Chesapeake is a fearlessly protective "hard core" hunting companion that doesn't quit and is intensely bonded to their "pack leader". 


Is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever right for you ?


Do not get a Chesapeake Bay Retriever if you :

are attracted to the breed chiefly by its appearance

don’t intend to educate (train) your dog

lack leadership (self-assertive)

want an unaggressive and unprotective dog

are unwilling to share your house and your life with your dog

don’t value laid-back companionship and calm affection

are fastidious about the neatness of your home

dislike daily physical exercise

can’t afford to buy feed and provide health care