Chesapeake Bay Retriever
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a dual purpose breed that was AMERICAN engineerd to hunt waterfowl on the shores of the chesapeake bay with market hunters. Legend has it two “newfoundland dogs” began this breed in 1807, but the two dogs Canton and Sailor lived in different area’s of the bay leaving no true paper trail of the breeding. Through a strong selective breeding program the modern day chesapeake bay retriever was born.
This is a historically physically tough breed, as it had to withstand the harshest of conditions while hunting on the Chesapeake Bay. It is thought that only dog’s physically/mentally capable of handling these conditions where breed, so only the strongest puppies were produced. These dogs were also left for hours on end guarding the dead birds of the hunt, which helped procure their instincts to protect their owners property. All of these traits still exist today!
Today’s retriever trainers would say that the natural instinct to hunt is breed into chessies so training them is more of a will power match up. For years the thought of stubbornness has come to mind when Chesapeake’s are mentioned, but that is only in the minds of some. For those who train chessies everyday, you will hear a different story of high intelligence and willingness to please their “PERSON.” Generally meaning that you can not always believe all you hear about any one breed.
The folks over on TEAM CHESAPEAKE have spent years working with chesapeake bay retievers, and you can definitely join their forum to learn more about this majestic breed. Now if your looking for looking to find a litter of chesapeake bay retriever puppies then CHESSIE PUPPIES is the place to find one.
Training a Chessie takes proper equipment. If you looking for the right gear check out the Gun Dog Supplies section of Marsh Mutt
If a Chessie is not what you are looking for, then check out these Hunting Dog Breeds