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Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping That Marvelous Coat of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever
n 1897, when two Newfoundland puppies, Canton and Sailor, were rescued from a shipwreck off the Maryland coast, the heritage of the Chesapeake Water Dogs began. Hunting season on the Chesapeake Bay is cold and stormy, with icy winds and strong tides. The sportsmen needed a tough retriever who could brave the bay’s freezing waters […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeding-whelping/chesapeake-bay-retriever-coat/ | May 19, 2015
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Dog Breeds Chesapeake Bay Retriever
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever, peerless duck dog of the Mid-Atlantic, is an American original who embodies the classic traits of a good retriever: loyal, upbeat, affectionate, and tireless. The Chessie is famous for his waterproof coat.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/chesapeake-bay-retriever/ | November 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Chesapeake Bay Retriever Scores A Perfect 10 In And Out Of Water
The state dog of Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever was developed as a tough water dog and a hunting partner. With his distinctive coat — a wavy outer coat and an woolly, oily undercoat, he revels in working the rugged, sometimes icy conditions of the Chesapeake Bay. But you don't have to be a hunter […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/cute-funny/chesapeake-bay-retriever-scores-a-perfect-10-in-and-out-of-water/ | March 22, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 14 Ways the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Excels at Both Work and Play
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a happy, affectionate family companion and so much more! Bred to hunt and retrieve waterfowl on land and water—and under the most adverse weather conditions—the Chessie is a versatile, intelligent hunting partner. He thrives on having a job to do, whether it's breaking through ice to retrieve a bird or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/did-you-know/14-ways-the-chesapeake-bay-retriever-excels-at-both-work-and-play/ | October 17, 2016
Sports & Events Spaniels Hunting Tests: Hunting Style
Airedale Terrier American Water Spaniel Boykin Spaniel Chesapeake Bay Retriever Clumber Spaniel Cocker Spaniel Curly-Coated Retriever English Cocker Spaniel English Springer Spaniel Field Spaniel Flat-Coated Retriever Golden Retriever Irish Water Spaniel Labrador Retriever Poodle Sussex Spaniel Welsh Springer Spaniel
https://www.akc.org/sports/spaniels/hunting-tests/hunting-style/ | October 26, 2017
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Clubs & Delegates Bill Introduced to Make the Labrador Retriever Ohio’s State Dog
Active, friendly, outgoing – the Labrador Retriever, or Lab for short, perfectly encompasses the state of Ohio’s slogan – ‘The Heart of it All.’ It’s no wonder that earlier this month, Ohio State Representative Jeffrey S. Rezabek introduced House Bill 539 to recognize the Lab as the state dog. The versatile Lab is often trained […]
https://www.akc.org/clubs-delegates/government-relations/oh-state-dog-blog/ | March 26, 2018
Sports & Events Spaniels Hunting Tests: Eligible Breeds
All dogs six months of age or older from the following breeds are eligible to participate in Spaniel Hunting Tests: AKC Recognized Breeds Airedale Terriers American Water Spaniels Boykin Spaniels Chesapeake Bay Retrievers (July 1, 2015) Clumber Spaniels Cocker Spaniels Curly-Coated Retrievers English Cocker Spaniels English Springer Spaniels Field Spaniels Flat-Coated Retrievers Golden Retrievers Irish […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/spaniels/hunting-tests/eligibility/ | October 26, 2017
Press Releases American Kennel Club & Cat Fanciers’ Association Celebrate All-American Dogs & Cats for 4th of July
American Kennel Club & Cat Fanciers' Association Celebrate All-American Dogs & Cats for 4th of July   – Buy Your Tickets to Meet American Breeds and Many More at NYC’s Javits Center October 17-18, 2009 at www.meetthebreeds.com –  With dogs and cats having been domesticated for thousands of years, many of the breeds we know and […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/american-kennel-club-cat-fanciers-association-celebrate-all-american-d-2/ | June 29, 2009
Sports & Events Retriever Field Trials: History
The AKC Rules for Retriever Trials state that the word “Retriever” includes the several breeds of Retrievers and/or Irish Water Spaniels. Continuing, it says that field-trial clubs formed to improve any one of the several Retriever breeds may hold field-trial stakes in which one or more of the Retriever breeds may compete. The organization of […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/retrievers/field-trials/history/ | October 26, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Retrievers: Ever Talented and Willing to Please
Proud to Be Purebred – Celebrate National Purebred Dog Day with the American Kennel Club. Retrievers were originally bred to help hunters by finding birds or other game that had fallen and bringing them back undamaged. For this sort of job the dog needed a “soft,” gentle mouth, where he would carefully carry the prey […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/did-you-know/the-retrievers-ever-talented-and-willing-to-please/ | May 1, 2015

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