The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a result of breeding between Maryland local dogs including the Curly-Coated and Flat-Coat retrievers and the English Otter Hound. It occurred in 1807 when two Newfoundlands were rescued from a ship wrecked off the coast. This dog can work well on water and land. He used to hunt waterfowl in icy, rough waters, sometimes scoring more than 200 birds in a single day.
He’s the toughest water retriever, with a strong build and a distinctive coat that is comprised of a dense, fine woolly undercoat and a harsh, wavy, short top coat. The colours are deadgrass, brown or sedge so he can blend into his working surroundings. He’s an intelligent, courageous dog who loves outdoors families. His coat needs regular maintenance and brushing because it has protective oils for the harsh conditions. He’s 21 – 26 inches tall.