A Chesapeake Dog by Mary Syrett
An old saying has it that: “You can order a Lab (to do something), ask a Golden (politely) to do the same thing, but you must negotiate one-on-one with a Chesapeake Bay Retriever.” The independentminded Chesapeake, as the name suggests, comes originally from the Chesapeake Bay area. It is one of a few dog breeds that developed entirely within the United States.
Weighing 55 to 80 pounds and standing 21 to 26 inches tall, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an ideal companion for hunters, anglers, families and joggers. History - The dog’s origins go back to 1807. That year, the crew of a British ship was rescued as it started to sink in Chesapeake Bay. Among the rescued were two Newfoundland puppies. George Law,
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a great dog for hunting, or for being a family pet. 35
Tidewater Times November 2011