The Chesapeake Bay Retriever, also known as the CBR, the Chesapeake, and the Chessie, is a breed of dog in the Sporting Group. The athletic Chesapeake breed is most well known for its love of water and its ability to navigate through freezing and rough waters. The Chesapeake was recognized by the AKC in the year 1878 and approved by the AKC in the year 1993.
The average Chesapeake Bay Retriever stands about 2 feet high and weighs between 55 – 80 pounds. They have a thick curly coat that should be brushed every few days to help distribute their natural weather proofing oils throughout the coat.