So you’re looking to adopt an Chesapeake Bay Retriever, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Chessies are strong, powerfully built gundogs standing anywhere from 21 to 26 inches at the shoulder. A male can weigh up to 80 pounds. The distinctive breed trait is a wavy coat that is oily to the touch. Chessies are solid-colored, either chocolatey brown, sedge, or deadgrass, with keen yellow-amber eyes that nicely complement the coat.Chessies are more emotionally complex than the usual gundog. Chessies take to training, but they have a mind of their own and can tenaciously pursue their own path. They are protective of their humans and polite, but not overtly friendly, to strangers. Chessies make excellent watchdogs and are versatile athletes. A well-socialized Chessie is a confident companion and world-class hunting buddy. 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.”
An Chesapeake Bay Retriever typically ranges from 53.34cm to 66.04cm in height, and weighs from 24.947580350000003kg to 36.287389600000004kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Chesapeake Bay Retriever breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Chesapeake Bay Retriever insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.