Chesapeake Bay Retriever
A powerful and rugged retriever developed along the shores of Chesapeake Bay in the 1800s to work in the adverse weather and water conditions. The Chesapeake is valued for its bright and happy disposition, intelligence, quiet good sense and affectionate, protective nature. While the Chesapeake is primarily a working gun dog, the breed competes successfully in all areas of AKC competitions – field trials, shows, agility, obedience, hunt tests and tracking. The breed has also made excellent therapy, search and rescue, and drug and bomb detection dogs.