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Breed Standards for the Chesapeake Bay Retriever

 

 

General Appearance:

Slightly longer than tall, with its hindquarters as high, or higher, than its forequarters

 

 

Head:

Broad round skull with medium stop; Eyes amber; Hindquarters as high or slightly higher than shoulder;

 

 

Tail:

Straight or slightly curved

 

 

Color:

Any color of brown, sedge, or dead grass

 

 

Size:

Weight:  male: 65-80 lb;  female: 55-70 lb

Height:   male: 23-26”;  female: 21-24” 

 

 

Coat:

It is rendered virtually waterproof by virtue of its oily, harsh outer coat and dense wooly undercoat.

 

 

Temperament:

Loves to swim and retrieve. 


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