Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies

Rachel Poli Author
Feb 16 ·
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a purebred dog breed part of the sporting group. This doggo goes by a couple of other nicknames, such as the Chesapeake or the Chessie. Initially bred in the United States in the 1800s, this breed was first developed as a water retriever. Today, they’re affectionate, bright, and sensitive. If you want to learn more about Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppies, then keep reading.

Where to get Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies

You can begin your search for this pup by calling your local animal shelter or breed rescue organization. They might have Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppies, adults, or seniors available for adoption.

Most of these dogs have been at these places for a long time, waiting for the right family to come along. So, you can adopt and not shop while still getting a new furry friend. Plus, you’ll provide them with a forever, loving home.

On the other hand, if you have your heart set on getting a puppy and want to know where the dog came from, you can go through a reputable breeder. Since this breed is purebred, it’s recognized by the American Kennel Club. You can begin searching for ethical breeders on the AKC Marketplace. Terra…

Luckily, you’ll be able to tell a good breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:

  • Health screen and genetically test the parents before breeding to ensure it’s healthy and safe to do so (then get the puppies tested)
  • Have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption
  • Allow the parents and the litter to live in their home as part of the family without the use of kennels (aside from crate training)
  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date with all of their vaccinations

In addition, a good breeder will want to meet with you in person to get to know you so you can meet them, the parents, and the litter before deciding on adoption. Also, they’ll be open and honest with you. For instance, they’ll answer all of your questions about the breeder, breed, dogs and litter, breeding, and adoption.

So, if you find a breeder that doesn’t do the above, then you’ll want to avoid working with them. For instance, they might be a backyard breeder or a puppy mill, and they don’t breed the dogs in healthy or safe conditions. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding the puppies good homes.

The Cost

The average coat of Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppies is between $900 and $5,000. However, the price can vary depending on a few factors, such as the time of year, the breeder’s location, the breed’s popularity, or the number of puppies in the litter.


Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppies will grow to be medium to large dogs, with males slightly bigger than females. For example, males can grow to be about 23 to 26 inches tall and weigh between 65 and 80 pounds. On the other hand, females can grow to be about 21 to 24 inches tall and weigh between 55 and 70 pounds.

In addition, they have a wiry, wavy medium coat that can come in the following coat colors and markings:

  • Brown
  • Dark Brown
  • Deadgrass
  • Dark Deadgrass
  • Light Brown
  • Light Deadgrass
  • Sedge
  • Tan
  • White Markings



If you’re looking for a family companion dog, you won’t need to look much further. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is loyal and affectionate with their family members. Also, they’re great around young children, other dogs, and meeting new people.

As with all dogs, though, they need early socialization and training. Luckily, they’re easy to train since they’re eager to please their owners.

Finally, they have high energy levels. You’ll want to provide a bigger house with a fenced-in yard for them rather than an apartment. 

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies – Veterinary Needs

As with all dogs, you’ll want to bring this pup to the vet a few times during their first year. Then, for example, you’ll be able to keep track of their growth and development. Also, you can keep them up to date with their shots and boosters.

Then, for every year after that, you can bring them to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup. This breed is relatively healthy, but they are prone to the following health issues:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease
  • Alopecia

With proper care, this purebred has an average lifespan of about ten to 13 years. 


With your vet’s approval, you can provide high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food. However, you also want to ensure that it’s appropriate for their breed size, age, weight, and metabolism. 


When it comes to grooming this pup, you’ll want to bring them to a professional grooming salon at least once every three to four months. This will give them a good cleaning, but you can also bathe them as needed at home.

Also, they shed a moderate amount, so you’ll need to brush their coat at least two to three times per week to keep it clean.

Finally, remember to keep up with brushing their teeth, trimming their nails, and cleaning their ears regularly. 

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies – Photos


Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies


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Rachel Poli Author
Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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