Chesapeake Bay Retrievers - UK
About the Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are also known as Chesapeakes, CBR's or Chessies. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a large, muscular and powerful dog that has webbed feet, a water-resistant coat which is short and thick, a harsh, oily topcoat and a fine, woolly undercoat.
The breed was developed in the United States around Chesapeake Bay area during the 19th century. Chesapeake's has been bred for generations as a working gundog. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are known for their love of water and their ability to hunt. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are described as having a bright and happy disposition, they have courage and a willingness to work.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers comes in any shade of brown and has yellow or amber coloured eyes. The breed is generally good with children, especially when socialised from a young age, although should be supervised. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is loyal and enjoys human company. If Chessies admires you then Chessies will work for you and love you as only a dog can.
This is one of a few breeds where the work and show side are not at all different, and most of the UK show dogs work in one way or another. The breed standard describes a dog fit for work, and it is this standard that dogs are judged on in the show ring.