Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts about Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dogs, "Scientific name for Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog have also been known to be called "Chessies". AKC recognized in 1878 in the group of sporting dogs. Long ago towards the beginning of the 1800’s, a ship that carried Englishmen and two Newfoundland’s wrecked itself off of the coast of Maryland. Everyone, including the Newfoundland’s survived. When the Englishmen took off, they left their dogs behind where two dog lovers found them and kept them. The lovers in turned, bred the Newfoundlands with many of the different breeds that were in their village such as English Otter Hounds, Flat Coated Retrievers’ and even curly coated retrievers. Over the next few years the dogs were still carefully bred until they bred to form today’s version of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog is a special kind of retriever that was originally bred to hunt and retrieve waterfowl through the rough and icy water that surrounded the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog breed is known as a very enthusiastic and hyperactive breed with a very oily coat that is proven to repel water. However, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog breed has many wonderful talents about it include things such as hunting, retrieving waterfowl or any hunted animal, intense tracking, guarding, field spots and even have been known as Schutzhund dog training.
The average height of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog males 23 to 26 inches (58 to 66cm). The average height for the females is 21 to 24 inches. (53 to 61 cm). The average weight of the males 65 to 80 pounds (29 to 37 kg). The average weight for a female is 55 to 70 pounds (25 to 32 kg)
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog is a highly intelligent breed. These dogs are also great companions to get for children as they love to play with them and cuddle up with them at night. However, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog breed can prove to be tough in terms of training so the perfect owner needs to be one with a confident nature and one who is willing to assert himself as pack leader when he needs to.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Health wise this animal is very healthy considering that it is a working class dog. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog coat only needs occasional brushing and bathing.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The number one heath problems amongst dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The heath problems they are prone to is hip dysplasia, Chondrodysplasia, Epilepsy, Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (Bloat), Von Willebrand's Disease and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), which can be some of the diseases that can occur, which many working class dogs are prone to.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dogs must have exercise constantly, they love to swimming. Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dogs are not recommended for apartments, because of their strong nature for exercising. Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dogs can be aggressive toward other dogs.
Make sure you get a reputable breeder and check references. Hopefully they do genetic testing for bad genes, and test for diseases.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dogs coats, are resistant to water in the same way a duck's feathers work. The top coat is thick, short, oily and harsh and the undercoat is woolly, dense and fine. This insulation provides them with the quality to be a hunter in cold, icy and watery conditions.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog is a powerful, muscular dog. With a medium stop on the broad head. The skull is about the same length as the muzzle, it tappers, but does not quit become a point. The amber to yellowish eyes are set wide on the head. The ears are high set and are small. The teeth meet with a scissor like bite and have thin lips. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog have a medium size tail, thicker at the base. Dewclaws usually takes place. The webbed toed feet, helps the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog become a better swimmer. The coat colors include a dead grass look of tan, red, brown, tan, sedge. There can also have a small white spot sometimes on the toes, back of the feet, back, breast or belly.
Average body temperature for a Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
A Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.