Are Chessies aggressive?

Are Chessies aggressive?

Most Chessies have an assertive and confident personality. When confronted with a threat, a proper Chesapeake Bay Retriever will be somewhat more ready to fight than to flee. Thus he may respond aggressively in situations where many other breeds back down.

Are Chesapeakes good family dogs?

Chesapeake Bay retrievers are not as gregarious as most other retriever breeds. Nonetheless, they generally like children and most are friendly to strangers. They also tend to get along with other animals, although some Chessies have demonstrated aggression toward other dogs.

How big do Chessies get?

A Chessie is a big, sturdy, powerful dog. Males can weigh from around 80 to 100 pounds. Females get from 70 to 80 pounds. They are always brown, but the shade can vary from very dark to much lighter.

Are Chesapeake Bay retrievers loyal?

Chesapeakes are unique, intensely loyal, protective, sensitive, and serious dogs – traits that require thoughtful consideration before adopting a dog.

Do Chesapeake Retrievers smell?

Over time, Chesapeake Bay Retriever smells can build up, especially if the bodies of water that the dogs have access to are dirty or mucky. Chessies don’t stink naturally, but they are much more prone to stinking than other dogs with non-oily, long hair coats.

How often should you bathe a Chesapeake Bay Retriever?

every 2-3 months
Bathing should be done using a mild shampoo, and done minimally; no more than every 2-3 months when not swimming regularly. Overbathing can cause a Chesapeake to develop dry skin. Your Chesapeake can swim in a pool and will be very happy.

Are Chesapeake Bay Retrievers clingy?

This brave breed is willing to please and love to be around their humans. But, that doesn’t mean they are needy. Chessies are not demanding of attention and can be perfectly happy hanging out by themselves. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are affectionate and loving, meaning they are good with children.

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