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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




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




Straight or slightly curved




Any color of brown, sedge, or dead grass




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

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




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




Loves to swim and retrieve. 

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