Did you know that there are six types of Retriever dogs? Other than the famous Golden Retriever and the Labrador Retriever are the following lesser-known Retriever dogs: the Curly Coated Retriever, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, the Flat-Coated Retriever, and the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Now that you know these things let me talk about the toughest known retriever breed in the world, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, also known as Chessies, are famous for their love for the water and hunting. But don’t let their adorable demeanor fool you. Chessies are unusually strong, and they can withstand extreme weather, too. Did you know that they have a waterproof coat?

Chessies are an admirable breed because they have consistently achieved the title Dual Champion – a rare title according to the American Kennel Club or the AKC. To be named a Dual Champion, a breed has to become a champion in two categories as well, namely: Field Champion (FC) and Herding Champion (HC). Chesapeake Bay Retriever may not be a popular household name, but for decades they have been consistently bagging awards and merits that most dog breeds could hardly achieve.

If you haven’t seen a Chessie yet, you might think that it’s a dog of admirable character. They are, but they know how to have fun, too! Remember how much they love swimming?
But if a Chessie finds a way to enjoy the water without exerting much effort on swimming, would he enjoy it that way instead? We don’t know for sure, except that we know of a Chessie who could do that. Here’s a video of her, trying to play fetch in the water not by swimming but by standing on the pool on two hind legs!

Of course, this doesn’t make Beya less of a Chessie. She just knows how to enjoy the waters without exerting much of an effort.

Source Jana Underwood via Youtube

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