Information on Chesapeake Bay Retriever Genetics, Health, and Pedigrees

Breed History

The history of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a paradox: filled with romantic lore, yet at the same time quite well-documented; bred for a common purpose, yet uniquely genetically diverse among purebred dogs, even today. These pages explore the history of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, its genetics, and those of its nearest ancestors.