CHAD MASON: Tell us about jour history with Chesapeake Bay retrievers
When you are hunting, if you are able to successfully convince them that at least half the meatloaf sandwiches aren't theirs, please do all of us who hunt with a Chesapeake Bay retriever
a favor and share that information, will you?
According to research by the American Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Club, two Newfoundland dogs named Sailor and Canton were rescued from a sinking English fishing vessel off the coast of Maryland in 1807.
However, the breed never gained much popularity in this country, largely because many of those who would most benefit from the curly"s talents have had a long-standing "previous engagement" with the Chesapeake Bay retriever
Especially among Chesapeake Bay retriever
fans, you'll hear true stories about dogs breaking shoreline eddy ice with their chests to fetch ducks from a swift mountain river in January, and showing absolutely no sign of discomfort.
WE KNOW THE Chesapeake Bay retriever
began in 1807, when two Newfoundland dogs named Sailor (male) and Canton (female) were rescued from a shipwreck off the coast of Maryland.
The Boykin is one of only four sporting breeds developed in North America, the others being the Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, Chesapeake Bay retriever
and American water spaniel.
During the first period, American wildfowlers developed four homegrown, regional breeds: Chesapeake Bay retriever
, Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, American water spaniel and Boykin spaniel.
There's also a poignant tribute to a Chesapeake Bay retriever
by Dave Duffey, harking back a few decades as attested by the feature's black and white photos.
Chester, old Ursus horribilis, was my last Chesapeake Bay retriever
THE MAN SAT quietly in a blind, his Chesapeake Bay retriever
close against his leg, waiting for the full light of morning.
This eight-week-old fellow is a Chesapeake Bay retriever
named Downing Creek Rowdy's Ridge.