Chesapeake Bay RetrieverChesapeake Bay Retriever

When guns were invented in the early 1700's, it became necessary to develop specialized retrieving breeds to bring the shot game back to the shooter over longer distances and more difficult terrain. So dogs were selected with 'soft mouths' which did not bite into the skin of or chew birds or other game they retrieved. Today these dogs are among the most popular and admired of all modern pure breeds. The Labrador and Golden Retriever in particular have now become so versatile, they have been adapted to perform many of the other tasks required by our modern society.

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Labrador and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

The Labrador and the Chesapeake Bay are both Retrievers developed on the East Coast of the North American continent. They were both strong swimmers and retrieved game for shooters, especially from the sea. But in the developed world, while the Labrador has become one of the most popular breeds, the Chesapeake remains relatively rare. »» Read more...

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Flat, Curly Coated and Golden Retrievers

Once the shotgun became popular with wealthy sportsmen, specialized dogs that would find and retrieve dead and injured game without harming it, had to be developed. These dogs had to have the trait known as 'soft mouths'. Along with selective breeding for dogs with soft mouths came their docile and gentle temperament. This gentleness made the Golden Retriever as well ... »» Read more...