Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are very loving, smart, and obedient, although they may be a little hard to teach. They are great with children and other pets that live in your home, but are not recommended for new pet owner, as Chesapeake Bay Retrievers tend to be strong willed and require a confident, authoritative owner in order to keep them from developing a dominance problem. That aside, these dogs are a ball of fun.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever's coat can fall in a range of browns from tawny or sand through to dark brown with red or mahogany highlights. A small amount of white on the chest and feet is acceptable.