50-70 lbs
United States
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Labrador Retriever
Chesadore, Chesador Retriever

The Chesador is a wonderful combination of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever and the Labrador Retriever. This is a large dog that is about 20 to 27 inches tall and weighs about 50 to 80 pounds. They have short to medium length, dense, waterproof fur that can be black, brown, yellow, light brown, or gold. The Chesador makes an excellent watchdog but is also very talented in swimming and retrieving. They enjoy children and other pets. This breed is intelligent and can be trained easily with no problems. Labradors are well known for their loyalty to their owners and will do just about anything to please you.

Companion, Retriever
Date of Origin
Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Labrador Retriever

Chesador Health

Average Size
Male Chesador size stats
Height: 22-27 inches Weight: 55-80 lbs
Female Chesador size stats
Height: 20-25 inches Weight: 50-70 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Ataxia
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Elbow
  • X-Rays
  • MRI
  • Eye Examination

Chesador Breed History

In 1807, an American ship rescued the crew of an English brig ship that ran aground off the coast of Maryland. The crew of that ship gave their rescuers two dogs as a gift. The male, Sailor, was red and the female, Canton, was black. The puppies from these two were the first Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. These dogs are known for being able to swim the icy Chesapeake Bay to retrieve hundreds of ducks per day for their owners. According to the story, the descendants of these dogs were bred with other dogs such as the English Otterhound, Curly-Coated Retriever, and Flat-Coated Retriever. It is one of the few breeds that originated in America and was accepted by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1878. They are now the 43rd most popular dog breed in America. The Labrador Retriever has been registered with the AKC since 1917 and they are the number one most popular dog in the United States. This Retriever originated in Canada in the 1800s and was used for field trials, obedience competitions, guide dogs, and water retrieving. Originally from Newfoundland, they are actually related to the original Newfoundland breed. They used to be called the Lesser Newfoundland because they were smaller than the original Newfoundland. The Labrador Retriever was the first of the Labrador breed and they were medium sized with a black coat. The original Labradors were well known for retrieving all kinds of game from land and from water. Although black is the most preferred color, now there are yellow and chocolate Labradors as well.

Chesador Breed Appearance

Your Chesador can be any color such as black, brown, light brown, gold, and yellow. They have a medium to long, thick, soft double coat that is waterproof. They are large dogs from 20 to 27 inches high and can weigh from 50 to 80 pounds. The Chesador is solid and muscular with long, well-defined legs, big, webbed feet for swimming, a large head, floppy pendulous ears, and brown or hazel eyes. With their wide muzzle and broad head they need a strong and thick neck. The Chesador has a friendly and eager expression that makes you want to talk to her.

Chesador Breed Maintenance

This breed needs to be brushed thoroughly at least two or three times a week to prevent excessive shedding and increase circulation. This will also keep the skin and coat healthy and shiny. It is best to use a stiff bristle brush or comb and be sure to do under the neck and behind the ears. You should also brush their teeth with dental products made for dogs to keep them from getting dental issues. Check your Chesador’s ears once a week to prevent earwax buildup, mites, and redness. Because their ears are so heavy, they can retain moisture and dirt which can cause infections. Trim their nails when needed.

Chesador Temperament

This breed is one of the best family dogs available because their Labrador traits make them easy going and laid back with everyone. They love other pets and children and can be protective guard dogs as well. They love attention and should be included in family outings as much as possible because they like to feel like part of the family. They are also very easy to train because they strive to please you. This breed is generally calm and does not have any aggressive tendencies but it is best to socialize her as a puppy to make sure she does not become skittish.

Chesador Activity Requirements

The Chesador needs plenty of strenuous activity to keep them healthy and prevent boredom. These dogs are usually calm when indoors but if they do not get enough exercise, they can become destructive. Some of the best activities for your Chesador include hiking, swimming, long walks, playing fetch, trips to the dog park, and jogging. They are excellent hunters and retrievers so you can take them hunting with you if you are into that. Another activity that they enjoy is agility competitions and they love it so practicing every day can keep your dog well exercised. It is important to do at least 60 to 90 minutes per day of strenuous activity for your dog.

Chesador Owner Experiences

8 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Best dog ever! Very loyal and affectionate.
5 months, 1 week ago
9 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
Playing fetch
She is VERY SMART, alert and eager to please. Very easy to train.
6 months, 2 weeks ago
7 Years
1 People
Fishing, playing, fetching, riding on the truck
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7 months, 3 weeks ago
Book me a walkiee?
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