Chesador

50-70 lbs
20-25"
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.

Purpose
Companion, Retriever
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
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

Lucy
6 Months
5 People
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Dog puzzles
Dog Parks
Play fetch
Swim
Hike
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Lucy is high energy and very smart. She is family friendly and loves to be with her people.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Zeus
2 Years
2 People
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Running
Fetch
Zeus is a great dog. We live on a farm and we used to let him run outside all day long by himself and wander wherever. We had to stop that because he destroyed everything. He brought up all kinds of trash all the time. Tore into tackle boxes and he ever tore up the neighbor's seat on his four-wheeler.He is half lab, so when he gets bored, he will get destructive. I have found that the "Kong" brand toys work well. We have the one where you can put a treat inside and he loves it. He was very easy to kennel train. He was easy to train to sit and lay down, but he struggles with stay, lol. He's very large, much larger than all of my friend's labs. He is the neediest dog I have ever owned. ALWAYS wanting your attention, if you stop petting him for one second, he will nudge you to keep petting him. His tail is deadly. It will wack any cup off your coffee table. The only complaint that I have is that he has occasional tummy issues. About once a month he will get really bad diarrhea and he does throw up quite often. We never feed him human food, because we know that's a trigger. It doesn't matter, he still does it about once a month, sometimes more frequently. We have switched his food a couple of times, from the really expensive pro sports food to the generic stuff, still happens. I am taking him to the vet to get checked out this week and hopefully it's nothing serious. Have any other Chesador owners experienced this same issue?
3 months ago
Clyde
8 Years
4 People
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Playing in the snow
Play
Walk
Swim
Fetch
Clyde is a sweetheart. We got him from a shelter 2 years ago. He's very protective of our family, especially our son. He isn't extremely active due to being overweight, but he loves to swim and fetch. He's very obedient and listens to us. He loves taking trips and camping with us. He stays close by us at all times. If we go for a walk off leash he always comes back close to us and "checks in" before taking off again. We've love having our Chesador.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Coco
14 Years
4 People
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Absolutely a sweetheart! So loyal and loving! Basically trained herself. Cannot say enough positive things about our sweet girl!
5 months ago
Blazer
5 Years
5 People
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I love my chesador he is sweet friendly and loves everything around him
5 months ago
Chespin
2 Years
1 People
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swimming
Walk
Hiking
Fetch
He is such a good boy, he definitely works as a guard dog, unfortunately i live next to Wallgeens so i know just about everytime someone goes there. He is so loving, great temperament, has never shown aggression.
5 months, 1 week ago
Ripley
5 Months
5 People
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Super fun and playful easy to train but the puppy stage is always difficult no matter the dog but she will always be your BFF
9 months, 3 weeks ago
Autumn
4 Months
4 People
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Tug-of-war
my little girl Autumn! she’s the sweetest little thing, only four months. fairly energetic and needing lots of time getting used to her surroundings. poor girl was frightened first few nights home, however, we stuck through it and I find myself loving her more and more each day. even the exuberant amount of times she’s relieved herself on my carpeting. first week we took her home, Autumn had a UTI and an ear infection. about two months later, Autumn began to throw up violently and was terribly ill. she ate and swallowed 2 socks. i’m not joking when I saw these dogs are chewers. they’re little vacuums, sucking up any little thing they can find. however, a friendly neighborhood vet fixed her up both times. she is very difficult to train considering how young she is and where the mind in a puppy wanders. little things like ‘sit’ and ‘lay down’ are quick and easy, but potty-training, house-training and ‘no’ are all quite hard for her little brain to understand. my older dog, Tucker, is a stunning red Chesapeake mix. he is quite possibly the greatest furry friend i’ve ever found myself caring for. never sick or ill. he’s eleven years old and doing an excellent job training our little Autumn to be just like him. she’ll never be able to replace him, and I see that now as her personality grows everyday. but, I hope she’ll be just as affectionate of a dog as he is. seriously, this breed is so so so loving. please consider the Chesador!
10 months, 3 weeks ago
Theo
5 Years
2 People
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Walks
Runs
Fetch
swimming
Sprinklers
rope toys
He loves to play!
I love him madly. He turned 5 years old shortly after we adopted him and was so well trained. He already knew about electric fence, so after learning his boundaries in a couple of days, he barely needs the collar & goes without it a lot. His focus is on me and what I’m doing with him. I’ve never had a dog who seemed so devoted to me. I’m in love with him. His eyes have evolved to open wide when begging for food and that sweet face - it’s easy to overfeed him, so that’s a struggle. When he came here, he didn’t even beg, so it’s my fault. He’s gained weight since he’s been here, but it hasn’t slowed him down. I’m not sure how often to bathe him. We raised hybrid wolves before who weren’t to be bathed traditionally. They cleaned themselves. His fur is so short, it feels almost like skin. You can feel where his skin might stick to itself like a person when he gets hot from running. He gets little scans on his head sometimes that I think are diet related. I’m going to step up the baths. He’s a beautiful, smart, active and healthy happy dog 🐕 I’m over the moon in love with him 💕
1 year, 1 month ago
Dash
9 Years
2 People
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Dash is a 1yr old rescue from South Carolina. Easily trained to sit, shake, not beg, wait for permission to go outside or come inside. Stays within range without a lead when exercising. GREAT DOG!
1 year, 8 months ago
Chessie
6 Years
2 People
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Walking, fetch, tug
She's a member of our family. Loves outdoors. Scratches door to go in and out. Does not like being left alone. Great watchdog.
1 year, 8 months ago
Zeus
8 Years
4 People
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Best dog ever! Very loyal and affectionate.
2 years, 2 months ago
Skye
9 Weeks
2 People
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Playing fetch
She is VERY SMART, alert and eager to please. Very easy to train.
2 years, 3 months ago
Kenai
7 Years
1 People
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Fishing, playing, fetching, riding on the truck
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2 years, 4 months ago
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