Once known as the Chesapeake Bay Ducking Dog and the Gunpowder River Dog, todays Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a strong powerfully built hurling dog, capable of retrieving waterfowl under the most adverse water and weather conditions. Developed in Maryland, USA, the Chessie, as his many fans call him, delights owners with his non-stop work ethic as well as with his bright, happy disposition. Whether a family is seeking an hunting dog, a home companion and watchdog or a trainable, if somewhat stubborn, performance dog, the Chessie proves a billiant, even `ducky,' choice.
Written by American retriever authority and breeder Nona Kilgore Bauer, this Special Rare Breed Edition provides the much-needed up-to-date information about the breed's beginnings on Maryland shores, breed character and standard, as well as puppy selection, feeding, basic obedience, proper puppy precautions, house-training and preventative health care. In addition to its excellent text, this book presents over 135 photographs in full colour, which prove to be as informative as they are attractive. This book combines the expertise of breed specialists, veterinary surgeons, trainers and behaviourists with a team of experienced book designers, photographers and illustrators to create a resourceful and factual guide for every lover of this wonderful breed of dog.
Whether it's obedience, hip dysplasia or skin allergies, this book is the way to prevention, providing the reader with the necessary guidance an owner needs from puppyhood through the veteran years. Recommended by top breeders and trainers, this book is the responsible first choice of every new owner of a Chessie.
A Special Rare Breed Edition covering :
- Breed Standard
- Your Puppy
- Everyday Care
- Health Care
- Showing Your Dog
Author : Nona Kilgore Bauer
Hardcover - 155 pages