Articles


Chesapeake Bay Retrievers have an interesting background and many stories have been written about the breed. Here, you will find a small collection of  articles and stories that I have found. Please take a moment and read through them.

If you are wondering whether a Chesapeake Bay Retriever is right for you, I recommend reading these two articles first: Don’t Buy a Chessie and Chessies Aren’t For Everyone. If, after reading these two articles, you are still wondering if a Chessie is right for you, feel free to contact me: coolwaterchesapeakes@gmail.com. I’m happy to discuss the breed with you and help you make an informed decision for you and your family.

Below, is a list of books and stories written about the breed. If you know of others that should be added to the list, please let me know.

Title: Author

  • The Complete Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Eloise Heller Cherry
  • Batfishing in the Rainforest: Randy Wayne White
  • Dara: Autobiography of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Lolo Sarnoff
  • Life with Grover A Cheapeake Bay Retriever: Alexander Crosby Brown
  • Iron Men and their Dogs: Ferdinand C. Latrobe
  • The New Complete Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Dr. Daniel Horn & Janet Horn
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever Champions, 1988 – 2000: Jan Linzy
  • Chesapeake Bay Retariever Champions, 2001 – 2005: Jan Linzy
  • A History of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Eloise Heller (1967 – a rare find)
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