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    Brindle Chesapeake bay retriever

    I have a male Chesapeake bay retriever puppy. I was wondering if anyone knew anything or had any info on Chesapeake bay retrievers ever being brindle in color. I found a little bit of information online about the subject but what I found isn't too helpful. I'm just curious about the matter and any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    Re: Brindle Chesapeake bay retriever

    From the AKC site:

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    The color of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever must be as nearly that of its working surroundings as possible. Any color of brown, sedge or deadgrass is acceptable, self-colored Chesapeakes being preferred. One color is not to be preferred over another. A white spot on the breast, belly, toes, or back of the feet (immediately above the large pad) is permissible, but the smaller the spot the better, solid colored preferred. The color of the coat and its texture must be given every consideration when judging on the bench or in the ring. Honorable scars are not to be penalized.

    Disqualifications: Black colored; white on any part of the body except breast, belly, toes, or back of feet must be disqualified

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    Re: Brindle Chesapeake bay retriever

    Quote Originally Posted by TooneyDogs View Post
    From the AKC site:

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    The color of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever must be as nearly that of its working surroundings as possible. Any color of brown, sedge or deadgrass is acceptable, self-colored Chesapeakes being preferred. One color is not to be preferred over another. A white spot on the breast, belly, toes, or back of the feet (immediately above the large pad) is permissible, but the smaller the spot the better, solid colored preferred. The color of the coat and its texture must be given every consideration when judging on the bench or in the ring. Honorable scars are not to be penalized.

    Disqualifications: Black colored; white on any part of the body except breast, belly, toes, or back of feet must be disqualified

    I already read this somewhere and it mentioned nothing about him being brindle in color.
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    Re: Brindle Chesapeake bay retriever

    Quote Originally Posted by jheath0512 View Post
    I already read this somewhere and it mentioned nothing about him being brindle in color.
    That's because they do not/should not come in brindle. Where did you get your pup? Perhaps he's not purebred, which would explain the brindle coat.

    also post some pictures of the guy!!
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    Re: Brindle Chesapeake bay retriever

    I've heard of it but never seen it. Chessies don't show any black pigment (nose and eye rims should be aprox. same as dominant color), so if it is black brindling it may be less than completely purebred. I don't know how a brindle Chessie would fare in the show ring, but a dead grass Chessie with sedge brindling would be about the ultimate in canine camouflage for the marshes.

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    Re: Brindle Chesapeake bay retriever

    Quote Originally Posted by melgrj7 View Post

    I'll see if I can get some pictures of him real soon. But, perhaps this is some rare occurence in the bloodline? I found a little bit more on the matter and I saw that the early chessies (going back to early 1800's) were bread with portuguese cattle dogs... which looks like a lab but with gold streaks in their coat. Anyone heard of this before?

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    Re: Brindle Chesapeake bay retriever

    Retrieverman usually gets his history correct - he is actually a historian by profession and knows how to use sources properly.

    Brindle markings do appear from time to time in some retrievers - notably, Labs and chessies. In some lines, brindling is actually not uncommon. However, it is considered as a disqualifying fault under the US breed standards.

    Puppies from a registered litter that are so marked are still considered purebred retrievers and are registered as such. They are not mixed-breeds and the dogs have the same health and behavior characteristics of the breed in general. However, a reputable breeder would insist on registering them with a limited registration and perhaps also on a spay-neuter contract so that they can't be used as breeding stock. Also, the breeder will probably not repeat that mating pair so as to not continue the genes.

    One problem with brindling is that often it doesn't show up in younger animals and sometimes even then doesn't appear very prominant until the dog has been out in the sun for a while. So some dogs will have reached breeding age and perhaps passed on those genes before the brindling was noticed. But sometimes it is just a "hidden" trait of the two parents.

    By the way - I hope your breeder wasn't one of those who charges more for these pups just because of the supposedly "rare" markings. They aren't all that rare, and everything else being equal, you should be paying less because of the mismark.

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    Re: Brindle Chesapeake bay retriever

    Our male chessie puppy is brindle too. His father was a very light dedgrass and mother brown. The breeder said they had 1 other pup look like ours over 3 years ago, so they ard just very rare

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    Re: Brindle Chesapeake bay retriever

    Here is a photo of a Brindle Chesapeake ....

    http://www.geocities.ws/Petsburgh/Fa...6/brindle.html


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    Re: Brindle Chesapeake bay retriever

    Here is a couple pictures of our brindle boy, granted he is still a puppy. His coloring should pop with age
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    Re: Brindle Chesapeake bay retriever

    They do come in a brindle-y coat color. But, I think it's more of a mix of different shades (deadgrass with more darker brown) than it is actual brindle. They look really cool though!
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