Chesapeake Bay retriever


Ches·​a·​peake Bay retriever ˈche-sə-ˌpēk-ˈbā- How to pronounce Chesapeake Bay retriever (audio)
: any of a breed of powerful brown sporting dogs developed in Maryland and having a dense oily water-shedding coat

Examples of Chesapeake Bay retriever in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday, Tucker, a chocolate Labrador retriever and Chesapeake Bay retriever mix was presented with a $2,000 cash reward by Warren Crime Stoppers for his role in recapturing prison inmate Michael Charles Burham, who escaped from a Pennsylvania prison using bed sheets on July 7. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 19 July 2023 The dog, a 2-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever named Apollo, ran away from the owner above a steep, rocky slope, triggered the avalanche and was swept over the cliff and through several trees before disappearing into the sea of snow. Jeffrey Cook, ABC News, 3 Jan. 2022 But Maryland’s high court turned down an effort this week to treat pets as more than property in the case of a brown Chesapeake Bay retriever named Vern who was shot and killed by a police officer in his family’s driveway. Washington Post, 10 June 2021 Another dog, Dylian, a pool-loving Chesapeake Bay retriever from El Paso, Texas, was selected by editors of the magazine as the overall winner. Michelle Matthews |, al, 3 Nov. 2020 Take the Chesapeake Bay retriever, for example. Tony J. Peterson, Outdoor Life, 24 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Chesapeake Bay retriever was in 1891

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“Chesapeake Bay retriever.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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Chesapeake Bay retriever

Ches·​a·​peake Bay retriever ˌches-(ə-)ˌpēk-ˌbā- How to pronounce Chesapeake Bay retriever (audio)
: any of a breed of powerful brown bird dogs developed in Maryland

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