History of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is known and loved across Maryland as our official state dog. But where did this water-loving dog come from? As legend goes, an English shipwreck in 1807 in the Chesapeake Bay left two surviving Newfoundland dogs: Sailor and Canton. Quickly, the two became cherished and adored by residents across the Chesapeake…