Good morning everyone. I recently put a deposit on a Chesapeake that I will be getting in the future. I am truly excited like an expectant mother about this pup, and have been telling all my friends about the newest pack member that will eventually join our family.
I have to say I am a little surprised about the responses I have gotten. I have been around a few chessies and see nothing but a loving loyal dog, with only one showing some protective traits (and not in a negative way). Anyhow, at least 75% of my responses are like this
Me: "I am so excited I am getting a chessie pup!"
Them: "............"Really?......Why? They're nasty, why don't you just get a lab?"
Now nothing against labs. I don't want one. I want a chessie. We are in the bay 7 months out of the year and I want this dog to retrieve ducks and be my clamming buddy. I chose a Chesapeake.
Why such a large generalized negative view on them? Most the people giving their opinion have never even been around one.