Chesapeake Bay Retrievers...too many to list.
I know for certain your exp far outweighs mine -And I know there are a lot of field bred labs that do not have the coat they should... I agree with you on that.
If a dog can handle the cold weather because they are better built for it - does that mean they will automatically take to inclement conditions better? Nope (in my exp)... my own chessie (By DC Blaze and a very good bitch line) would 'slide' into cold water... and he was introduced to water in the summer, so I don't think it could have been because of lack of proper introduction.
Is the dog learning because of what I do, or in spite of what I do?
Yes the double coat keeps the Chesapeake warmer longer.
They can be a walking hand warmer and help keep you warm as well.
They do eventually get cold depending on conditions and coat quality.
When they do get cold I think of it as GOD telling me. "Hey dumbass it's time to go inside and call it a day"
NMH GMH GMHR-V HRCH-UH Dakota Creek's Royal Navigator MH (HRC & NAHRA 500 PT Clubs)
HRCH-UH MHR-I Dakota Creek's Royal Gem MH
HRCH-UH WR Dakota Creek's Wreaking Havoc SH
SHR UH Dakota Creek's Cute As A Bug JH WC
MHR Pine Acre's Dakota Sand Creek SH WCI (2003-2017)
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Duckponds Prize Package 5-2002-6-22-2017 RIP
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Ice Cold Juice *** 1-17-2012 12-3-2018 RIP
I Ain't No Tin Lizzy
Mission Valley Hoping for a Repeat
Franklin's 29 Degrees True North
It's still not too late to break out the "popcorn"...
HR UH Princess Lillian Vl MH
SHR Deke of Sunnyburke MH
HRCH UH Ray's Cotton Pickin' Jake MH, 500 Pt Club, 02-11
SHR Callie May JH, 98-09
SR Gus "The Wonder Dog" JH, 91-01