Chesapeakes are a structurally well balanced breed. These are the four main health checks as advised by the breed club and the Kennel Club:

The first three test above are once only tests. The PRA and DM status of a dog may be known through parentage in which case no test is necessary. All my dogs are tested for Hip Dysplasia, are eye tested annually and dna tested for PRA and DM or are clear/normal by parentage.

Glossary of some common gundog terms used in the UK:


Clubs & Organisations:


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