Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Did You Know?
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878. They are currently the 40th most popular dog breed in America.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are actually classified under the “Retriever, Gundog and Sporting Dog” categories. That alone illustrates how dynamic and versatile this breed is.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers have an average lifespan of approximately 10 to 13 years and are relatively healthy. However, just like any purebred dog, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are susceptible to several potential health issues you should be aware of.
|Breed||Cost to Treat|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Progressive Retinal Atrophy||$2,000 to $3,000|
|Exercise Induced Collapse||Varies|
|Torn Ligament||$3,000 to $6,000|
|Von Willebrand Disease||$500 to $1,000|
|Gastric Dilatation Volvulus||$1,500 to $7,500|
|Epilepsy||$200 to $15,000|
|Broken Leg||$200 to $5,000|
Key Coverage to Consider
All of the top five best pet insurance companies cover major medical issues like accidents and illnesses. This chart provides a more detailed breakdown.
|✓ Accidents||✓ Illnesses|
|✓ X-Rays, Blood Tests, etc.||✓ Surgery|
|✓ Hereditary Conditions||✓ Hospitalization|
|✓ Congenital Conditions||✓ Prescription Medications|
|✓ Chronic Conditions||✓ Emergency Care|
|✓ Cancer||✓ Specialty Care|
|✓ Diagnostic Treatment||✓ Alternative Treatment|
|X Pre-Existing Conditions||X Preventative Care|
Note: Unfortunately, dog insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions, so it’s important to enroll while your pet is healthy and young.
How Much Does it Cost?
Below are some samples across the country to give you an idea of how much it costs. However, the only way to know exactly how much a plan will cost is to get quotes for your Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
Source: Pet Insurance Cost