National Geographic : 1937 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE "FETCH ! At the word of command the retriever is off, with a leap from bank to water. This is Chesacroft Peter, owned by Anthony A. Bliss, in action in the annual trials of the American Chesapeake Club on Long Island. A real sea dog, the Chesapeake is a descendant of a pair of canine sailors shipwrecked off Maryland in 1807 (Plate IV and pages 91 and 102). Photographs by Edwin Levick A CHESAPEAKE BAY RETRIEVER DELIVERS THE GOODS Through the icy water comes C. Arthur Smith's Flood Tide Pete, carrying a duck brought down in the Long Island water trials. These hardy dogs are well armored against the cold and often come out festooned with icicles (page 90). Those strangely tame "ducks" in the background are wooden decoys.