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Maryland: Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Maryland, which was the first state to designate an official dog, chose the Chesapeake Bay Retriever as its state dog in 1964. The Chessie is a waterfowling canine built to withstand the cold, choppy waters of her namesake, the Chesapeake Bay.

(Sally Anne Thompson, Animal Photography)

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