I am "window shopping" around for dogs that I might own in the near future. One of the breeds that has currently sparked my interested is the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Reason being is that I love the fact that they are a retriever breed, but have the personality (as far as I read) that I like. I like that they are aloof with strangers and a bit more protective than say a Lab, or GR. Other qualities I look for in a dog are, loving, affectionate, funny, silly, and "chill". Obviously there is a time for everything and I don't expect them to be silly all the time, nor would I want them to, but dogs that aren't really considered "serious". That being said, you think a Chessie would fit the bill for what I'm looking for? Why or why not?