My husband has always wanted a chocolate retriever. So I was curious about the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, never been around them personally. I've dealt with Labrador Retrievers, and some are laid back ol' farm dogs and some are energetic unfocused balls of energy. Then again, I may not have been around well bred Labradors. Adam wants a dog to be his all round bud, a good house dog, a good farm dog, and a good waterfowl retrieving dog. So I'm curious, has anyone dealt with both breeds and what is your preference and why?