Chesapeake Bay Retriever Temperament: What's Good About 'Em, What's Bad About 'Em. Chesapeake Bay Retriever Temperament, Personality, Behavior, Traits, and Characteristics, by Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2017. The Chesapeake Bay is the most powerful of the retrievers, with the strongest personality.
Flat, Curly Coated and Golden Retrievers. Golden Retrievers. Once the shotgun became popular with wealthy sportsmen, specialized dogs that would find and retrieve dead and injured game without harming it, had to be developed. These dogs had to have the trait known as 'soft mouths'.