Hi all, first post here. Anyway, my wife and I (no kids yet; 1-2 yrs away) are looking for our first dog. We both had dogs growing up and now it's time for our own. We have narrowed down our breed choices to one of three Retrievers: 1. Golden 2. Flat-Coated 3. Labradoodle I have researched these breeds to death and am very familiar with their attributes "on paper". What I'd appreciate hearing is some feedback on some of your real-world experiences. I can't find much on FCR's or Labradoodles. I listed a FCR because I've read it may shed less and is a better watchdog. I listed a Labradoodle for it's retriever tendencies, good looks, and not shedding. Thanks for your responses.