Hello everyone!!. I am currently thinking that in the future i would love to get a golden retriever*my favorite breed* or a lab.
I love Goldens to no end,but. I put my health and my dogs's wellbeing first and foremost.
I live in a tropical islans(Dominican Republic) with very unstable climate. It can be really sunny at times and then pouring down a storm the next second.
But it is mostly sunny and hot all the time. I love to walk and happily walk two hours with my current furballs and play.
I suffer from allergies,so any fur makes me sneeze,yet i own a cat and survive that lol. De-shedding with a shed monster will end this soon when i get it...hope so.
If i get any of the breeds i will teach them useful stuff like retrieve any thing that falls on the floor*i am visually limited and blind from one eye*
I will also be Raw feeding.
If its a female I will spay her after a year old,maybe two. Same for a male.
So: the Golden would have to tolerate heat,fortunately not much since i walk in the fresh hours twice a day and my house well ventilated and we sleep with air conditioner..Lab will be less bothered by heat.
They both Shed a lot but that may be controllable.
Both will have plenty of excercise and what to do when i am not around.
In short: i have medium to low energy in terms of excercise.
Live in a hot/cold climate.
I have other household pets such as chikens,the cat,parrot and love birds.
Which of the two would fit me better?.
Also i live in a two story house and i already have had a mutt the size of a golden/lab so i know what i will get.