Thanks for all your quick replies!
I do like the idea of being around both breeds to see what I like, but I'm not exactly in the most pet friendly country
(China) Glad to be moving soon though! (Hopefully)
What are your number one pros/cons for each breed?
Well I love the way the both look but thats not everything of course! (this won't be a #1 thing! :P more like a list)
Pro- Size, Coat, Playfulness, Loyalty
Pro- Size, Coat, Loyalty, Just the right energy level...Hmmmmm....both my pros are very similar...yet different (if that made sense)
Well now after thinking about it, I'm leaning towards the Golden
But it's not just my choice to make. Love both breeds. I still have a long time to think about this...but I do have a lot planned out already...even down to which toothbrush