I shoot, they fetch.
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They can--they do tend, generally, to be higher energy, busier, and more mouth oriented than Goldens not bred specifically for field work. All Golden puppies need structure and training and clear boundaries, but these guys in particular do tend to need that really consistent activity and training, because if you do not provide it, they will invent their own fun.
A major consideration with a dog from a pedigree selected specifically for retrieving ability and prey drive is that they are going to be highly mouth oriented. They pick up and carry, and potentially eat, just about anything they can get their mouths on. So with young kids in the house, ensuring that toys and shoes etc are picked up is vital as well. So you have to consider whether your kids will be able to maintain a non-clutter standard that will keep the puppy safe (as swallowing some of those objects is a recipe for obstruction surgery!)
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