My wife and I are really interested in getting a Golden Retriever. Our last dog (English Bulldog) passed away about 2 years ago. We are now ready to get another dog. Just wondering what the opinion is of others on here - we also have a daughter who will be turning 1 next month. We are hoping to get a dog this upcoming Spring/Summer so our daughter will be around 18 months at that time. I have a feeling that most people will tell us to wait, however - our friends have a dog too and our daughter just goes crazy over it. We really would like to expose her to a puppy now so that the two of them can grow together. Thoughts?