Hi just wandering what is the difference between them? like how easy are they to train? are they completely different to the golden in temperment and personality? The rason i'm asking is i'm considering getting one in the future. I like my dogs easy to train,placid and calm,accept other animals,trustworthy,faithful. I know they say there energetic but how energetic compared to the golden? Here in australia we have 3 colours of flat coated retriever yellow,black & chocolate. Would they be fine with 30 minute to an hours exercise day with most of the alk off lead runing and swimming. Any more information on the flat coated retriever would be greatful.