If you had to describe what it's like living day to day with a Golden Retriever or a Rough Collie, what would you write? Both pros and cons?
First time dog owners (as adults, we both grew up with dogs) and have narrowed our favourite breeds down to these two, but trying to understand what it's like to live day to day with either. We have two young children (4 and 7) and two older very long haired cats (i.e., we're used to constant cat hair everywhere!!).
Our key criteria include good with children and other animals, loyalty, and bonding with our family. We're a reasonably active family with a large yard living in a semi-rural area.
Thanks in advance for any comments! The more details the better!!