@Lafluh43 I have a Golden and have had Labs as well. I don't really see major differences in them. Labs shed a lot and it is all the time. My golden only sheds everywhere if I don't brush him. They both have excellent prey drive, ambition to learn, also they love to please you. I have trained my Golden in a little bit of everything. I am wanting to really hone in on specific training areas such as nosework, personal protection. etc. I have him trained in retrieving water fowl. All in all they are both great dogs, and they are easy to train. Labs can be heavier than a golden. Labs can be thin or big boned, you won't be able to tell until they are older. Goldens are slimmer dogs and can weigh less. Goldens can be prone to cancer. I haven't had any health problems with my Golden boy yet. Another thing to consider, Labs and Goldens are not called Land Sharks for no reason. They will destroy anything and everything. They are heavy chewers. My Golden chewed some yearling trees in half. Chewed on chairs if I wasn't watching him closely. You will definitely have to puppy proof your home and provide plenty of chew toys. My Golden also loved the toilet paper lol! I think it just comes down to preference in all honesty. Hope this helps!