Golden are the best dog/pets to have. They are excellent hunters as well and trainable.
I have been raising Goldens for years and have had good success with my puppies as pets, hunters and service dogs. They have brought me much entertainment and enjoyment as I sit and watch them play and retrieve. My dogs have been raised as pets and have learned basic commands and retrieving. They have been very smart and quick learners as well. I have never had a tempermental problem with my goldens or puppies sold out litters.
My adult goldens are creme color and red (dark and medium). They have been excellent pets. They want as much attention and love that you will give them. They never get enough.
When I release my golden puppies they are sociable, wormed, and shots administered. They are also AKC registered.
I hope that you get the pleasure of enjoying your golden like I have mine.