Hi,
I am looking to adopt a young-adult dog of at least three years of age. I'm told that Labs are high energy and need lots of stimulation well into adult hood. Any thoughts on this? I really like both of these breeds, Labs and Golden Retrievers, but wonder if the Goldens tend to mellow out more so than the Labs..
Suggestions, please!
Thanks!
I really like both of these breeds, Labs and Golden Retrievers, but wonder if the Goldens tend to mellow out more so than the Labs.

In my experience, yes. I've seen enough variation in this generalisation, though, to not rely upon it.
Since you're going to adopt a dog in the 3 year old range, I think that the maturity level should be apparent - trust the opinion of the shelter or the rescue group on this.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.