Close to getting a family dog for the 1st time. Our daughter is 13 & she is VERY keen. Currently at the breed-selection stage. We'd like a medium-large dog, intelligent, moderately active, trainable, low-shedding, low maintenance, playful, loyal & a decent watch dog.
Have looked a Labs, Standard Poodles, Lagotto Romagnolos. Growing keen on a Curly Coated Retriever having checked them out at the Dog Lover's Show on the weekend. Thoughts?