Lark you can't go wrong with a Doodle. They are extremely intelligent, loving, goofy and can be stubborn. They are a wonderful breed. Did you check out the breeders on our website goldendoodles.com. There is a list of Breeders from all over the USA which are approved by Goldendoodles.com. Good luck and keep us informed and feel free to browse and add any comments you would like.