It has been almost a year now and we Love Dakota. When we went to see him in Dix Hills, we were still trying to get over our last Golden Champ, it was an immediate attraction. There is nothing like having a dog in your family but Golden Retrievers are quite special. When we adopted Champ from a friend of our family he was 5yrs. old and very docile. Dakota was a little over 2 and I could not believe how much energy these guys have. He loves the rough house that our 3 boys give him. Dakota has settled in very nicely and we are happy he is in our family.