We are considering adopting a Golden Retriever or Golden Mix Puppy in the next few months. We have a 7 yr old spayed female dog, Licorice, currently, who we have had since she was 8 weeks. We think she is mostly a German Shepard/ Corgi mix. Licorice is generally good with other dogs, but she also definitely wants to be the alpha in pack-like situations. If we decide on a puppy, we would do a trial run to be sure they got along, but I am assuming that a puppy is more likely to be submissive, since they are so young (?) as well as the fact that Goldens in general we have heard have a friendly temperament. I have done research, but can't find a definite answer that a male puppy + female dog or female puppy + female dog would produce a happier pairing.( Either way, the puppy would be fixed at a young age.) If anyone has any advice on male vs. female puppy, or the idea of adopting a new puppy in general, it would be very much appreciated! Happy to provide more info if needed as well. Thanks for any help!