I am not a fan of the latter and we both wanted a bigger dog. We both had Goldens growing up and thought that a mix breed or hybrid breed might be neat. We came across a breeder that bred Golden Irishes - and we fell in love.
It was so fun to anticipate his arrival. He came with the name Cessna but we had listed off a ton of names. We wanted something unique but were drawn originally to regal names (which we know were not that unique). King, Duke, and Baron were amongst the top contenders. Then one day Flanagan popped into Brian's head. It stuck and there was no doubt our pup would be a Flanagan.
On January 14th...little Flanagan came to us. Cutest thing in the world!