Does anyone have either of these types of dogs? We previously had a Great Pyrenees and we loved her so much (she died 3 years ago) but the hair and the drool, oh my goodness!!! We love big dogs but I've read a lot about Westies and am very interested. I'm just wondering if anyone has one and can give me some insights. I've heard wonderful things about golden retrievers as well, so personal info about them would be welcome, as well. We're looking for a dog that is good with school age kids and a cat, doesn't spend all it's time barking and has medium to low exercise needs.