Our family of 2 children (4yr & 2yr) have started the process of looking for a new dog. This summer we had to put our 2 springers down (18yr & 14yr old). We had planned on waiting for a few years before we adopted another dog but have been doing some research about different breeds. We loved the springers and their activity level so that is not an issue. After research we fell in love with GSP's and went to see one at a animal rescue. She was a great 4yr old that a breeder has given up. What a great dog with the children and very well behaved. My wife and I are now wondering if we should adopt earlier than wanted. Other than the normal things about GSP's should we have any concerns? Also is it common for all GSP's to be so friendly? I know every dog is different but this GSP seemed much friendlier than expected she even hugged us as if she did not want us to leave? Are they all this overly nice? Should we be concerned with a 4yr old & 2yr old even if she seemed to be great with kids? Any help that will make us believe this is a good move would help?