I've always consider myself a big dog person. I like being able to walk a dog and pat its head at the same time. So beyond smart and size I am looking for a dog with a pleasant temperament, good health, a well-proportioned body, tolerance to other pets and people, an easy to care for coat and a trustworthy character. And one that's versatile - a kind of do anything/take anywhere type of dog. It sounds like I'm describing a fictional dog but, I'm not. A friend of mine has asked me to work with some of her German Shepherd puppies the last few months. It's been a delight to be around such brilliance and beauty. It is easy for me to imagine one of these pups in my future. My dreams for my next dog are limitless and the timing is perfect for me to open up my heart and home to my new best friend.
I'll keep you posted.