I tell you, I've jumped in the deep end here. We first started thinking about getting more dogs a few months back, we needed a little non shedding house dog for the kids and after the recent break-ins in the neighbourhood decided we also need a bigger still non shedding outside dog to guard the property and critters. We then decided to get the smaller dog first for lots of reasons and that we'd get the bigger dog 6 months to a year later. So we started looking at all the little dog breeds and found the perfect one: Maltese. We were very adamant in that we were only getting girls. Apparently girl maltese pups are hard to find around our area in Australia. In my searches I found a place in New Zealand that bred by far the cutest Maltese I have ever seen, ever. And when we realised that we would have to either fly in a pup from another state or not get one (guess what we chose ) I thought, well if we're going to spend the extra to fly a pup in then why not get one from the breeder in New Zealand Long story short we have ended up with a gorgeous boy. He will be flying in from New Zealand on tuesday the 21st. And if that wasn't enough already I started looking up big dog breeds just to get a bit of an idea and so we were more prepared for when the time came. I found THE PERFECT breed of dog for our family: A Portuguese water dog. It was like the breed was made for us, It's amazing. So just to be more prepared for the future I looked up breeders which I soon found out that there are only a handful in Australia. It turned out that the best looking (All health checks as well as champion dogs from all over the world) breeders were not too far from us. I called them up you know, just to find out some more info about them and all. It just so happened that these breeders only have a litter every few years. And they had pups now...... Little GEORGE is getting picked up on monday the 5th of march. So not only are we going to have two puppies terrorizing the house; their both boys. So now we are going to have four dogs: Chicane - Japanese spitz - almost 14 Figggi - Cavalier king charles spaniel - 3 Lillie (the kids named him ) - Maltese - currently 8 weeks George - Portuguese water dog - currently 9 weeks I will post pictures of them as soon as I can after they each arrive. Wish me luck and if you have any advise please feel free to tell.