I thought it would be fun, and probably informative for me to get some breed suggestions for ME! We are ready to get another dog in the next 6 months or so. I am looking for a Toy to Medium sized breed, coat texture/length isn't much of an issue but I really would like to stay away from the Medium breeds with a long coat (such as Aussies). A Toy breed with long hair is ok -- I already have one Papillon. I will not consider a breed that has to be shaved such as a Schnauzer. I am looking to get a dog that I can use as my demo-dog for OB and training in my business, and possibly compete in Rally, AKC OB, Agility or even dabble in conformation (long shot but would consider it). The breed needs to be a thinking breed and one that likes to work with people. So far my husband wants a MinPin. I'm not so excited about that. I have told him I would not mind having the following: *good quality* Chihuahua, another Papillon, an Australian Cattle Dog, Mini Bull Terrier, or another Deker Rat Terrier. So far he's veto'd most of these saying they are ugly LOL. And the Rat Terrier he won't have because he doesn't care for terriers (from expereince). We'll be getting another large dog for some kind of sport, probably next year. I would like a Beauceron, he wants a Doberman. This is really hard to make a good decision for our family! My real problem comes from the fact that DH and I can't seem to agree on a breed. The one breed we used to agree on are GSDs and I don't want another one. This has become very frustrating for me -- I am hoping some of you might come up with some fresh suggestions for our family.