Ok so I know I'm always going to have Koolies and I adore their size, crazyness and everything about them. BUT as much as Kaylee can drive me nuts I really love having a bigger dog to cuddle with and just have. So, I'm trying to figure out what larger breed of dog would mesh well with me.
*70ish lb and up
*Not DA or SSA
*Shorter fur is better but not a deal breaker
*Relatively healthy breed
*Happy, I like happy dogs. I don't mesh well with overly serious dogs.
*Doesn't have to be affectionate with strangers but I want to be able to trust him/her out in public with me.
*Easy going would be really nice
Energy: Ok, so I really love my crazy energy Koolies but having a nice couch warmer that's willing to meander with me would be nice. A dog that didn't need the amount of exercise that Traveler and Didgie do but that is still athletic enough to go hiking with me.
Biddability: Overly biddable isn't necessary really.
Umm, that's all I can think of right now. Any suggestions?