I went to Paris and almost all the dogs I saw there were off leash, and just trotted alongside or behind their owners. Occasionally they'd stop to sniff something but the owner would just keep walking, and never tell them to come, and they'd just catch up a few seconds later. I want a dog that I have a deep connection with. I want to get each other. I want a dog that is very handler focused and biddable, not overly friendly to dogs or people but not aggressive. Preferably between 20 and 60 pounds, no poodle hair or wire coat. I'm not very interested in formal dog sports, but I am a runner and a walker. I am a big mover! Yesterday I walked 12 miles going from meeting to meeting to shops etc. I would like a dog to join me on these and be able to sit outside a store and wait calmly. (with training of course.) The dog would ideally love to be trained - know a ton of fun tricks, especially useful ones like picking things up. Would also need to be able to live happily in a city with a ton of stimulus - kids, dogs, trucks, trains, sirens, etc. I want a dog that will also enjoy swimming, frisbee, and catching ball, and can get along with a cat. I have found that herding breeds are my favorites in general followed by sporting. What breeds come to mind?