I'll be buying a house later this year/early next year, and have a Golden Retriever who'll be 6 in January. She's spayed, so she never got to be a mommy. Decided next year when things get settled it'll be the time to have her be an adopted mommy. But what to get? What to get..... After doing a lot of reading, researching, and talking to owners, the new dog will be: The Boxer! The size is perfect for me, and I'm looking for a short haired dog who's relatively clean and easy to train. Even taking in their high level of activity (As a Golden owner I know this well) it'll still be perfect for me. I'll be looking for a female, fawn, docked tail, floppy ears. This should be interesting!