Hello. I recently posted that I had to put my dog, Tinder, down It hasn't even been a week (although it feels like it's been months) and I am missing having a dog like crazy. I never, ever knew it was going to be this hard. I have had a dog for almost my entire life, and it feels so extremely empty to be without one. I feel guilty that I am "replacing" Tinder Although that isn't what I am doing at all, because I know no dog will ever be able to replace him. I just miss having a dog to spend my time with and love. And there are so many dogs out there that need homes. I am on Petfinder.com searching like crazy for the perfect dog. I am trying to research breeds and their temperaments and health issues so I can make the best decision possible. I really love mixed breeds so that's what I'm aiming at, but I'll find a dog that's a mix and I'll obsessively research the two breeds that he's mixed with. My question for you guys is...what breed do you think would fit my lifestyle best? My boyfriend and I really want a dog that's more laid back. But when it comes time for a walk, can go for a while. I don't want a lethargic dog, but I would prefer a more laid back one. The one thing I'm really afraid of is breeds that are prone to epilepsy. I watched Tinder suffer from seizures, and while I know it's treatable, it terrifies me. One other thing is dogs with smaller, more squished in faces are absolutely adorable...but their breathing problems make me nervous so those are out for me. A breed with a long lifespan would be amazing. The last thing is I really want a smaller dog. Smaller as in 15-25lbs, nothing bigger. I like dogs on the bigger end of that scale, but they're all good. The apartment we live in only allows dogs 25lbs or under so that's a pretty big requirement. I know, I sound picky. I am just trying to get the best possible dog, so I don't have to go through losing it in a few years I know absolutely nothing is for sure, and anything is possible. But I really want to try to do this as best I can. I found an absolutely *adorable* Miniature Pinscher, Chihuahua mix who is 15lbs. What do you know about these breeds? Do they fit my requirements? Thank you guys *so* much for your help I appreciate it a ton.