Hi everyone, I am a while away from another dog, but I believe it is never too early to research. I'd love to get opinions and advice about owning the following breeds. Papillon - I have really been looking into this breed. They seem to be a great choice for agility/training and I am really drawn to their personalities. Pointer - I have a soft spot for Gundogs, Pointers are beautiful and I like the typical 'calm' temperament, but I wonder how their activity levels would go with my lifestyle? Jack Russell - Ok, I like a bit of spunk, I do like terriers. As far as I can see they are quite active and would make good agility dogs. Rottweiler - A long-time admirer of this breed, but I have no real experience with them. To be honest, I was totally besotted with this dog I saw at an obedience trial, he was so calm and self-assured, yet so playful with his owner. Finnish Lapphund - I love this working dog. Another great potential for training, but again I have little experience with them. Activity level? Grooming levels as well? A bit about me and my lifestyle and what I look for in a dog... I have a Chi x currently. We do trick training, basic obedience and agility, which I enjoy and would like to do the same with any future dog. Exercise - most of my exercise is done with training and games in the yard or out and about in different places. We also go for a daily walk, being a small breed though we don't go on huge 'hikes.' I save that for my nan's dog (GSDxKelpie). Grooming - I manage to brush at least every second day, daily most of the time. I check for ticks daily (we don't seem to have a problem here, but because we are so often out and about, I'd rather not risk it... err, plus I like giving doggy massages hehe) I am not a terribly experienced dog owner, I grew up with dogs, but my Chi x is my first dog owned as an adult. The dogs I am considering are all very different, I know. I am wanting to be realistic about my the suitability of any breed that I own. Any other breed suggestions based on my info. Feel free to ask other questions too. Thanks. Edit - I am not ruling out ethical rescue or breeder at this stage. Oh and I should add that all my dogs are inside dogs, which access to the outside if they choose.