My mom's friend is looking for a dog, and while she has some dog experience, she doesn't have a whole lot. She really likes the look of a Shiba but I think a Shiba might be too independent for her and I also find them quite snarky with other dogs (is this normal?). She's just looking for a pet and has mostly had mutts prior, but I think wants a purebred this time. Her main requirements are: - Medium size with a short or smooth coat (no trimming required and minimal brushing) - Easygoing, mid range energy level. Not high energy but more than a couch potato. - Friendly and easy going with everyone/everything. - Generally good off leash My first thought was a lower energy Lab, but not sure if that might still be too big. And I don't really know where one would go for an easy(ish), more laid back, nice Lab. Show lines? The other thing is that she does not have a lot of money. Enough to be able to care for a dog for it's lifetime, but not necessarily does she have $800+ to shell out right away for a puppy. So I'm not even sure finding a well bred dog will work or if adopting an adult would be better. I'll have to ask. But just in case, does anyone know of a nice Lab breeder in British Columbia (Canada)? She lives in Kelowna BC. I have a feeling she might not be interested in a Lab just due to looks and popularity, so any other suggestions would be great. But I do think a nice Lab would be a good dog for her if they're not too big for what she's looking for.