This is for a co-worker of mine. I'm thinking adult rescue of misc. lab or golden heritage, but just wondering if you guys had any suggestions. She currently lives 'in the country' with her 3 kids and is nervous living out there alone. She is looking for a largish dog to help her feel less vulnerable. Size: 30-70 lbs Grooming: minimal upkeep. No going to the groomers regularly. I'm thinking single coated breed for min. shedding, but am open to double coated as well. Temperament: She wants something that will 'protect her' *eye roll* I say she wants something that will bark. Good with kids, 2 kids are in elementary school and the youngest is a baby, 6 months I think. Trying to avoid common BSL breeds due to renting. Not crazy energy. Something willing & able to chill in the house without a lot of mental/physical stimulation. Any suggestions? Anything else you would like to know?