Hello there, I am looking to add another dog to my family, I have two chihuahuas, they are well behaved other than a bit of barking here and there. I take their care very seriously and will do anything for them. I recently lost my oldest chihuahua, due to a number of conditions he had, this has been very hard on me, I have some personal issues, and he helped me through a great deal of them. It's been a few months since his passing and I still haven't really gotten over it, I thought that I would maybe start looking into getting another dog to help aid the healing process and as well, train to be my service dog. I have been doing a lot of research the past little while and I have found some breeds that I think would work well with myself and my other animals. Before I list them, I would like to tell you what I would like in a dog, and I'm open to suggestions as well. I'm not dead-set on a pure bred, mixed breeds are wonderful dogs as well. As I said before, I have two chihuahuas, a male and a female, both are fixed. I also have a cat, he is very docile and doesn't really care about anything. I have two rabbits as well, but they are kept in a cage and when I let them out no other animals are allowed in the room, so that shouldn't matter. I live with three other people in a 5 bedroom house with a good sized, fenced backyard. I do have experience training both small and large dogs, but I would prefer a dog that is fairly easy to train and not too stubborn since, as I said earlier, I would like to train it to be my service dog. I don't really get out as much as I would like to, the chihuahuas can only walk so much before they get tired (and my anxiety keeps me from doing anything else), so I would like an active breed that would do well going for 2-5 hour walks every night. I would prefer it to be on the larger side, anywhere from 75-120 pounds. I am not really interested in labradors, I know they're the most common as service dogs, but I would prefer a different breed. As far as looks go, I prefer short haired dogs, I don't mind longer fur, but short is preferred. I love dogs with floppy ears and/or wrinkles, I also like the look of stocky dog breeds with wide stances. The following dogs are the ones that I like the appearance and personality of, starting from my favourite. - American Bulldog - Bloodhound - Newfoundland Dog - Great Dane - Irish Wolfhound Thank you for reading my post, sorry for it being so long. Thanks in advance for any replies.