This, Halee, is what makes the world go 'round. It's gr8 that you're doing your research but, once that research is done, it is you who will have to evaluate all the variables and then come to a decision based upon the weight you assign to each of the many nuances that make up a given breed. Nobody else can tell you what's best for you. And unfortunately, at this stage of the game, without a lot of first-hand experience, much of your decision-making will be based upon "best guesses". :dunno: The reality is that things are rarely "equal", just different. If this was simple and straightforward, there wouldn't be nearly so many breeds from which to choose!?! On the plus side, by the time you're my age, this kind of decision will be a lot easier. Best of luck!