Okay, so my little bundle of fluff is now...well not quite so little, and is houstrained, and has learned all of the basics backwards and frontwards. He is a sweet baby who comes when called (mostly ) and is generally a happy guy. My questions though are these: 1. He's sort of a momma's boy, and I was wondering if it would be fun for him or just generally traumatic to get a second poochie to have fun with him. 2. if it isn't such a trauma, what sorts of SMALL breeds of dogs do you thing would do well backpacking, hiking, swimming, canoing etc? I know Sunny is smaller, but we're sort of looking at the fact that our boys can be a little intimidated by him sometimes and it will be an easier sell to my supervisor if it is a smaller dog. I'm no novice dog owner but this would be the first time I would be attempting owning two at a time and I am a little nervous, mostly because as I said Sunny is definatly a mommas boy and gets more then a little sad and jealous when I pet or play with other dogs. He doesn't snap at them or anything just cries like his heart is breaking. I don't want to hurt him, in fact the idea popped up since I thought he could use a puppy friend, but I just don't know. I have read that aussies are particularly sensitive breeds when it comes to who they own. sigh. I would love a second pooch, and am very willing to adopt but I don't want to get someone so small that he squishes the first time he tries to play with them. Any good ideas? thanks guys.