In a new record petfinder fail, I can't find a big dog. The kind that are all over the shelters? Anyone down south want to trade a Chi for a 70lb + Lab- GSD- Malamute type? I want a bigger backpacking, skijor/rollerjor dog that retrieves and swims (Buster has trouble in deeper snow and wont swim...) SO wants a friendly dog that she can teach tricks to, jog with, and that wont eat her cat. Seems most of the big dogs are either 6+ years old, try to eat cats (there is now a cat to consider) or mixed with pit or mastiff. *I currently don't have any breed restrictions, but renting in a place with them isn't entirely ruled out. A big dog is enough of a problem without it terrifying the insurance company. If I type "Pointer" in, there are SIX within 100 miles of Portland, OR.