Hi there everyone! So I know I will be having a papillon and another BC in the future. That is for sure However, I am an anxious person. I am nervous of the dark (yes I know, pathetic, but I can't help it!) and don't feel comfortable being home alone very much. I know in the future, I would probably like a dog that I know will intimidate intruders and that has protective tendencies. The first dogs to pop into my head were German Shepherd, Doberman, Rottie, or Malinois. In terms of everything (temperment, energy requirements, grooming, etc.) what are the differences? Also, what breeders would you suggest? I have done some research but the things I have read contradict one another so I am asking here because I trust you guys I will be honest, I think at the moment I am leaning more towards Dobes and the Malinois. Dobes in terms of looks (for the record, I would never pick a breed based solely on looks ), and malinois because I think out of the lot, they are most similar to BC's. I am open to other suggestions too, so if you think of something that I haven't considered, let me know! Oh and also, I fostered an ACD mix a while back who was VERY protective of me. Is this typical for ACDs or is more of a hit and miss when it comes to them being protective? Thanks in advance!