So, we're still really toying with what small dog we want. Here are the needs... Small, I'm thinking at least lap size but if it fits on a plane it'd be a welcome perk. However, not too fragile, we have and will continue having rough and tough malinois who'll probably bowl said dog over here and there. Maybe the 10-15 lb range? We're looking for good with dogs. Cats aren't an issue, we're cool with prey drive and killing of fuzzies. Good with strangers isn't a huge issue but we don't do well with nervous alert barking. Of course drivey, biddable, sportable, and fun to play with is great but a strong cuddle and chill off switch is more important. I think grooming isn't an issue but I'm very inept so anything too unforgiving may be over my head. Breeds we're strongly considering... Rat terrier, problem is I'm not sure I know who to buy from anymore, I've lost track of the breed and I know there is a ton of shyness insecurity in the breed which I don't want. Hannah, my 13 year old, is perfection but her breeder doesn't breed anymore and I'm now sure about tracking down the lines. Plus I'm still not sure I don't want something a bit smaller, she's 25 lbs. Border terrier, they seem pretty much perfect for what we're considering but I'm still trying to be sure. Other recommendations?