Hey everyone, I've been looking to get a new dog, posted on here a while back, and settled on a dobie. I contacted my local rescue league and they just dont have anything and I've been waiting for so long. I've been checking petfinder and looking around, but still no luck since I wanted a female under 1 year. Unfortunately, with all that looking around petfinder I ran into this one and thought she was adorable. It says st bernard mix, but I was wondering what else might be in there. http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=8883836 A friend of mine says some kind of hound which I can see with the shape of the head and nose. While I was, er . . . am still wanting a dobie, Im also still open to other ideas, especially with the waiting, I was wondering what everyone thought about the temperment of st bernards and just some general opinions on what her mix might be. My main requirements were intelligent, i want to do some sort of advanced training, agility, obedience, flyball, really anything (and we dont need to win, just compete); athletic, now this is the tricky one, i want a dog that is very athletic, as I go on hikes and own horses and would like to take the dog along with me on trail rides, so I would need something that wouldnt go darting off to hunt prey or 'investigate' under bushes which has steered me away from a lot of the 'sporting' breeds, BUT at home I want something that would just sit with me and watch tv (one of the reasons I've steered away from collies, every single one ive met has just seemed so squirrely) and something where if I miss a day of exercise cause im busy, not a common occurence, a couple little short walks during the day would be fine, something protective since i live alone, hike alone, travel alone, well, you get the picture. I do not want a lab or a retreiver nor do i want a gsd. I still think a dobie would work, its just not looking good for me to find one. I also know that this is a pretty specific list and a purebred might be the way to go, but I really dont want to do that, a shelter dog would be ideal. Breeds that are more inclined to be dog aggressive would not really work, though the dog would be heavily socialized, i would just prefer to stay away from the chance. Well, now that ive rambled, I think Ill stop, especially since I kind of posted this before a while ago (sorry). Any thoughts?