I will be getting a dog in a few years. I will be living in a apartment. They dog would need to be good with people, animals, and kids. It can be low to medium excersise needs. That doesn't mean medium-low excerise needs. That means any where in the range of low to average. I don't care how much it sheds or doesn't shed. Don't care about drooling or non-drooling. Don't care how much coat care it needs. I don't want a yappy dog, but I would like a dog who will alert me if something suspicious should to break in. I'd love something large enough to protect me if need be.