Something I never thought would happen looks like it is actually going to happen. We’re getting a dog! Thoughts on breeds? Every “what breed is best for you” website seems to give a different answer. Looking for something friendly, not too big, short hair, doesn’t bark a lot. We have a small yard but will get out on walks with it at least once a day. I’d love to get a Lab as that is what I grew up with but my wife doesn’t want one simply because that is what my parents would recommend and she hates doing anything they agree with - i won’t argue. Doodles sound like a great dog as well - not having hair everywhere is a great bonus, but the sticker shock is a bit off putting.