I'm thinking about my next breed. I am fully aware that (in the past) I wasn't in the best of situations, however they've heavily improved and my life is nearly back to normal. I don't want to add another dog for several years - there's plenty of things that I want to achieve with Micheie first. However, I want to start the research process early to allow me plenty of time to do as much research as possible and allow me to get on the waiting list for a great breeder. So, here are my requirements: I live in a medium-sized house with a medium-sized garden I live in quite a busy area. However, I have recently found several lovely, tranquil walking paths that takes us through open fields, rivers and a little forest! I can devote roughly two hours to exercising (not all on lead for a young puppy, of course) as that's what I need to provide for Micheie anyways. I'm not fussy about coat. I'd prefer a breed that sheds minimally, or in cycles and I don't want too much maintenance! Children regularly visit my house. I always monitor contact between children and Micheie, however a breed that is known to be relatively good with children is ideal. This dog would (obviously) be living with another dog. This dog would be left at home for roughly four hours several days a week. Someone comes in to let Micheie out, they'd do the same for puppy I would love an intelligent, highly trainable dog. Micheie will start competing in dog sports late this year/early next year. I would love to be able to do so with another dog (pending on whether they enjoy the sport). I'm not too fussed about size, either. Small to medium would be ideal, but I wouldn't mind going slightly larger. I would like a breed that is known to be easy to train recall to! I don't mind rarer breeds. My priority is finding the right breed! Thank you!